Antonia is responsible for public affairs at London First. She has over 15 years’ experience championing the interests of British businesses to governments at all levels. She began her career as a researcher in Parliament and then worked at the CBI, becoming their Principal Political Advisor. Following this she spent five years as Government Affairs Manager at Marks and Spencer, lobbying on behalf of the retailer on a broad range of issues at EU, UK, devolved and local level. Most recently Antonia was Account Director at political consultancy, Newington Communications, where she designed and implemented public affairs strategies for clients across a range of sectors.