Helen has more than twenty years’ industry and agency experience of healthcare regulation, law, policy and market access issues. She combines strategic counsel and tactical support with terrifying attention to detail to deliver timely, effective results for our clients. Helen is a former Chair of the Association of Professional Political Consultants. In her downtime, Helen enjoys running and star-gazing, but not necessarily at the same time.
james mac daid
James’ background and experience is grounded in political events management. Before joining HJCL in 2012, he worked for five years in the political knowledge division at Dod’s Political Communications, successfully developing and delivering on a range of health and social care public policy events and conferences for leading private, public and third sector clients. A number of these events helped formulate Government strategy and provided a platform for a number of legislative and policy announcements. Outside of work, James enjoys running and is an avid film fan.
Emily joined HJCL in July 2012, having just graduated from the University of Aston with a BSc in Politics and International Relations. In her final year she specialised in conflict and humanitarian intervention and wrote her dissertation on the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine
Emily grew up in Switzerland and enjoys skiing and is an avid gym goer. She is a keen traveller, having volunteered to work on a school-building project in India and teach English at a young persons’ orphanage in Vietnam.
Mark has 18 years experience in the political arena as a public affairs consultant, City Councillor and Conservative Party Agent. Since 2002, Mark has worked as a public affairs consultant.
He has lobbied local and national Government including MPs, Ministers and civil servants through networking and report writing, organising media and direct mail campaigns and developing communication strategies. Mark has worked for charities, further education establishments and Government organisations with health, education and planning.
Mark was a Birmingham City Councillor from 2000-11 representing 18,000 residents, For six of those years he was a Scrutiny Chairman of Regeneration, Planning and Local Services Committees.