John O Connell Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance

John O’Connell joined the TPA in June 2009. As Research Director John oversees the TPA’s research output, and has a personal focus on government institutions (with a particular focus on quangos), local government waste and general public sector productivity. Before work at the TPA John worked in retail, spent a short time at the Hampstead and Highgate Express, and then Dods (the political communications firm). He attended Nottingham Trent University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Politics, and then University College London, where he obtained a Masters degree in European Public Policy.