Catherine Fieschi is Counterpoint’s Founder and Director. A leading European politics expert, her main focus is on populism and contemporary forms of mobilisation. In 2011, Catherine founded Counterpoint with the aim of providing businesses, governments and NGOs with strategic insights on how to manage new forms of social and political risk and their effects on global politics and markets.
Sabin has held numerous positions of leadership within civil society, local authority and Government and is currently on a secondment from the Home Office working to advance global policy and analysis. She leads Counterpoint’s research and policy programme on the social dynamics of resilience and security in times of uncertainty.
Simon Reid-Henry is a prominent and original voice on domestic politics and international affairs. He leads Counterpoint’s new Dynamics of Power Programme. Simon is also Director of Queen Mary University of London’s Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and an Associate of the Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Victoria Baumgartner manages the smooth running of the administration for Counterpoint, supporting the Directors as well as our diverse project administration work.
Susan Morgan is an expert in the societal impact of technology. She works with Counterpoint on projects related to disinformation online.
Matthieu is an expert in EU and French policy-making. He works with us on some of our key environmental policy projects.
Giuseppe Grieco works with the Istituto Treccani in Rome on youth political engagement and policy-making. Giuseppe works with us on issues related to Italian politics and institutions.
Rachel Coldicutt OBE is an expert on the social impact of new and emerging technologies. She works with Counterpoint on an array of projects related to digital, memes, and tech for good.
Joël works with Counterpoint on various aspects of populist mobilisation and politics. A specialist in electoral behaviour, he is a regular contributor to our projects.
Sabine Selchow contributes to Counterpoint's work on globalism, globalisation and risk. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and a Research Associate at LSE.
Our Associate Marion Sevrin is a regular contributor to our work on urban planing and social cohesion. With a background in Urban Affairs, Marion focusses on a range of issues (such as immigration, employment and citizen participation) faced by public policy actors in contemporary urban settings.
Noah Raford is a world-leading futurist, political strategist and expert in emerging technologies.
Erik Jones is Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University.
Tom Burke CBE is Chairman and Founding Director of E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism).
Stephan Roman has had a long and distinguished career at the World Bank and then at the British Council. His last post was as regional director for South Asia. He has worked in the Middle East, Africa, South-East Asia and the Balkans. He has written extensively on issues of cultural relations.
Alex Simmons is a Senior Director at Edelman UK, where he leads Smithfield’s European Capital Markets team.
It is with great sadness that we lost our precious Tuija Talvitie in January 2020 after her long battle with cancer. We will miss her terribly. And we hold this space for her, as we will hold her, in our Counterpoint heart.