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Bernard Hay

Bernard Hay

Head of Policy

Previously he was Head of Research and Practice at the Design Council, where he oversaw a portfolio of research and policy development focused on maximising the social, environmental and economic value of design to the UK. Prior to this he worked at the Design Museum in London, where he helped to establish the AHRC-funded Future Observatory programme, and set-up the museum’s adult education and academic partnerships programme.

Outside of the Creative PEC, Bernard is a Trustee for Engage, the national charity for visual arts participation. He is also an Associate Lecturer in social innovation at University of the Arts London, and a Fellow of the RSA.

Core Team

Giorgio Fazio - Creative PEC
Giorgio Fazio

Research Director of Creative PEC and Chair of Macroeconomics at Newcastle University Business Schoo…

Alice Kent
Alice Kent

Head of Communications (job-share)

Makena Guantai Day
Makena Guantai Day

Executive Assistant

Duncan Todd
Duncan Todd

Finance and Administration Manager

Bernard Hay
Bernard Hay

Head of Policy

Lilli Geissendorfer - Creative PEC
Lilli Geissendorfer

Deputy Director

Billy Beckett - Creative PEC
Billy Beckett

Communications Manager

Simon Budgen

Head of Operations

Tom Cahill-Jones

Research Network Manager

Alejandro Ramirez Guerra - Creative PEC
Alejandro Ramirez-Guerra

Research Associate at Newcastle University Business School

Anna Zabow - Creative PEC
Anna Zabow

Head of Communications (job-share)

Nik Gunn - Creative PEC
Nik Gunn

Policy Adviser

Rodrigo Cavalcante Michel - Creative PEC
Rodrigo Cavalcante Michel

Research Associate (policy)

Emily Hopkins - Creative PEC
Emily Hopkins

Policy Advisor

Nataliya Nikolova - Creative PEC
Nataliya Nikolova

UK Administration & Partnerships Manager (Creative UK)

Hasan Bakhshi - Creative PEC
Hasan Bakhshi MBE


Iqra Choudhry

Policy Engagement Manager at the Creative PEC


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