Sir Simon Fraser Managing Partner
Sir Simon Fraser Managing Partner London, UK

Sir Simon Fraser is a co-founder of Flint. He supports clients managing complex European and international policy issues, including their response to the challenges of Brexit. Simon is an influential public policy commentator and adviser to senior corporate leaders.

From 2010 to 2015 Simon was Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service. In this role, he was the senior foreign policy adviser to the British Foreign Secretary, ran the UK's global network of Embassies and sat on the National Security Council.

In 2009-2010, as Permanent Secretary, Simon led the UK Department for Business through the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, playing a central role in devising and delivering the Government's strategy for economic recovery. Prior to that Simon was for four years Chief of Staff to the European Commissioner for Trade in Brussels. In 2006 he led the drafting of the EU's new agenda for negotiating global free trade agreements, including with Canada, South Korea and Japan. He was also closely engaged in EU trade negotiations with the United States and China.

Simon is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Ed Richards Managing Partner
Ed Richards Managing Partner London, UK

Ed Richards is a co-founder of Flint. He advises clients who face regulatory challenges, and assists them in adapting to, and making the most of, competition and policy developments. Ed also leads client teams working on issues in the digital/tech sector and in a range of network industries, as well as on general competition and regulatory issues.

Before co-founding Flint, Ed spent more than eight years as the Chief Executive of Ofcom, the UK's telecoms and media regulatory. During this time, he worked closely with the European Commission and was Vice-Chair of the Body of the European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). After leaving Ofcom, Ed led an independent review into financial services representation, which led to the merger of six financial services associations in the UK.

Earlier in his career Ed worked as an adviser in the office of the UK Prime Minister and headed the corporate strategy team at the BBC.

Nigel Gardner Chairman
Nigel Gardner Chairman Brussels, Belgium

Nigel is a co-founder of Flint. In his role as Chairman, he leads on the company's growth strategy.

Nigel is a former European Commission spokesman and BBC journalist. He continues to produce successful television programmes and is Chairman of Sandstone Global, the international factual TV production house. Nigel also co-founded GPlus – a leading European European public affairs and media relations company, which was acquired by Omnicom Inc. Outside Flint, Nigel has a number of other entrepreneurial interests and writes in the national press on EU issues.

Gregor Kreuzhuber Partner & M.D. Europe
Gregor Kreuzhuber Partner & M.D. Europe Brussels, Belgium

Gregor oversees Flint's activities across continental Europe and heads Flint's office in Brussels. He advises multinationals and governments on complex EU policy and regulatory challenges, strategic communications, positioning and crisis preparedness.

Gregor is a Brussels insider. An Austrian national, he has a wealth of first-hand experience in EU policy making at senior level, having spent over 10 years in the European Commission in Brussels as personal adviser and spokesman to two Commissioners. During this time he dealt with major business-critical EU policy issues such as international trade negotiations, regulatory initiatives in various areas of the EU's Single Market, industrial policy, food safety and agriculture policy reform.

Gregor also has extensive experience in running high-profile EU-wide regulatory and communications campaigns.

After leaving the European Commission, Gregor joined, and later ran, a leading Brussels EU policy and communications consultancy.

Lara Stoimenova Partner
Lara Stoimenova Partner London, UK

Lara jointly leads Flint's competition and regulatory team. She provides strategic and technical advice to a wide range of clients with particular focus in network industries (telecoms and postal services), as well as the technology and financial services sectors. She is based in London.

Lara has over 20 years' experience in UK competition and regulation, having worked both in regulatory agencies and in consulting. Before joining Flint, Lara was a Director at the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), leading complex inquiries in the Markets and Mergers Directorate. She has also been a Director of Ofcom, the UK telecoms and media regulator. During this time, she chaired the Remedies Expert Working Group of the Body of the European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and contributed to the formulation of European telecoms policy.

Earlier in her career she worked as a consultant for Deloitte (formerly Arthur Andersen) and LECG.

Katie Wake Partner
Katie Wake Partner London, UK

Katie oversees Flint's policy and political analysis work. She helps companies navigate complex regulatory, policy and political dynamics to achieve their objectives. She is based in London.

