Research Fellow, 2003
With Charles Banner, Alex Deane was one of Policy Exchange’s first two Research Fellows in 2003: they co-authored Off With Their Wigs! Judicial Revolution in Modern Britain. He went on to practise as a Barrister and is now Head of Public Affairs at Weber Shandwick. In 2004-2005 he was Chief of Staff to Tim Collins and David Cameron during their respective periods as Shadow Secretaries of State for Education, and worked in the Party’s Headquarters. A Cambridge University graduate and a World Universities Debating Champion, he often prepares or reviews written submissions, speeches and documents to the highest standard. He has trained high-profile individuals and companies to appear before Parliament on a range of issues. He is an elected Common Councilman in the City of London, the famous “Square Mile”, home of Britain’s financial centre. He serves on the main decision-making body, the Policy and Resources Committee. Alex is on Twitter at @ajcdeane.
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