Matt joins national campaign to ignite political discussion

Communications professional Matt Kilcoyne (OKS 2010) is celebrating being part of The Telegraph’s project Refresh, aimed at engaging the under 35s in political discussion through social media. 

Matt, who studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of York, is Head of Communications for The Adam Smith Institute, having previously been a Trade Advisor for the Catalan Government and an underwriter at a political risk and trade credit insurer Atradius.

Refresh is described as ‘a series of comment pieces by young people, for young people, to provide a free-market response to Britain’s biggest issues’, the campaign was launched earlier this month and Matt was asked to contribute his first opinion piece on April 24.

In the article, Want affordable housing? Stop overregulating and unleash the market, Matt, 26, explores the idea that the housing crisis is a failure of regulation, not the market. 

The Adam Smith Institute is one of the world’s leading think tanks and is described as “independent, non-profit and non-partisan, we work to promote neoliberal and free market ideas through research, publishing, media commentary, and educational programmes.” 

Congratulations to Matt in being involved in such a prestigious campaign, we are sure it’s not the last we’ll hear of his achievements!