Her work for Flint clients spans tech and digital, transport and media regulation, and education, trade and industrial policy. She also advises companies on Brexit and the politics around mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Flint, she held senior policy and advisory roles in the UK civil service, including HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and Department for Business. In that time she worked on three Budgets and two Spending Reviews, and in the offices of five Cabinet Ministers from each of the three main political parties, advising on economic and social policy. In 2015, Katie established the UK National Infrastructure Commission for the Treasury as its first Chief of Staff.

Prior to joining the civil service, Katie worked for and wrote for the Sunday Times, Literary Review and New Statesman, and was an editor on the Oxonian Review.

Chris Fonteijn Partner
Chris Fonteijn Partner Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Chris provides strategic advice to clients on their dealings with governments and independent government agencies in Brussels and European capitals. He is based in Netherlands.

Prior to joining Flint, Chris was the first Chair of the Netherlands Authority for Consumer and Markets (ACM), the Dutch competition regulator. Chris worked extensively on the new enforcement strategy of ACM and on all major campaigns of the agency.

Previously, Chris was chairman of the former Netherlands Competition Authority and the former Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority of the Netherlands, and was instrumental in their transformation into the ACM. Through these roles, Chris was involved in all major merger cases in the Netherlands over the last seven years, including those referred to the European Commission.

Chris is currently Vice-Chair of the International Competition Network and is a former Chair of BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications. He began his career as a lawyer, working in the Middle East and specialising in energy and utilities.

Andrew Jackson Partner
Andrew Jackson Partner London, UK

Andrew leads Flint's work on leadership and organisational change, working with boards and executive teams of companies across a range of sectors. He brings particular expertise to governance and leadership issue in organisations which face complex regulatory or political challenges.

Andrew has over 30 years experience at senior levels working in government, the EU and the private sector. He works with Boards to facilitate complex strategy issues, coaches leaders and senior teams and leads Flint's work on Board and governance reviews.

Previously Andrew was a Director at Stanton Marris and a Partner at Towers Perrin/Kinsley Lord, two leading professional services firms in the field of leadership and change. He started his career in the UK Civil Service, where he worked for two Home Secretaries and also in the office of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

David Wright Partner
David Wright Partner Madrid, Spain

David leads Flint’s financial services team and provides advice on international policy and regulatory developments for financial services clients.

David joined Flint after over 34 years in the European Commission in Brussels. From 2000 to 2010 he was first Director, then Deputy Director General for financial services policy, where he played a leading role in the integration of European capital markets and the EU's response to the financial crisis. He was the rapporteur on both the Lamfalussy and the De Larosière Committees which changed the EU's institutional framework for financial services, setting up bodies such as the European Banking Authority, the European Securities and Markets Authority, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Systemic Risk Board at the European Central Bank.

David has unrivalled international regulatory experience in financial services. After leaving the European Commission he was the Secretary General of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) from 2012-2016. He has also represented the European Commission and IOSCO at the Financial Stability Board and led the EU-US Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue.

David is also the current Chairman of EUROFI, the European financial services think tank, a Public Interest Director of the Bombay Stock Exchange and a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission.

Mark Caines Partner
Mark Caines Partner London, UK

Mark jointly leads the competition and regulatory team. An economist by background, he helps clients respond to complex regulatory and policy developments and supports clients on competition matters, including major transactions. He works across a broad range of sectors but has a particular focus on technology, media and infrastructure.

Mark's advice draws on over 25 years' experience of regulation, competition and policy development and he brings a detailed knowledge of the underlying economic principles of regulation and policy, and a deep understanding of the way in which governments and agencies make decisions.

Before joining Flint, Mark was a senior policy director at Ofcom, the UK's media and telecoms regulator, leading the regulator's work on spectrum policy for mobile, satellite and broadcasting and running its programme of mobile spectrum auctions. Previously Mark spent five years as an economic director working on competition and regulatory issues in the broadcasting and telecoms sectors, including a major market investigation into premium sports and movies, market impact assessments of the BBC and numerous telecoms reviews.

Earlier in Mark's career he was an economic consultant at PwC, working with companies, governments and regulators across a wide range of sectors to develop commercial and regulatory strategies and to design and respond to regulatory arrangements.

