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Three New Faces at Deryn

We have welcomed a trio of new faces here at Wales’ leading Public Affairs Agency, Deryn Consulting. Richard John, James Brinning and Lily Ewin have recently joined us to further strengthen our award-winning team. Their expertise span across a wide range of policy areas including education, health, infrastructure, economic development, housing and energy.


Richard joins us fresh out of his role as the Leader of Monmouthshire Council. During his time as leader Richard was committed to tackling environmental challenges and inequalities. Richard played a key role in strategic economic development as Vice Chair of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, a board member of the Economic Growth Partnership, WLGA Spokesman for Levelling Up and Intergovernmental Relations and WLGA Conservative Leader. Richard has worked with a range of senior politicians in the Senedd and in the UK Parliament and is a former Head of Communications for the Welsh Conservatives.  


James joins Deryn as an Account Manager after serving as Head of Communications for Cardiff Central MP and Shadow Secretary of State Jo Stevens. Whilst working in Parliament, James focused on a range of policy areas, from devolution and Welsh politics to culture, climate, and justice. James brings a wealth of political, communication and campaigning experience to the team having worked with several senior politicians and figures across Welsh and UK politics.


Lily joins our monitoring team after delivering exceptional work whilst on work experience here with us. Lilly has recently graduated from Cardiff University with an undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations. Before re-joining the team, Lily worked on research for Cardiff University regarding the presentation of humanitarianism in the UK news media’s coverage of life-threatening migration journeys. She also has a particular interest in equality and women’s rights, having written her dissertation on the societal implications of the UK and US news media’s presentation of Muslim women.

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