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Georgia Siora

Georgia is an experienced economist with 25 years of international experience and proven management and directorship skills within global consultancy businesses and the City of London. She has delivered numerous projects and has worked as a trusted advisor for central and local government, higher education institutions and research councils and corporate organisations in the UK and overseas in high profile economic development and business initiatives, delivering outstanding results and bespoke and thoughtful recommendations. Georgia holds a MA in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Economics from the University of York.

Peter Dickinson

Associate Director at WECD. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience as a researcher and evaluator in a range of settings including local authority, academia and the private sector. Throughout this time Peter has worked for a number of clients, from sub regional organisations (local authorities, LEPs and Third Sector Organisations) to national and supra national organisations (Government Departments and the European Commission), and most points in between. Peter holds a BA (Hons) Social Sciences, from University of the West of England and MA Political Behaviour, from the University of Essex.


Davin Parrott

Principal Consultant at WECD. Davin’s has 15 years experience in economic development and his specialisms include economic impact assessments, appraisals and evaluation, labour market assessments, skills and employment forecasting and employment land reviews. He has considerable experience in using various software for statistical analysis and particular expertise in spatial econometric analysis using both maximum likelihood and two-stage least squares estimation. Davin has an MSc from London School of Economics and a MA from the University at Buffalo, State University New York.

Jane Sanderson

Senior Consultant at WECD. Jane has more than fifteen years’ experience of research and consultancy, and has designed and undertaken numerous projects across a range of policy areas including: learning and skills, education, employment and employability, social inclusion, and economic development. Jane has worked on behalf of a range of clients, from Government Departments, Local Authorities and local area partnerships such as LEPs, national bodies including UKCES and SFA, to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector clients including the Big Lottery Fund. Jane holds an MSc from Warwick University in Education.


Mirza Harun Baig

Researcher/Analyst at WECD. Harun is proficient in construction of databases and quantitative analysis and has worked on a diverse range of projects with WECD in a range of policy areas mainly in science and innovation and higher education. Harun started his career with WECD in 2012 and holds a BSc in Mathematics from Coventry University.

Priya Punj

Junior Researcher at WECD with comprehensive understanding of economic theory and its practical applications. Priya joined WECD in 2014 and holds a BSc (1st class Hons) Economics and Management from Aston University, Birmingham.


Our projects teams are also strengthened by two long-term associates and colleagues:
Peter Milway

Peter is an Associate at WECD and an experienced economist and accomplished project manager with 17 years professional experience delivering economic research projects across the UK. Peter’s key areas of expertise include sector research and analysis, impact assessments forecasting/scenario development and project evaluation. Peter holds a BSc in Economic Policy from the University of Stirling.

Donald Webb

Donald is an economist with 20 years of experience. He is an Associate of WECD and a Director of Brookdale Consulting, which specialises in measuring the impact of science investments on the economy. Donald holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Napier University and BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh.