Alasdair combines a strong background in public policy with extensive experience as a business journalist in the City and in Brussels.
He has considerable knowledge of Liberal Democrat thinking and of the dynamics within the Coalition, which is particularly useful for clients who need to understand better the opportunities and challenges presented to their businesses and organisations by the current Government.
Before joining Quiller, Alasdair was Director of CentreForum, the principal Liberal Democrat think tank. He led work on national and international financial regulation, economic policy, public services reform and demographic change. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of the leading EU think tank, the Centre for European Reform, where he wrote widely on European economic, financial and political affairs.
Alasdair started his career as a journalist serving as Economics correspondent and then as Brussels correspondent for The Times, covering all aspects of EU affairs. He was also a business reporter on the Mail on Sunday.
Alasdair took a First in Modern History at the University of Oxford, followed by a Diploma in European Studies at the Central European University, Prague. He was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bournemouth West in the 2010 election.