Sarah Bostock joined the eftec team as Office Manager in the summer of 2019. Sarah is responsible for the day to day running of the office and also provides HR, finance and quality management support to the team.
Sarah has a background in PMO for an IT consultancy company.
Pravin Steele joined eftec in July 2019 to work as a summer intern. His role includes assisting the team with research, data analysis and report writing. He has just completed the second year of an Economics and Politics BSc at the University of Bristol, and has work experience from a previous placement at Capital Economics.
Rob has recently joined eftec after completing an MSc in Specialised Economic Analysis: Economics for Public Policy. He has previous professional experience working for the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on international climate finance, focusing on forestry economics, and prior to that, for the Department of Energy and Climate Change working on better regulation and appraisal.
Thea Marcelia Sletten is a senior consultant with broad expertise in economic techniques and an in-depth knowledge of chemical risk management. Before joining eftec, she worked at the Norwegian Environment Agency and as a senior consultant at Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA).
Sophie Neupauer, a Researcher at eftec, joined the core team in September 2018 following the completion of her studies. Her postgraduate dissertation involved investigating the motivations, opportunities, and challenges of applying the Natural Capital Protocol to land-based businesses in Scotland.
At eftec, Sophie has been involved in assisting senior members of staff with data analysis and preparing presentations for clients.
Natalya Kharadi, a researcher at eftec, joined the core team in December 2017 following the completion of her studies. Her dissertation titled ‘Height, Mortality and Air Pollution: Evidence from 20th Century Europe’ investigated the relationship between human health and sulphur dioxide emissions over time. Her work at eftec has focused on assisting senior staff with data collation and analysis for project reports and presentations to key stakeholders.
Jake Kuyer is a senior consultant with professional and academic experience in the broad fields of economics, the environment and social value. He is capable with technical approaches including both qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis, as well as project management, stakeholder engagement, and delivering training. Jake is able to conduct work both remotely and from client sites as part of an interdisciplinary team to successfully deliver challenging projects.
European Business Representative
Dr Rob Tinch, our European Business Representative, first joined eftec in 1995 and re-joined the core team in April 2008. Rob has over 20 years’ experience in environmental and ecological economics and works primarily on European research projects.
Ian Dickie, a Director of eftec, joined the core team in November 2007.
Allan Provins, a Director of eftec, joined the core team in September 2002. He is an economist who works with companies, government and NGOs to help them make better evidenced plans and decisions. The main theme in all of this is choosing the right tool for the job (along with a healthy dose of pragmatism). Currently he is working with a number of UK water companies, supporting their customer engagement and strategic investment planning for the forthcoming regulatory price control process.