Andrew Hammond was formerly employed as a Government Special Adviser when the UK last held the Presidency of the EU. He has since worked for consultancy firms advising organisations in the public, private, and third sectors on strategy and performance, including navigating complex political and economic landscapes that impact operations, reputation, policy and investments. He is an Associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics, and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick.
Tim Oliver is Director of Studies at Loughborough University London, and Senior Lecturer at the University's Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance. He is an Associate at LSE IDEAS, and was formerly a Dahrendorf Fellow at LSE, and spent several years as a lecturer in defence and international affairs at the British Army’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has taught at LSE and UCL and been a visiting scholar at New York University. He has worked at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, the Center for Transatlantic Relations in John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and the RAND Corporation. His political experience includes several years working in the European Parliament and the House of Lords.