Ecorys UK

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With world-class research-based consultancy, we help public and private clients make and implement informed decisions leading to positive impact on society.
We provide research, consulting, programme management and communications services to public, private and civil society organisations. We aim to make a positive difference to society through the work that we do. Learn more about our company, our history and our corporate social responsibility activities.


Chris Ralph

Managing Director, Ecorys UK

Chris is responsible for the development of the business and its contribution to the growth of the Ecorys Group. He has extensive experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of urban and regional development policy, programmes and projects.

Aydin Ozgul

Managing Director, Technical Assistance

Aydin oversees activities across EU and UK programme management, communications and digital contracts. His portfolio spans across a diverse range of policy areas including education and training; employment and social affairs; families and young people; European integration and external affairs; justice; civil society; innovation, research and technology; health; culture and sport.

Nicola Smith

Managing Director, Policy and Research

Nicola is responsible for our Policy and Research team and their portfolio of projects for public and voluntary sector clients. Coming from a social policy background, her policy interests are in health and wellbeing, ageing, social inclusion and social media.

Darren Jackson

Managing Director, International Development

Darren manages Ecorys UK’s International Development team and our offices in Bangladesh, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The projects he oversees in these and other countries are in the areas of governance, livelihoods, environment, institutional building and monitoring and evaluation.

Malcolm Higham

Finance Director & Company Secretary

Malcolm leads the Finance team and is involved in all aspects of financial and corporate decision making. Combining extensive financial expertise from a ‘big 4’ background and project management ability, Malcolm's  initiatives stem from an interest in opportunities for new ventures to maximise at every opportunity ways to sustain long term business growth.

Key Experts

  • Michael Trueman

    Erasmus+ Team Leader, Technical Assistance

    Michael is key operational lead in the delivery of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, with a focus on Vocational Education and Training. He has over 15 years' experience of working in European programme and account management.

  • Vicki Donlevy

    Director - EU28 Market, Policy and Research

    Vicki coordinates the EU28 market across Ecorys UK, and leads on EU28 work in the fields of employment, social inclusion, education and training, and non-discrimination.

  • Richard Liebrechts

    Director, Oxford Intelligence

    Richard is an operational and board director of Oxford Intelligence. He specialises in all aspects of foreign investments and (free) zones development, and is a leading expert for wider consulting projects for Oxford Intelligence and Ecorys.

  • Gregor MacKinnon

    Technical Director, International Development

    Gregor is a senior manager, responsible for project management and leading the delivery of international development projects in a range of countries. He is the Project Director for the Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (Nigeria) and the Civil Society Environment Fund 2 (Zambia). He is also the Managing Director of PMTC Zambia.

  • Jane Nimmo

    Technical Director and Framework Contract Director, Technical Assistance

    Jane is a highly experienced project and programme manager, who specialises in overseeing work for the European Commission. She currently manages pan-European communications projects which include campaign development, design and production of digital and print publications, audiovisual products and events.

  • Jonathan France

    Technical Director, Policy and Research

    Jonathan leads the team’s research in the fields of culture, sport and development, and is a specialist in conducting mixed-methods evaluation studies. His research improves policy at national, European and international levels.

  • Laurie Day

    Director, Policy and Research

    Laurie leads Ecorys' children, young people and families research. His main areas of expertise include child participation; family intervention, safeguarding, and multi-agency partnership working between children’s services and schools.

  • Rachel Brackwell

    Associate Director, Programme Management UK Markets, Technical Assistance

    Rachel has 20 years' programme management experience specialising in UK social policy grant management and EU funding, including programme start-up and systems development.

  • Tim Fox

    Associate Director, Local and Regional Development

    Tim leads on Ecorys’ work around local and regional development at both the UK and EU level. He has 19 years' experience working for the Commission and national and local Government in the UK.

  • Dani Marunovic

    Finance Director, International Development

    Dani is responsible for leading financial strategy and management of the International Development Division including oversight of country offices in Bangladesh, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • Ian Atkinson

    Associate Director for Employment and Labour Market Policy, Policy and Research

    Ian leads on Ecorys’ employment and labour markets work in the UK. His research background and interests include employability interventions, social inclusion and results-based payment mechanisms.

  • Carolyn Hay

    Director, Digital Team.

    An experienced director in programme management, Carolyn is Director of Digital Services at Ecorys and Director of the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) contract.

  • Russell Peacock

    Associate Director, Programme Management Specialist, Technical Assistance

    Russell is an experienced programme manager who has managed wide range of UK grant programmes, covering regeneration, sports and families.

  • Jan Aulehle

    Director, International Markets and Communications, Technical Assistance

    Jan’s role is to develop Ecorys’ current and future Technical Assistance and communication services in international markets including EU28 and EuropeAid countries. He has 12 years of experience in EU-funded TA programmes and projects and key areas of his work include education and training, employment and social inclusion.

