About

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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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Anastasia Logan

Partnership Manager

Anastasia is Partnership Manager at Centre for Cities. She is responsible for leading, managing and developing new potential partnership opportunities for the Centre’s exciting annual research...

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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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Anthony Breach

Analyst

Anthony works as part of the research team at Centre for Cities, where he focuses on housing and planning. Anthony won the Thinkhouse Early Career Researcher Prize 2019 for Capital cities: How...

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Elena Magrini

Senior Analyst

Elena is a senior 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...

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Lahari Ramuni

Researcher

Lahari is a part of the research team at Centre for Cities. Her main area of focus is high streets and city centres - as places of production, places of consumption - and how these roles relate to...

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Valentine Quinio

Researcher

Valentine joined the Centre for Cities as a researcher in October 2019. She currently focuses on environmental policies and leads research on the key role played by cities in addressing air...

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Tom Sells

Researcher

Tom is a researcher at the Centre having joined in October 2019 as a research intern. In his recent research he has focused on housing and employment including the changing space available in houses and the role of high growth firms on job creation and destruction. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Manchester.

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Amna Uppal

Office Manager and PA

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

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Lauren Orso

Digital and Audience Manager

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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What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Danielle Mason

Head of Policy, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Danielle has spent 15 years working to improve the use of high quality evidence in policy making, as an academic, a researcher, and a civil servant. She joined the team from the RSA where she was...

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Victoria Sutherland

Head of Evidence, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Victoria is Head of Evidence at the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, where she is responsible for ensuring that our evidence base and evaluations meet our evidence standards and are...

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Meg Kaufman

Head of Outreach, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

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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