Our alumni are former members of our team who have now gone on to work in other areas of politics. This includes those who have gone on to work within government, political parties, think tanks and pressure groups. A special thanks also goes to Ryan Frendo who designed the original website for Centre.

Pushkin Defyer

Alumni Network Chair

Pushkin was previously on the executive of the Young Liberals and is now a member of the Labour Party. He has worked with candidates from multiple parties during election campaigns, mainly supporting them with his knowledge of digital campaigning.

Alex Toal

Alex was our head of social media and helped to improve our campaigns. He also graduated from the University of York with a Masters in Public Administration. After Centre Alex joined Make Votes Matter and became its Alliance and Support Executive in 2021.

Ariane Far

Ariane is a policy advisor at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. She was previously the Environment Spokesperson for Centre. As part of Centre, Ariane wrote a paper on lessons from Denmark on the environment. She also published a monthly article for Centre on the environment. She also has experience as a freelance writer for the Oxford Business Review and as a Communications Intern at the UN Environment Programme.

Jake Poulton

Jake was our Head of Policy and Partnerships for Centre. He now sits as a Charity Trustee, runs Strategic Communications for Our Generation for Inclusive Peace and works in Public Affairs Officer at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Jake was also the Public Affairs Coordinator for Red Cross Policy.

Giovanni Bergami

Giovanni was formerly the Centre Head of Policy. He is a recent graduate, holding an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA in Philosophy, International and Economic Studies from the Cà Foscari University of Venice. He has a particular interest in looking at poverty and the disconnect between governments and those in need of support.

Daniel Colthart

Daniel Colthart was Head of Website Design at New Liberals. He helped to design and build the original website for New Liberals.

Disclaimer: Our alumni are not nessicarily members or supporters of Centre. They are independent and do not necessarily have links to each other and support each other. Centre also does not nessicarily agree with every policy position or statement they have made.

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