Keith Newman is a Vice President, leading DCI Group’s Brussels, Belgium office with a great team of international employees who share the DCI Group ethos. With a decade of experience in British and European politics, he is focused on European Union (EU) policymaking and also political decision-making in EU member countries’ capitals.
Prior to joining DCI in 2011, Keith gained substantial experience in public affairs and communications, working as a consultant in London, United Kingdom (UK) and Brussels. He was Political and Policy Advisor to Chris Heaton-Harris, a Member of European Parliament (MEP) and a British Conservative, where he led the office’s work on legislative negotiations, political strategy, and budgetary policy. Keith is a published columnist and blogger, and is considered an expert on EU policy, having advised, among others, the UK House of Lords. Keith has worked on two UK General Election campaigns, two European election campaigns, two U.S. Congressional campaigns, and two U.S. Presidential campaigns.
Keith left the European Parliament in 2009, moving into a role as an advisor on EU public affairs. He worked for a Brussels-based public affairs firm and simultaneously co-founded a sports-focused non-governmental organization that advised sporting organizations across Europe on how to benefit from the positive aspects of EU sports policy (such as funding support) and how to avoid the negative aspects (such as over-bureaucracy).
Keith earned a First Class Master of Arts Degree from the University of Dundee in English Literature with a minor in Political Science, and a Legal Master’s Degree (LLM) from the University of De Montfort. Keith takes any opportunity to stretch his legs, including walking to work, playing football (soccer), and always taking an aisle seat on aeroplanes.