Neil Beagrie is director of consultancy at Charles Beagrie. He is an experienced senior consultant and an internationally recognised expert with extensive experience in cost/benefit analysis, project to service transitions, strategy and policy development, research data management and digital preservation.†He was the international consultant to the US National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). Neil has been Principal Investigator for the Digital Lives and Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) research projects, and for the DPC Digital Preservation Technology Watch Report series. He has played a major role in developing strategies for digital preservation including founding the Digital Preservation Coalition and overseeing development of the UK Digital Curation Centre. His career spans a range of senior information management roles including BL/JISC Partnership Manager at the British Library, Programme Director at the UK Joint Information Systems Committee, Director and Assistant Director of the Arts and Humanities Data Service, and Head of Archaeological Archives and Library at the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. He is a Fellow of the RSA.
Daphne Charles is the director responsible for operations and financial systems and business analysis at Charles Beagrie. She is a senior Information Systems professional with twenty years' experience of project management, major database and repository applications, web development and online research database publishing, business analysis and data standards within the academic research and heritage sectors.
Mary has been an independent consultant and trainer since 2005. This follows her long career in academic and research libraries, as Director of Library and Learning Resources at the University of the Arts London; Librarian at SOAS; and senior posts at the University of Southampton and LSE libraries. Mary has served on various strategic advisory bodies including the JISC's Committee for Electronic Information. She also served on the Library Association Council for nine years and was its Chair for three. In 2003, Mary was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to libraries and awarded an Honorary Fellowship by CILIP.
Julia is a consultant with over 15 years senior managerial experience in UK Higher Education academic computing services. She was the founding Director of MIMAS, the JISC and ESRC supported national data centre, which she led until leaving the University of Manchester in 2007. She also worked with the Research Councils, principally EPSRC and NERC in establishing a national High Performance Computer (HPC) service.
John is currently Professorial Fellow at Victoria University's Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES). He has many years experience in information technology policy, science and technology policy and more general industry policy related economic research and is a regular consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. In 1998, John was awarded a National Australia Day Council, Australia Day Medal for his contribution to IT industry policy development.
Anna has a Bachelorís degree in Economics and is currently finishing her master degree specialising in Spatial Economics at the VU University of Amsterdam. Anna works as a research assistant at Charles Beagrie Ltd focusing mostly on costs and performance. She has been involved in our Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) projects and also as part of her degree worked at the Dutch Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) on a project related to costs and benefits of digital archiving of research data.
Najla is a librarian with extensive experience in open access and digital preservation, having been executive secretary of the Digital Preservation Coalition and currently scientific manager with the EU-funded Openaire project. She has worked as a consultant for a range of clients including the Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC); Kings College London; the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Digital Curation Centre.
Pete is an established researcher in information science with over 12 years research experience and 120 published articles and book reviews. His research expertise and interests include ICT in education, media, health, and personal information management. He is a senior research fellow in the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies in University College London and works as an research associate with us on relevant consultancies.
Rachel is studying Bio-sciences at Cambridge University. She is currently a vacation student intern with Charles Beagrie.
Rob is studying for a PhD in Systems Biology at Imperial College London. He has 1st Class honours BA and MSci degrees in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and holds a senior academic scholarship and prize for natural sciences from Robinson College, Cambridge. He works part time as a web designer. Rob provides technical support for our website and projects and also works as a research assistant on relevant consultancies.
We have an extensive international network of contacts and peers in other countries and sectors that enable the company to build strong partnerships and add complementary skills for specific assignments when required. Partners we have worked with in the past include Serco Consulting, Globale Informationstechnik GmbH, and the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies.