The team

Ruth Southon
Ruth Southon

Director of Research

(BA (Hons) Public Administration; AMMRS; MSRA)


Ruth is an extremely experienced researcher, having started her career in 1994. Prior to joining Spirul she worked in the public sector for over ten years, both within a Community Health Council and more recently for Kirklees Council. Ruth brings a wealth of experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and managing large scale consultation projects.


Anthony Phillips
Anthony Phillips

Director

(Postgrad CIM; Postgrad HCIM; AMMRS; MSRA)


Anthony has worked within and for the public sector for over 12 years. He has gained valuable experience of working within the public sector and understands the needs of this client group and, more importantly, the structures and processes within which this client group operates. Anthony also has extensive experience of acting as a consultant to local authorities, regional and central government through his time at Locus, where he worked as a self employed consultant from 2000 - 2003 and as a Senior Manager within the KPMG Government Advisory practice.


Hannah France
Hannah France

Research Executive

Hannah joined Spirul at the beginning of 2009 after working for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group for nearly seven years, and managing a family retail business. She brings with her experience of customer care, continuous improvement methods within businesses (LEAN Sigma) and extensive data processing experience. Hannah is a Research Executive with Spirul, experienced in project administration, preparation for large-scale mailings and data processing and input. She provides administrative support to the project manager and team leaders.