Gurpreet Barr is a lobbyist, currently managing director of UK public affairs at heavyweight lobbying agency Edelman.
After university, Barr was an English teaching assistant at Ishinomaki High School.
Barr was political adviser and office manager for former chair of the business, innovation and skills select committee Adrian Bailey MP from January 2006 - August 2010. During this time, he was UK co-ordinator at The Akshaya Patra Foundation (January 2008 and July 2010), European election campaign strategist for West Midlands Labour (May-July 2009) and a freelance writer and parliamentary commentator at epolitix.com from January 2008 until August 2010.
He was then appointed senior public affairs associate and political advisor at the Financial Services Authority until July 2012, and then executive assistant to FSA's executive chairman Lord Turner and chair designate John Griffith-Jones.
- BSc, International Relations and the Third World, University of Wales, Aberystwyth 2001-2004
- GDL, Law, College of Law 2009-2011