Kirsty is a Political Due Diligence Practice Lead at Global Counsel. Kirsty has five years of experience in British domestic politics, public policy and regulation, and spent the last two years working on M&A transactions advising on political and policy exposure associated with assets in the UK.
Prior to joining Global Counsel, Kirsty worked for a political consultancy, advising private equity on the political risks of investments and working on a range of deals spanning a variety of sectors and jurisdictions. She has worked in UK politics for four years, for two former Ministers of State, from the Home Office and the Department of Health. She has also worked for the National Audit Office and for a policy think tank.
At Global Counsel, Kirsty is part of the Political Due Diligence team advising Global Counsel clients on UK and EU regulation, policymaking and politics risks within a transaction. Kirsty has worked with private equity clients on a wide range of policy areas including education, health and social care, business services and energy. She advises on opportunities at the point of investment and on strategies to manage political change through an investment cycle.