CSES team

Jack Malan
Managing Partner

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Financial instruments, science parks and business incubators, justice and home affairs, SMEs and entrepreneurship, research and innovation, local and regional economic development.
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Mark Whittle
Partner

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Research and innovation, Entrepreneurship, Industrial competitiveness, Innovation financing, Better Regulation, Education and culture.
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Mike Coyne
Partner

PRACTICE AREAS:
Research and innovation, Entrepreneurship, Industrial competitiveness, Innovation financing, Better Regulation, Education and culture. 
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Jan Smit
Partner

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Research and innovation, Entrepreneurship, Industrial competitiveness, Innovation financing, Foreign direct investment, Inward investment promotion, Better Regulation
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James Rampton
Partner

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, Education and culture, the Internal market, Local and regional economic development.
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Anna-Maria Krarup
Senior Consultant

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, Justice and home affairs.
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Malin Carlberg  
Senior Consultant

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, Justice and home affairs.
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Carolin Möller
Consultant

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Justice and home affairs, Research and innovation.
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Stephan Kreutzer  
Consultant

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Justice and home affairs, Research and innovation, the Environment, SMEs and entrepreneurship.
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Danilo Bianchini  
Consultant

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, Research and innovation, SMEs and entrepreneurship.
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Elena Guidorzi  
Consultant

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, Research and innovation, SMEs and entrepreneurship.
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David Buck  
Consultant

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, Research and innovation, SMEs and entrepreneurship.

 

Lisa Ensor  

Project support

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Project support.
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CSES Associates

 

Michael Gardiner
CSES Associate Partner  mgardiner@cses.co.uk

Earlier in his career, Mike was a partner in Ernst & Young's Economics Group. He specialises in evaluation studies. Policy interests include the internal market, financial instruments and local and regional economic development. 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.

Richard Glencross
CSES Associate Consultant  rglencross@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS: Justice and home affairs.

Richard 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 in practice, he handled disputes mainly for commercial clients involving contractual and civil law issues and, on occasion, fraud and other criminal conduct. He dealt with all levels of court proceedings as well as arbitrations and mediations. Much of this work had an strong international element arising from cross-border transactions, bringing with it complex jurisdictional issues and the frequent need to collaborate with lawyers from a wide variety of legal systems.


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Jack Malan
Managing Partner  jmalan@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Financial instruments, science parks and business incubators, justice and home affairs, SMEs and entrepreneurship, research and innovation, local and regional economic development.

Jack set up CSES in 1999 after a career in Ernst & Young’s management consultancy practice in London where he undertook assignments for the UK Government, European institutions and international agencies such as the UNDP and World Bank.

He was responsible for EY’s evaluation and regional policy work. At CSES, Jack has helped to develop the firm’s work in the strategy and evaluation fields for the UK authorities and European institutions. He has carried out impact assessments, evaluations and related types of studies across a broad range of policy fields including: employment, enterprise, justice and home affairs, research and regional policy. He has also undertaken evaluations of EU agencies and networks (e.g. the EMCDDA and the European Migration Network). 

Strategy work includes assignments to set up business incubators, to develop economic development strategies and to review and improve the performance of organisations. Jack has a strong standing in Europe as an evaluation practitioner and has spoken at many conferences on the subject. He has two degrees from Cambridge University and undertook post-graduate research at a university in Germany.

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Mark Whittle
Partner  mwhittle@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Research and innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial competitiveness, innovation financing, better regulation, education and culture.

Mark is a Partner with 17 years' experience in carrying out evaluations and impact assessments across the policy, programme and legislative lifecycle. He has expertise in evaluating whether legislation is working effectively and has undertaken evaluations to assess regulatory fitness for purpose.

Policy specialisms include: industrial competitiveness, RTD and innovation policy, incubators and science parks and technology transfer, cohesion policy and economic development. He also has expertise in evaluating innovative financial instrument schemes. He has worked on assignments for national and regional authorities in the UK and other clients, such as ACAS and the EHRC and on research studies for the European Commission and European Parliament. He has a first-class degree from Swansea University and speaks fluent French and Italian.

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Mike Coyne
Partner  mcoyne@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE AREAS:
Research and innovation, entrepreneurship, Industrial competitiveness, innovation financing, better Regulation, education and culture. 

Mike 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. Then, for five years, he was managing director of a modern software company in the UK, before joining CSES where he has specialised in the methodology and practice of evaluation and impact assessment, in the areas of enterprise policy, innovation, IPR and the Experience Economy, and various aspects of the Internal Market. Clients include BIS, local authorities and the UK IPO Office.

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Jan Smit
Partner  jsmit@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Research and innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial competitiveness, innovation financing, better regulation, education and culture.

Jan is a Partner with over 20 years' consulting experience. Jan was formerly with the Economists Advisory Group (EAG) and subsequently Ernst & Young’s International Location Advisory Services (ILAS), London.

He has carried out assignments for public and private sector clients in location consulting, economic development, inward investment, access to finance, regional and local economic development in the UK and many other parts of the world, and worked on and led many major pan European 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).

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James Rampton
Partner  jrampton@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, education and culture, the internal market, local and regional economic development.

