Damian Lyons Lowe

- Chief Executive

Damian in Action

Before founding Survation, Damian worked for 12 years as a director of sector specialist research to the UK for US financial services companies Cowen & Company, Societe Generale, Jefferies and Thomas Weisel Partners.

Damian leads Survation’s strategy and advisory business working with diverse companies and organisations across the political spectrum, policy groups, charities and membership organisations.

Patrick Briône

- Director of Research

Patrick in Action

Patrick previously worked with the independent think-tank CentreForum conducting policy research, where he co-authored policy papers on ‘Employee empowerment‘ and ‘Employee ownership‘.

Since joining Survation Patrick has led strategic research for political parties, trade unions and other corporate and political campaigns, as well as contributing articles and commentary on polling to a range of online, TV and print media.

Patrick graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Katy Owen

- Research & Business Manager

Katy in Action

Katy has experience working with a variety of public, private and non-profit organisations and stakeholders. These include the Institute for Learning, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS), Grassroot Diplomat and Gigastream Plc.

Katy has a BA in History from King’s College, London and an MSc in International Politics from SOAS, University of London.

Nicholas Barker

- Researcher

Nick inaction

Nick has experience working with an international affairs think tank in London, as a commissioning editor for an international politics website and in teaching research design and methods.

Nick has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Global Politics from Birkbeck, University of London, and an MPhil in Political Science from the Central European University in Budapest.

Lucy Makinson

- Researcher

Lucy in Action

Lucy has a strong interest in mathematics, economics and politics. Lucy has tutored and taught Mathematics, graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and has been involved in youth politics, debating and journalism.

Before joining Survation Lucy gained qualitative research experience working for Platform51, compiling case studies with women in a broad range of challenging social circumstances.

Ros Baston

- Political and Election Law Consultant


Ros Baston is an independent political and election law expert and director of Baston Legal Ltd.

Ros was previously lead adviser on political regulation at the Electoral Commission and was the single point of contact at the Commission for the Yes and No campaigns at the 2011 AV referendum.

Stuart Jackaman

- Statistics Consultant, CFA CAIA

Stuart gained over ten years experience in the city before moving into financial markets training with BPP in 2007. Stuart worked primarily in the fund management for Close Investments with a focus on portfolio management and equity trading, and has experience in hedge funds, derivatives and fixed income. Stuart teaches SII certificates in Regulations, Securities and Derivatives, all levels of the CFA®  CAIA and IMC Programs and a wide range of financial product courses.  Stuart also teaches masters level courses in statistics, he graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Pembroke College Oxford University in 1996,


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