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Angus Mercer

Founder and Chief Executive

A lawyer by training, Angus was formerly Head of External Affairs at the UK Department for International Development, where he also served as a policy adviser and speechwriter in the Secretary of State’s office.

Prior to his time in government, Angus was part of the Senior Management Team of a leading public affairs consultancy in London, where his clients included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation and the Boston Consulting Group’s Centre for Public Impact.


Angus holds a masters degree in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford and is also a Research Affiliate at Cambridge University’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

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