Before joining Quiller, Alasdair was Director of CentreForum, the leading liberal think tank. He led work on national and international financial regulation, economic policy, public services reform and migration and demographic change. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of the leading EU think tank, the Centre for European Reform, where he wrote widely on European economic, financial and political affairs.
Alasdair started his career as a journalist serving as Economics correspondent and then as Brussels correspondent for The Times, covering all aspects of EU affairs. He was also a business reporter on the Mail on Sunday.
Alasdair took a First in Modern History at the University of Oxford, followed by a Diploma in European Studies at the Central European University, Prague. He is a Trustee of British Future, the migration and identity think tank, and the McFarlane Trust, which provides financial supports to haemophiliacs infected with HIV via blood transfusions. Alasdair was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bournemouth West in the 2010 election and Oxford East in the 2015 election.