Renew's office is full of people from outside politics working hard to build up the party.
Renew draws upon the varied experience of its people to develop the party's national network of coordinators and candidates, produce web content and organise events.
Annabel co-founded Advance Together, a local political party which recently merged with Renew. She is a magistrate and is completing a PhD at University College London in criminology. Before this, Annabel worked in mental health in the NHS and worked as a police officer. She has also spent time working in financial services. Annabel has three small children and lives in South London with her husband James.
James is one of Renew’s founders and is an accountant with a London Business School MBA. He has worked in India, China and Northern Ireland and was a world champion in 2014 in competitive debating. James was the Kensington independent candidate in the last general election and lives in London.
James Clarke is a start-up strategy consultant who has worked as an educator, journalist, event manager and insurance underwriter in Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, the US and London. He holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and stood as an independent candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark at the 2017 General Election.
Director of Operations
David has had a varied career in a number of different sectors, including the Metropolitan Police and the tech industry. David has also spent time living and working in France as a start-up consultant and Head of Operations at a petrochemical company. Having returned to the UK, David ran as Renew’s Battersea candidate. David has two children - both of whom are proud Renew supporters.
Director of Content
Sonia joined Renew after working with Advance Together. She oversees Renew’s design and the look of outgoing content, proclaimed "The Fixer of Everything". She has a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Columbia University. Originally from the USA, Sonia is a British citizen living in London with her family.
Emanuel is a website designer and Renew’s invaluable IT expert. Originally from Milan, Italy, Emanuel arrived in the UK in early 2018 and has been with Renew ever since. His surname means “little dragons” in Italian. A keen cook and traveller, Emanuel is passionate about helping Renew in its vision to reboot politics in the UK.
Director of Media Strategy
Ciara directs Renew’s media strategy across multimedia, social platforms, and electoral campaigns. Her background spans entertainment, tech, and EU politics. A former Lib Dem, she worked on the Liberal Democrats’ European election campaign in 2014. Ciara grew up in Belgium and speaks French, Dutch, and Spanish.
Jane Procter is an artist and multi-media creative whose career has encompassed newspapers, TV, internet and the editorship of glossy magazines. A veteran of the Advance Together campaign in RBKC, Jane oversees Renew’s creative direction. She lives in West London with her husband Tom Goldstaub.
James is Renew’s chief writer, producing news briefings, articles and press releases for the party. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in History and joined Renew after spending a gap year abroad in Spain. Originally from Essex, he now lives in London with his partner.
Gwen is a student who joined Renew as a researcher. She is responsible for policy research and statistics, compiling special reports for the leadership team. Gwen hopes to study Politics at university and is also budding actress, having been involved in a number of student films and theatre. She lives in London with her partner.
Candidates and Co-ordinators Manager
Tom helps to organise Renew’s candidates and regional coordinators across the country. He joined Renew after graduating with a Masters degree in International Relations from University of Portsmouth. Tom has worked as a barman and junior football coach at his old youth club. An avid Chelsea fan, Tom always attends weekend matches at Stamford Bridge.
Callum recently joined Renew as our Marketing Officer. He’s responsible for creating content for our platforms. Callum will attend Portsmouth University in September to study Media Studies, aiming towards a career in film-making. He’s an Essex boy, currently living in Brentwood with his partner and family.