Paul Abernethy

Paul Abernethy

Government relations and public affairs adviser

Paul leads the political advocacy of Bond, working with parliamentarians and ministers in support of ending global poverty. He is the main point of contact for the Lobbying Group and is happy to help with any questions to do with public affairs.

He has over ten years of experience working in public affairs and campaigns, and in his spare time he leads a life that includes an unhealthy obsession with Marvel superhero films and Liverpool Football Club.


Bond CEO Stephanie Draper with secretary of state for international development Alok Sharma
3 October 2019
Highlights from the international development fringe events and speeches from the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.
Labour conference
26 September 2019
Highlights from the annual party conference and what it means for international development.
People at a conference
29 August 2019
Party conference season is back - here are some tips to get you through it and make the most of the advocacy opportunities.
Boris Johnson campaigning
24 July 2019
The new UK prime minister's views on aid spending and DFID's future as an independent government department.
Downing Street sign
17 June 2019
We look at some of the front-runners in the Conservative Party's leadership contest, and analyse the implications for international development.
Speakers at Bond's event at the Conference Party Conference
4 October 2018
A round up of the key international development speeches from the Conservative Party Conference, as well as details of Bond's packed fringe event with Penny Mordaunt.
Delegates listening at Labour Party Conference
27 September 2018
A roundup of the international development issues discussed at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.
People at festival in Manchester
9 July 2018
A new report shows how the UK is performing on the SDGs, three years after they were adopted and one year before the UK needs to report on progress.