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, see the announcements of our first and second wave of Industry Champions, and read their insights on the value of creative education and on how policymakers can support local growth in the creative industries.

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 share international creative economy policy intelligence and research opportunities, and act as critical friends in reviewing and providing an international perspective on the PEC’s activities. Find out more.

Hasan Bakhshi

Centre Director

Hasan Bakhshi is Director of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre and Executive Director, Creative Economy and ...

Julie Taylor

Operations Director

Julie is responsible for the operational management and governance of the research centre and the strategic development of th...

Eliza Easton

Head of Policy Unit

Eliza is Head of the Policy Unit for the PEC, as well as Principal Policy Researcher for the Creative Economy and Data Analyt...

Chris Haynes

Finance and Administration Manager

Chris is the Finance and Administration Manager for the PEC. Prior to Nesta, Chris was at PRS for Music Ltd, working in roles...

Claudia Burger

Policy Insights Manager

Claudia is the Policy Insights Manager for the PEC where she produces briefing notes and insights for the consortium and wide...

Anna Zabow

Communications Manager

Anna is the Communications Manager for the PEC, responsible for communicating all elements of work, from the set up and deliv...

Emma Neale

Executive Assistant

Prior to Nesta, Emma worked in social research and evaluation across a wide range of subjects including urban regeneration, c...

Chloe Jeffries

Partnerships Manager

Chloe is the Partnerships Manager for the PEC and joins from the University of Manchester, where she develops large collabora...