I’m an editor, problem-solver and communications specialist based in London, UK.
I’m the Editor-in-Chief at Apolitical, which equips public servants to do their jobs.
I help experts communicate in a clear, consistent and concise way. I sum up my approach in the free course ‘Communications Fundamentals’, available on this website. I managed the press office at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK’s leading think-tank, from 2018-2020. I also increased their Twitter followers by 43%. Before that, I led on digital communications at Citizens Advice from 2017-2018.
I’ve supported two publishing projects to get off the ground and find their audiences. I edited Think Tank Review, a briefing on public policy research in the UK from 2015 to 2017. Jane Dudman, the Guardian’s public leadership editor, called it “an excellent and unique service”. I helped an entrepreneur to launch a news website between 2014 – 2015. As its first news editor, I increased the number of readers of its current affairs content by 58% each month.
My favourite parts? Making a film about the people who work at Citizens Advice across the UK – the kindest and most dedicated people I’ve ever met. Another highlight was interviewing former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis in 2016.
I have a MA in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex, and a BA from the University of Leeds. I grew up in Mussoorie, a hill station in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.