Colm Howard-Lloyd, Head of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement
Colm has overall responsibility for the LGA’s public affairs activity which seeks to enhance the reputation of local government within Parliament. This includes overseeing our work lobbying on councils’ key priorities as we work with parliamentarians to inform debates, support the scrutiny of legislation and engage with select committees and all-party parliamentary groups. Colm joined the LGA in November 2022, having previously worked in several government relations and public affairs roles both in agency and in-house, as well as in Westminster and in Brussels.
Iredia Oboh, Public Affairs and Communications Manager
Iredia plays a key role in overseeing the delivery of the LGA’s corporate parliamentary engagement and supporting the LGA’s Chairman and Chief Executive with their speeches and communications with councils. Iredia joined the LGA in August 2018, having previously worked for the General Medical Council.
Megan Edwards, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser
Megan is the LGA’s public affairs lead for environment, economy, transport and housing, which covers issues such as housing, planning, homelessness, environment, climate change waste management, energy, transport, and flooding. Megan also leads on the LGA’s work on devolution including support the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Devolution in parliament. Megan joined the LGA in January 2021, having previously worked for an MP.
Arian Nemati, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser
Arian is the LGA’s public affairs lead for Community Wellbeing, which covers issues related to adult social care, public health, mental health, health systems and supported housing, including refugees and unaccompanied children. Arian also leads on the LGA’s work on Improvement and Innovation as well as local government finance, including engagement on fiscal events. Arian joined the LGA in May 2023, having previously worked for Carers UK.
Elliot Gregory, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser
Elliot is the LGA's public affairs lead for Children and Young People, focusing on areas such as Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), children's mental health, youth services, and youth justice. In addition, Elliot oversees work on Welfare Reform and the cost of living, Skills and Jobs, and Broadband & Digital Inclusion. Elliot joined the LGA in May 2023, bringing experience from his previous roles at BECG, a specialist communications consultancy, and Plan International UK, a children's rights, and equality charity.
Rollo Maschietto, Public Affairs Support Officer
Rollo is the LGA’s Public Affairs lead for culture, tourism, and sport, and Civility in Public Life. He also supports the Public Affairs team, co-ordinating our Parliamentary and Communications and Parliamentary Network bulletins, as well as keeping tabs on key activity in Parliament of interest to local government, including ministerial questions, debates and committee sessions. Rollo joined the LGA in January 2023, having previously worked at the Greater London Authority supporting the Mayoral team.