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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.

Jamie Heyburn

Events and Training Manager

James is the Events and Training Manager for the IPT having previously been a Senior Events and Training Coordinator, Click to read more.

Niamh Walsh

Senior Parliamentary Affairs Officer

Niamh started at the Industry and Parliament Trust in February 2018 as Parliamentary Affairs Officer. She has previously completed internships in the Irish Parliament, the United States Embassy in Dublin, Women for Election, and European Movement Ireland. Click to read more.

Zara Afolabi

Parliamentary Affairs Officer

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.

Greg Kay

Training Coordinator

Greg started at the Industry and Parliament Trust in April 2018 as Events Officer. Greg helps organise IPT events, liaising with business, academics and parliamentarians. Click to read more.

Caroline O'Brien

Events Officer

Caroline joined the IPT team in January 2019 as Events Officer and assists in the organisation of the Industry and Parliament Trust’s educational policy events programme. Click to read more.

Mike Campbell

Communications Coordinator

Mike joined the IPT in September 2018 as Communications Coordinator. It is his responsibility to manage the IPT’s internal and external communications, 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.