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Our people

Crest employs staff from a diverse mix of backgrounds, united by a common goal: building a safer and more secure society.

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Gavin Lockhart-Mirams

Founder and Chairman

A specialist in criminal justice policy, Gavin has more than a decade of experience working with government, police and public safety organisations. He worked in No.10 Downing Street advising a Conservative Prime Minister and has worked closely with other governments to cut crime. Read more

gavin.lockhartmirams@crestadvisory.com

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Roderick Brenninkmeijer

Chief Financial Officer

 

Rod manages Crest’s financial operations and oversees HR, contracts and office management. Before joining, Rod was director for a major European retail company working to improve organisational culture. Read more

roderick.brenninkmeijer@crestadvisory.com

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Jon Clements

Executive Director, Development

A former home affairs correspondent for ITN, Jon draws on two decades in the media, public affairs and the crime and justice sector to develop bespoke solutions to client challenges. Blending policy and communications, Jon works with charities, public inquiries and independent commissions. Read more

jon.clements@crestadvisory.com

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Sarah Kincaid

Director

As former policy lead for the Troubled Families Programme, and an inspector of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s response to child sexual exploitation, Sarah has unparalleled insight on social justice, anti-social behaviour and victims’ issues, and senior government experience. Read more

sarah.kincaid@crestadvisory.com

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Anna Bennett

Senior Communications Officer

Anna manages various communications projects, overseeing the press office and media monitoring functions for a number of public inquiries. Anna is responsible for Crest's marketing strategy and communications outputs. Read more

anna.bennett@crestadvisory.com

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Joe Caluori

Head of Research and Policy

As the former Cabinet Member with responsibility for youth crime at the London Borough of Islington and as a contributor to the DfE Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme, Joe has unparalleled insight into county lines drugs networks and serious youth violence. Read more

joe.caluori@crestadvisory.com

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Ellie Covell

Head of Strategy (Performance)

A former police officer, Ellie draws on her frontline practitioner experience to inform her analytical and policy skills on a range of crime and justice subjects including demand modelling and justice performance frameworks. Ellie previously worked at the Cabinet Office. Read more

eleanor.covell@crestadvisory.com

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Theodore Dick

Strategy and Policy Projects Lead

 

During his six-month placement at Crest, Theo will be developing and leading policy-based projects for clients across the crime and justice sector. Theo is in his second year of the Civil Service Fast Stream, having previously worked as an International Migration Policy Advisory at the Home Office. Read more

theodore.dick@crestadvisory.com

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Tony Fuller

Associate Director

 

Tony was a Director at PwC’s consultancy practice for over 10 years where he led large scale change programmes in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining PwC, he served for over 30 years as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police where he held senior roles in investigating serious and organised crime, corruption and terrorism. Read more

tony.fuller@crestadvisory.com

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Violette Gadenne

Research Lead

 

As Crest's Research Lead, Violette works on our independent programme of research, which aims to shine light on key policy issues in crime and justice. Before joining Crest, Violette worked at the Behavioural Insights Team across both Home Affairs in the UK and the then newly established French office. Read more

violette.gadenne@crestadvisory.com

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Sarah Hibbert 

Analyst

 

As part of the Strategy & Insight team, Sarah carries out analytical research for a variety of research and consultancy projects Read more

sarah.hibbert@crestadvisory.com

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Oli Hutt

Head of Analytics

Oli manages Crest's analytical projects, carrying out and shaping quantitative analysis for a range of clients. Before joining Crest, Oli completed a PhD in Crime Science at University College London. Read more

oli.hutt@crestadvisory.com

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Phil Kay

Senior Policing Associate

Phil brings a wealth of experience from the world of policing and criminal justice, having spent the past 30 years working in a variety of different roles within police forces across the country. Read more

phil.kay@crestadvisory.com

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Jessica Lumley

Strategy and Insight Manager

As Strategy and Insight Manager, Jessica is responsible for shaping analyses of both qualitative and quantitative data. She uses her experience to lead Strategy and Insight projects for a range of stakeholders. Read more

jessica.lumley@crestadvisory.com

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Eleanor Matheret

Analysis and Insights Project Lead

Eleanor is a Civil Service Fast Streamer seconded to Crest to work on Strategic Needs Assessments and work with the Crown Prosecution Service. Read more

eleanor.matheret@crestadvisory.com

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Greg O'Meara

Analyst

Greg is an Analyst in the Strategy & Insight team, contributing to Crest’s consultancy projects. Previously Greg has worked as an Economic Attaché in the Irish Embassy in Paris and a Trainee in the EU delegation to UNESCO.

