New director of policy and external affairs

ACE has appointed Julian Francis as its new director of policy and external affairs.

He was previously head of government affairs at the London Taxi Company. Prior to this, he worked in a variety of policy roles including as political advisor to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. He graduated from Cambridge University with BA and MA in Law, qualified as a Barrister and also holds a PhD Degree from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. 

 “We are delighted to have Julian join the team at the beginning of rolling out the new ACE Corporate Plan,” said Nelson Ogunshakin. He added that the 2015 election meant ACE had to ensure it maintained its proactive advocacy. 

Francis said: “Over the coming months and years the main policy debate in this country will be over the provision and regeneration of the infrastructure network and I look forward to helping shape this debate with ACE’s wide membership.”

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