Matthew Hanney Partner
Matthew Hanney Partner London, UK

Matthew leads Flint’s work advising clients on a range of policy and regulatory risks across a range of sectors including tech and digital, the sharing economy and life sciences. He works with Flint clients across a number of challenging policy areas including helping to mitigate the impact of Brexit, how to effectively engage with emerging regulatory proposals, and understanding the UK government's evolving approach to M&A policy.

Before joining Flint, Matthew was a Special Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the UK coalition government, covering policy areas including culture, media and sport, home affairs, European relations and constitutional issues. This role also saw him manage parliamentary relations and lead briefing teams for high-profile political events such as PMQs and Select Committee appearances.

Earlier in his career Matthew worked on Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential election campaign and wrote for The Economist on European politics.

Alex White Partner
Alex White Partner London, UK

Alex leads Flint’s investor services work. He helps investors and asset managers to deliver sustainable returns by managing political and regulatory risk effectively.

Alex’s career has been spent in the intersection between banking, capital markets and political risk. He was previously the Chief Political Analyst at JP Morgan, where he led the Investment Bank’s global research practice on politics and policy. Alex advised the Operating Committee of the firm and its largest clients, and was one of the most in-demand analysts on Wall Street.

Before joining Flint, Alex ran the Country Analysis business at the Economist Intelligence Unit, leading a global team of analysts covering economics and politics. Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Advisor at HM Treasury, where he was responsible for managing financial sector risk during the 2008 crisis and led the creation of the UK’s resolution regime for investment banks. Alex began his career in private equity, and has lived and worked in China.

Lidia Kozlowska Senior Adviser
Lidia Kozlowska Senior Adviser Warsaw, Poland

Lidia advises clients on Central European business, policy and regulatory developments, with special emphasis on telecoms, media, tech, energy and the automotive sectors. She is based in Warsaw and London.

Before joining Flint, Lidia was Deputy President of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), the regulatory authority for telecommunications and postal services in Poland, and Vice Chair of the Body of the European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). During this time she oversaw the implementation of wholesale access obligation regulations in Poland as well as EU legislation on the telecoms and digital single markets, roaming and net neutrality. Lidia also oversaw the implementation of Poland's National Broadband Plan and of the state aid programme for broadband infrastructure development.

Lidia has held senior management positions for companies in the telecoms and energy sectors, both in Poland and internationally.

Bruno Maçães Senior Adviser
Bruno Maçães Senior Adviser Brussels, Belgium

Bruno advises clients in the tech, life sciences and financial services sectors on EU politics and policy, Brexit and EU-China relations. He is based in Brussels and Beijing.

Before joining Flint, Bruno was Europe Minister in the Portuguese government (2013-2015) and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Europe) in Brussels.

Bruno is currently a non-resident fellow at Renmin University in Beijing and a non-resident senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He is the author of several books on international affairs, including The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order and Belt and Road: The Sinews of Chinese Power. Bruno is a regular commentator on the international media and has written for the Financial Times, Politico, The Guardian and Foreign Affairs.

Steve Unger Senior Adviser
Steve Unger Senior Adviser London, UK

Steve advises clients on complex regulatory and policy developments and supports clients on competition matters, including major transactions. He works across a broad range of sectors.

Steve was until recently a Board member of Ofcom. He had various responsibilities, including setting regulatory strategy for the UK, representing the UK in international negotiations, and leading Ofcom's technology programme. He was Acting Chief Executive before the arrival of Sharon White.

Steve has served as vice-chair of BEREC (the body which brings together all European regulators of electronic communications). He is currently a board member of the International Institute of Communications.

Before becoming a regulator Steve spent several years in the private sector. He worked for a variety of "Silicon Fen" start-ups whose focus was the commercial exploitation of new wireless technologies. More recently he was a board member for Cambridge Wireless and in 2018 he organised its annual technology conference: this looked at the use of AI by communications networks, posing the question 'Can Networks Think?'

Claus Grube Senior Adviser
Claus Grube Senior Adviser Copenhagen, Denmark

Claus advises clients in the tech, transport, financial services and life sciences sectors on European policy and political issues. He is based in Copenhagen.

Claus has been at the forefront of EU policy-making for over 30 years. As a senior Danish diplomat, he was involved in the negotiations for the creation of the Single Market, the enlargement of the EU, the creation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the EU's Maastricht, Amsterdam and Lisbon treaties.

