Meet the Team

Liam Booth-Smith

Chief Executive

Liam joined Localis as Chief Executive in July 2016. He has over a decade’s experience as writer and researcher on politics and public service reform. Before Localis he was Head of Research and Communications at a consultancy business and prior to this was Head of Communications and External Affairs at the think tank NLGN. He has also worked for a national charity and in the public sector. Liam has published many reports on policy, public service reform and democracy and been a contributor to a number of books and essay collections.

He is a regular commentator in the media on politics and culture, writing columns for national newspapers and magazines.

liam.booth-smith[at]localis.org.uk

Jack Airey

Head of Research

Jack's main political and policy interests lie in industrial strategy, housing and the bits in between. At Localis he has written a number of reports on each.

He joined Localis in August 2014 after graduating from King's College London.

jack.airey[at]localis.org.uk

Sian Penny

Communications Manager

Sian leads on events and communications at Localis. She previously worked for a member of parliament and, before that, a think tank.

sian.penny[at]localis.org.uk

Verity Hubbard

Research Intern

Verity is a recent graduate of Oxford University. Her research interests lie in education, heritage, and culture.

verity.hubbard[at]localis.org.uk