We believe in the power of data and technology to change lives

Policy in Practice is a social policy software and analytics company working with councils, government, housing providers and community organisations. We are a team of policy experts who combine cutting-edge tech, insightful data and expert analysis. We help organisations analyse the impact of policy, identify and engage the people impacted, and track the effectiveness of interventions.

Our award winning Benefit and Budgeting calculator, linked to from GOV.UK, helps around 10,000 people every day find out what support they may be eligible for. Our data analytics services help organisations find relationships in datasets and visualise the drivers of poverty. We use our policy expertise to drive change via evidence, publications and media.

Meet our team

Deven Ghelani, Director

Deven Ghelani

Director and Founder
Jade Alsop

Jade Alsop

Commercial Director
Janet Harkin

Janet Harkin

Chief Marketing Officer

Janet leads the marketing and people function. She works remotely from Donegal, Ireland, where she loves walking and sea swimming.

David Carboni

David Carboni

Chief Technical Officer
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Paul Garlick

Strategic Client Services Manager
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Leanne Doohan

Senior Marketing Executive
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Tobias Hartley

Business and Marketing Executive

Jennifer Thompson

Marketing Executive

Imran Latif

Senior Engineer
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Joseph Hollingworth


Panos Provias

Junior Engineer

Paolo Ghidoni

Apprentice Engineer

Paolo is part of the Engineering team. He is located in London and enjoys meeting new people, coding, audio engineering and spending time with his dog.

Terrin Mathew

Terrin Mathew

Technical Data Analyst
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Henry Naish

Senior Data Analyst

Jim Gardner

Technical Analyst
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Mary-Alice Doyle

Senior Research Analyst
Juliet-Nil Uraz

Juliet-Nil Uraz

Senior Research Analyst

Genevieve Hampson

Benefit and Budgeting Calculator Product Manager
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Sophia Warren

Senior Policy and Data Analyst
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Zach Mills

Senior Policy and Data Analyst
Alex Clegg

Alex Clegg

Senior Policy and Data Analyst
Tylor Maria Johnson

Tylor-Maria Johnson

Policy and Data Analyst

Izabel Bahia

Policy and Data Analyst

Jack Rowlands

Policy and Data Analyst

Abigail Everett

Policy and Data Analyst
Ed McNamara

Ed McNamara

Software Account Manager
James Rawlins, Client Services Manager

James Rawlins

Client Services Manager
Adam Kenny, Policy in Practice

Adam Kenny

Business Account Manager

Zoe Charlesworth

Associate Policy and Research Lead
Paul Howarth, Policy Consultant, Policy in Practice

Paul Howarth

Policy Consultant

Tom Shirley

Senior Data Visualiser
Giovanni Tonutti

Giovanni Tonutti

Policy and Data Consultant

Stephen Brien

Stephen is Director of Policy at the Legatum Institute and, since 2015, has been an Advisor to the Saudi Government. He has been a Director at Social Finance; and advised the DWP from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining DWP, Stephen spent 15 years at Oliver Wyman, where he was a Partner. He is a board member of the Centre for Social Justice and also of Social Finance Digital Labs, and a member of the UK Social Metrics Commission. He is the author of Dynamic Benefits (the blueprint for Universal Credit) and Outcome-based Government.

Martin Leuw

Martin Leuw is a digital, social entrepreneur and active investor with hands on experience of early stage, corporate ventures and high growth businesses.  He is the Chairman of Clearswift and Leathwaite and former Group CEO (2001-2011) of IRIS Software Group, where he drove growth from subscription revenues of £9m to over £120m per annum. A regular awards judge for programmes such as Big Venture Challenge, Martin is also a columnist for business magazines as well as The Times and Daily Telegraph. He won EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Communications & Technology, 2006, and is an Enterprise Fellow at the Prince’s Trust.

Mark Liparoto

Mark started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories focusing on systems and economic modelling. His over 25 year career in telecommunications spanned leadership roles in Sales, Business Development and Product Management covering the UK, EMEA, North America and AP/China. Mark’s focus continues to be on supporing and developng new business opportunities with compelling social value. He is an UnLtd. mentor and advisor at Citizen’s Advice.

Alexander Stevenson

Alexander Stevenson co-founded RSe Consulting, a public sector consultancy specialising in Local Government which was bought by Tribal Group.   He is the author of ‘Public Sector: Managing the Unmanageable’.  He is also a trustee of the Young Foundation and Chair of Create Streets.

Sean Williams

Sean Williams started his career in the employment support sector, working as a frontline Unemployment Advisor in Brent, London. Since then, he has worked in research, policy, business development and operational management for some of the largest, most successful public service providers in the UK. He was Managing Director of G4S Employment Services until 2014, and left to support initiatives he was passionate about.

Call us at 0330 088 9242
or email us hello@policyinpractice.co.uk


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