Fred de Fossard

Fred de Fossard: Director of Parliamentary Affairs

Fred leads the Institute’s parliamentary and legislative work. He is responsible for research on British prosperity, encompassing Brexit opportunities, regulatory and government reform, and economic growth. This includes a long-term legislative agenda required to return the United Kingdom to growth, aided by his expertise in parliamentary and constitutional affairs.

Before working at the Institute, he served as a Special Adviser to Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg MP between 2020 and 2022 (as Leader of the House, Brexit Opportunities Minister, and Business Secretary), gaining a deep understanding of the mechanics of the British state and how it needs to be reformed. He helped deliver a host of regulatory reforms related to Brexit, policies to improve civil service recruitment, and helped manage the Government’s legislative programme.

While working for the political consultancy Public First from 2018 to 2020, he developed a Europe-wide campaign for better regulation in the tech sector and travelled the country to understand public attitudes to house-building.

Fred has managed PR and communications campaigns for his own clients, including in farming, software, and food and drink.

He read history at Magdalen College, Oxford, and takes a keen interest Medieval English history. Before working in politics, he was a chef.