Meet the Team

Amanda Wolthuizen 

Director of Public Affairs 


Pete Ford

Programme Manager

Pete Ford is Programme Manager for the Imperial Policy Forum. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Forum, supporting development of collaborations with internal and external partners.  He has previously worked in the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on international R&D policy and in the Department for Education on the Covid response.

Meet the team

Jamie Heyburn

External Relations Officer

Jamie Heyburn is External Relations Officer for the Imperial Policy Forum. Prior to Imperial he was Events and Training Manager for the Industry and Parliament Trust responsible for delivering policy-based roundtables for parliamentarians, industry, and academia. Jamie has also worked in political monitoring for Dods.

Dr Craig Whittall

Policy and Programme Officer

Dr Craig Whittall is a Policy and Programme Officer for the Imperial Policy Forum. His background is in Higher Education policy engagement and has been involved in successful campaigns, including the creation of a new national cancer testing standard for women diagnosed with womb cancer. Craig has also previously worked for three MPs, and national and local government-related organisations.