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Advisory Board

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Andrew Smith, Chief Economic Adviser

Andrew Smith is an independent economist and commentator. Formerly Chief Economist at KPMG, and before that Chief Economist and Investment Strategist at Credit Lyonnais Laing he is a member of the UK Government Secretary of State’s Panel on the Economy at BIS and a Board Member of the Centre for International Business and Management at the University of Bath. Andrew has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an M Phil in Economics from Oxford University.

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Diana Sternfeld, Director

Diana is a well-known patent litigator, working particularly in life sciences with an international practice in that area. As well as acting in patent disputes in all UK courts, she advises on international disputes and coordinates and assists with actions in other jurisdictions and patent offices. Diana graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in mathematics, statistics and economics. After a period with the civil service, she retrained as a solicitor. On qualification, Diana joined the central London commercial firm of Stringer Saul. She managed that practice for three yea...

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Ashley Goodall,

Ashley Goodall is an experienced Marketing Consultant to charitable, business, cultural and financial brands. Ashley currently works as a Consultant for Iraq Britain Business Council, Crossborder capital and the AMAR Foundation in London and a Chinese creative investment fund. His work includes connecting organisations with audiences, traditional press and media communications, events and digital and government affairs. As MD of Saatchi & Saatchi Design, Ashley ran large branding projects for clients such as Barclays Capital, Raifeissen bank, The Post office, A1 telecom Austria, H...

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Melissa Dowler,

Melissa Dowler is a director of Bell Phillips Architects, a 35 person practice based in Wapping and working predominantly in the housing sector. Over the last decade BPA has developed a strong reputation for delivering exemplar affordable housing and has won numerous regional and national design awards including RIBA, Civic Trust and Housing Design Awards. Beyond housing BPA has a growing body of public projects including the award winning Gasholder Park at Kings Cross Central.

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Karen Renshaw,

Karen is a Senior Associate for Public Policy at Uber and has led on Government engagement in a range of areas since July 2018. Prior to Uber, Karen worked as a Senior Government and Policy Advisor at the NHBC. During this time and in 2017, she was seconded to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as Associate Director to support delivery of the Prime Minister's Industrial Strategy. She started her career at Randall’s Parliamentary Service and studied for an MSc in Public Policy and Administration at the LSE.

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