The LDEG Executive team

The executive are volunteers who run the day-to-day management of LDEG, pushing to achieve the Group's aims and to support the Group's members

Portfolio Officers

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Robert Harrison - Chair

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Ulysse Abbate - Secretary

As a French-British Liberal Democrat, Ulysse knows the importance of working with our natural allies on the Continent. Whilst Brexit set the UK back in many ways, he is committed to rebuilding relations and the UK returning to its place in the EU. Currently reading a Masters in Political Economy of Europe at the LSE and as one of the 10 elected Liberal Democrat delegates to the ALDE Party, he is looking forward to supporting LDEG’s work as Secretary

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David Chalmers - Treasurer

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Sean Bennett - Vice-Chair (Campaigns)

Non-Portfolio Officers

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Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett

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Irina von Wiese

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Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston has been an experienced EU policy professional for over two decades. Active in the Party since 2016 and a member of the Federal Policy Committee, he aims to help Lib Dems win power at all levels, and for the country to recover and restore all we have lost outside Europe.

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Richard Morris

Richard Morris has had a varied career as solicitor, investment banker, publisher and music educationalist. He served as CEO of ABRSM and Chair of the Yehudi Menuhin School. He was the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Tonbridge & Malling at the 2019 General Election. Richard is a member of the National Executive - and is the International Officer - of European Movement UK. He is also a member of the Board of European Movement International, Brussels.

Regional Representative Officers

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Nick Hopkinson - South-East

During Nick’s 23 year career at Wilton Park, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s policy forum, he progressed to Director, inter alia helping the accession of 10 Central and Southern European countries to the EU and writing and editing some 400 policy reports. Nick is founder Chair of London4Europe, a former chair of the LDEG and the European Movement Branches Forum, and stood as a Lib Dem candidate in County and District Council elections. Nick spoke and debated nationwide on 30 separate occasions advocating the case to remain during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, and is currently writing a book on Wilton Park’s policy output.

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