Our Team

Paul Rota - CEO

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Paul is Chief Executive and Co-Founder of CFOC and has seen the organisation grow from a core team of two at its outset, to the diverse team we have today. He holds a BA in French and an MA in Applied Linguistics and is currently working for a Professional Services Firm in London. 

Sunil Sharma - COO

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Sunil is the Chief Operating Officer at CFOC. He holds a BSc in Accounting & Finance and works within the financial services sector in London. He has also started his own business and is actively involved in a number of projects with the Conservative Party. Sunil is the Foreign Affairs Editor for The New Briton.

Andrew Pilley - Senior Advisor to CFOC

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Andrew is the current chairman and owner of English football League One club Fleetwood Town F.C., the chairman of independent commercial utility group, BES Utilities and Managing Director of independent utility sales agency network Commercial Power, as well as Card Saver, BES Metering Services, The Leisure Channel, and Breck Apartments Blackpool. 

Paul Borrow-Longain  - Senior Advisor to CFOC

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Paul is the Group Chairman and CEO of LynxOr Global Limited, an international trade, investment and economic empowerment consultancy and private equity investment firm specialising in activities within the Commonwealth.

Phoebe Sullivan - Projects Manager

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Phoebe is the Projects Manager at CFOC. She has a BSc in International Politics, an MA in Global Diplomacy and currently works for a Public Affairs firm in London. She is active within the Conservative Party in South West Surrey, sitting on the executive committee within the local Conservative Association. Phoebe is also a Research Associate for The Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom.

Noah Khogali - National Policy Director

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Noah Khogali is National Policy Director at CFOC. He also works on Outreach and Engagement for the Scottish Conservatives as well as being a widely published political commentator. Noah is a Government and Politics graduate from Queen’s University Belfast.

Aliya Mohamed - Canadian Representative

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Currently at TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s regional 
transportation authority and the fastest growing urban transit organization in North America, Aliya serves as the Head of Public Affairs. Aliya has operated in over 50 global geographies, been spokesperson for senior leaders for media interviews and press conferences. 

Aliya studied in Ottawa, earning a B.A. in Political Science and Global Affairs and has recently concluded her Master’s in Business Administration at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Joseph Hammond - Advisor to CFOC

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Joseph Hammond is an award-winning journalist, managing editor of New Africa Daily, researcher, and consultant whose career has spanned four continents. As a journalist, he has reported from four continents on a variety of issues from the Arab Spring to the M23 rebellion in the Eastern Congo.

Samuel Ennis - Advisor to CFOC

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Samuel studied Economics at the University of Birmingham gaining a First Class Degree. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG and is currently the Deputy Chair Political for Kew Conservatives whilst serving on the Executive Committee for Richmond Park and North Kingston Conservative Association and the Richmond Park and North Kingston Young Conservatives.

Jude D'Alesio - Policy Officer

Jude is a Law student at the University of Bristol and a councillor on Long Ashton Parish Council in North Somerset. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Bristol and South Gloucestershire Conservative Federation and will always be a keen advocate for cooperation between Commonwealth nations.'

Nicholas Morris - Caribbean Representative

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Nicholas has extensive experience in working for Commonwealth organisations and some of his roles included :-

- Former Commonwealth Youth Ambassador

- writer on Commonwealth Politics who has been published on Daily Mail UK,Daily Globe and UK Mallard. 

- Former Regional Commonwealth Youth Parliament for the Caribbean

Alexander Cobb - Engagement Officer 

Alex is our Engagement Officer and in his full-time capacity works at CCHQ as Business & Youth Engagement Officer. He graduated from Southampton Solent having studied Business. He is also the YC Chair for Maidenhead and loves actively campaigning and getting involved in different projects whilst networking and exploring opportunities for growth.

Eddie Folan - Policy Officer

Eddie is our policy officer, newsletter editor and currently holding the social media portfolio. He has degree in History and English from the Queens University Belfast. 

Daniel Grice - Policy Officer

Daniel is currently attaining a Master's degree specialising in political engagement specifically for disabled people. He hopes to encourage young people to not just go with the tide of voting for left-wing political politics and freely express their conservative values. Daniel has severe dyslexia and autism and has ambitions to improve disabled representation within politics.

Charlie Evans - Co-Founder

Charlie was at Welsh Conservative candidate for Dwyfor Meirionnydd and is Deputy Chairman Political for Mid and West Wales.He has a successful retail career and co- founded Conservative Friends of the Commonwealth alongside Paul as well as NUSceptics, a disaffialiation movement from the National Union of Students.