Shabbir Merali is a Policy Fellow at Onward, Director of Intelligence at CogX and Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is a former Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, and former Economic Adviser to the Foreign Secretary, Secretary of State for International Trade and Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Before moving to Westminster, Shabbir spent five years working in Finance at PwC, specialising in M&A financial modelling. He is a CFA charterholder and an ACA qualified chartered accountant. He also previously co-founded a tech start-up.