Policy Exchange appoints David Frum as new chairman

Friday, 19 September 2014

Policy Exchange appoints David Frum as new chairman

Synopsis

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce that David Frum, one of the leading thinkers and writers on public policy in the English-speaking world, is the new Chairman of Trustees of Policy Exchange. He succeeds Lord Finkelstein of Pinner, who is standing down at the end of his three year term.

“Policy Exchange is the most influential think tank in the UK and an international model for what a modernising centre right can achieve”, said Frum. “I am honoured to succeed Danny Finkelstein, who has contributed so brilliantly and creatively to Policy Exchange as an institution and to the greater debate over politics and policy”.

Lord Finkelstein commented: “It is a real tribute to Policy Exchange that someone of David’s reputation and intellectual calibre is willing to take on this position. With his global experience of business, law and politics, especially in his native Canada and the US, he is clearly an outstanding choice”.

Notes for editors:

David Frum is senior editor at The Atlantic and the author of eight books, most recently the e-book Why Romney Lost And What The GOP Can Do About It (published on the Thursday after the 2012 Presidential election); one of its key contentions is that the Republican Party drifted from its historic base in the American middle-classes and subscribed instead to an ideology that was off-putting to large numbers of people. His most recent lengthy article entitled, Why the GOP must modernise to win, appeared in this month’s version of influential magazine, Foreign Affairs. David has also served as a Presidential speechwriter and divides his time between Washington, DC, and Toronto, Canada, the home of his family’s company, the Frum Development Group.

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