People

Emran Mian - Director

Emran Mian - Director

Emran Mian is the new Director of Social Market Foundation. He has worked at the interface of business and public policy for several years, as Director of Strategy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and then as Director responsible for the Cabinet Office and Number 10 Business Partnerships team. He has been widely published and is a trustee of two children's charities.

Rachel Baker - Conference and Events Manager

Rachel Baker - Conference and Events Manager

Rachel joined the SMF in February 2010 as the Conference Manager. She has a strong track record in delivering large events for a number of public sector organisations and professional bodies.

Nida Broughton - Chief Economist

Nida Broughton - Chief Economist

Nida Broughton joined the SMF in May 2012. Nida previously worked at the House of Commons, where she advised MPs and committees on a broad range of economic issues, and in particular, on financial services. Nida also has in-depth expertise in regulation, competition policy and behavioural economics, gained whilst working at Ofcom, the UK regulator and competition authority for communications markets.

Cormac Hollingsworth - Research Associate

Cormac Hollingsworth - Research Associate

Cormac Hollingsworth joined the Social Market Foundation in December 2013 as a Research Associate. Cormac's work focuses on achieving better outcomes from financial markets by improving market structure and the public policy framework.

Dr Nigel Keohane - Research Director

Dr Nigel Keohane - Research Director

Nigel Keohane is Research Director at the Social Market Foundation, having joined in summer 2011. Previously he was Head of Research at the New Local Government Network where he was responsible for NLGN's research programme and policy development.

Sean O

Sean O'Brien - Communications Officer

Sean O'Brien joined the SMF in May 2013. As Communications Officer, Sean supports all of the SMF's communications activity and assists with the promotion of the SMF’s research and events programme. He also manages the popular monthly Chalk + Talk seminar series.

Bianca Smith - Finance Manager

Bianca Smith - Finance Manager

Bianca joined the SMF in February 2010 as the Finance Manager. She has over 20 years experience in finance, having worked in a number of Chartered Accountant firms in South Africa.

Amanda Wolthuizen - Communications and External Affairs Director

Amanda Wolthuizen - Communications and External Affairs Director

Amanda Wolthuizen joined the SMF in January 2014 as Communications and External Affairs Director. Amanda oversees all of the SMF's communications activity, including running the press office, managing online communications and promoting the SMF's research and events work.

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