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Craig Carey-Clinch

Managing Director

A skilled negotiator and lobbyist, Craig is a public policy and media specialist with over 20 years of international experience. He is a former trade association policy and PR director, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7979 757484
  • Email: craig@rowanpublicaffairs.com

Christopher Hodder

Director

Chris has been lobbying on behalf of commercial and non-commercial NGOs for over 10 years, and is highly experienced in UK, EU and international legislation. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7917 332326
  • Email: chris@rowanpublicaffairs.com

Barbara Alam

Director

A former campaigner on London transport issues, Barbara is a skilled project manager with significant experience in a range of public policy sectors.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7930 398935
  • Email: barbara@rowanpublicaffairs.com

Nicky Bassett-Powell

Director

Nicky is a transport planning specialist with extensive local and regional lobbying experience. Formerly the Chairwoman of a voluntary sector organisation, she is now the National Coordinator of the Wheels 2 Work Association.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7803 126202
  • Email: nicky@rowanpublicaffairs.com

Dave Luscombe

Project Manager

As a former business development manager for a major sports body, Dave brings extensive marketing expertise to the team as well as his experience as a project manager in motorcycle and cycling sports.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7831 225798
  • Email: dave@rowanpublicaffairs.com

Rhian Jones

Research and Policy Manager

Multi-lingual Rhian is our new research specialist and provides invaluable public affairs support. Educated at London and Oxford, her experience as a researcher, writer and editor has previously focused on politics.

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  • Email: rhian@rowanpublicaffairs.com

Iain Harper

Communications and Social Media

Iain has been a digital marketing specialist for over 23 years and has extensive event organisation experience. His skills support the business objectives of both Rowan Public Affairs and its clients.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7909 918095
  • Email: iain@rowanpublicaffairs.com

Ethics, Standards and Motivations

The Rowan Public Affairs team were dismayed by past political scandals involving access to MPs, Peers and Ministers. If the case being made by lobbyists cannot gain the support of MPs through straightforward, open and honest representational activity, then there is clearly a problem with how the case is being presented. Rowan does not pay MPs or Peers for their support and will not take any work where financial ‘inducements’ may become a part of the activities required.

Rowan is registered with The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and The European Transparency Register.

Our core lobbying team are Members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), we are included in the CIPR UK Lobbying Register and we subscribe to the CIPR code of conduct.

We often hear complaints that Government never listens. Lobbying is a legitimate trade, which helps remove perceived barriers between Government/Parliament and ordinary citizens/businesses. Lobbying ensures that voices are heard in the corridors of power and allows a conduit of institutional views and opinions to get back to the organisations that lobbyists represent.

We’re not only keen enthusiasts of the work we do, but also eager to broaden our individual horizons and gain insight from the world that lies beyond the ‘Westminster Village’. Most of us are keen travellers and adventurers with our experiences enabling us to understand how the activities and products of our clients are seen by and can fit with the ever-evolving world, sometimes far beyond the UK’s shores.