During his career, Claus held various senior foreign affairs roles in the Danish government, including Under-Secretary for European Affairs and Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2000 to 2009 Claus was posted to the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU in Brussels, first as Deputy then as Permanent Representative. During this time Claus presided over COREPER during the Danish Presidency of the EU and was closely involved in the handling the effects of the financial crisis.

Claus's last diplomatic post was Ambassador to the UK, during which time he became known as a sharp commentator on the Scottish referendum in 2014 and Brexit referendum in 2016.

Thomas Matussek Senior Adviser
Thomas Matussek Senior Adviser Berlin, Germany

Thomas advises companies on German and European political and regulatory developments. He is based in Berlin.

Thomas joined Flint after a long career in the German diplomatic service, during which he served as German Ambassador to the UK, the UN and India and as chief of staff to two German foreign ministers - Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Klaus Kinkel. Klaus also headed the political department of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin.

After leaving the German Foreign Service, Thomas was Head of Public Affairs for Deutsche Bank, leading its public policy representation in Berlin and Managing Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, the international non-profit organisation created by Deutsche Bank.

Carlos Lopez Blanco Senior Adviser
Carlos Lopez Blanco Senior Adviser Madrid, Spain

Carlos advises companies in sectors ranging from tech to digital to traditional industries on political and regulatory issues in Spain, the EU and Latin America.

Previously Carlos held senior positions in the public sector, as Secretary of State for Telecommunications in the Spanish Government, and in the private sector as General Counsel at IBM Spain, Airbus and Airtel (Vodafone Spain). Most recently, Carlos was the Global Head of Public Affairs at Telefonica and a member of its Management Board.

Manuel Costescu Senior Adviser
Manuel Costescu Senior Adviser London, UK

Manuel advises Flint’s clients in the telecoms, energy and financial services sectors, with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe.

Before joining Flint, Manuel served as the Romanian Deputy Minister of Economics in charge of Foreign Investment and Trade and then as a Member of the Romanian Parliament. During his time in government, he set-up and ran InvestRomania, the country's trade and investment agency, focusing on creating a more attractive environment for foreign companies in Romania. He also advised and oversaw the operations of some of Romania's largest state-owned enterprises.

Manuel is currently Investment Director for the Soros Economic Development Fund, a social impact investment fund specialising in emerging markets. Previously in his career, Manuel spent over 10 years advising public sector clients in Europe for JP Morgan and as a management consultant for McKinsey in New York.

Philip Cordery Senior Adviser
Philip Cordery Senior Adviser Paris, France

Philip Cordery advises companies on French business strategy, policy and regulatory developments. He is based in Paris.

During his career, Philip has held senior political positions in Paris and Brussels. He has served as a member of the French Parliament where he was spokesperson for European affairs and worked on EU institutional issues, health policy and Brexit. He has been active in negotiations between the French government and European authorities. Philip has long experience of running political campaigns and has worked closely with Business France and the French chambers of commerce.

Alex Martin Director
Alex Martin Director London, UK

Alex supports clients across a range of regulatory and policy issues, with a particular focus on the telecoms, media and technology sectors. Based in London, he has supported clients on issues such as regulatory clearance of public interest test mergers, the transposition of EU Directives including the Electronic Communications Code, negotiations around the relocation of a public corporation's HQ outside of London, and responding to Ofcom initiatives on broadband rollout.

Before joining Flint, Alex worked in the No 10 Policy Unit where he advised the UK Prime Minister on economic affairs, leading her business responsibility and inward investment agendas. Prior to this, he spent 5 years at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in a number of senior roles including Head of Digital Infrastructure and Private Secretary to the Secretary of State. One highlight of his work at DCMS was delivering major reform to the way property rents are valued in the telecoms sector.

Sarah Gannaway Director
Sarah Gannaway Director London, UK

Sarah advises clients across the regulatory and political sphere, particularly in financial services. She was most recently Director to the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee, advising the chairmen of many of the UK’s largest financial services firms on Brexit.

