Executive Director and Co-Founder
Prior to founding InfluenceMap, Dylan established www.ekobai.com, an online marketplace for sustainable suppliers with over 75,000 members from around the world. Prior to this Dylan established a market-leading environmental consultancy in Tokyo which is now ERM Japan. While he grew up in Japan he is currently living in London. He holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Kings College London.
Research Director and Co-Founder
Thomas is Research Director and Co-Founder of InfluenceMap. He is interested in the development of evidence-based climate change legislation and has been researching corporate influence over such policy for 5 years. He has worked internationally in Canada and Germany, including with his former employer CDP. Thomas has a degree in Politics and an MSc in International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London.
Chris is a system architect and developer based in the Scottish Borders. He holds a BA in Economic and Social History from the University of Hull. Since 2000 his focus has been on web based systems for business, charities and campaigning organisations, most recently the multifaith climate movement OurVoices.net. He is the co-author of the Evoke-Grace web application system. He is also film maker, exponent of early photographic processes and microgeographer.
Design and Branding
Az has over 30 years' design and creative direction experience working across various sectors. Clients including Channel 4, the BBC, the Department of Education and Skills, Pearson Education as well as the charity Shelter. Most recently, he has been working as a design consultant at the V&A Museum, designing and producing various innovative digital products and an award-winning online mapping solution . Other awards Az has won include two interactive BAFTAs, multiple British Interactive Multimedia awards and he has also been shortlisted for the RTS awards.
Catherine holds a Masters in International Political Economy from King’s College, London. She has a range of communications experience both from working in Brussels for a major European trade association and a development related NGO based in London. She has also worked in UK public policy for an organisation that runs All-Party Parliamentary Groups and research commissions.
Originally a philosophy graduate from the University of Manchester, Ed holds a Masters with distinction from the London School of Economics where his focus was corporate involvement in social justice. Ed has various professional research experience and at InfluenceMap works on analyzing and scoring corporate communications, whilst also helping to develop new methodologies to expand InfluenceMap's core analysis into new areas.
Deborah has worked for the private sector, nongovernmental organizations and the Department of Cultural Affairs in New York City in research and communication roles. She was born in Italy and educated in the US, France, Italy and UK. She holds two BAs- one in International Relations and another in Philosophy, as well as an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Ben has a background working in multiple thinktank roles, conducting public policy research and organising events in and around parliament. His research interests include US climate change policy and post-Brexit energy policy. Ben holds a first-class BA in Politics and International Relations from York University.