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People

Matthew Oakley – Director

Matthew is a respected economist and policy analyst, having spent well over a decade working in and around policy making in Westminster. Before founding WPI Economics Matthew held a number of roles including Chief Economist and Head of Financial Services Policy at the consumer champion Which?, and Head of Economics and Social Policy at the think tank Policy Exchange. Matthew also led the Independent Review of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions that reported to Parliament in 2014, and previously spent eight years at the Treasury. Alongside WPI, Matthew is also a Senior Researcher at the Social Market Foundation.

matthew@wpieconomics.com  @mj_oakley

Guy Miscampbell – Senior Consultant

Guy is a public policy professional with experience working in legislatures, think tanks, and governments across three different countries. He joined WPI Economics in July 2016 after completing a Master of Public Policy Degree at the University of Toronto, where he was a Cadario scholar. Prior to this Guy held a variety of positions, including working in the Strategy and Results branch of the Ontario Public Service, as a Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, a Research Assistant at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, and working in the U.S. House of Representatives.

guy@wpieconomics.com @guymiscampbell

Meghan Meek-O’Connor – Analyst

Meghan is an Analyst at WPI Economics. She is a currently studying for a Masters in Public Policy Degree at Sciences Po, Paris, specialising in social policy and innovation. Prior to this, Meghan worked as a project manager for an INGO based in Kathmandu, where she led research projects to improve access to education for discriminated-against groups. She has also worked as a research analyst at Enders Analysis, where she authored reports and produced research concerning the UK’s Public Broadcasting Services. Meghan has a first class honours in History from the University of Oxford.

meghan.meekoconnor@wpieconomics.com

Raphael Gregorian – Analyst

Raphael is an Analyst at WPI Economics. Prior to this position, Raphael was working in the UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus alongside the UN, NGOs and government ministries, where he gained experience in grassroots conflict-resolution, and public policy strategy, specifically in the field of education and social policy. Raphael has a first class honours in Economics and History from SOAS, University of London, and was awarded the “SOAS Department of Economics Prize for Undergraduate Finalists 2015-2016”.

raphael.gregorian@wpieconomics.com  @R_gregorian

Nick Faith – Associate Director

Nick is the co-founder of WPI Strategy, and a recognised expert in political communications and media strategy. He spent the past four years as the Director of Communications at Policy Exchange, helping the organisation gain its position as the UK’s leading think tank. He is also a prolific writer and blogger and is regularly cited in the national media, most recently in the Sunday Telegraph, The Times, the Financial Times and on the BBC. Prior to Policy Exchange, Nick advised senior business leaders and international businesses on policy and media issues during his six years as a consultant with a leading communications agency.

nick@wpi-strategy.com  @nickfaith82

Sean Worth – Associate Director

Sean is the co-founder of WPI Strategy, and leads work on policy analysis and political engagement. Sean spent a decade working in politics, latterly as a Downing Street special adviser in the Coalition Government, where he worked across a range of domestic policy areas and Whitehall departments. Prior to government, Sean was head of the Conservative Party’s Policy Unit and worked for the Party through two general elections. His industry experience also includes senior roles in the communications sector advising some of the highest-profile commercial brands on government relations and on managing policy and regulatory change.

 sean@wpi-strategy.com  @SeanWorthUK

Steve Hughes – Associate Economist

Steve was previously the Head of Economic and Social Policy at the think tank Policy Exchange, and published reports on increasing savings rates and reducing youth unemployment. Before Policy Exchange he worked at the Bank of England, where he helped manage the regulatory system that governs cash distribution in the UK. He has previously worked an economist at the British Chambers of Commerce where he advised on tax, international trade and SME finance policy, and in Parliament, where he researched HM Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions legislation as it passed through the House of Commons.

steve.hughes@wpieconomics.com  @sc_hughes

Graham Pontin – Associate

Graham Pontin

Graham Pontin is an Associate at WPI Economics and the company director of GPontin Ltd. He has previously worked as an consultant, an economist at the Treasury and for the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
At ACE he conducted and authored innovative market research, data analysis and macroeconomics. He has policy expertise covering economic indices, investment and trading within the energy sector, road finance and funding, pension fund and alternative funding schemes, Private Finance Initiative performance and housing supply.

 @GPontin