Before joining Flint, Sarah spent nearly 11 years at HM Treasury where she was responsible for a wide variety of policy areas under all shades of government. While there she worked extensively on financial services and stability, as well as roles in corporate finance and asset sales, transport, telecoms, and tax. Before becoming a civil servant Sarah spent 3 years working for Bloomberg LP.

Alex Canfor-Dumas Director
Alex Canfor-Dumas Director London, UK

Alex advises clients on policy development and UK political engagement across a number of sectors including infrastructure, tech and life sciences. He is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Alex worked in the Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda where he focused on the delivery of health and education policy. Prior to this, Alex was a strategist at Guardian News & Media where he worked closely with the CEO, CFO and other senior leaders on various projects critical to the commercial viability of the business. He previously worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company, where he advised numerous large corporate clients and conducted several private equity due diligences.

Alex began his career as an aide to Gordon Brown, the former British Prime Minister, focusing primarily on international development.

Jon Sell Director
Jon Sell Director London, UK

Jon provides strategic and policy advice to a wide range of clients, including in tech, energy and clean growth, life sciences, manufacturing and finance. He works with clients on the opportunities and risks of technological, regulatory and political change, supporting them to develop effective strategies to optimise their growth.

Jon was previously a Deputy Director at the UK Treasury where he advised the Chancellor and led policy and spending on corporate and venture finance, business, science and innovation, energy and industrial strategy. Jon has worked in a number of a roles across the centre of government including, as part of the Prime Minister’s Delivery and Implementation Units, advising Gordon Brown and then David Cameron on delivery of their economic priorities. He is an Expert Advisor to the International Monetary Fund, a Churchill Fellow, and holds a University of Cambridge Science and Policy Fellowship in finance, technology and climate change.

Karla Perca Lopez Director
Karla Perca Lopez Director London, UK

Karla advises clients on competition, regulatory policy and economic issues across a range of sectors, including energy, telecoms, digital and financial services. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Karla was an Economic Adviser at NH Improvement (the UK healthcare regulator) and at the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. At CMA she advised on a range of competition cases, focusing on mergers and market investigations in healthcare, groceries, financial services and data services. Previously, Karla was an economist in the UK's Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) where she worked on gas and electricity wholesale issues. Karla also worked at the telecommunications regulator and competition authority in Peru.

Ben Eldred Director
Ben Eldred Director London, UK

Ben is a member of the Markets and Investor Advisory Practice, advising investors and asset managers on managing political and regulatory risk. He is based in London.

Ben joined Flint after successful spells in both the public and private sector. He began his career in the UK Civil Service and spent seven years at HM Treasury. During that time, he worked on a broad range of macroeconomic policy and international financial issues. He also spent two years running the office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, working closely with Ministers and senior officials from across UK Government. He joined Daiwa Securities in 2003, initially as part of their macroeconomic research team before subsequently moving into Fixed Income Sales. Ben came to Flint with over fifteen years of experience in global Debt and Capital markets during which time he worked closely with a broad range of major borrowers and investors from around the world.

Kiran Horwich Manager
Kiran Horwich Manager London, UK

Kiran is part of Flint's team providing Brexit analysis and advice for clients. She also supports clients dealing with challenges in policy, regulation and organisational change in the UK and EU in the financial services, life sciences and manufacturing sectors. She is based in London.

Previously Kiran worked in the UK Parliament and with European parliamentarians for the Liberal Democrats during the Coalition Government. This included providing policy and political advice on legislation such as the European Union Act (2011) and the Grocery Codes Adjudicator Act (2013). She has also consulted for energy company Hess on corporate social responsibility strategies, as well as Barclays' investment team in New York on prospects for oil exploration and development in the Arctic.

Lorenzo Torti Manager
Lorenzo Torti Manager Brussels, Belgium

Lorenzo advises clients on energy, digital and tax issues as well as on EU and Italian policies and politics. He is based in Brussels.

Lorenzo is currently coordinating Flint's analysis on the future of the EU, in the run-up to the 2019 European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new Commission. He also supports clients in the digital sector on EU policy issues such as platform regulation and digital taxation. Before joining Flint, Lorenzo was a Senior Policy Analyst for a EU policy monitoring platform, focusing on energy and climate issues. He also completed internships at the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU, the European Climate Foundation and the Italian and US diplomatic services.

