James Frayne

Director of Policy and Strategy 2014-16


James Frayne is Director of Policy & Strategy. In this role he oversees the organisation’s research programme.James joined Policy Exchange in November 2014, following a period working in New York City. Prior to that James was Director of Communications for the Department for Education between 2011 and 2012, focusing on the Government’s extensive reform programme.James has worked for a number of high-profile organisations in politics and the corporate world. He was Campaign Director of the successful North East Says No campaign in the 2004 referendum and began his career as a policy researcher at Business for Sterling, the anti-euro campaign.James has appeared widely in the national media. In 2013, his book on public opinion was published – Meet the People – which looks at how organisations must prioritise public communications as they seek to shape their reputation.

James Frayne

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