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, 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 PEC and Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics at Nesta. His recent researc...

Julie Taylor

Operations Director

Julie is the PEC's Operations Director, responsible for the operational management and governance of the research centre and ...

Eliza Easton

Head of Policy Unit

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

Chris Haynes

Finance and Administration Manager

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

Anna Zabow

Communications Manager

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

Claudia Burger

Policy Insights Manager

Claudia is the PEC's Policy Insights Manager where she produces briefing notes and insights for the consortium and wider netw...

Billy Beckett

Policy Communications Officer

Billy is the PEC's Policy Communications Officer. He was previously Stakeholder Relations Officer at Nesta, supporting the or...

Chloe Jeffries

Partnerships Manager

Chloe is the PEC's Partnerships Manager and joins from the University of Manchester, where she develops large collaborative p...