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Paul Owens 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 leads the BOP team, its portfolio and strategic partnerships. His cultural and creative industries expertise is grounded in his work for major clients in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

Managing Director

Callum Lee

Richard Naylor 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

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

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’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 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 is an experienced consultant who has spent the last decade working in multiple roles across the cultural and higher education sectors, joining BOP in 2020.

Senior Consultant

Rhiannon Davies

David has over 25 years-experience in developing and delivering visitor experience within some of the UK’s leading commercial and cultural organisations.

Senior Consultant

David Hingley BEM

Martha has over 15 years' experience working the culture and creative sector, with a particular focus on international cultural policy making, cultural events and planning.

Senior Consultant

Martha Pym

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

Consultant

Lizzie Parker

Genevieve has a background in cultural policy including urban policy and cultural relations, and in operational planning, capacity building and development - with a depth of international experience.

Consultant

Genevieve Marciniak

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

Consultant

Poppy Lawrence Carr

Isabelle specialises in the development of estate strategies, capital projects and placemaking experiences in the UK and internationally. She has published widely on topics around the built environment.

Consultant

Isabelle Taylor

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

Consultant

Laura Caldow

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

Senior Researcher

Bianca Corriette

Yasmeen is an experienced researcher with a focus on large-scale, multi-stakeholder evaluations and impact studies.

Senior Researcher

Yasmeen Safaie

Yuhan is an experienced researcher with a focus on quantitative methods. Her work covers economic impact assessment and cultural sector mapping in the UK and internationally.

Senior Researcher (Quant)

Yuhan Ji

Shereen is a specialist researcher and statistical analyst with a background in Social Psychology, Epidemiology, and Marketing.

Specialist Researcher (Arabic & Quant)

Shereen El-Ladki

Teodora is a skilled mixed-method researcher with experience in the UK, European and Romanian cultural sectors.

Researcher

Teodora Lazar

Ollie is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in Sociology and Cultural Geography.

Researcher

Ollie Leatherdale

Nora is a mixed-method researcher with a background in theoretical and applied linguistic research.

Researcher

Nora Ruzsiczky

Emily is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in ethics and social welfare.

Researcher

Emily Taplin

Based in London, Will leads our core business functions, enabling BOP’s high performing consultancy team.

Chief Operating Officer

Will Hawkins

Based in London, Rebecca oversees BOP's communication strategy and implementation across all media channels.

Communications Manager

Rebecca Davison-Mora

Norbert is spearheading the development of BOP’s flagship R&D project, BOP500.

Data Lead, BOP500

Norbert Boron

Based in London, Tomomi coordinates business operations, activities and internal communications at BOP's London office.

Office Coordinator

Tomomi Tomlin

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

Associate Director

Paul Kirkman

Dr. Marina Guo is a cultural entrepreneur, researcher & strategist based in Shanghai and Toronto. She is the Associate Director of London based BOP Consulting.

Associate Director

Marina Guo

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

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

David Adam 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

Jan Runge 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

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

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

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

Senior Associate

Tom Campbell

Marianna is a researcher with extensive experience across evaluation techniques developed across the charity and private sector.

Associate

Marianna Lemus-Boskovitch

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 has 10 years of experience working across the cultural and creative industries.

Associate

Rossella Traverso

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

Associate

Anupam Yog

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

John Howkins is an internationally renowned consultant and thinker on creativity. John was chairman of BOP Consulting from 2007 to 2011.

Associate

John Howkins

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

Associate

Summer Fu

OUR TEAM

Meet our team

Our team include some of the leading experts in the field, supported by a set of multi-skilled and client-focused consultants.

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