Our team

We have a core team of consultants complemented by a network of associates drawn from the sectors in which we work.

Ann Bishop
Ann Bishop

Partner

Ann Bishop is the Managing Partner of Indepen, a management consulting firm working with clients facing the challenges of regulation, deregulation, competition and restructuring.
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John Hargreaves
John Hargreaves

Partner

John is an economist with management consultancy and corporate finance experience.
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Tim Burfoot
Tim Burfoot

Partner

After an early career in marketing and customer management, Tim has spent the last 25 years specializing in the delivery of integrated business and technology change programmes.
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Dominic Gogol
Dominic Gogol

Senior Consultant

Dominic is an experienced manager of political engagement and advocacy strategy in multiple policy areas including energy, water, climate change, marine and aviation
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Jim Rickleton
Jim Rickleton

Partner

Jim's extensive career across the public sector has seen him excel in roles as a Corporate Services Leader, Finance Director and Programme Director. This includes delivering substantial value at the NAO and helping to maintain progress on the Open Water initiative (to introduce a competitive retail water market).
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Daniel Weeden
Daniel Weeden

Economic Analyst

Daniel Weeden is currently on sabbatical at the University of Warwick studying for an MSc in Economics. His studies include microeconomic issues in regulated industries. Dan will rejoin Indepen in Autumn 2017.
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Willoughby Werner
Willoughby Werner

Consultant

Will specialises in specifying, conducting and reporting market analysis and consumer and customer research in fintec, telecoms and utility sectors, using a variety of forecasting models and quantitative techniques.
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Angie Hughes
Angie Hughes

Executive Assistant

Angie has 16 years' experience in a variety of high profile executive assistant roles, including with the Jordanian Ambassador, Viscount Rothermere and at National Grid.
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Ian Barker
Ian Barker

Associate

Ian is an experienced leader and strategic thinker in water policy, planning, regulation and management. He has a track record of using an integrated, outcome-focused approach to deliver immediate objectives in the context of sustainable long-term aims.
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David Baxter
David Baxter

Associate

David has wide knowledge of water management and an extensive network of relationships with natural capital managers in industry, public and third sectors.
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Sarah Chambers
Sarah Chambers

Associate

Sarah is a competition and consumer expert with leadership experience at Board level as Chief Executive of a Regulator in a politically sensitive sector, and wide-ranging experience as a senior civil servant in various roles.
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Bill Emery
Bill Emery

Associate

Bill is a highly experienced economic regulator. He is currently Chairman of the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, and a Member of the all-Ireland single electricity market committee.
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Maxine Frerk
Maxine Frerk

Associate

Maxine is an experienced regulatory and consumer expert and leader. Her strengths lie in bringing together different disciplines and perspectives to tackle complex regulatory problems. She has experience in both the private and public sector.
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Ann Heal
Anne Heal

Associate

Anne Heal is Chair of the Thames Water Customer Challenge Group and is a board member of Ofqual.
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Martin Hurst
Martin Hurst

Associate

Martin is an independent policy, analytical, commercial and strategy consultant and NED, specialising in water, housing and environmental issues: notably where there is economic and wider regulation.
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Tony Juniper
Tony Juniper

Associate

Tony Juniper is an environmentalist, writer and sustainability advisor, a prominent environmental commentator, the author of a number of award winning books and makes frequent public and broadcast appearances on environmental and sustainability issues.
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Keith MacLean
Dr Keith MacLean

Associate

OBE Keith is a Chemistry graduate and postgraduate from Heriot-Watt and Hamburg Universities, and an Honorary Fellow of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter.
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Dr Jessie McLeman
Dr Jessie McLeman

Associate

Jessie has extensive experience in the water and telecoms sectors, combining a commercial focus with managing complex regulatory issues.
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Clive Moffatt
Clive Moffatt

Associate

Clive has been at the forefront of energy market change for the last 20 years. He has extensive knowledge of working with both governments and regulators.
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Alan Moore
Alan Moore

Associate
Alan is an experienced strategy consultant, corporate financier, fund manager and interim manager.
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Nick Pollar
Nicholas Pollard

Associate

Nicholas has wide experience within the construction, utility, healthcare and transport sectors. Most recently he was CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK during a period of intense changes to bring the company to stable competitive trading.
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Yvonne Rees
Robin Pratt

Associate

Robin Pratt is an expert in the design and implementation of regulatory incentive frameworks.
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David Purdy
David Purdy

Associate

David has over 20 years experience in government, most recently as Director in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) leading on a range of business and local energy use policies.
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Yvonne Rees
Yvonne Rees

Associate

Yvonne has supported policy makers and regulators for more than 20 years in developing and evaluating environmental policy. Her work at European and national levels provides her with an understanding of a wide range of legal and institutional approaches.
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John Smith
John Smith

Associate

John is an economist with a career which spans central government and the privatised water and rail industries, where he spent 12 years as Director of Regulation first with Anglian Water and then at Railtrack. In both cases, he led work on the first price reviews.
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John Vinson
John Vinson

Associate

John is a commercial strategist with 20 years’ experience of working within the regulated and non-regulated water industry both in the UK and abroad.
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Melvyn Weeks
Melvyn Weeks

Associate

Melvyn is an econometrician at the University of Cambridge and Economic Advisor to Ofgem. His interest is in in micro-econometrics, and specifically heterogeneity in discrete choice. efficiency analysis, and models for willingness to pay.
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