The Barndoor Strategy Team

We have built up a trusted network of highly experienced public affairs consultants in the areas of Financial Services and FinTech, Defence and Cyber Security, Energy and Infrastructure and International Trade and Investment.

havard hughes

Havard Hughes 


Havard has over 20 years’ experience and a successful track record delivering policy change for household name organisations. He has exceptional cross-party knowledge of UK politics at all levels and considerable experience in dealing with regulatory bodies. 

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David Spencer

Managing Director

David has more than 15 years’ experience working on politics and policy issues. He has led many prominent political campaigns as well as offering policy and strategic advice to organisations large and small. David leads Barndoor Strategy’s trade and Brexit practice,

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Sabah Zdanowska 

Non-Executive Director

Sabah is seasoned technology professional with a mix of research, technical and business skills, having worked for a number of different startups in both London and Silicon Valley. Sabah provides strategic direction for the company, with a special focus on FinTech.

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Carys Davis

Senior Counsel

Carys has over 12 years experience in public affairs with a particular focus on financial services. She previously worked for the Financial Conduct Authority as well as a financial services trade body. Carys also lectures Masters level students in public affairs.

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Roger evans

Roger Evans 

Senior Counsel

Former Deputy Mayor of London and London Assembly Chair, Roger’s City Hall career spans over 16 years. He now provides communication coaching for candidates, politicians and senior managers and is a sought after presenter at events.

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Sarah Hayward

Senior Counsel

Sarah Hayward is the former leader of Camden Council in central London. Despite facing the largest budget cuts in UK local government history, Sarah and Camden are recognised worldwide as leading on a number of issues including housing and equalities, particularly gender equality.

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