The Wilberforce Society | Mentors
1886
page-template-default,page,page-id-1886,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,qode-theme-ver-10.0,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

Mentors

Anna Stansbury
23d0a0c

Policy Specialism: Economics, Macroeconomics, Labor economics, Development economics, Finance

 

Bio:

  • Economics PhD student at University of Harvard [2016 – Present]
  • Economics research assistant for Larry Summers, Martin Feldstein and Ricardo Hausmann, focusing on questions in macro, labor and development economics [2015 – 2016]
  • Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School (concentration: international trade and finance) [2013-2015]
  • BA in Economics from Cambridge, Adam Smith Prize [2010-2013]
  • TWS Policy Director [2011-2012] and External Affairs [2012-2013]

 

Nicholas Crawford

NC

Policy Specialism:

International affairs and security & conflict [Middle East, Africa, West Asia and South Asia], International development [Governance, public financial management, anticorruption, stabilization and closely related themes only], Humanitarian affairs, UK & European foreign policy, Human rights

 

Bio:

  • Chairman of TWS in 2011-12
  • Graduated from Cambridge in 2013 and then went to the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin to study for a Master of Public Policy
  • Project manager at Konung International, an international development consultancy specialised in governance and public financial management in fragile and conflict-affected states – a role which involves political economy analysis, conflict analysis and programme design [Present]
  • Consultant conflict analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), focused on Syria [Present]

 

George Bangham

GB

Policy Specialism:

UK politics, media and PR, election law, civil society regulation, health & social care, social security

 

Bio:

  • George currently lives in Spain, where he is studying for an MSc in Economics of Public Policy at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduated from Emmanuel College with a BA in History
  • Worked for two years as parliamentary lobbyist and press officer at ACEVO, the leading representative body for charities and social enterprises. This gave him experience working closely with ministers, civil servants, third sector CEOs and the media. He can give practical advice on parliamentary advocacy, how to get media coverage, and on building links with think-tanks and politicians around Westminster.
  • Current academic research is on political economy, ecological economics and social security policy. He is particularly interested in the political economy of technological unemployment, and in radical policy responses like job guarantees, basic income, and community ownership.

 

Benjamin Watts
bw

Policy Specialism:

Energy Policy, Economics

 

Bio:

  • Chairman of TWS in 2010-11
  • Energy Advisory Consultant for Baringa Partners
  • Executive for Ernst & Young – Economic, regulatory and financial advice to a broad basket of utility and other infrastructure oriented industries
  • Economics Consultant for Deloitte

 

John Kwan
jk

Policy Specialism:

Law reform, international organizations, charity law, housing issues

 

Bio:

  • Associate for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, specializing in EU and UK competition law
  • Have written articles on various aspects of competition law, including the introduction of class actions in the UK and the impact of an EU Directive harmonizing procedural rules for private damages claim, and given talks on EU legislative reforms, such as in relation to geo-blocking.
  • Trustee for housing charity, Advice4Renters
  • Assisted in the drafting of papers for –
    • Bill of Rights Reform
    • Reform of the Legal Profession
    • Proposed Constitution for Tunisia

 

Alison Andrew

aa

Policy Specialism: Quantitative policy evaluation, early childhood policy, adolescence, sexual and reproductive health

 

Bio:

  • Research Economist at the IFS researching health and social policy in developing countries.  Current work focusing on early years’ interventions and their effect on later life outcomes and programmes that address sexual and reproductive health, specific experience working in India and Colombia.