Nyasha Weinberg Manager
Nyasha Weinberg Manager London, UK

Nyasha advises clients on UK policy and regulatory issues in the digital, telecoms and infrastructure sectors. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Nyasha worked as a senior researcher in the office of Gordon Brown, the former British Prime Minister, where she focused on Brexit and globalisation issues and, whilst at Harvard's Kennedy School, as a researcher on the team producing a report on the impact of Brexit on British business. Earlier in her career she was a Fast Streamer in the UK Civil Service and gained experience in various NGOs and international organisations including the UN's World Food Programme.

Ed Odell Manager
Ed Odell Manager London, UK

Ed advises clients on political and policy developments across a range of sectors.

Before joining Flint, Ed spent eight years at HM Treasury advising ministers on a range of domestic and international policy issues. Most recently, he was part of the team responsible for Brexit customs negotiations where he led negotiations with a number of non-EU customs authorities. In other roles, Ed worked extensively on personal and business tax issues, oversaw government expenditure on international development and led on major reforms to the UK’s pensions and savings landscape. A particular highlight from his time at the Treasury was the introduction of three new tax reliefs for the creative industries.

Before becoming a civil servant, Ed worked as a researcher for a London-based consultancy delivering projects for public and voluntary sector organisations.

Filipa Silva Manager
Filipa Silva Manager London, UK

Filipa supports clients on EU and UK politics and regulation across financial services and the tech and digital sectors. She advises on regulatory and policy advocacy issues around the European Capital Markets Union, including Brexit-related files, as well as the Single Market Strategy and the collaborative economy. Filipa is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Filipa worked for Better Finance, an NGO focusing on EU financial services policies in Brussels. At Better Finance Filipa managed stakeholder relations and external communications with the EU institutions, including DG FISMA and the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Filipa also supported the development of public policy positions focusing on capital markets and pensions.

Rohan Sakhrani Manager
Rohan Sakhrani Manager London, UK

Rohan supports clients on competition, regulation and policy issues across a number of sectors including telecoms, utilities, technology and financial services.

Prior to joining Flint, Rohan was a Policy Economist at the Bank of England. He worked on a range of financial regulatory policy issues at the international, EU and domestic levels. He worked on the finalisation of the post-crisis international banking capital framework (Basel III) and contributed to the Financial Stability Board’s evaluation of the impact of the post-crisis reforms on global infrastructure investment. He also worked on implementing EU legislation on the bank recovery and resolution regime (DGSD and BRRD) in the UK. He is an economist by training and his previous experience includes work in economic consulting and investment banking.

Jamie Graves Manager
Jamie Graves Manager London, UK

Jamie is part of Flint's team providing advice on policy and political developments across a range of sectors.

Before joining Flint, Jamie held senior policy, advisory and operational roles in the UK Civil Service, working in departments including the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport. This included time in the Cabinet Office Implementation Unit, responsible for supporting the Prime Minister's top priorities and wider Government objectives, and in the office of the Cabinet Secretary. Most recently Jamie led the creation of a new Royal Charter body in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Outside the Civil Service, Jamie spent time at the Institute for Chartered Accountants, and undertook a secondment to Clifford Chance LLP working in the Global Strategy team.

Pepijn Bergsen Manager
Pepijn Bergsen Manager London, UK

Pepijn is part of the Markets and Investor Advisory Practice, advising investors and asset managers on managing political and regulatory risk. He is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Pepijn worked as a political and economic analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit. In this role, he covered the eurozone economy and political and policy developments in the EU and several Western European countries, including Germany and the Netherlands. Previously, he worked in the trade department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was trained by the Dutch government as a policy economist.

James Ogilvie Senior Consultant
James Ogilvie Senior Consultant Brussels, Belgium

James is an expert in consumer, retail, healthcare and sports and advises clients on complex EU regulatory and policy issues. He is based in Brussels.

Prior to joining Flint, James worked in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, where he wrote speeches for senior EU policy-makers and represented the Commission in policy negotiations in the justice and home affairs domain. Earlier in his career James ran a high-profile global crisis management and organisational change project at an international sports governing body and worked in strategy consulting in Brussels, Zurich and London.

