Chairman of Advisory Board

Meet Roger Evans

Roger is the only candidate trainer with a track record in politics. He has coached dozens of successful candidates including past and present members of the cabinet. Called to The Bar in 1997, Roger is a member of the Middle Temple. He is a sought after presenter at conferences and other events and provides coaching and strategic advice to senior business and local government leaders.

Roger Evans was a Deputy Mayor of London and London Assembly Chair, Roger worked closely with Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson during a City Hall career spanning 16 years. During his tenure Roger was responsible for building links to business, hosting major events in Trafalgar Square and deputising for the Mayor at key events.

He chaired the London Assembly, London’s tier of regional government, as well as serving on the police, transport and budget committees. From 2008 to 2011 he led the eleven strong Conservative Group at City Hall.

Roger led detailed reviews of cybercrime, technology in policing, flood risk and industrial relations on the transport network. He was also a member of London’s fire and police authorities.

Prior to 2000, he served for twelve years as a Conservative Councillor at the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Previously, Roger also served for eight years at Havering, where he Chaired the Planning Committee.

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Political Career

Roger is the only candidate trainer with a track record in politics.

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Resham has over a decade of experience in policy and strategy, currently serving as the Head of Engagement for Women2Win (an organisation cofounded by the former Prime Minister), the Founder and Director of the Conservative Policy Network and a former member of the Conservative Party’s London Board.

Resham has experience in financial services, having started her career at the FSA and then serving as an economic advisor to an MP who was a member of the Treasury Select Committee. Resham has been active in politics for the past eight years. She stood as a candidate in the 2015 general election, where she was the Conservative Party’s youngest BME candidate, and in the 2017 general election she achieved the party’s greatest vote share since 1979.

Resham runs her own public speaking training agency, Podium Perfect and has trained hundreds of political candidates, 30 former and current MPs – and has been flown overseas to train foreign politicians. She works with organisations including Citibank, Pfizer, Aetna and Bloomberg and has trained over 11,000 people in over 100 countries.

Resham has written for publications and think tanks such as The Times, the Centre for Policy Studies and Huffington Post and regularly speaks at conferences. She is the founder of the Conservative Policy Network, designed to increase accessibility to policy-makers, and is a Trustee of the Fawcett Society,  the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and has been recognised as as a ‘Global Shaper’ by the World Economic Forum for political work in trying to achieve a more representative Parliament.

Peter Borthwick

PETER BORTHWICK

Video and social media

Coming from a technology and communications background, Peter works with candidates to launch and develop their personal brand and to build their social media presence.

Peter is also Director of Greenbank Films which tailor-makes promotional films for a variety of small businesses and individuals. Greenbank Films is delighted to be working with Barndoor Strategy to provide strategic and promotional films for their clients.