About Us

Geoff Lawler

Geoffrey Lawler

Director - founded the Company in 1991 after experience gained from working at Conservative Central Office for four years including with the Conservative Research Department, and then of working for public relations companies. He served for a term as Member of Parliament for Bradford North.

Geoff also co-founded Democracy International Limited in 1995. The Company assisted with the promotion and development of democratic values and practices in newly emerged democracies. He has personally worked on assignments in many countries including acting as an official election observer for the British Government, the EU and the UN. 

He is an Honorary Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust, and a Member of the Institute of Directors. 

Ed Jacobs

Ed Jacobs

Ed joined The Public Affairs Company in August 2009.

Prior to this, Ed worked for Nick Palmer, then Member of Parliament for Broxtowe as a constituency assistant for nearly two years. Ed has also worked for a year in the House of Commons office of Gillian Merron, then MP for Lincoln who was a Government Whip at the time. Ed is a regular contributor to the fact-based political and policy blog, ‘Left Foot Forward’, established by Will Straw. Ed has also stood in a number of local council elections.

 

Josh Aulak

Josh Aulak

Josh joined PAC in January 2014, having previously been working at the centre-right think tank Policy Exchange.

He has also worked for Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society and Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner and has spent time in the Canadian Parliament, working for Michael Chong MP.

Prior to this Josh completed a B.A. in Politics and Parliamentary Studies at the University of Leeds.

Steve Roberts-Mee

Steve joined The Public Affairs Company in August 2014.

He comes with a strong background in the Civil Service having worked for Defra, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the COI and OFWAT. His various roles have involved him briefing and interacting with the Prime Minister, Ministers, MPs and Welsh AMs as well as senior civil servants.

Most of Steve's career has centred around handling press and communications. He is a former BBC news reporter and producer and has held the roles of senior press officer, communications adviser and Head of Information in a number of government departments and agencies. This included being the Communications Team Leader for Defra when the UK hosted both the G8 and EU Presidency in 2005 and was the SE Iraq Communications Adviser based in Basra working with the military as well as UK and Iraqi Ministers in 2004.

Other roles have included Director of Communications at UK Export Finance 2006-2012 and handling strategic communications at OFWAT where he was responsible for implementing an engagement strategy for Welsh Parliamentarians and Assembly Members.

Steve has worked in local government having been Head of Housing information at Sandwell and an independent member of the Standards Committee on Colchester Borough Council. He has also been a visiting lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht training EU officials on communicating environmental policy.

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