Katherine Roberts Head of Finance and Operations
Katherine Roberts Head of Finance and Operations London, UK

Katherine oversees Flint's finance department and the smooth running of our operations. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, she worked at the think tank Policy Network overseeing their international work. Katherine also has experience in health and safety policy, US commercial law, and facilities management.

Yana Purik Head of People and Office
Yana Purik Head of People and Office London, UK

Yana leads Flints work on people and office. She is responsible for recruitment, development of staff and responsible for the broad range of Flint’s policies and procedures ensuring that the company complies in an effective way with required standards. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Yana worked at an LSE listed investment trust focused on private equity where she conducted all Human Resources work and led the GDPR preparation for the company. Prior to that she founded an events management company which she ran successfully for a couple of years.

Abigail Flynn Head of Marketing
Abigail Flynn Head of Marketing London, UK

Abi leads Flint's marketing and communications activities. She delivers external events including Flint breakfasts, panels and speeches. Abi also plans the media engagement strategy for Flint. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Abi worked as a researcher for an NGO in The Hague. She has also worked in the management team at the US Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia and was a member of the International Relations team at the Organising Committee of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sarah Latham Consultant
Sarah Latham Consultant London, UK

Sarah provides policy and political analysis across a range of sectors including infrastructure, life sciences and technology. Sarah is also part of Flint's investor services team, advising investors and asset managers on managing political and regulatory risk. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Sarah worked for the UK Liberal Democrats managing a policy-influencing sub-group of party members. Sarah has also worked for Christian Aid, the international development NGO, where she handled parliamentary relations and campaigns focusing on energy and tax policies, and in the government affairs team of a large multinational manufacturing company.

Adriana Capparelli Consultant
Adriana Capparelli Consultant London, UK

Adriana supports clients in the digital, telecoms, media and energy sectors. She advises companies on regulatory risk and policy positioning across European markets and major EU policy initiatives such as the Digital Single Market and the European Electronic Communication Code (EECC). Adriana is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Adriana worked for the Confederation of Italian Industry in Brussels, where she was responsible for relations with the European Parliament on policy initiatives connected to the Digital Single Market. Previously, Adriana worked in the public affairs office of a leading telecoms company, following issues like net neutrality, and organised events on energy, planning and infrastructure in London.

Anna Trevers Consultant
Anna Trevers Consultant London, UK

Anna advises clients on UK politics and policy analysis. She is based in London.

Prior to joining Flint, she worked in the UK Parliament as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher, where she advised Members in Government appointed roles including a Parliamentary Private Secretary and Government Whip as well as a member of the Treasury Select Committee.

In that time, she worked closely with various UK government departments in their parliamentary liaison and passage of legislation. She has also supported the development of legislation which won cross-party and Government support. Previously, Anna spent time working as a Parliamentary Analyst for a UK political publishing company, advising on parliamentary material.

Andrea Klaric Consultant
Andrea Klaric Consultant London, UK

Andrea advises clients on EU and UK political and policy issues across a range of sectors, with a focus on digital and tech. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Andrea worked for the President of the Republic of Croatia, where she advised on EU and foreign affairs, including on developing the Three Seas Initiative, a platform for digital, transport and energy cooperation between Central and Eastern European EU member states. She also worked on the Croatian President’s election campaign, advising on and implementing the strategic communications plan. Previously, Andrea worked at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade focusing on the EU–Ukraine free trade agreement and the multilateral trade negotiations in the framework of the WTO Doha round.

Joe Jones Consultant
Joe Jones Consultant London, UK

Joe advises clients on policy and political issues across a range of sectors including energy, infrastructure, and consumer rights. Joe is also a member of the Markets and Investor Advisory Practice. He helps investors and asset managers understand and address political and regulatory risk. He is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Joe worked as an Account Manager at WA Investor Services. In this role, he worked with investors focusing on political and regulatory due diligence and has advised on over 25 M&A transactions.

Maria Tjader Consultant
Maria Tjader Consultant London, UK

Maria advises clients on policy and regulatory issues across a range of sectors, including life sciences and energy and provides clients with Brexit analysis and advice. Maria is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Maria worked as a senior consultant for EUK Consulting where she advised companies in the cosmetics, food and aerospace sectors on regulatory risks and policy positioning. Prior to this she worked as a research analyst for the political risk consultancy the Risk Advisory Group and Kaiser Associates.

