Our Team

Robert Colvile

DIRECTOR AND CAPX EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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 Bolt and Global Airlines, and more recently as a Director at the New Statesman. Elliott began… 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… View Article

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.

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

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.

Alys Denby is Editor of CapX, a comment site owned and produced by the Centre for Policy Studies, and a contributor to The Telegraph, the I newspaper, and The Critic magazine. She is also an experienced broadcaster with appearances on the BBC’s Politics Live, GB News, Talk TV and LBC. She began her career at… View Article

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 and has contributed to The Critic, The Daily Express and 1828.

Camille Cross

Head of Development

Camille Cross is the Development Manager at the Centre for Policy Studies. Before moving to London she completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Notre Dame, Australia.

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

Bryony Betts

OPERATIONS MANAGER (MATERNITY LEAVE)

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.

Nick King

RESEARCH FELLOW

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