Brendan Donnelly – Director
Brendan has been Director of the Federal Trust since January 2003. He is a former Member of the European Parliament (1994 to 1999). He was educated at Oxford, where he obtained a double first in classics, and later worked in the Foreign Office, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Ulrike Rüb-Taylor – Senior Project Manager
Ulrike joined the Federal Trust in 2001. She manages projects, organises events and publications, and runs the day-to-day office. She studied in Germany and the UK, obtaining MA degrees in European Studies from University of Osnabrück and University of North London.
Alison Sutherland – Events Manager
Dr Andrew Blick – Associate Researcher
He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Democratic Audit, University of Liverpool, which assesses the performance of democracies internationally according to a specially designed framework. He has acted as a consultant on constitutional issues for organisations including the United Nations Development Programme and the UK National Audit Office; and undertaken research projects for the Rowntree trusts; Carnegie UK; the German Marshall Fund; and the Madison Trust. He has written numerous books, articles and parmphlets on UK devolution for the Federal Trust and provided written and oral evidence to parliamentary committees. He has worked in Parliament and closely with parliamentarians on various occasions.