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The Team

Emily Redding


After 6 years working in think tanks in both fundraising and research Emily founded Smart Thinking in April 2017. A Chartered Accountant she also works in financial services.

Cat Morton

Cat Morton

Head of Marketing & BD

Cat has worked in a number of professional-services advisory roles, working with CEOs and leadership teams of dynamic mid-market businesses. Her work has mainly focused on the growth strategy of these organisations. She also has a background in Intellectual Property advisory.

Hana Kapetanovic

Communications Executive

Hana is a postgraduate student in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and is a member of King’s Think Tank. Her academic research focuses on ethnonational conflicts, particularly in the Middle East and Balkan regions.

The Advisory Board

Ben Ullmann

Ben is a strategic communications consultant and CEO speechwriter. He advises businesses and their leaders on financial communications and reputation management. He has worked in Westminster as a communications advisor to Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and spent two years as a Research Fellow at think-tank Policy Exchange.

Susan Walton

Susan is a senior finance and media executive with over 20 years of experience in global top-tier investment banks. She serves as a board member and adviser to leading think tanks, universities, cultural institutions and social enterprises. Susan was educated at Harvard University and London Business School.

Sian Hansen

Sian spent 7 years as Managing Director of the think tank Policy Exchange following a successful career in finance. After Policy Exchange she became Executive Director of the Legatum Institute for 3 years.  She now has a portfolio of director level and advisory roles.