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Paul Owens

Paul is a leading international advisor and practitioner in cultural policy and creative economy. He is Co-Founder of BOP, and alongside his fellow directors he has pioneered now well-established methods to measure the impact of cultural policy. 

Co-Founder and Director

Paul Owens

Callum Lee

Callum leads the BOP team, its portfolio and strategic partnerships. His cultural and creative industries expertise is founded on leading analytical research and policy formulation in the UK and internationally.

Managing Director

Callum Lee

Richard Naylor

Richard is a world leading expert in research methodologies for the culture and the creative industries, having been an early innovator in the development of frameworks for measuring the economic and social impacts of cultural activities.

Director, Research

Richard Naylor

Kata Ovari

Based in London, Kata manages operations and leads on culture development at BOP.

Operations Manager

Kata Ovari

Lulu Guan-Jones

Working as part of the Finance & Operations team, and alongside the Managing Director, Lulu manages finances for BOP.

Finance Manager

Lulu Guan-Jones

Rachel Kuhn

Rachel is an Associate Director at BOP, with extensive experience of planning for and launching exciting cultural destinations. She leads much of our Master Planning work, helping clients to realise new programmes, capital projects and shape destinations.

Associate Director

Rachel Kuhn

Amy Walker

Amy is an Associate Director at BOP, with a background heading up major cultural organisations and complex arts projects. She leads on our cultural placemaking work.

Associate Director

Amy Walker

Jonathan Todd

Jonathan is an economist with over a decade’s experience in impact assessment and evaluation, and high-level policy experience, particularly within the cultural and creative sectors.

Chief Economist

Jonathan Todd

Amanda Cusimano

Amanda’s experience in data, insight & evaluation was developed in the cultural industries - from funding bodies, to multi-disciplinary subsidised and international commercial arts organisations.

Senior Consultant

Amanda Cusimano

Bethany Lewis

Bethany is an experienced consultant, who has worked for a range of national and international clients over the past ten years. Her main focus is designing and implementing research and evaluation projects.

Senior Consultant

Bethany Lewis

Rhiannon Davies

Rhiannon is an experienced consultant who has spent the last ten years working in a variety of roles in the cultural and higher education sectors, since the start of her career at Arts Council England.

Senior Consultant

Rhiannon Davies

Lizzie Parker

Lizzie specialises in research, policy and evaluation in the creative industries, with particular expertise in international cultural relations.

Consultant

Lizzie Parker

Poppy Lawrence Carr

Poppy is an experienced social researcher and consultant working from London across BOP’s global portfolio of projects.

Consultant

Poppy Lawrence Carr

Bianca Corriette

Bianca is an experienced project manager and mixed-method researcher, with experience in the public and private sector.

Senior Researcher

Bianca Corriette

Laura Caldow

Laura is a Senior Researcher with over 20 years of experience across the cultural sector as an artist, creative producer and researcher.

Senior Researcher

Laura Caldow

Matthias Gutheil

Matthias is a researcher with experience in data-driven analysis and mapping of cities and the cultural economy.

Researcher

Matthias Gutheil

Yasmeen Safaie

Yasmeen is an interdisciplinary, mixed methods researcher with a background in economic development, media and technology ethics, and the cultural economy.

Researcher

Yasmeen Safaie

Genevieve Marciniak

Genevieve is Relationship Manager of the World Cities Culture Forum.

Relationship Manager, WCCF

Genevieve Marciniak

Alex Homfray

Alex leads on cultural destinations and regeneration for BOP. He has more than fifteen years of experience of working with local authorities, national agencies and cultural organisations.

Associate Director

Alex Homfray

Marina Guo

Dr. Marina Guo is a cultural entrepreneur, researcher and strategist based in Shanghai and Toronto.

Associate Director

Marina Guo

Barbara McKissack

Barbara is an Associate Director at BOP with expertise in broadcasting and in a wide spectrum of the arts and creative industries.

Associate Director

Barbara McKissack

Paul Kirkman

Paul Kirkman has 25 years top level experience in public policy and cultural sector leadership.

Associate Director

Paul Kirkman

David Adam

David is an economic development, soft power and international relations specialist, with experience in strategy development and implementation for global cities including London, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Mumbai.

Senior Associate

David Adam

Caroline McCormick

Caroline is the Director of Achates, the cultural sector strategy and fundraising consultancy she founded in 2014. Since its creation, Achates has worked with more than 500 arts organisations helping them to build their resilience with integrity.

Senior Associate

Caroline McCormick

Jan Runge

Jan is a senior consultant with 20 years’ experience working with cultural sector organisations, creative businesses and government agencies across the European Union and internationally.

Senior Associate

Jan Runge

Donald is an urbanist working across culture, architecture, heritage, business districts, food markets and museums. He advances the regeneration, reinvention, economic and social development of cities and communities.

Senior Associate

Donald Hyslop

Tomas Campbell

Tom is a Senior Associate of BOP. Tom currently leads our work on World Cities and works on a range of innovation and cultural masterplanning projects.

Senior Associate

Tom Campbell

Douglas Lonie

Douglas is an Associate at BOP Consulting, leading on major multi-stakeholder research and evaluation projects in the UK and internationally.

Associate

Douglas Lonie

Alex Tang

Alex leads BOP’s consulting operations in Taiwan, working with our clients there: the Ministry of Culture, the Taipei City Government and the Taiwan Land Development Corporation, among others.

Associate

Alex Tang

Rossella Traverso

Rossella has four years experience of working in research and evaluation. She holds particularly strong qualitative research and project management skills.

Associate

Rossella Traverso

Ulrike Chouguley

Ulrike is a research and evaluation specialist with 15 years of experience of working with arts and cultural organisations in the UK and internationally.

Associate

Ulrike Chouguley

Anupam Yog

Anupam is an established global expert and trusted adviser with a particular focus on cities, communities and entrepreneurs.

Associate

Anupam Yog

John Howkins

John is an internationally renowned consultant and thinker on creativity.

Associate

John Howkins

Summer Fu

Summer’s work focuses on place branding and cultural exchange in an international context.

Associate

Summer Fu

Josephine Burns

Jo is a highly experienced consultant, specialising in arts, culture and the creative economy. On leaving the Arts Council in 1991 she worked independently before establishing BOP in 1997 with Paul.

Co-Founder and Senior Associate

Josephine Burns

OUR TEAM

Meet our team

At BOP we are driven by a belief in the transformational power of culture and the creative industries. Meet the people who work with you to plan, design and deliver sustainable cultural projects, demonstrate their impact and identify opportunities for you to evolve and grow.