People

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 17 years' experience in carrying out public policy consulting work for UK and European clients. He has expertise in carrying out evaluations and impact assessments across the policy, programme and legislative lifecycle. He has particular expertise in evaluating both EU and national legislation and has undertaken a number of REFIT evaluations. Policy specialisms include: industrial competitiveness, RTD and innovation policies, innovative financial instruments, regional policy and economic development, incubators and science parks and labour markets. 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).

Danilo Bianchini  is a Consultant with more than 5 years’ experience in the field of public policy. 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 analytical services to public sector clients, including the European Commission, EU executive agencies and UK national and local national authorities. He holds a Masters’ degree in Economics from La Sapienza University of Rome. 

James Rampton  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). James speaks fluent English and French.

Malin Carlberg  is a senior consultant. She has worked on multiple evaluation and impact assessment projects for institutions at national and European level. Malin has over 9 years’ experience in Higher Education and Science & Research policy. She also works in other policy areas including eco-innovation, employment, industry, justice and health inequalities. She has undertaken work covering the UK, the Nordic countries, the EU, USA, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and has worked extensively on evaluation assignments for the European Commission, including DG EAC, DG RTD, DG ENV and DG ENTR as well as for national ministries in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Malin holds a MA from the University of Sussex and a BA from the University of East London.    

Elena Guidorzi  recently joined CSES as a consultant. She is a graduate professional with masters’ degree (MSc) qualification in sustainable policy for the built environment (King’s College London, UK) and a bachelor in Sociology (Universita’ degli Studi di Trento, Italy) with a focus on organisations' structures and relationships analysis. She has over three years’ work experience in environmental issues. Before joining CSES she worked in a local authority context (Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Greater London Authority) carrying out research and delivering projects on climate change mitigation, environmental and public health and green infrastructure. She engaged and liaised with a diverse range of stakeholders through her work on DECUMANUS (FP7); a European project aimed at developing and consolidating satellite imaging applications in support of sustainable development strategies through users’ based approach.   

 

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 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 a CSES associate and survey manager and administrator at CSES. She has extensive experience in managing and analysing surveys including, in recent years, she managed an on-line facility for data collection. Sonia has worked on numerouspan-European evaluation assignments since joining CSES in 2003, using statistical software tools such as SPSS and Microsoft Excel. Sonia holdsa degree in geography from the University of Greenwich. 

Carolin Möller  is a consultant at CSES and a PhD student in law at Queen Mary University of London. Before joining CSES she has been involved in various projects focusing on EU Justice and Home Affairs. She also gained practical experience on data protection and EU affairs more generally while having worked at the NGO Privacy International and through internships 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  is a consultant at CSES. Stephan has more than four years of 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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