Who We Are

Traverse navigates complexity and controversy in the changing world of public services

Office for Public Management Limited has been trading as Traverse since 30 April 2018.  OPM was founded in 1989 and provided services in consultancy, people development and research. Since 2006, OPM has been fully owned by its members (employees) through an employee share ownership trust. In January 2012 OPM acquired Dialogue by Design, an industry-leading engagement and consultation practice with specialist expertise and experience in the environment, infrastructure, and utilities markets. This acquisition complemented OPM’s own engagement services and provides the additional offer of a large scale multi-channel consultation service.

Traverse is building on the history of both OPM and Dialogue by Design to provide full-service consultancy in: Consultation, Evaluation, Engagement, Organisational Development and Social Investment.

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We have over 50 permanent staff and a similar number of long term freelancers (Associates).  We also have a number of longterm partnerships with other specialist organisations which supplement our core skills.

Our Team

Directors

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Chief Executive

Nick joined Traverse as Chief Executive Officer in April 2021. He brings a fusion of public service and entrepreneurial...

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Chih-Hoong Sin (PhD)

Chih-Hoong Sin (PhD)

Director

A passionate advocate for improving social outcomes systemically through collaboration, evidence and innovative...

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Kerrie Gemmill

Kerrie Gemmill

Director

Kerrie joined Traverse as Director of Operations in December 2019. Kerrie brings over 20 years’ experience in...

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Maktuno Suit

Maktuno Suit

Non-executive Director

Maktuno is a business transformation expert who loves helping companies to transform themselves for the future - to find...

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Izzy Obeng

Izzy Obeng

Non-executive Director

Izzy is an entrepreneur, business coach and professional speaker who leads Foundervine – an international training...

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Michelle Watts

Michelle Watts

Director of Market Development

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in business development, strategic communications and marketing. She has...

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James West

James West

Chair of Trustees

James was voted in as Chair of Trustees by members in 2021. As Chair, he will serve a term of 3 years, during which time...

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Associate Directors

Helen Ashley

Helen Ashley

Head of Consultation

Helen co-leads our Consultation team and leads the Science and Technology sector

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Dan Barrett

Dan Barrett

Head of Infrastructure

Dan co-leads our Consultation Team with Helen Ashley and is the lead on the infrastructure sector for Traverse.

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Olivier Boelman

Olivier Boelman

Head of Utilities

Olivier is the Head of Utilities and brings many years' experience in Research and Engagement, as well as both...

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Jessie Cunnett

Jessie Cunnett

Head of Health and Social Care

Jessie is a public and stakeholder engagement professional having gained experience over the last 23 years. Specialising...

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Rob Francis

Rob Francis

Head of Public Sector and Head of Organisational Development

Rob is interested in local government, partnerships, community capacity building and systems leadership.

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Zoe Khor (PhD)

Zoe Khor (PhD)

Head of Social Research

Zoe Khor is Head of Research and leads Traverse’s work with charities and the voluntary sector.

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Anna McKeon

Anna McKeon

Head of Engagement

Anna joined Traverse three years ago, and has delivered some of our largest and most ambitious engagement projects...

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Amélie Treppass

Amélie Treppass

Head of Environment and Future Energy

Amélie is a public and stakeholder engagement practitioner, drawing upon her first-hand experience in community...

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Pete Welsh (PhD)

Pete Welsh (PhD)

Head of Evaluation

Dr Pete Welsh is Head of Evaluation at Traverse. He is a highly experienced mixed-methods researcher and project...

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Senior Consultants

Tim Bidey

Tim Bidey

Senior Consultant

Tim is an experienced qualitative researcher and project manager with a passion for helping charities and other...

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Killian Condell

Killian Condell

Senior Consultant

Killian joined the company in July 2016. He has experience of engaging with stakeholders at national and local levels in...

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Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

Senior Consultant

Michael has considerable experience in devising and implementing strategies for public and stakeholder engagement.

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Duncan Grimes

Duncan Grimes

Senior Consultant

Duncan is a qualitative researcher with commercial and public policy experience across the UK and Middle East.

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Barbara Lozito

Barbara Lozito

Senior Consultant

Barbara is an experienced project manager and mixed-methods evaluator with over seven years of experience working with...

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Skye McCool

Skye McCool

Senior Consultant

With a background in science and environmental education, and a lifetime of experience in visual design and...

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Hattie Moyes

Hattie Moyes

Senior Consultant

Hattie joined Traverse in July 2019 and has nearly 10 years’ experience across engagement, research and evaluation...

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Bethan Peach

Bethan Peach

Senior Consultant

Beth is an experienced project manager, evaluator and qualitative social researcher with a third sector background.

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Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith

Senior Consultant

Lucy is an experienced qualitative researcher and project manager, with a particular interest in children and young...

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Tim Vanson

Tim Vanson

Senior Consultant

Tim is a Senior Consultant in Traverse's Evaluation and Research teams

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James Wickett-Whyte

James Wickett-Whyte

Senior Consultant

James is an experienced stakeholder and public engagement professional, with a diverse background ranging from energy...

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Consultants

Tazmin Aldis

Tazmin Aldis

Project Coordinator

Tazmin joined Traverse as a new graduate of American literature and creative writing. She began her time here as a...

