Tamara Hooper

Policy Manager - South and East UK


Tamara is our Policy Manager for the South West, South East and East of England. She is based in London and work within the UK External Affairs team.

Before starting at RICS, Tamara worked as a senior researcher at Ofqual helping to develop their systems and protocols for policy research, implementing changes to the evidence team within the research department. She was also involved in the A Level Consultation regarding the proposed changes to A level and AS level subjects.

Prior to her work at Ofqual she was living in Australia and working for the Leader of the Opposition in Western Australian State Parliament where she served under two leaders as a senior policy advisor. Her work included writing policy discussion papers and policy statements, drafting press releases and responding to policy enquiry correspondence on behalf of the lLeader. She was also head of the Leader’s Parliamentary team, writing questions for question time, Parliamentary submissions and speeches for in the House. She has also interned for a highly ranked Australian Federal Senator.

Tamara has over a decade of campaign experience through her volunteering efforts especially on election campaigns, she was a senior member of the 2013 State Election strategy team for her Leader as well as volunteering on two local campaigns.

Articles (3)

  • Gove rural announcement incorporates our priorities

    Gove rural announcement incorporates our priorities

    RICS welcomes the small certainties contained within Michael Gove’s speech at the Oxford Farming Conference, but he must go beyond ideas and principles and give clear indications of what a post-Brexit rural economy will look like.

  • The new power brokers
    Planning & development

    The new power brokers

    Yesterday, the Chancellor convened the first meeting of the Government and the three Northern Metro Mayors to discuss regional growth, housing, and infrastructure. While employment in the North may be at a record high, Ministers believe that more can be done and will ask the region to continue to build upon its £102 billion economy.

  • Business rates: Great haste, makes great waste
    Commercial property

    Business rates: Great haste, makes great waste

    Non-domestic rates have been a staple and important issue within the news since Government did a root-and-branch consultation in mid-2015; we welcomed the consultation and the focus that it represents.

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