People

Meet the core team, the researchers from our consortium of universities, and our Management Board, Advisory Board, Industry Champions, and International Council.

Core team Researchers Management Board Advisory Board Industry Champions International Council

Meet the PEC's Industry Champions: a UK-wide network of trusted practitioners, drawn from all parts of the creative industries. The group provide the PEC with guidance on industry’s most pressing challenges, expert insight to inform our research, and critical feedback on our policy recommendations. To find out more, learn about the individuals below and read the announcement blog.

Meet the PEC's International Council: a network of leading policy and creative economy practitioners from across the world, convened by The British Council. The group will share international creative economy policy intelligence and research opportunities, and will act as critical friends in reviewing and providing an international perspective on the PEC’s activities. To find out more, learn about the individuals below and read the announcement blog.

Jon Zeff

Independent Consultant and Chair of the PEC's Advisory Board

Jon Zeff is an independent consultant specialising in policy, strategy and regulatory issues affecting the media, communicati...

Vicki Belt

Deputy Director for Impact and Engagement at the Enterprise Research Centre

Vicki is Deputy Director for impact and engagement at the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), based at Warwick University. The ...

Dinah Caine CBE

Chair Of Governing Council at Goldsmiths, University of London and Chair of Education and Skills at Creative Industries Council

Dinah was appointed as Chair of Goldsmiths Council in September 2018. She is a member of the Creative Industries Council, Cha...

Alex Hope

Joint Managing Director, DNEG

Alex Hope is the Joint Managing Director and co-founder of DNEG. He has helped guide the company from small London start-up t...

Phil Jones

Managing Director of Wired Sussex

Phil is Managing Director of Brighton-based, independent membership organisation Wired Sussex and is founder of the FuseBox i...

Sophie Jones

Head of Corporate Relations at Channel 4

Sophie Jones is Head of Corporate Relations at Channel 4, responsible for public policy, regulatory affairs and stakeholder a...

Dr Paul Meller

Associate Director of Programmes at the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Dr Paul Meller is Associate Director of Programmes at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Senior Responsible ...

Robert Specterman-Green

Director for Media and Creative Industries in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Robert Specterman-Green joined the Civil Service in 2001. He is currently Director for Media and Creative Industries in the D...

Professor Leandro Valiati

Professor and Researcher - Creative Industries and Cultural Economics

Economist, PhD in Development Economics and post-PhD in Creative Industries (Sorbonne-Paris 13). Professor of Creative Indust...