Amy Fisher

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Amy Fisher is a special adviser to minister and leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling. She was also a spad for Grayling at the UK Ministry of Justice. [1]

Background

Fisher was former environment secretary Caroline Spelman's special adviser in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. [2] Fisher was also communications director at the think tank Policy Exchange from 2008 until 2010. She has also worked for Google, where she was responsible for policy communications across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before that she worked in the Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office. [3] Fisher has a degree in history from the University of Cambridge.

Spad role

For her role as special adviser to Grayling, Fisher is paid an annual salary of £66,000. [4]

Notes

  1. HM Government July 2014, Dods Monitoring, accessed 22 September 2014
  2. Matt Cartmell Crosby Textor's Guy Robinson appointed as Defra special adviser PR Week, 21.09.2012, accessed 7 October 2014
  3. Policy Exchange, People: Amy Fisher, accessed 9 November 2010.
  4. Special advisers in post, 30 November 2014 GOV.UK, accessed 29 April 2015