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.

Lydia Taylor

Lydia Taylor

Lydia joined The Public Affairs Company in August 2011 having graduated from the University of Leeds with a First in Politics and Parliamentary Studies.

During this time, Lydia worked as a Parliamentary Assistant for the then Health Minister Ann Keen MP and completed an internship at College Public Policy in London. She also has worked with the Labour Group on Leeds City Council.

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