IPT > About Us > The IPT Team

The Industry Parliament Trust is compiled of a small but elite team, with a diverse range of profiessional backgrounds. Click a team member's photo to find out more about them.

Nick Maher

Chief Executive

Nick joined the IPT in July 2011 having previously been in the Army for 26 years and latterly serving in the Ministry of Defence on a team constructing a 'New Employment Model' for the Armed Forces, Click to read more.

Angela Hodder

Head of Office and Company Secretary

Angela joined the IPT in July 2015 as Head of Office and Company Secretary, bringing a broad range of experience in HR, recruitment and office management from a variety of sectors in corporate, SMEs and start-up companies, Click to read more.

Niruba Ravishankar

Finance Manager

Niruba joined the IPT in 2015 as Finance Manager and is responsible for all the financial activities of the organisation, Click to read more.

Zara Afolabi

Events and Training Manager

Zara joined the IPT in January 2019 as a Parliamentary Affairs Officer having previously graduated from University of Kent with a degree in American Studies. Click to read more.

Rebecca Hayton

Senior Events & Communications Officer

Rebecca joined the team in May 2022 as Senior Events & Communications Officer having previously worked in the office of a Member of Parliament. Click to read more.

Laura Barriball

Events Officer

Laura joined the team in September 2021 as an Events Officer. She graduated with a BA in History, Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway University and completed an internship in Parliament. Click to read more.

Sophie Din

Events Assistant

Sophie joined the IPT as an intern in September 2021 as her placement year as part of her university course. Her role involves assisting the Events Team with the organisation and delivery of industry based and parliamentary events. Click to read more.

Ollie Bradfield

Parliamentary Training Coordinator

Ollie joined the IPT as Training Coordinator in May 2022, having previously worked for the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. Click to read more.

Sam Trendall

Parliamentary Affairs Manager

Sam joined the team in March 2022 as the IPT's Parliamentary Affairs Manager, having previously worked as a civil servant for the Opposition Whips Office in the House of Commons. Click to read more.

Natalie Graham

Communications Officer

Natalie is the Communications Officer for the IPT, having joined the team in September 2021.Prior to joining the IPT, Natalie completed a BSc in International Relations and Politics as well as an MSc in Public Policy at Cardiff University, specializing in British Politics Click to read more.

Paul Grant

Parliamentary & Government Training Consultant

Paul, who delivers the IPT's training sessions on a consultancy basis, was a civil servant in the UK Government from 1986-2012. For 20 years of that time he worked as a senior lecturer in Policy and... Click to read more.

Huw Edwards

Parliamentary & Government Training Consultant

Following a varied career as an MP and university lecturer, Huw became an Independent Trainer in 2005 and specialises in courses on Understanding Parliament, Government, Legislation, Devolution and Influencing Policy... Click to read more.