Alastair Masser

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Alistair Masser is a former Tory special adviser until 2016. He was appointed director of communications at the Legatum Institute think tank in summer 2017 after a brief stint as an associate at lobbyists Newgate Communications.

Special adviser roles

Masser was a special adviser (spad) to the deputy chief whip Anne Milton [1] Before this, he was a spad to Baroness Stowell, the leader of the House of Lords.[2]

Masser has written for Platform 10, a website who are 'campaigning for a modern liberal Conservative Party'.[3]


He is also an alumnus of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and was awarded an MA (Distinction) in War Studies from King's College London in 2007. He is also an Associate of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and has taught at the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Services Command Staff College (JSCSC) at Shrivenham.[4]


  1. MWW The UK Government July 2015, accessed 13 July 2015.
  2. HM Government July 2014, Dods Monitoring, accessed 22 September 2014
  3. Platform 10 Alastair Masser, accessed 13 July 2015.
  4. People, Legatum Institute website, accessed Oct 2017