Resham Kotecha

Senior Counsel, Barndoor Strategy.

Biography:

Resham has over a decade of experience in policy and strategy, currently serving as the Head of Engagement for Women2Win (an organisation cofounded by the former Prime Minister), the Founder and Director of the Conservative Policy Network and a former member of the Conservative Party’s London Board.

Resham has experience in financial services, having started her career at the FSA and then serving as an economic advisor to an MP who was a member of the Treasury Select Committee. Resham has been active in politics for the past eight years. She stood as a candidate in the 2015 general election, where she was the Conservative Party’s youngest BME candidate, and in the 2017 general election she achieved the party’s greatest vote share since 1979.

Resham runs her own public speaking training agency, Podium Perfect and has trained hundreds of political candidates, 30 former and current MPs – and has been flown overseas to train foreign politicians. She works with organisations including Citibank, Pfizer, Aetna and Bloomberg and has trained over 11,000 people in over 100 countries.

Resham has written for publications and think tanks such as The Times, the Centre for Policy Studies and Huffington Post and regularly speaks at conferences. She is the founder of the Conservative Policy Network, designed to increase accessibility to policy-makers, and is a Trustee of the Fawcett Society,  the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.  

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and has been recognised as as a ‘Global Shaper’ by the World Economic Forum for political work in trying to achieve a more representative Parliament.