Oliver, or Ollie to his friends, is a passionate advocate of the European Union and its policies. He gained a first class honours degree in politics and international studies before going on to study for a masters degree in international security. One of his immediate ambitions is to learn the Japanese language. Young professionals and others in Ollie’s age group are the people who stand to benefit the most from EU citizenship, the rights that it confers and the opportunities that come with it. So in addition to bringing to the team a fresh perspective in his areas of specialist study, Ollie will be a kind of ambassador to people in this particular age group.