Executive & Events Assistant to Nathan Gamester (COO)
Naomi has joined the team as Executive and Events Assistant to our Chief Operating Officer, Nathan Gamester. She supports the work of operations and the events programme at Legatum Institute. Naomi was previously based in South Kensington, where for the past five years she worked in the charity sector. Naomi has experience in events, volunteer management and hospitality. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and History from the University of Southampton, and a Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration.
Receptionist and Database Manager
Sasha is the Receptionist and Database Manager at the Legatum Institute. With a passion for the charitable sector, Sasha has been involved in a number of national and international charitable projects. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked for Volunteer Overseas (VSO) as a fundraiser and then as a voluntary aid worker in Zambia where she helped deliver a health programme in local schools. Sasha graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Birmingham in Theatre Arts.
Corporate Membership Director
Georgiana is Corporate Membership Director of the Legatum Institute and runs our Business Forum. She also works part-time for BrexitCentral as their BrexitCircle Director. Georgiana was most recently Head of Regional Fundraising for The Conservative Party. Prior to that, she ran the fundraising for the referendum campaigns; Vote Leave (2016) and NOtoAV (2011). She has also worked for Boris Johnson and the Imperial War Museum.
Amelia is Communications Manager at the Legatum Institute. Previously, she worked at the Centre for Social Justice, as well as at the Institute of Economic Affairs. She grew up in New Zealand where she worked as an research and communications advisor in the office of former Prime Minister, John Key, before serving as Private Secretary to New Zealand's Speaker of the House. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics & History from the University of Auckland. Amelia is passionate about ending human trafficking and being involved in the local community. To this end, she volunteers her time with an anti-trafficking charity, sits on the board of a charity and is involved with a youth mentoring programme.
Research Analyst, Effective Government
Hugh is a Research Analyst within the Effective Government programme. Originally from Australia, he has worked in commercial business in North America and Europe, most recently as a Producer for Electronic Arts. With extensive international experience and a keen eye for global affairs, Hugh is motivated by an understanding of how geopolitics and governance contribute to prosperity around the world. Hugh holds a Master’s degree in International Law and International Relations from the University of New South Wales.
Director of Operations
Shelley is Director of Operations at the Legatum Institute and leads our Cultural Transformation programme. Her role is to manage the Institute’s events programme and facilities, promoting the Institute’s ethos of hospitality and excellence through these activities. She has worked in operations in the charity sector for over 10 years, with her most recent role that of Director of Operations for the HTB Group. Throughout her career Shelley has run a diverse range of events at venues including O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo, Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre and Central Hall Westminster; overseeing events both throughout the UK and overseas, in countries including Australia, Mexico, Hong Kong and Chile. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queensland University of Technology. She is passionate about alleviating poverty and gender equality; and has co-founded two networks in support of these causes.
Research Assistant, Prosperity Index
Daniel is an Analyst in the Prosperity Index team. He grew up in New Zealand where he worked in the New Zealand Treasury on improving investment management practices in government agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland.
Programme & Research Manager, International Development
Molly heads up the 21st Century International Development programme. Before joining the Legatum Institute, she worked with Babson Global, the International Roundtable on Trade and Competition, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Molly graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts in PPEL and French. She has published in both English and French on trade and competition policy in the developing world, and writes a weekly column for the Sunday Telegraph.
Research Assistant, The World Ahead
Patty is a Research Assistant working on Sir Oliver Letwin’s The World Ahead programme, researching the rise of India and China during the course of the twenty first century. Prior to this, Patty worked in financial communications for two years, advising small to medium growth companies on their reputation in the business media and capital markets. She was also editor for a digital financial news service. Patty holds a degree in History from Durham University and a Master’s in Modern British and European History from the University of Oxford. She specialised in European intellectual, political and cultural history from the Reformation up to the present day, with a focus on public intellectuals and their role in shaping public discourse.
Executive & Events Assistant to Baroness Stroud (CEO)
Thea is Executive and Events Assistant to Baroness Stroud, supporting her work at both the Institute and in the House of Lords. Previously she worked as Parliamentary Assistant and Researcher to the Bishop of Ely, the lead Bishop in the House of Lords for education, and supporting the parliamentary work of the Lords Spiritual more widely. With a lifelong interest in politics, Thea has experience of both the House of Lords, the House of Commons and the European Parliament. Thea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Matthew is the Maintenance Manager for Legatum Institute. He grew up in Australia where he has 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. Matthew co-founded an apprentice hire company called Genbuild which gives young apprentices the opportunity to donate their skills, time or a portion of their wage to charity. He is also a co-founder and a director for a philanthropic construction enterprise called Charity Build, which gives 100% of their profits to charity. Matthew has been on a number of charity building trips to Zambia and Fiji, where he has helped build schools and assist in the construction of homes for vulnerable people.