About

Team

Find contact details and information about our team, including their areas of expertise. Many of our team are also experienced conference speakers and media contributors.

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Andrew Carter

Chief Executive

Andrew became Chief Executive of the Centre in April 2017. Before that he was the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research with overall responsibility for the Centre’s...

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Paul Swinney

Director of Policy and Research

As Director of Policy and Research, Paul oversees the research programme and strategy of the Centre. He has published on a wide range of subjects relating to city economies, including the...

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Tom Flude

Director of External Affairs

Tom oversees our public affairs and stakeholder engagement strategies alongside fundraising, partnerships, events and media. Before joining the Centre, Tom worked in public affairs at Transport...

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Anna Bullegas

Head of Finance and Operations

Anna moved from Poland in the early 1980s, after graduating from Warsaw University in Management Studies. She joined the team at Centre for Cities in November 2008 and is responsible for the...

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Jack Kelly

Head of Press and Media

Jack is responsible for managing the Centre for Cities’ media profile, building relationships with journalists and publicising its research. He is the main contact for any media enquiries and...

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Meg Kaufman

Project Manager - What Works Centre

Meg’s speciality is managing projects with a large number of deliverables and stakeholders.  Her particular interest is in building partnerships between the many diverse interests that operate...

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Prema Sundararajan

Partnership Manager

Prema is Partnership Manager for the External Affairs Team at Centre for Cities. She is responsible for leading, managing and developing new potential partnership opportunities for Centre For...

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Gabriella Di Salvo

Events Manager

Gabriella is Events Manager at Centre for Cities. She is responsible for the production of projects from proposal to delivery. She has been working in events for the last ten years. Before...

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Kathrin Enenkel

Senior Analyst

Kathrin joined the Centre for Cities in July 2019. As a senior analyst, she assists in the management and delivery of the Centre’s research programme. Prior to joining the Centre for Cities,...

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Simon Jeffrey

Policy Officer

Simon Jeffrey is Policy Officer at Centre for Cities. As well as overseeing the broader policy agenda, Simon is the policy lead on devolution and transport. He focuses on the introduction and...

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Rebecca McDonald

Analyst

Rebecca’s recent research explores the drivers of private sector investment in UK cities, looking at what cities can do to best attract this much-needed investment. She has also researched...

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Anthony Breach

Analyst

Anthony works as part of the economics team for the Centre for Cities team, where he focuses on housing. He has also worked on research on commercial property in cities, services exports,...

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Elena Magrini

Analyst

Elena is an analyst at the Centre and leads our work on education, employment and skills. In her recent research, she has focused on the future of work, looking at how labour market trends such as...

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Lahari Ramuni

Researcher

Lahari joined the Centre for Cities as an intern in March 2018. She is interested in infrastructure and planning policy, and her work at the centre is primarily focused on digital infrastructure...

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Amna Uppal

Administrator and PA

Amna is responsible for supporting the Chief Executive, research and events team as well assisting with operational support of the office. Amna graduated from Queen Mary, University of London...

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Lauren Orso

Digital and Publications Officer

Lauren is responsible for developing the Centre's publication output, harnessing social media and web channels and leading the development of all digital content and multimedia output. She is...

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Lizzy Tan

Research intern

Lizzy joined the Centre for Cities as an intern in June 2019. She is interested in integrated, systems-thinking approaches to urban issues, particularly related to transportation, digital...

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