Jack Malan is a founding CSES Partner. He previously worked for Ernst & Young where he was responsible for leading the firm's evaluation and regional policy work. He has more than twenty-five years consulting experience, and a strong standing in Europe as an evaluation practitioner. Jack has led many assignments for the European Commission including EU-wide studies in the employment, justice and home affairs, and regional development fields as well as in relation to EU-supported agencies and networks. He has also worked extensively in areas such as business incubation, science parks, risk capital and economic development. Jack holds a degree from Cambridge University.
Mark Whittle is a Partner with more than 14 years' experience in carrying out public policy consulting work for clients including the European Commission (DG ENTR, EMPL, EAC, MARKT) and national and regional authorities in the UK and elsewhere. He has expertise in carrying out evaluations and impact assessments across the policy, programme and legislative lifecycle. Policy specialisms include: industrial competiiveness, RTD and innovation policies, regional policy and economic development, incubators and science parks, labour markets and equality and diversity. Prior to joining CSES, Mark worked for Ernst & Young Management Consultancy Services in London. He has a first-class degree from Swansea University.
Jan Smit is a Partner with over 15 years' consulting experience. Jan was formerly with Ernst & Young International Location Advisory Service (ILAS), London. He has carried out assignments for public and private sector clients in location consulting, economic development and inward investment in many parts of the world, and worked on and led many major evaluations and impact assessments for the European Commission. He has a MCom (Economics) from the University of Stellenbosch and a MBA from Henley Management College (University of Reading).
Achilleas Tsamis is a consultant. Achilleas holds a doctoral degree in regional planning from the LSE, prior to which he studied chemical engineering and technology policy in Greece and at the MIT in the US. In the past, Achilleas worked for the Technology Park of Thessaloniki and for a brief period for the European Commission's DG Enterprise. Since joining CSES, Achilleas has worked on a number of evaluation and impact assessment assignments for European institutions. His areas of specialisation include innovation policy, regional development, incubators and Science and Technology parks.
Quentin Liger is a consultant. Prior to joining CSES, Quentin has worked as a consultant and managed projects and feasibility studies for clients in the private and public sectors. His areas of expertise include Justice and Home Affairs as well as employment policies and social dialogue. Earlier work included the evaluation of Third Sector programmes. Quentin graduated from University College London with a degree in History and Politics and afterwards obtained a Masters Degree in South East European Politics at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
James Rampton is a senior consultant at CSES with 18 years' professional experience. Over the last decade, he has led many evaluations, impact assessments and other studies for the European Commission, particularly in the field of EU Structural funds, education and training, culture, enterprise, employment and social affairs. Prior to joining CSES in 2013, James worked for Ecorys (formerly ECOTEC) in Birmingham for 13 years. James also gained 5 years' practical experience of urban and coalfield regeneration whilst working in local government and for a Training and Enterprise Council in the East Midlands. He studied Economics at the Universities of Nottingham (MA), Kent (BA) and Réunion (Erasmus exchange year).
Daniel Beresford is a consultant. Daniel holds a Master's degree in Central and Eastern European Studies from the University of Vilnius, prior to which he studied Politics and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University. Before joining CSES, Daniel gained work experience with the Organisation for Security Cooperation in Europe and in journalism with the monthly magazine Standpoint. Daniel has worked on a number of evaluation studies for European institutions. His areas of policy specialisation include EU security policy, EU energy policy and justice, liberty & security related issues.
Michael Gardiner is a CSES Associate Partner. Earlier in his career, Mike was a partner in Ernst & Young's Economics Group. He specialises in evaluation work and pan-European research studies for the European Commission. Policy interests include the internal market, regional policy and economic development, labour markets, equality and diversity. He has worked in most EU countries, Central Europe, the Middle East, the US and some far eastern countries. Mike is a Chartered Accountant and has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University.
Mike Coyne is a Partner with wide experience in EU affairs. Originally an academic at a Business School, Mike worked for ten years in Brussels on SME policy, first in a Coopers and Lybrand team and then as an official in DG ENTR, collaborating with Member State authorities and business organisations on a programme of best practice exchange. For five years he was then managing director of a modern software company, before joining CSES where he has specialised in impact assessment methodology and evaluation work, in the areas of IPR, enterprise policy, innovation and the creative economy, and the Internal Market.
Richard Glencross is a senior consultant and works on projects with a significant legal content. He was a partner for 30 years in Clyde & Co LLP, an international law firm. He has been involved in a number of assignments for DG JUST such as the revisions to Brussels 1 and studies relating to the attachment of bank accounts and the rights of suspects in criminal proceedings. He has experience of handling disputes mainly for commercial clients both in court proceedings and arbitrations and of contractual and civil law issues, fraud and other criminal conduct. Whilst he was in practice, Richard dealt with proceedings at all levels. Most cases as a litigation lawyer involved jurisdictional issues arising from cross-border transactions.
Anna-Maria Krarup is a senior consultant at CSES. She has 15 years of professional experience in Brussels, where she first worked as an external consultant on a variety of EU programmes managed by Coopers and Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche, before becoming a Commission official in the EuropeAidCo-operation Office. Since joining CSES she has undertaken a wide range of evaluations and impact assessments in the areas of employment and social policy, education and training and health and safety. Anna-Maria studied business administration and languages at the Copenhagen Business School.
Sonia Cook is the survey manager and administrator at CSES . She has extensive experience in managing and analysing surveys including, in recent years, an on-line facility for data collection. Sonia has worked on numerous pan-European evaluation assignments since joining CSES in 2003, using statistical software tools such as SPSS and Microsoft Excel. Sonia holds a degree in geography from the University of Greenwich.
Michael Richardson is a consultant. Michael holds a MSc in European public policy from University College London as well as a Bachelor's degree in international economics. He also completed a traineeship with the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Michael's areas of expertise include employment, social inclusion and migration policy. Before joining CSES, he gained experience in lobbying and policy research at a trade association specialised in environmental and food safety issues.
Natalia Cecot is a consultant. While studying in Poland, Natalia worked at the Foreign and European Regions’ Cooperation Unit of the Lower Silesian Local Government Office. Before joining CSES, Natalia subsequently completed an internship at Brussels-based European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, where she was responsible for monitoring and conducting research on various EU policy dossiers effecting SMEs. Natalia holds a Master's Degree in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Sussex and a Master Degree in Political Science from the University of Wrocław (specialisation: European Integration and Regional Policy).
Andrew Howard is a consultant focusing on enterprise, industry and innovation policy. He has worked on a number of evaluations, public value and impact assessments that have assessed the performance of internal market regulation and has gained a detailed understanding of the enforcement challenges and other barriers faced by public administrations and businesses. He has examined public policy approaches to encouraging the development of sustainable and resource-efficient industries through demand-side measures such as standardisation and public procurement. Prior to joining CSES, he was a non-permanent expert for the European Network for Rural Development. He holds a first class degree in Politics BSc (Hons) and a European Public Policy MA from the University of Manchester.