Catalys Team

  • Ian Baker
    Ian Baker

    Ian has over 25 years experience in rural, regional and environmental planning and development in the public and NGO sectors.

  • Nuala O’Kane
    Nuala O’Kane

    Strategy, income generation, change management & HR Planning.

  • Mary Lewis
    Mary Lewis
    Business and Projects Manager

    Mary is the Catalys Business and Projects Manager, and brings 15 years experience of working in the third and private sectors.

  • Alex Lewis
    Alex Lewis
    Finance Manager

    Alex has been working for Catalys since May 2014 and deals with all financial aspects of the business.

Principal Associates

  • Arwel Jones
    Arwel Jones
    Regional and Rural development

    Arwel Jones is a bilingual (Welsh-English) regional development consultant specialising in the optimisation of natural, built and cultural resources.

  • Blanca Casares Guillén
    Blanca Casares Guillén
    Rural Development

    Blanca has expertise in regional and rural development, analysis and evaluation. Her experience includes public, academic and private sector.

  • Sanela Klarić
    Sanela Klarić
    Green design & Stakeholder engagement

    Sanela has more than twelve years experience in working in Bosnia and other countries of the Western Balkans with International Organisations and international working environment.

  • Carol Somper
    Carol Somper

    Carol has had over 25yrs experience including 12yrs public sector national policy development and evaluation, especially in rural policy.

  • Jo Talbot
    Jo Talbot
    Economic regeneration and planning

    Jo’s experience has developed through 13 years in public sector led planning and regeneration work followed by 17 years in private sector consultancy in similar fields.

  • Stephen Fox
    Stephen Fox
    EU funds expert and facilitator

    Stephen Fox has extensive and long standing experience in agriculture policy and rural development with a strong EU flavour. He now works as a freelance EU funding facilitator and project broker.

  • Alexandra Plows
    Alexandra Plows
    Mixed methods researcher and analyst

    Alex is a social scientist with broad research interests in socio-economic research and analysis, labour market analysis and stakeholder engagement.

  • Dylan Evans
    Dylan Evans
    Fisheries sector and marine science

    Dylan is an independent ecologist, born and raised in Wales and a fluent Welsh speaker. He has worked in over 20 countries from arctic to equatorial latitudes


  • Callum Baker
    Callum Baker
    Project Assistant

    Callum supports project implementation, working on surveys, consultations and web development.

  • Amela Kozić
    Amela Kozić
    Project Manager - Rural Development & Green Design

    Amela has been responsible for administration, coordination, design and promotion of the Catalys project supporting Federation Rural Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Jasmina Ahmetbašić
    Jasmina Ahmetbašić

    Economist with 27 years of professional experience, including 13 years working experience as private sector development consultant in BiH and Western Balkans with projects funded by EU, USAID, OECD, GIZ and World Bank.

  • Adam Beresford-Browne
    Adam Beresford-Browne

    Adam is an experienced hydrogeologist with strong experience in groundwater, particularly resource and abstraction management, source design and construction and microbiology.


Partner Organisations

Want to work with us?

We are constantly evolving our network and always interested in new ideas. If you feel you could contribute and would like to explore the possibilities of working with us as an associate, please use the address above to submit your CV.

Catalys Ltd. Raddle Hall, Broseley, Shropshire. TF12 5BX

00 44 (0)1952 883687

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