Government and Institutions

IEA announces new Director of Communications

The Institute of Economic Affairs, the UK’s leading free-market think tank, today announces changes to its media team. The IEA seeks to promote the role of markets in solving economic and social problems, aiming to change the climate of opinion over the long term.

Annabel Denham joins the IEA as Director of Communications.

Annabel previously worked as the Associate Director of The Entrepreneurs Network, where she authored and edited research, ran its communications arm, led the Female Founders Forum project and coordinated the APPG for Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining The Entrepreneurs Network (an off-shoot of the Adam Smith Institute), Annabel worked in parliament for former MP Lord (Peter) Lilley and was Deputy Business Features Editor for City A.M.

Commenting on her appointment, Annabel said:

“I am delighted to be joining the team at the Institute of Economic Affairs. The organisation has a long-standing history of defending free markets and a free society. I am looking forward to contributing to its work by overseeing its communications, public affairs, and digital output.”

Mark Littlewood, the IEA’s Director General, said:

“I’m thrilled that Annabel will be joining the IEA as Director of Communications. Annabel has a fantastic record at The Entrepreneurs Network and before that as Deputy Business Editor at City A.M.. She brings policy expertise, extensive think tank experience, and stellar communications skills to the role. I have confidence her expertise and profile will boost the IEA’s output in 2020.”

Notes to editors:

For media enquiries please contact Emily Carver, Media Manager: 020 7799 8920 or 07715 942731.

Annabel will take up her position full time from 23rd March 2020.

A full list of current IEA staff is available here.

The mission of the Institute of Economic Affairs is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems and seeks to provide analysis in order to improve the public understanding of economics.

The IEA is a registered educational charity and independent of all political parties.