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.

Eugenie de Naurois

Acting Managing Director

Eugenie is Acting Managing Director of the CPS. She joined from the City of London Corporation where she was Head of Corporate Affairs. She has previously worked in Government Affairs and Corporate Communications for large multinationals, Honda and Lactalis, and an EU Trade body. Eugenie began her career in Brussels.

Emily Duncan

MANAGING DIRECTOR - MATERNITY LEAVE

Emily joined the Centre for Policy Studies from New Schools Network, where she was Head of External Relations. She has previously worked for Wild Search, Policy Exchange, British Airways and a U.S. Congressman.

Alex is Head of Policy at the CPS, overseeing our internal policy work. He was previously a Director at Field Consulting, but before that was responsible for housing and planning in the No 10 Policy Unit, including working on key policies in the 2015 manifesto. He was previously Head of Housing at Policy Exchange.

Tom is Head of Tax at the CPS. He was previously executive director of the Adam Smith Institute, before moving to the US to become managing editor at the Reason Foundation, and then a senior editor at the Cato Institute, the leading Washington think-tank.

Callum Price

Head of Communications and External Affairs

Callum Price is Head of Communications and External Affairs at the Centre for Policy Studies. He worked in operations on the 2019 general election campaign, and has previous experience with the Taxpayers’ Alliance and the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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.

Margot Stumm

Events and External Affairs Manager

Margot is the Events Manager at the CPS. Prior to that role, she was Events and Accounts Manager at The D Group, a business development membership organisation in London.

Lauren Maher

Communications Manager

Lauren Maher is Communications Manager at the Centre for Policy Studies. Prior to her current role, she spent two and a half years at Portland Communications, advising organisations on their communications and public affairs strategies. While at the University of Leeds, she spent a year interning for Members of Parliament in both the British and… View Article

James Heywood

HEAD OF WELFARE AND OPPORTUNITY

James is Head of Welfare and Opportunity at the Centre for Policy Studies. He specialises in tax and welfare, housing, and economic policy, with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups and places, and people on low incomes.

Camille Cross

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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.

Karl Williams

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Karl Williams is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies. He has a background in energy and seaborne trade research in the City.

Elizabeth is a researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies. She was previously a Policy and Regulatory Affairs Advisor for the News Media Association and prior to that, she worked for UK Finance as a Government and Regulatory Affairs intern.

Gerard Lyons

BUSINESS RESEARCHER

Gerard is a Business Researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies, having previously worked for a public relations firm in the City where he specialised in financial, corporate and crisis communications.

Bryony Thorogood 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.