Former MP and House of Commons Deputy Speaker, Natascha Engel, has been appointed as Policy Connect’s new Chief Executive, announces Policy Connect Chair, Barry Sheerman MP.
Natascha brings with her a wealth of Parliamentary knowledge and experience both as Deputy Speaker and chair of the cross-party Backbench Business Select Committee.
She said: “I am delighted to be joining Policy Connect as I have always believed that Parliament works best when it co-operates across political parties and speaks to the real-life experts when developing policies – the ideas and direct experiences of academics, business, industry and charities.
“This is exactly what Policy Connect has done for many years: facilitating forums for high-level policy debates and providing expert information through quality reports.
“I am looking forward to working with its excellent directors and senior leadership team.”