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Andrew Hawkins, Chairman

Andrew Hawkins

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A qualified barrister, he worked for public affairs consultancies in Brussels and London before joining Harris Research where he headed the company's political research unit. Among his clients at Harris were the Conservative Party, ITN, Sunday Times and The Independent.

In 1996 Andrew was Campaigns Director for London Chamber of Commerce & Industry where, along with colleagues, he played a key role in influencing the reform of London's governance for the business community. He then headed corporate communications for BT Cellnet before becoming Chief Executive of the UK's professional body for investor relations.

Andrew is a member of the financial committee of the Corporate and Financial Group of the IPR; and a Full Member of the Market Research Society.



Katharine Peacock

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Katharine is Managing Director of ComRes, based out of Westminster, London. Katharine passionately spearheads the company’s mission to apply audience research in the most effective way to drive real business impact for all clients across all sectors.

Katharine uses her deep research expertise, critical thinking and trusted strategic counsel to drive real-world impact for clients – whether for regulatory and public policy success, better decision making, better relationships, higher sales or positive publicity. She leads the ComRes team to support the strategic and tactical needs of our clients with highly flexible, tailored, innovative and insightful bespoke qualitative and quantitative solutions.

A high profile commentator on public affairs, Katharine is regularly called on by national media, including the BBC, ITV, Sky News and many other national media outlets, to provide thought leading opinion and commentary on topical issues.

Formerly ComRes’s Director of Research, Katharine is a specialist in quantitative and qualitative research covering reputation, public policy, crisis communications and polling.  Katharine personally oversees projects with a wide range of organisations, advising them on audience insight and its business impact, from blue chip corporates to the public sector, political parties internationally, associations, charities, trade bodies and the media.

A fluent French and Spanish speaker, Katharine began her career in the Ecuadorian media before moving into public affairs at Bell Pottinger and settling in research. 


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