The Advisory Board helps keep the APPG, Officers and Members updated on policy matters related to entrepreneurship.


Emma Jones MBE
Founder, Enterprise Nation

Emma Jones MBE is a business expert and best-selling author of business books such as Working 5 to 9 and The StartUp Kit. She is founder of Enterprise Nation, having launched the company back in 2005. Enterprise Nation has now grown to be a community of over 75,000 people, all of whom are doing amazing things.


Simon McVicker
Director of Policy, IPSE

Simon has been Director of Policy and External Affairs at IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, since January 2009. During which time he has strengthened the organisation's links with politicians and other key influencers.


Matt Smith
Director of Policy & Research, Centre for Entrepreneurs

Matt Smith is co-founder & director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs. He was recruited in 2013 by the Centre’s founder Luke Johnson to design, launch and run the think tank. Since launch, Matt has overseen ten research projects on topics as diverse as seaside town revival, ex-prisoner rehabilitation, serial entrepreneurship and military entrepreneurship.


Christopher Haley
Head of New Technology & Startup Research, Nesta

Christopher Haley leads Nesta's research interests into how startups and new technologies can drive economic growth, and what this means for businesses, intermediaries and for the government.


Dom Hallas
Executive Director, Coadec

Dom Hallas is the Executive Director of The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), representing startup and scaleup tech companies in public policy debate in the UK.

Before being appointed to his current role in 2018, he served for a year at the UK Government's Department for Exiting the European Union working on Diplomatic Strategy.


Annabel Denham
Associate Director at The Entrepreneurs Network & Head of the Female Founders Forum

Annabel Denham is Associate Director at The Entrepreneurs Network and Head of the Female Founders Forum. At The Entrepreneurs Network, Annabel is responsibly for media outreach, edits research and runs our Female Founders Forum project. She has a particular interest in female entrepreneurship and the gig economy.