Head of Employment and Skills Policy
Seamus is Head of Employment and Skills Policy.
He is a member of the government’s National Living Wage advisory group, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills’ Teaching Excellence Framework advisory, the Business Enterprise Reference Group at Ofsted, the Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) Policy Advisory Group at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and a member of the Research Advisory Group for the RSA Inclusive Growth Commission.
Seamus has extensive public policy experience. Prior to joining the IoD, he worked in the policy unit of a party in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the public affairs division of a major UK third sector organisation, for a leading international think tank, and for an economic policy research institute operated jointly between the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Oxford.
Seamus holds a (Joint Hons.) B.A. International in History, Politics and International Relations from University College Dublin (UCD) where he was awarded a Parnell Scholarship and won the T.D. Williams Medal for graduating first place in his class.
In addition he holds a diplôme from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po-Paris) and an (Hons) MSc from the LSE. His LSE master’s degree dissertation was published in a scholarly periodical and he has had a number of other academic papers published. Seamus is a regular commentator across radio, print, online and television media.