Head of Policy Research
Seamus is Head of Policy Research at the IoD
He is a member of the government's National Living Wage advisory group, the Home Office Brexit Employers Representative Group, the Department for Education's Teaching Excellence Framework advisory group, the Business Enterprise Reference Group at Ofsted, the Vocational and Technical Qualifications Stakeholder Group at Ofqual, the government's Careers and Enterprise Company Employer Group, the High-level Strategic Advisory Group in Statistical and Data Literacy at the Royal Statistical Society, the Migration and Brexit Advisory Group at the University of Surrey and the University of Sussex, the Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) Policy Advisory Group at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), the LSE/ESRC Making In Europe project Steering Group, the EY-British Future immigration policy strategy group, and the Stakeholder Reference Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships.
A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), 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 is a regular commentator across radio, print, online and television media.