  • Ashfa Slater

    Associate Director, Programme Management

    As an Associate Director, Ahsfa is experienced in programme and grant management and work across various policy areas, principally Adult Education and Health and Care. Currently, she is the Team Leader for the EPALE UK NSS (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe).

  • Korina Cox

    Director, Policy and Research

    Korina leads on Ecorys UK’s enterprise and growth work, and contributes to large-scale evaluations across policy fields. She has a research background in evaluation of area-based interventions and her interests include enterprise, development, employability and social inclusion.

  • Sarah Barnett

    Senior Research Consultant/Survey Expert, Policy and Research

    Sarah is responsible for the Survey offer within the Policy and Research team. She has extensive experience in survey design, management and analysis, and is responsible for managing Ecorys’ Computer Assisted telephone Interviewing (CATI) Unit based at the Keele Office.

  • David Regeczi

    Senior Consultant, Oxford Intelligence

    David is a strategic advisor specialising in investment promotion and capacity-building for economic agencies around the world.

  • Andrew Clutz

    Director, Americas, Oxford Intelligence

    As Director of the Americas operation, Andrew has advised international trade and investment agencies on all aspects of operation. He also works with technology firms on business expansion initiatives.

  • Louise Scott

    Associate Director, Policy and Research

    Louise is an economist with over 12 years of experience in public policy research and evaluation. Her research interests include economic development, environment, transport, culture and heritage.

  • Faye Hindle-Lewis

    Associate Director and Erasmus+ Team Leader – Communications, Technical Assistance

    Faye is a communications and technical assistance specialist with over 13 years' experience. She currently manages UK-wide strategies to increase engagement and impact for the Erasmus+ programme, including social media, websites, events and publications.

  • Nick Smart

    Technical Director

    Nick supports Ecorys UK’s International Development work in Southern Africa which includes business development, delivery of several major Ecorys initiatives and technical work in the area of livelihoods, environment and natural resource management.

  • Kevin Robinson

    Associate Director and Erasmus+ Team Leader, Technical Assistance

    Kevin has 18 years' experience of implementing European programmes in the UK, providing funding to support collaborative activities to improve quality in the fields of education, training and youth.

  • Lucy Jones

    Head of Corporate Location, Oxford Intelligence

    Lucy manages the production of Oxford Intelligence’s Lead Generation services, which focus on identifying and researching companies in expansion mode. She is also part of the Oxford Intelligence training cadre.

We help you. For more than thirty years, Ecorys UK has helped our clients in the public, private and civil society understand and meet their challenges. Our services focus on six key areas:

We provide a variety of communications services for our clients, ranging from one-off publications, presentations and videos, to fully-fledged campaigns incorporating cross-media promotion and social media strategies.

We help public, private and civil society organisations develop and manage their programmes worldwide, providing tailored solutions to meet individual client needs.

We deliver solutions to facilitate overseas business development, meet foreign direct investment and meet trade promotion needs for economic development agencies and international businesses worldwide.

We supply research, evaluation and consultancy services to public, private and civil society organisations across the UK, Europe and internationally.

We work with governments, donors and civil society to support poverty eradication, agricultural development, climate change adaptation, and economic and social development in developing countries.

We help our clients reach their audiences and service users more effectively by developing time-saving online systems, accessible websites, and creative design for high impact marketing materials.

Ecorys UK aims to make a positive difference to society through the work that we do. Browse our case studies below to find out more about the diverse areas in which we work.
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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:18
Ecorys is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Davis (42) as Managing Director, Ecorys UK, as per 1 March 2016. Michael brings to Ecorys a unique blend of commercial experience, honed in start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises,...
Ecorys evaluating Sport Legacy Programme
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 10:37
Ecorys UK has been appointed by the Greater London Authority to evaluate the Mayor of London’s Sports Legacy Programme...
New contract launch for DG EMPL
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 14:43
Ecorys UK has started work on the creation of an online platform for FEAD (Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived...
Ecorys produces EC Erasmus stats 2013-14
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:13
The European Commission today released its annual Erasmus Facts, Figures and Trends brochure at a press conference for...
Ecorys to research voice of young victim
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:41
Ecorys UK has been commissioned to carry out a study to give voice to young crime victims in West Yorkshire. The...

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PMTC (Bangladesh)
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Contact: Monjur Hossain

PMTC (Zambia)
124 Kudu Road
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Contact: Gregor Mackinnon
Phone: +260 (0) 211 250495
Cell: +260 (0) 965 377951

PMTC (Zimbabwe)
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T +263 (0)771 138 798
Contact: Nick Smart