Management

OPM's management team combines substantial analytical, practical and managerial experience across the policy cycle, enabling us to deliver value-for-money solutions that have a lasting impact.

Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt was appointed Managing Director of OPM in early 2009 following his role as Director of the Social Policy Programme. He has 35+ years' experience as a development economist, including 10 years spent at the University of Oxford.

Managing Director Full biography Mark Henstridge

Mark Henstridge has joined OPM as Chief Economist. He will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm’s work in development economics, and for leading OPM’s expanding Extractive Industries portfolio.

Chief Economist Full biography Stephen Akroyd

Stephen Akroyd is Director of OPM’s Governance Programme.

Director, Governance Full biography Patrick Ward

Patrick Ward is the Director of the e-Pact consortium, as well as Director of OPM's Statistics, Evidence and Accountability Programme.

Director, Statistics, Evidence & Accountability Full biography Tomas Lievens

Tomas Lievens is an experienced health economist with expertise in quantitative research, health financing, health labour markets and health insurance.

Director, Social Policy Full biography Jessica Rhys-Griffith

Jessica Rhys-Griffith is Director of Business Services. She is responsible for business planning, development and implementation of strategy for operational management and development. Business Services includes administration, tendering, human resources and IT services.

Director, Business Services Full biography Fiona Whitworth

Fiona Whitworth is the Head of HR at OPM. Fiona's early career was with Nat West Group in corporate and institutional lending and then strategic planning. After completing an MBA where she specialised in organisational effectiveness and change, she ran professional and leadership development for Coutts & Co. 

Head of HR Full biography Richard Williams

Richard Williams is a development economist with expertise in financial sector development, political economy analysis, aid policy and public financial management (PFM).

Economic Policy Programme Director Full biography

Management

OPM's management team combines substantial analytical, practical and managerial experience across the policy cycle, enabling us to deliver value-for-money solutions that have a lasting impact.
Managing Director
Chief Economist
Director, Governance
Director, Statistics, Evidence & Accountability
Director, Social Policy
Director, Business Services
Head of HR
Economic Policy Programme Director