James is a Partner at CSES having joined in 2013. He has led many evaluations, impact assessments and other studies for the European Commission DGs (including EAC, CNECT, EMPL, GROW), the European Economic Area (EEA) and UK clients.

James has strong methodological expertise as an evaluator, with a particular specialism in cost-effectiveness analysis. 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 in the East Midlands. He studied Economics at the Universities of Nottingham (MA), Kent (BA) and Réunion (Erasmus exchange year). 

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Anna-Maria Krarup
Senior Consultant  amkrarup@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, justice and home affairs.

Anna-Maria is a senior consultant at CSES. She worked in Brussels for 15 years, first as an external consultant on a variety of EU programmes, before working in the Europe Aid Co-operation Office. Since joining CSES in 2004, she has undertaken a wide range of evaluations and impact assessments across a broad EU policy spectrum.

Specific specialisms include: enterprise policy, education and training, employment, justice and health & safety. Anna-Maria studied business administration at the Copenhagen Business School and also holds a degree in translation.

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Malin Carlberg  
Senior Consultant  mcarlberg@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, justice and home affairs.

Malin has more than 7 years’ experience of impact assessment and evaluation studies. She has more than 12 years’ experience in Science & Research policy and she has undertaken work in this area covering the UK, Ireland, Nordic countries, the EU, USA, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Malin also works in other policy areas including innovation, industry, employment, culture, and higher education.

She has undertaken studies of policies and programmes for the European Commission, including DG RTD, DG EAC, DG ENV, DG REGIO, and DG GROW, and for the European Investment Bank and the European Parliament. Malin has also carried out assignments for national ministries in e.g. the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Malin holds a MA in Global Political Economy from the University of Sussex and a BA in Political Economy from the University of East London.

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Carolin Möller
Consultant cmoller@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Justice and home affairs, research and innovation.

Carolin Möller is a consultant at CSES and a PhD student in law at Queen Mary University of London. She has been the project manager of several evaluations, impact assessments and other studies for European institutions, particularly in the fields of Justice and Home Affairs.

Before joining CSES she was involved in projects focusing on EU Justice and Home Affairs and EU data protection/privacy law. She also gained practical experience on EU affairs more generally through short placements at the European Parliament and the European Commission. Carolin obtained a Bachelor Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and subsequently graduated with distinction in EU Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Stephan Kreutzer  
Consultant  skreutzer@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Justice and home affairs, research and innovation, the environment, SMEs and entrepreneurship.

Stephan is a consultant at CSES. Stephan has five years’ experience in carrying out evaluations of legal acts and financial programmes, ex-ante impact assessments, regulatory fitness checks of various sectors and feasibility studies for European as well as UK institutions.

Stephan holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics where he specialised in international trade, economic diplomacy, and international economics, as well as a BA in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin.

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Danilo Bianchini  
Consultant  dbianchini@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, research and innovation, SMEs and entrepreneurship.

Danilo is a Consultant with more than 5 years’ experience in the public policy field. His work covers the entire policy cycle, including developing ex-ante impact assessments and cost-benefit analysis to support the design of policy and European Directives, ex-post evaluation of policy and programmes to determine the impact of policy interventions following their completion and providing comparative analysis of programmes and policies.  

His policy expertise includes employment and skills, education and training, gender equality and green economy. Prior to joining CSES, Danilo worked for ICF International in London where he conducted research and evaluation studies and provided analytical services to public sector clients, including the European Commission, EU executive agencies and UK national and local national authorities. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from La Sapienza at the University of Rome. 

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Elena Guidorzi  
Consultant  eguidorzi@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, research and innovation, SMEs and entrepreneurship.

Elena is a consultant at CSES. She has three years’ experience of coordinating European projects (FP7) dealing with environmental and social issues in urban areas. She is the UK national coordinator of SEISMIC (FP7 – Science in Society), a three year project aimed at developing national networks of social innovators and civil society to facilitate debate on social and urban issues. The project's main objective is to inform research strategies of JPI Urban Europe.

Since she joined CSES, she has been involved in different evaluation and impact assessment studies for various clients, namely: DG JUSTICE, DG REGIO, DG EAC, EEA and Norway Grants, European Science Foundation, Committee of the Regions. Elena has an MSc qualification in sustainable policy for the built environment (King’s College London) and a Bachelor in Sociology (Universita’ degli Studi di Trento, Italy) where she focused on organisations' structures and relationships analysis. She has over three years’ work experience in environmental issues. 

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David Buck  
Consultant  dbuck@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Employment and social policy, research and innovation, SMEs and entrepreneurship.

David has a Masters in International Security and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick. He has carried out research and assisted in multiple studies for the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission in the fields of Migration, Regional Policy, Justice and wider research. Additionally, David is a serving officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment, British Army Reserves, having commissioned in 2014.

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Lisa Ensor  
Project support lenzor@cses.co.uk

PRACTICE  AREAS:
Project support.

Lisa is an experienced project assistant with over 20 years’ experience. Joining CSES in September 2015, she previously worked for Ecorys UK Ltd for 19 years.

Lisa has provided extensive project support to studies conducted for both UK and European clients.  Through her work, amongst other tasks, Lisa has provided support with the management of online surveys, event organisation, research support, presentation of deliverables.