Alex Dunn

MSc China in Comparative Perspective, 2013
Parliamentary Affairs, The Bank of England

Why did you choose LSE, and why did you choose your programme of study?

I chose LSE because of its reputation among employers and society at large.

Overall, how do you look back on your LSE experience?

I had an intellectually stimulating time and met friends from around the world.

Since graduation, where have you worked?

I work as part of the Bank of England's Parliamentary Affairs Group, within the Bank's Stakeholder Communications & Strategy Division.

I joined the Bank in 2015 from my role at the Association of British Insurers, where I worked as part of the team with responsibility for delivering the ABI’s public affairs programme in Westminster and the devolved administrations, across general and life insurance policy developments.

Before the ABI, I managed the Parliamentary office of the former Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Michael Moore MP, in the year before the referendum on Scottish independence. Prior to that, I was a Parliamentary Assistant for Public Accounts Committee member Ian Swales MP in Westminster and a Stagiaire for Rebecca Taylor MEP in the European Parliament.

Why did you choose your current job?

After working for a Cabinet Minister and one of the UK's most important financial services industry, working in Parliamentary affairs at the Bank of England was an opportunity to work at the heart of the UK economy.

What does your current role involve?

Work includes preparation for regular appearances before the Treasury Select Committee, as well as high-level engagement in the British legislative process.

What advice do you have for LSE students who are looking to enter a similar profession to you?

Listen, learn, and persevere

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