About

About Us

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of environment, economics, chemicals, EU policy and sustainability.

We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis skills, assisting both public and private sector decision makers in the development and implementation of sustainable policies. We offer a broad range of services and utilise a variety of skills in order to produce high quality, tailor-made outputs.

The work we undertake places us directly at the centre of the European legislative process, providing us with an opportunity to help ensure Europe achieves its environmental, social and economic sustainability goals. 

We pride ourselves on our leading reputation, our expert multinational team, our uniquely high standards, and our resolute ethics, all of which have cemented our strong relationships with clients which include the European Commission, UK Government & major international companies.

Find out more about our team below.

Our Approach

RPA is unique in that we are able to draw on a wealth of experience covering a varied spectrum of sectors to deliver high quality services which include:

  • Strategic analysis to assist decision makers with the development and implementation of sustainable policies
  • Engagement in regulatory compliance, for example, with the REACH (chemicals) Regulation
  • Stakeholder engagement, including workshops, drop-in sessions, interviews and questionnaires run by trained facilitators
  • Problem-specific methodology development and production of associated guidance
  • Qualitative and quantitative impact assessment (with development of scoring methodologies where required)
  • Project and policy evaluation including the use of cost/benefit analyses and ecosystem service frameworks, covering economic, social and environmental aspects
  • Systematic and comprehensive data collection, literature reviews,  information evaluation and summarisation

We can adapt to additional sectors and subject areas easily, and have a wide range of freelance academic and industry experts who regularly support our work.

All of RPA's work is carried out to strict internal QA procedures, in line with BS EN ISO 9001.

Highly regarded for our superior services by clients, contemporaries and colleagues alike

Meet Our Team

RPA has a dedicated team of accomplished economists, scientists and ecologists, all with diverse qualifications, skills and extensive experience across economics and environmental fields, supported by an experienced communications/administration team.

Team Demographics

Male/Female Ratio

46%

Colleagues with more than ten years consulting experience

42%

Colleagues fluent in two or more languages

38%

Colleagues with a Master’s Degree

73%
  • Pete Floyd

    Pete Floyd

    Managing Director
  • Meg Postle

    Meg Postle

    Director
  • Teresa Fenn

    Teresa Fenn

    Technical Director
  • Panos Zarogiannis

    Panos Zarogiannis

    Technical Director
  • Linda-Jean Cockcroft

    Linda-Jean Cockcroft

    Technical Director
  • Rocio Salado

    Rocio Salado

    Principal Consultant
  • Dave Fleet

    Dave Fleet

    Principal Consultant
  • Anthony Footitt

    Anthony Footitt

    Principal Consultant
  • Elizabeth Daly

    Elizabeth Daly

    Senior Consultant

    Elizabeth has an MA in Environment, Policy and Society and expertise in environmental economics and policy, flooding and climate change, and ecosystem services frameworks in the context of environmental regulation.

  • Daniel Vencovsky

    Daniel Vencovsky

    Senior Consultant

    Daniel has an MA in International Studies and an MSc in Finance (economic policy) with expertise in European economic, social and environmental policy and regulation. He is fluent in Czech, English and German languages.

  • Marco Camboni

    Marco Camboni

    Senior Consultant

    Marco is an Environmental Economist with expertise in sustainable development and EU policy.  He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish languages.

  • Sophie Upson

    Sophie Upson

    Senior Consultant

    Sophie has an MSc in Climate Change and expertise in European environmental policy.

  • Tom Persich

    Tom Persich

    Senior Consultant

    Tom has a BSc in Environmental Sciences with expertise in relation to the hazard profile and physicochemical properties of numerous chemicals as part of the REACH Authorisation process.  

  • Carl Clarke

    Carl Clarke

    Consultant

    Carl has a BSc in Environmental Sciences and expertise in environmental sciences, chemicals and policy.  He is also Corporate Sustainability Officer for RPA and a member of CIWEM.

  • Michele Palladino

    Michele Palladino

    Consultant

    Dr Michele Palladino has a PhD in Production and Development Economics with expertise in EU Policy and international development.  Michele is fluent in Italian and Portuguese.

  • Yvette Le Crom

    Yvette Le Crom

    Consultant

    Yvette has an MEnv in Environment, Science and Society and expertise in environmental economics.

  • Max La Vedrine

    Max La Vedrine

    Consultant

    Max has a BSc in Environmental Earth Science and expertise in chemical hazard assessments within the offshore oil & gas sector from working several years with the OSPAR HMCS guidelines and regulating the Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS). Max is also an OECD Toolbox user.

  • James Hanlon

    James Hanlon

    Consultant

    James has a PhD in Chemistry with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with expertise in chemicals. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • Anna Heinevetter

    Anna Heinevetter

    Researcher

    Anna has an MA in European Studies on Society, Science and Technology and expertise in policies with an emphasis on European chemical legislation. She has fluent language skills in German and Dutch.

  • Jenny Miller

    Jenny Miller

    Researcher

    Jenny has a BSc in Environmental Science with expertise in environmental and economic policy.

  • Shaun Da Costa

    Shaun Da Costa

    Researcher

    Shaun has an MA in Development Economics and expertise in policy assessment, including of REACH regulations.

  • Hannah Collins

    Hannah Collins

    Researcher

    Hannah has a BA in French and Russian and an MA in Literary Translation.  She is fluent in both French and Russian as well as having a basic understanding of Slovak.

  • Abby Mahal

    Abby Mahal

    Researcher

    Abby has an MSc in Energy Economics and Policy and a BSc in Economics.  She has experience of economic principles and their application to real-world scenarios.

  • Rebecca Halliday

    Rebecca Halliday

    Researcher

    Rebecca has a BSc in Environmental Science.  She has expertise in the fields of environmental and social science, with a focus on contaminated land and waste management.

  • Jana Vencovska

    Jana Vencovska

    Researcher

    Jana has an MSc in Economics and a BSc in Economics and Finance. She is experienced in the fields of tourism economics and EU policy. Jana is fluent in Czech and English as well as having intermediate German and French.

  • Diane Edwards

    Diane Edwards

    Head of Administration

    Diane is the Head of Administration at RPA, and she has been with the company since its inception in 1990.