I read Ancient & Modern History at Oxford University (graduated 1994).
I worked in Russia 1994-7 on various projects.
I was Director of Research then Campaign Director of Business for Sterling and the ‘no’ campaign (to stop Britain joining the euro) 1999-2002.
I worked on various projects 2003-7, including trying to stop the EU Constitution being enacted (2004-5) and helping to run the referendum campaign against the North East Regional Assembly (2004).
I was Michael Gove’s main adviser September 2007 – January 2014, with a break May 2010-December 2010. (NB. BBC people in particular: I said in September 2013 I was leaving and I left voluntarily in January 2014, do not put me in your lists of ‘people who were fired’ as you are prone to.)
I have never been a member of a political party.
This page is for an essay I wrote over a few years, ‘Some thoughts on education and political priorities‘, that (in draft form) was published by the Guardian on 11 October 2013. @OdysseanProject posts links on these themes.
This page gives an Index of various things I’ve written.
I am now researching and trying to implement some of these ideas and I help a few educational projects.
I run a company, North Wood, that tries to solve problems (management, political, communication).
Email me on: email@example.com