Intended as a bi-partisan comment platform, Will launched Comment Central in June 2017. He works closely with the other members of the team to produce editorials, source new articles and manage the publication of new content. He has previously worked in Parliament and as a media adviser to the Government of Georgia in the aftermath of the Russian invasion in 2008. Will currently works as a media and political adviser.
Tom joined Comment Central in 2017. As well as generating much of our editorial coverage, Tom has a key role in commissioning new writers, be they in Parliament or more widely, as well as editing articles before publication. He has a degree in languages.
Foreign Affairs and Defence Editor
Andrew joined the Comment Central team in 2017. He brings to the role over 25 years in the UK Diplomatic Service, as well as the EU and NATO. He is also Director of Stabilitas Associates, an internationally-focused public policy consultancy.
Bruce Oliver Newsome, Ph.D., is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in international conflict, counter-terrorism, defence, security, and risk management. Previously he was employed by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and the RAND Corporation as a consultant policy scientist, when he consulted to agencies and departments of national governments across the world. He is the author of more than a dozen books.
Robert joined the team in 2018. He brings with him a wealth of experience from both academia and the corporate sector. Originally from Devon, Robert holds a First Class Honours degree in International Business Finance from Durham University and an MBA from an Ivy League University. He has over a decade's experience working as a corporate financier in the City.
Based in the United States, Glenn is enrolled at the University of Massachusetts where he is reading American Studies with a particular focus on the indirect impact US foreign policy has had on American social values during the twentieth century. Returning to complete his studies at the University of Sussex later this year Glenn intends to continue his career in international law.
Sam Packer's focus a is on public policy developments and parliamentary proceedings. He studied and wrote on the history of Anglo-American conservatism for both his BA at Oxford University and his MA at the College of William and Mary. He subsequently worked in the US Congress and then as a campaigner on the 2016 US election. He is now a political consultant.