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.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 14:32
The mental health of our children and young people has traditionally not always received the profile that it deserves within the public spotlight. Often there has been an absence of positive rhetoric, due to the lack of coordinated action. As a...
Ecorys Support Zambian National Assembly
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 09:10
Zambia’s economic and fiscal stability contributed to high rates of growth since 2008, leading to better public...
Hygiene Conference on Solomon Islands
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:15
Between 23rd October and 10th November 2017, Ecorys’ team of Key Experts supported the Solomon Island Government’s...
Project Update: CSEF2
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:24
The Civil Society Environment Fund, Phase 2 (CSEF2) is a capacity building and environmental grant fund managed by PMTC...
Ecorys water company study
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:52
A Social Return on Investment (SROI) study conducted by Ecorys has found that the impact of water companies’ trust and...
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 the following 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 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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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.

Key Experts

  • Michael Trueman

    Erasmus+ Team Leader, Programme Management and Communications

    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.

  • Anja Meierkord

    Senior Research Manager, Policy and Research

    Anja leads mixed-method research and public policy evaluation work with a focus on employment, education, skills, migration and youth policy. She is an expert in counterfactual impact evaluation and econometric modelling.

  • Anna Grieco

    Business Development & Communications Consultant, Programme Management and Communications

    Anna is a consultant in the Business Development team, managing and implementing EU projects in the EU28 and in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood countries.

  • Cecile McGrath

    Senior Research Manager, Policy and Research

    Cecile specialises in education policy, with a particular emphasis on the EU28 and higher education. She is experienced in qualitative and mixed methods. 

  • Christine Bertram

    Senior Research Manager, Policy and Research

    Christine works in research and evaluation projects in the areas of employment, social inclusion, (vocational) education, and sport. She has specialist qualitative research skills and expertise in mixed methods approaches.

  • Corrina Hickman

    Associate Director and Erasmus+ Team Leader, Programme Management and Communications

    Corrina has over 13 years experience of grant management, systems development and project support for European funding programmes in the fields of education, training and youth.

  • Elizabeth Kwaw

    Senior Research Manager, Policy and Research

    Elizabeth specialises in research and evaluations relating to vocational education training, further education, adult learning and digital skills.

  • Emma Boden

    Communications Project Manager, Programme Management and Communications

    Emma is a project manager in the Erasmus+ Communications team. She has experience in event management and creating digital content.

  • James Ronicle

    Senior Research Manager, Policy and Research

    James specialises in evaluating programmes relating to children, young people and families and social investment.

  • James Sennett

    Senior Consultant, Policy and Research

    James specialises in sports policy (covering sports participation, sport for development and the economic dimensions of sport) and programmes relating to young people, employability and enterprise development.

  • James Whitley

    Senior Research Manager, Policy and Research

    James is an economist, working on economic studies, cost-benefit analysis and evaluations of approaches to 'whole family' working and health and wellbeing. 

  • Jenny Williams

    Senior Research Manager, Policy and Research

    Jenny specialises in evaluating programmes relating to health and wellbeing and children, young people and families.

  • Julian Toogood

    Technical Director – International Development Unit

    Julian coordinates business development across the Unit, leads the Unit’s Tax and Customs work, and holds Project Director roles on large projects.

  • Katharine McKenna

    Associate Director, Policy & Research

    Kath leads Ecorys’ work on crime and justice as well as working on research and evaluation projects across the themes of children and families, employment and welfare.

  • Keith Jude

    Creative Director, Programe Management and Communications

    Keith has over 25 years of creative design experience working across all media. Keith leads the design team on a wide range of projects in Europe and the UK.

  • Lucrezia Titi

    Market Development Director

    Lucrezia leads the company’s communications framework contracts with European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and DG Education and Culture. With over 14 years of experience, she has previously held communications and project management positions within European Commission DG Justice and Consumers and DG Enterprise and Industry, as well as in the Council of Europe.

  • Madeleine Rose

    Technical Director and Deputy Director of the Erasmus+ UK National Agency

    Madeleine is a highly experienced programme manager, who specialises in overseeing the management and delivery of large scale European funding programmes within the UK. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, which is delivered in a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.

  • Matthew Crossley

    Marketing and Communications Coordinator,

    Matt is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Ecorys UK, who is heavily involved in Project Management, Social Media and Graphic Design. With over 8 years’ experience, Matt works across the ECORYS group providing support and resources for a wide range of projects and clients.

  • Maurizio Curtarelli

    Associate Director, Employment and Social inclusion EU28, Policy and Research

    Maurizio leads on employment and social inclusion in the EU. He has been working in the socio-economic research domain for more than 15 years, focussing on topics related to labour market, working conditions and quality of work, international development and evaluation.

  • Nikki Labrum

    Senior Web Consultant, Programme Management and Communications

    Nikki manages the Web and Social Media team, together helping clients to communicate effectively online through the development and management of websites and social media channels.

  • Ray Lindley

    Associate Director

    Ray leads our Survey Centre within the Policy and Research team. A Data Collection Specialist he has a wide-ranging knowledge of research practices, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies and is responsible for our Online CAWI, Telephone CATI and Face to face CAPI data collection surveys.

  • Tarek Freijah

    Net Developer, Programme Management and Communications

    Tarek is a Net Developer designing and implementing Business Systems Software using (MVC & Webforms), as well as C-Sharp,, and SQL Server.

  • Valentina Staveris

    Senior Consultant

    Valentina is part of the Framework Contracts Management Unit, she is managing communication projects and contributing to the management activities of the framework contracts, especially the DG EMPL one for communication activities. Prior to joining Ecorys, Valentina worked for two years in the EU Committee of the Regions and more than five years within Deloitte EU Account. 


  • Zoé Graham

    Junior Consultant

    As part of the Framework Contracts Management Unit, Zoe is assisting the team in coordinating and managing the company’s communications framework contracts with European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and DG Education and Culture. 

  • Korina Cox

    Technical 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, Programme Management and Communications

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

  • 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.

  • Tim Fox

    Technical Director, Local and Regional Development

    Tim is an Associate Director at Ecorys with 21 years’ experience of working at the EU and UK level, focusing on urban policy and education, training and culture.  

  • Russell Peacock

    Associate Director, Programme Management Specialist, Programme Management and Communications

    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, Programme Management and Communications

    Jan’s role is to develop Ecorys’ current and future Programme Management 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).

  • 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, Programme Management and Communications

    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, Programme Management and Communications

    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.

The Board

Darren Jackson

Managing Director, Ecorys UK

Darren leads the UK business and is a member of the wider group leadership team, which reports into the Board of Management. Darren has been with Ecorys for over 10 years and brings extensive experience of working with governments in the formulation of public policy across the world. He also leads Ecorys’ International Development business, including our offices in Bangladesh, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as project offices across Europe, Africa and Asia.

Aydin Ozgul

Managing Director, Programme Management and Communications

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.


Ecorys UK
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Erasmus+ and Lifelong Learning Programme
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Ecorys UK
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PMTC (Bangladesh)
Flat # A3, House # 17,
Road # 42 Gulshan 2,
Dhaka 1212
Tel: +880 2 8826146; 8826007
Cell: 01715027970
Fax: +880 2 8826128
Contact: Monjur Hossain

PMTC (Zambia)
124 Kudu Road
P.O Box 38322
Contact: Gregor Mackinnon
Phone: +260 (0) 211 250495
Cell: +260 (0) 965 377951

PMTC (Zimbabwe)
162 The Chase
Mount Pleasant
T +263 (0)771 138 798
Contact: Nick Smart