Our Team

Robert Colvile


Robert Colvile is Director of the CPS and Editor-in-Chief of CapX, and was one of the co-authors of the 2019 Conservative Party manifesto. He currently writes a weekly column for The Sunday Times and was previously head of comment at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and news director at BuzzFeed UK, as well as an editor, columnist and leader writer with the Telegraph.

Elliott Mears

Managing Director

Elliott Mears is Managing Director of the Centre for Policy Studies. He joined in October 2023, having spent six years as Director of Partnerships at The Spectator. He has previously led global partnerships teams at fast paced start-ups such as Bolt and Global Airlines, and more recently as a Director at the New Statesman. Elliott… View Article

Emma Revell

External Affairs Director

Emma Revell is External Affairs Director at the CPS, leading on communications, public affairs, and external events. She recently worked as an External Affairs Advisor at the British Retail Consortium, prior to which she was Head of Public Affairs at the Institute of Economic Affairs. She began her career in Westminster at the Centre for Policy Studies back in 2017 when she was a Communications Officer.

Karl Williams

Research Director

Karl Williams is Research Director at the Centre for Policy Studies. A data specialist with a background in energy and seaborne trade research in the City, his work at the CPS has focused on political economy, energy and immigration.

Marc Sidwell is Editor of CapX, prior to which he was Director of Research for the Henry Jackson Society. Marc is an experienced journalist and writer, having previously worked as head of the Telegraph Money desk, spent several years as a senior editor at City A.M, and has appeared on national and international media and written for many publications in the UK and US.

Matthew Feeney

Head of Tech & Innovation

Matthew Feeney is Head of Tech & Innovation at Centre for Policy Studies. Before joining CPS, Matthew was the director of Cato Institute’s Project on Emerging Technologies. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, City A.M., and others. He received both his BA and MA in philosophy from the University… View Article

Samuel Hughes is Head of Housing at the Centre for Policy Studies.  He is also a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.  Previously, he worked with Policy Exchange, Create Streets, and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Dillon Smith

Researcher for Energy and Environment Policy

Dillon is the Researcher for Energy and Environment Policy at the Centre for Policy Studies.  He has a background in finance, having worked previously in debt capital markets at Deutsche Bank in London and New York. He holds a masters degree in Public Administration from LSE and an undergraduate degree in Public and International Affairs from… View Article

Daniel Herring

Researcher for economic and fiscal policy

Daniel is Researcher for economic and fiscal policy at the Centre for Policy Studies. He was previously at the Legatum Institute, where he led work on the Institute’s Prosperity Index. He began his career at the New Zealand Treasury. He holds degrees in Law and Arts (majoring in Politics and Economics) from the University of… View Article

Tanika D’Souza is a Researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies. She holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and an MA in Journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York. Prior to joining the CPS, Tanika worked as an Associate Private Banker at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Her… View Article

Josh Coupland

Digital & Communications Manager

Josh Coupland is Digital & Communications Manager at the Centre for Policy Studies. Prior to his current role, he spent six years at Wasps Group, working across the sports franchise’s marketing and communications department. During this period he also spent time working with the Coventry Building Society Arena on their digital strategy and implementation.

Joseph Dinnage

Deputy Editor, CapX

Joseph Dinnage is Deputy Editor of CapX. Prior to joining CapX, Joseph was Press and Digital Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs, a free-market think tank. He has written widely on a variety of issues, contributing to The Critic, The Daily Express and others. He has also appeared on television to discuss current affairs…. View Article

Betsy Lynch

Development Manager

Betsy Lynch is the Development Manager for the Centre for Policy Studies. Her experience is in development, marketing, brand positioning and corporate communications. She has held positions in the profit and not-for-profit sectors and held board positions with arts charities and educational institutions within Greater London. She earned her M.B.A. at New York University’s Stern… View Article

Vincent Folléa is the Events Manager at the Centre for Policy Studies. Prior to joining the CPS, he worked as an intern at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He holds a BA in International Relations and Development, an MA in International Relations, and an LLM in International Financial Law from the University of Sussex. He… View Article

Nick King


Nick King is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies and sits on the CPS’s Advisory Board. He has a particular interest in SMEs, enterprise and wider business policy. Previously he was Chief of Staff and lead policy adviser to Sajid Javid from 2012-2018.

Tony Lodge

Research Fellow

Tony Lodge is a political and energy analyst. He is a former Editor of the European Journal and a former Chief of Staff to the Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs. He has written regularly in the national and international media and appeared on national TV and radio covering energy policy issues.

Dr Gerard Lyons

Research Fellow

Gerard Lyons is a highly respected economist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies.

Alex Morton is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies. Alex was previously Head of Policy at the CPS before moving to the Institute of Economic Affairs as Director of Strategy from 2022-2023. He was previously a Director at Field Consulting, responsible for housing and planning in the No 10 Policy Unit, and Head of Housing at Policy Exchange.

James Price

Research Fellow

James Price is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies. He served as a Government Senior Special Adviser across five departments, including as the Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. James also worked as a SpAd for the Leader and Chief Whip in the House of Lords, the Department for… View Article

Bryony Betts


Bryony Betts is Operations Manager at the CPS and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office. She graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Criminology & Social Policy before working for her local council.