By Jonathan Isaby
This week has seen David Skelton appointed as Neil O'Brien's deputy at Policy Exchange.
David, who has been working at management consultancy PA Consulting Group, was Conservative candidate for North Durham at last year's general election and is a former Deputy Director of the Parliamentary Resources Unit. He is also a regular contributor to the Platform 10 blog.
He replaces Natalie Evans, who is now Head of Operations for the New Schools Network.
Others recent recruits to Policy Exchange include:
- Nick Faith, formerly of Luther Pendragon, is now Head of Communications, working with Head of Press, former Daily Express journalist, Gabriel Milland.
- Simon Less, formerly at the Treasury, is now Head of Policy Exchange's Environment and Energy Unit.
- Matt Oakley, another former Treasury civil servant, is now Head of Enterprise, Growth and Social Policy, working on welfare policy amongst other things.