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Eden Foley

Eden Foley

Consultant

Eden joined Traverse in 2019 as a Consultant having previously worked for the company as a qualitative analyst.

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Morgan Fraser

Morgan Fraser

Consultant

Morgan joined Traverse in June 2021, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in social science to the team, with...

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Fanny Goterfelt

Fanny Goterfelt

Consultant

Fanny is an experienced project manager and social researcher who specialises in managing projects that seek to engage...

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Serife Gunal

Serife Gunal

Consultant

Seri comes to Traverse with experience in Qualitative Research, Media and Public Speaking

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Parit Haria

Parit Haria

Project Coordinator

Parit joined Traverse in July 2021, having just completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Imperial College...

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Matt Heath

Matt Heath

Consultant

Matt joined Traverse in November 2019, having previously worked as a qualitative analyst in the company’s Response...

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Paul Hirmis

Paul Hirmis

Consultant

Paul joined Traverse in June 2021 and brings a passion for the role in qualitative data analysis in achieving systematic...

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Louis Horsley

Louis Horsley

Consultant

At Traverse Louis primarily supports consultations in public services and utilities and processing incoming consultation...

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Doug Jefferson

Doug Jefferson

Consultant

Doug first worked with Traverse as qualitative analyst in March 2017 before joining as a consultant in January 2018.

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Hannah Kearsey

Hannah Kearsey

Consultant

Hannah joined Traverse as a consultant in 2020. She is a confident social researcher with a background in anthropology...

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Robin Kimber (PhD)

Robin Kimber (PhD)

Consultant

Dr Robin Kimber joined Traverse in October 2016 as a Consultant in Consultation, Engagement and Evaluation. He comes...

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Madeleine Maxwell

Madeleine Maxwell

Consultant

Maddy is an experienced social researcher and engagement practitioner, with an interest in collaborative and...

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Annie Milburn

Annie Milburn

Consultant

Annie is a social researcher with international experience and a passion for environmental and social justice issues....

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Noel Martinez Miranda

Noel Martinez Miranda

Consultant

Noel focuses on supporting consultations in public services, utilities and infrastructure, and guarantees the quality in...

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Jane Simon

Jane Simon

Consultant

Jane is APS and PRINCE2 certified, and has strong experience working with different project management methodologies...

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Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Project Coordinator

Jamie joined Traverse in 2021 as a Project Coordinator, with a knowledge of both primary and secondary research methods,...

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Katie Spittle

Katie Spittle

Consultant

Katie is a social research specialist and is passionate about delivering social impact and engaging with the public to...

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Tom Stocks

Tom Stocks

Consultant

Tom joined Traverse in July 2021, and brings a range of research and teaching experience to the team, with a degree and...

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Coco Tas

Coco Tas

Consultant

Coco joined Traverse in June 2021 as a Consultant having previously worked for us as a qualitative analyst in our...

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Product Team

Andre Vejdani

Andre Vejdani

Technical Lead

Andre joined in December 2017 as a Senior Software Developer. His role is to design and develop the new software...

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Miriam Wodrich

Miriam Wodrich

Software Developer

Miriam has recently joined Traverse as a Front-End developer in the product development team.

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Business Development

Marcus Clissold-Lesser

Marcus Clissold-Lesser

Head of Business Development and Marketing

Marcus brings a passion for “making things work” as well as many years’ experience of the built...

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Sofia Tagliaferri

Sofia Tagliaferri

Business Development and Marketing Officer

Sofia's role involves identifying suitable opportunities, covering various market areas, and efficiently managing...

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Corporate Services

Siobhan Caulfield

Siobhan Caulfield

Resources Manager

Siobhan is a highly experienced administrator who manages the office in a range of capacities as Resource Manager.

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Tina Harding

Tina Harding

Sales and Purchase Ledger Accountant

It’s great to be part of an organisation that strives to make a real difference where it matters and is committed...

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Nick Midgley

Nick Midgley

Data Manager

Nick joined the team in July 2012. Nick’s main role is to set up and maintain the IT infrastructure of databases...

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Clare Payne

Clare Payne

Corporate Support

Clare has extensive administrative experience gained from working across different sectors from the arts, local...

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Dave Stannard

Dave Stannard

Head of Finance

Dave is our Head of Finance and originally joined the organisation as a Project Accountant.

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    Information Security is integral to Traverse’s projects and procedures.  We are proud to have been accredited to ISO 27001 by NQA since 2010.

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    Traverse's Information Security Management System has been accredited to ISO 27001:2013

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    Traverse's Quality Management System is accredited to ISO 9001:2015

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    Traverse is proud to have been recognised as a London Living Wage employer.

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    Traverse is an accredited supplier for:
    RM949 Grants and Programmes Framework (Evaluation)
    RM1086 Market Research Services

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    Traverse is registered under our former brand Dialogue by Design Ltd, Achilles ID: 052486 in the following categories:

    2.2.29 Community Relations Consultancy

    2.2.30 Public Consultation Consultancy

    2.2.99 Other Consultancy

    2.6.14 Market Research Services

    2.6.99 Other Business & Administrative Services

    4.6.38 Integrated Design Team Services

    4.6.99 Other Sector Specific Consultancy

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    Traverse is proud to have been employee-owned since 1994.  Our Principal, Lucy Farrow, was awarded the distinction of Empoyee Owner of the year at the recent Employee Ownership Awards.

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