Our people

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

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


Jon Clements

Director of 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


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


Dame Louise Casey

Strategic Advisor

Dame Louise championed social policy initiatives for successive Prime Ministers, including the Troubled Families Programme and the Respect Taskforce. Read more


Anna Bennett

Assistant Communications Officer

As the Assistant Communications Officer, Anna supports the Communications team with different tasks, including writing coverage reports and blogs, as well as helping the wider team wherever possible. Read more


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


Marta Czyz

Business Support Manager

Marta is Crest's Office Manager, helping Marie Begasse run our London office. Her role is crucial to ensuring the business runs smoothly. Read more


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 had had senior roles in investigating serious and organised crime, corruption and terrorism. Read more


Joshua Kamps

Data Scientist

Josh is Crest’s data scientist, specialising in quantitative research and data analysis.
With a background in computer science and an MSc in Crime Science, Josh seeks to better inform decision-making through uncovering evidence in data.
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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


Oli Hutt

Strategy and Insight Manager

Oli joined Crest with a wealth of experience in quantitative research, having recently completed a PhD in Crime Science at University College London. Read more


Katrina McKeever

Senior Associate

Katrina is a communications professional skilled at creative campaign delivery, managing international news events, and reputation management. Read more


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


Cassia Rowland

Junior Analyst


Cassia is part of the Strategy & Insight team at Crest, providing research and analytical support to a variety of projects. She recently completed her MSc in Global Politics at LSE, having previously read Human, Social and Political Sciences at Clare College, Cambridge. Read more


James Stott


James works on quantitative and qualitative policy and research projects at Crest. Before joining he studied Law, graduating recently with a first class honours degree from King’s College London. Read more


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


Charlotte Phillips

Director of 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


Sarah Kincaid

Assistant 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


Marie Begasse

Business Manager

Marie provides general business support to the Crest team, running our London office and ensuring our IT, accounting and marketing operations function effectively. Before joining Crest, Marie was PA to directors at a major UK manufacturer. Read more


Gemma Buckland

Senior Research Associate


A specialist in criminal justice and social policy, Gemma has more than twenty years’ experience working with government, MPs, and in academia. She worked in Parliament, advising the Justice and Home Affairs Select Committees on prisons, probation and wider crime reduction policies.


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


Callyane Desroches

Strategy and Insight Manager


A skilled and creative analyst, Callyane uses quantitative data to improve the performance of agencies and systems and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. Before joining Crest, Callyane developed an arts project to divert young people from re-entering the justice system. Read more


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


Sunder Katwala


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


Jess Hull

Junior Policy & Communications Analyst

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


Jessica Lumley

Senior Analyst

As Senior Analyst, Jessica is responsible for designing and conducting analyses of both qualitative and quantitative data, and using her findings as the basis for policy insight and strategic advice. Read more


Nishat Rahman

Junior Analyst

Nishat is part of the strategy team at Crest, providing analytical support across a range of policy and research projects. Read more


Madeline Rolfe

Junior Analyst


Having recently graduated from King's College London with a degree in Law with American Legal Studies, Madeline supports the Crest team with qualitative and quantitative analysis for research and consulting projects as well as helping out the wider team wherever possible. Read more


Danny Shaw

Head of Strategy and Insight 


An award-winning home affairs correspondent at the BBC, Danny now uses his unparalleled experience of scrutinising policing and justice to produce the insights Crest’s clients need to achieve real impact. Read more

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