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greg.omeara@crestadvisory.com

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Beth Mooney

Strategy and Insight Manager

As Senior Analyst, Beth leads on qualitative and quantitative analyses for research and consultancy projects. Beth has a range of experience in research across various criminal justice topics, including restorative practices and historic child sexual abuse. More recently, Beth has focused on drug supply, county lines and exploitation. Read more

beth.mooney@crestadvisory.com

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Miriam Rich

Associate Director

 

Miriam specialises in communications around policing and social welfare issues such as institutional racism and child protection. Miriam previously worked for the Metropolitan Police and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and now advises inquiries and educational bodies. Read more

miriam.rich@crestadvisory.com

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Isabella Ross

Analyst Intern

 

Isabella is an Analyst Intern at Crest, where she supports qualitative and quantitative analysis for research and consultancy projects.  Read more

isabella.ross@crestadvisory.com

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Julian Sandler

Quantitative Analyst 

Julian shapes insight from quantitative data sources to support our research. Read more

julian.sandler@crestadvisory.com

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Alex Stacey

Analyst

As part of the Strategy and Insight Team at Crest, Alex provides analytical support for a variety of projects. Before joining Crest, he worked at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council as part of the Local Government Association’s National Graduate Development Programme, completing four work placements in various departments across the local authority. Read more

alex.stacey@crestadvisory.com

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Arwa Syed

Intern

Arwa is an intern at Crest and is currently supporting our work with the Crown Prosecution Service. Read more

arwa.syed@crestadvisory.com

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Harvey Redgrave

Chief Executive Officer

Harvey brings a wealth of strategy experience from a decade in government, academia and parliament. Before joining Crest, Harvey advised the Labour Party on home affairs policy and was a deputy director at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit leading reviews of police reform and organised crime. Read more

harvey.redgrave@crestadvisory.com

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Charlotte Phillips

Executive Director, Communications

 

Charlotte is a justice communications expert with unparalleled experience of challenging environments including the Metropolitan Police, the Attorney General’s Office and the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Charlotte now leads Crest’s work for arms length bodies and public inquiries. Read more

charlotte.phillips@crestadvisory.com

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Samantha Cunningham

Executive Director, Criminal Justice Strategy

Samantha is Crest's Executive Director for Criminal Justice Strategy, shaping our direction for consultancy projects within crime and justice. Samantha has over 20 years’ experience in crime reduction and held senior executive responsibility for leading strategic change across complex organisations and through partnership working in the public sector. Read more

samantha.cunningham@crestadvisory.com

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Marie Begasse

Business Manager

Marie provides general and strategic business management support to the Crest team and Directors, ensuring our accounting, Human Resources, procurement and IT operations function effectively. Before joining Crest, Marie was PA to directors at a major UK manufacturer. Read more

marie.begasse@crestadvisory.com

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Mary Calam

Senior Associate

 

Mary has a long career in UK government, in a range of senior positions across law enforcement and national security. Most recently, she was Director General for Crime, Policing and Fire in the Home Office, where she had responsibility for all policy, legislation, strategy and funding for policing, crime and the Fire Service. Mary is now a board adviser to several companies and organisations and is also a trustee of the Police Foundation. Read more

mary.calam@crestadvisory.com

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Eileen Chou

Financial Insights and Improvements Lead

Eilieen is on a 6-month secondment from Civil Service Fast Stream, leading a programme of work to derive financial insight from Crest’s data. Eilieen previously worked at the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Home Office and BEIS in various Finance teams. Read more

eileen.chou@crestadvisory.com

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Callyane Desroches

Head of Policy and Strategy

 

