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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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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

marie.begasse@crestadvisory.com

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Anthony Broxton

Projects and Engagements Officer

Anthony is responsible for stakeholder engagement with our clients, providing support across a range of policy and research areas. Anthony recently completed an MA in Politics and Contemporary History at Kings College were he was awarded First Class honours. Read more

anthony.broxton@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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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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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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Jess Hull

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.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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John Milik

Communications Intern

John provides communications support across a variety of projects, with a current focus on media monitoring of the press and public inquiries. Before joining Crest, he worked as a tutor, market researcher and mental health support worker. Read more

john.milik@crestadvisory.com

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Nishat Rahman

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 Intern

Patrick joined Crest as an Analyst Intern and 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

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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Danny Shaw

Associate 

 

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

danny.shaw@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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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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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

louise.casey@crestadvisory.com

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Anna Bennett

Communications Officer

As Crest's Communications Officer, Anna supports various public inquiry projects, working with media and monitoring what's happening in the press. Anna also pushes forward Crest's marketing strategy and leads communications and stakeholder management on Strategy & Insight projects. Read more

anna.bennett@crestadvisory.com

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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.

gemma.buckland@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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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

callyane.desroches@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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Oli Hutt

Strategy and Insight Manager

Oli manages Crest's Strategy & Insight projects, carrying out and shaping 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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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

Senior Analyst

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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Cassia Rowland

Analyst

 

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

cassia.rowland@crestadvisory.com

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Julian Sandler

Analysis & Insights Projects Lead

Julian is in his third year of the Government Statistical Service Fast Stream scheme and is on secondment to Crest for six months. Read more

julian.sandler@crestadvisory.com

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James Stott

Senior Analyst

James leads on qualitative and quantitative data across a range of research and consultancy projects, working with clients from local authorities and police forces. His professional interests include serious violence prevention and participatory policy making. Read more

james.stott@crestadvisory.com

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