Claudia Rodriguez Garza Consultant/Researcher
Claudia Rodriguez Garza Consultant/Researcher Brussels, Belgium

Claudia provides research and analysis on policy and regulatory developments at EU level and supports clients across a range of sectors from digital and tech to retail, financial services and life-sciences. She is based in Brussels.

Before joining Flint, Claudia worked at the European External Action Service, the European Political Strategy Centre, the Embassy of Spain in The Hague and the United Nations Relief Works Agency.

Anna Klein Consultant/Researcher
Anna Klein Consultant/Researcher London, UK

Anna advises clients on UK and German political and policy issues across a range of sectors. Prior to becoming a Consultant, Anna supported Simon Fraser. She is based in London.

Before joining Flint, Anna worked in the press department of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and at the Brookings Doha Centre, where she conducted research on the impact of social media on the Arab Spring.

Viktoria Gal Executive Assistant to Managing Partners
Viktoria Gal Executive Assistant to Managing Partners London, UK

Viktoria is Executive Assistant to the Managing Partners and assists with the day-to-day running of our London office.

Before joining Flint, Viktoria worked as a press officer in the Hungarian Ministry of National Economy in Budapest, supporting the International Economic Affairs Secretariat. She also worked in the Ministry of National Development during Hungary's presidency of the Council fo the EU, coordinating the presentation and evaluation of the Hungarian presidency programme in the European Parliament. Since moving to London, Viktoria has worked in publishing, recruitment and most recently in hospitality.

Jennifer Umali Executive Assistant to Managing Partners
Jennifer Umali Executive Assistant to Managing Partners London, UK

Jennifer is Executive Assistant to the Managing Partners and assists with the day-to-day running of our London office.

Before joining Flint, Jennifer worked at Ten Alps Media (now know as Zinc Media), looking after advertising space in Time Out London magazine. She also held a position at Lenta Business Centres, working closely with the London City Region buildings, in retaining occupancy for the flagship business centres. Most recently, Jennifer was Office Manager at PPHE Hotel Group, an international hospitality real estate group, running their London headquarter and supporting the Executive Management Team.

Ed Richards on BBC Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster

Listen to Managing Partner Ed Richards on BBC Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster discussing the Government’s White Paper on…
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A move to a cashless society must leave no one behind

Lara Stoimenova and Karla Perca Lopez write in the Telegraph about the Access to Cash review.
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Simon Fraser on Channel 4 News

Simon Fraser discusses Brexit with Jon Snow and Julian Jessop.
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In Search of a Role: Rethinking British Foreign Policy.

Simon Fraser at Chatham House on rethinking British Foreign Policy.
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Access to Cash Review Recommendations

Considerations for Implementation
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Air France-KLM row shows new-found Dutch taste for French statism

Pepijn Bergsen quoted in the FT on the Air France-KLM share acquisition.
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Wenn es einen harten Brexit gibt, wird es so schlimm werden wie in den Siebzigerjahren. [German]

Senior Adviser Thomas Matussek on the effects of Brexit which have yet to be felt.
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The World is Our Oyster? Britain’s Future Trade Relationships.

Managing Partner Simon Fraser’s Tacitus Lecture on Britain’s future trade relationships.
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Global Britain in the United Nations

Simon Fraser quoted in the UNA UK report on Global Britain in the Untied Nations and the future of British…
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Head of UK civil service confirms permanent dual role

Simon Fraser quoted in the FT on the dual role of cabinet secretary and national security adviser.
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The Dawn of Eurasia.

Review of Senior Adviser Bruno Maçães The Dawn of Eurasia in the FT.
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Trump’s Brexit Intervention.

Managing Partner Simon Fraser writes in the FT on Trump’s Brexit intervention.
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What’s Stopping a Brexit Deal?

Senior Adviser Claus Grube on Brexit and the differences between EU27 countries on Brexit. A look at the current red…
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Exiting the European Union Committee.

Managing Partner Simon Fraser appears in front of the Exiting the EU Select Committee. The progress of the UK’s negotiations…
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The Brexit Special Edition.

Partner Alex White discusses everything Brexit—the ideological shift, the economic ramifications, and the greater effect on Europe.
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