Callyane has been a trusted advisor to Crest’s clients for the past six years. Her work includes end-to-end strategic transformation programme delivery, collaborative policy creation, and performance management framework development. Read more

callyane.desroches@crestadvisory.com

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Amber Evans

Strategy and Insight Manager

 

Amber leads on qualitative and quantitative analyses across a range of research and consultancy projects. Her professional interests include early intervention to improve outcomes for young people and supporting vulnerable groups at risk of exploitation. Read more

amber.evans@crestadvisory.com

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Serina Fuller

Senior Researcher

 

Serina is a senior researcher at Crest and leads on qualitative and quantitative research across both research and consultancy projects. Before Crest, Serina completed her PhD on policing and mental health in 2021 and is a chartered psychologist. She has worked for His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and for the Metropolitan Police Service. Read more

serina.fuller@crestadvisory.com

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Savas Hadjipavlou

Associate Head of Analysis

 

A former Director of the Probation Institute, Savas combines knowledge of the justice system with expertise in analysis and statistical methodologies. Before joining Crest, Savas worked for the Home Office, Department of Health and Ministry of Justice leading reforms of prison healthcare. Read more

savas.hadjipavlou@crestadvisory.com

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Jess Hull

Senior Analyst

Jess supports both the Communications team and our policy research, conducting qualitative analysis across a number of research projects. Read more

jessica.hull@crestadvisory.com

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Sunder Katwala

Associate

Sunder Katwala is Director of British Future, an independent and

non-partisan think tank, which works on identity and immigration, integration, and race relations, with a focus on engaging the public constructively in issues which can be polarising and divisive. Read more

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Ellen Kirk

Analyst

Ellen works as an analyst at Crest, assisting with quantitative and qualitative research. Ellen has a keen interest in crime research and recently completed her Masters in Global Crime and Justice at the University of York. 

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ellen.kirk@crestadvisory.com

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Shayon Lynch

Office Manager

Shayon is the Office and Business Support Manager for Crest and oversees the general running of the office. She is involved in Human Resources, IT and other aspects of business operations. Read more

shayon.lynch@crestadvisory.com

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John Milik

Communications Analyst

John is providing analyst support across a variety of projects, with a current focus on media and stakeholder analysis of the press and public inquiries. He’s particularly interested in how media coverage shapes public perceptions of justice reform. Read more

john.milik@crestadvisory.com

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Nishat Rahman

Senior Analyst

Nishat provides analytical support across a range of policy and research projects as part of the Strategy & Insight team. Read more

nishat.rahman@crestadvisory.com

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Patrick Olajide

Analyst

Patrick sits within the Strategy and Insight team, supporting on a range of qualitative and quantitative research projects. Read more

patrick.olajide@crestadvisory.com

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Madeline Rolfe

Senior Analyst

 

As part of the Strategy and Insight team, Madeline supports Crest with qualitative and quantitative analysis for research and consulting projects. Her professional interests include tackling youth safety issues and facilitating the participation of vulnerable stakeholders in decision making.  Read more

madeline.rolfe@crestadvisory.com

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Cassia Rowland

Senior Analyst

 

Cassia leads research and consultancy projects as a Senior Analyst in the Strategy & Insight team. She specialises in combining quantitative and qualitative insights to pull out strategic themes from complex findings, and has a particular interest in serious youth violence and third sector organisations working in the criminal justice space. Read more

cassia.rowland@crestadvisory.com

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Freya Smith

Research Intern 

Freya undertakes tasks such as focus groups, literature reviews, stakeholder engagement, and administrative support across a variety of projects. Read more

freya.smith@crestadvisory.com

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James Stott

Strategy & Insight Manager

James works with a range of clients as a manager and lead analyst on research and consultancy projects. He shapes qualitative and quantitative to use evidence to inform and challenge current approaches to key issues in the criminal justice system; so far this has included serious violence and youth safety, female offending, out-of-court disposals and diversion, county lines and extremism. Read more

james.stott@crestadvisory.com

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