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The Policy Unit oversees the development of IoD policy on the full range of issues affecting business from trade to taxation, enterprise to education. 

Here you will find the profiles of the key individuals in the IoD policy and parliamentary affairs team. They are always keen to hear the views and experiences of IoD members.

James Sproule IoD expert

James Sproule

Chief Economist and Director of Policy

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Allie Renison IoD expert

Allie Renison

Head of Europe & Trade Policy

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Andy Silvester IoD expert

Andy Silvester

Head of Campaigns

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Dan Lewis IoD expert

Dan Lewis

Senior Adviser - Infrastructure Policy

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Donjeta Miftari IoD expert

Donjeta Miftari

Press officer

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Edwin Morgan IoD expert

Edwin Morgan

Head of Media Relations

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Ingrid Farmer IoD expert

Ingrid Farmer

Head of Policy Operations & Policy Voice

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Jamie Kerr IoD expert

Jamie Kerr

Parliamentary Affairs Manager

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Michael Martins IoD expert

Michael Martins


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Oliver Parry IoD expert

Oliver Parry

Head of Corporate Governance

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Samuel Emden IoD expert

Samuel Emden

Special Advisor to the Director General

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Seamus Nevin IoD expert

Seamus Nevin

Head of Employment and Skills Policy

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Sophie Breedon IoD expert

Sophie Breeden

Policy Unit Coordinator & PA to the Director of Policy

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Stephen Herring IoD expert

Stephen Herring

Head of Taxation

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