Meet the Bowen Craggs team

David Bowen

David Bowen

Life President

David co-founded Bowen Craggs in 2002, six years after establishing the London-based publishing and consultancy business Net Profit. In 2004 David was named one of the 100 most influential Britons in the internet’s first decade. David was twice named UK national newspaper industrial journalist of the year during his seven years as industrial editor of The Independent on Sunday. He was also energy editor of The Independent and had a long-running twice-monthly column on websites for the Financial Times.

Mali Perdaux

Mali Perdeaux

Senior Consultant, Head of Knowledge Management

Mali is responsible for ensuring that our clients get the knowledge and insight they need from the Bowen Craggs Index. She joined Bowen Craggs & Co as its first analyst and researcher, and is now also our specialist in serving jobseekers and employees online. Before joining Bowen Craggs, Mali was internet manager for the online corporate presence of Arup, a major international engineering and technology services consultancy. She has also worked in IT recruitment, as a multi-media executive for a UK agency.

Dan Drury

Dan Drury

Chief Commercial Officer

Dan is responsible for Bowen Craggs’ global sales and marketing strategy. He joined after 12 years as an internet entrepreneur. In 1993 he founded a software company that developed operational online risk management tools. Eight years later he founded a leading enterprise-class web analytics software company. Both companies had successful exits for Dan and his venture capital investors. At Bowen Craggs he has expanded the company’s client base to include more than 50 Fortune Global 500 corporations and added a range of quantitative measurement services to Bowen Craggs’ portfolio.

Karen Le Marquand

Karen Le Marquand

Senior Consultant, Head of Digital

Alongside her work for clients, Karen is responsible for the Bowen Craggs brand and for the development of our digital products and estate. She joined after extensive experience working in digital media in Italy and the UK, including as an account director for agencies such as Deepend, Ogilvy and Syzygy and for clients from industries including automotive, charity and financial services, among many more. She has also worked on projects that include major web builds, e-ticketing and digital marketing campaigns.

Jonathan Holt

Jonathan Holt

Senior Consultant, Head of Strategic Projects

Jonathan has more than 20 years of experience working across corporate communications, editorial and marketing. Jonathan was managing editor of bp.com from 2004 until 2006. He has also held in-house communications roles at BT and Dow Jones. During the internet boom years of the late 1990s, he was an editor at About.com, the information network that was later bought by The New York Times.

Helen Lindsay

Helen Lindsay

Head of Visitor Research

Helen plays a key role in the development of Bowen Craggs visitor research services and all aspects of their delivery. Previously Helen managed the web presence of the BOC Group, having initiated and led the successful relaunch of its corporate website.

Scott Payton

Scott Payton

Senior Consultant, Chief Executive Officer

As well as working for clients, Scott is responsible for ensuring that Bowen Craggs’ strategy is implemented, and overall financial management. Before joining Bowen Craggs, he was launch editor of pan-European investor relations magazine Real IR and editor of Business Voice, the Confederation of British Industry’s magazine. He has been writing about online communications since 1998, and conducting research and consultancy work in the area since 2000. Scott’s business journalism has appeared in publications including the Financial Times, The Spectator and The Independent. His research reports have been published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, KPMG, PwC and Freshfields, among numerous other organizations.

Andy McNair

Andy McNair

Head of Analytics

Andy has worked in commercial web development and consultancy since 1996. Originally from a production and design background, this has been broadened by technical consultancy in performance management and high availability systems; and then web analytics and usability. He understands the multiple aspects of large-scale corporate websites: business goals; operational implementation and support; and design and development. He uses his experience to help communications and technical teams understand each other and work together effectively.

Jason Sumner

Jason Sumner

Senior Consultant, Director of Editorial

Alongside his client work, Jason is responsible for the editorial across Bowen Craggs publications. As a member of the management team, he is responsible for ensuring that editorial output supports the company strategy and client needs. Jason manages the Bowen Craggs Index Snapshot and ensures that the underlying methodology is up to date and responsive to new trends. Jason joined Bowen Craggs after eight years at the Economist Group leading editorial and research projects. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant, analyst and business journalist in the UK and US, covering corporate communications, corporate social responsibility and knowledge management.

Phillip Hunt

Philip Hunt

Non-executive Director

Philip advises the Bowen Craggs board on commercial and financial strategy. He is an angel investor and board advisor to a range of small unquoted businesses in the digital communications, technology and property industries. Philip started his career as an accountant with Ernst and Young, before moving into corporate finance and corporate turnaround roles. Philip led the buy-out of Wheel, the largest digital communications agency in London in the early 2000s. Since selling Wheel to LBi, (and then Publicis), Philip has worked with many digital businesses including, among others, ROEYE; Preloaded; Line; Skyron; The UX Agency; and MTM London. He also chaired the digital transformation specialist, Seren Partners, which was sold to Ernst and Young and renamed EY Seren.

Denise McGrath

Denise McGrath

Office and Finance Administrator

Denise is responsible for the day to day running of the office, managing all accounting activities, client invoicing and HR administration. She has more than 20 years of experience in cash management, reconciliations and customer service at global companies including HSBC, BNY Mellon and Worldpay.

Andrew Rigby

Andrew Rigby

Senior Consultant, Head of Consultancy

Andrew is responsible for ensuring clients get the best possible insight from Bowen Craggs, leading the development of our consultancy services and managing our client work. He  previously worked for the company as an associate analyst and consultant. He has more than 15 years of digital communications experience, the last ten of which were in corporate communications on both sides of the client/agency fence. Andrew has worked with companies of all sizes in a variety of sectors, on all kinds of digital projects from corporate websites to social media to mobile strategy. He has also spent time in the digital sports world.

Lisa Hayward

Lisa Hayward

Head of the Bowen Craggs Club

Lisa is responsible for developing and managing the Bowen Craggs Club for online corporate communications professionals. Lisa previously worked at Shell as digital operations manager, where she led a large global team responsible for Shell.com, more than 100 country and business websites in 30 languages, analytics, search engine optimisation, taxonomy, accessibility, online standards and training.

Claire Porteous

Claire Porteous

Consultant

Claire has a background in corporate communications and marketing for global technology companies in industries including factory automation, engineering consulting and consumer goods. After working in New Zealand, China, Costa Rica and the UK, Claire brings first-hand experience of the challenges faced by companies communicating with multiple audiences across borders and cultures. She brings particular experience in ensuring consistency of messaging across digital channels including websites, social media and intranets.

Tom Golden

Tom Golden

Head of Sales and Marketing

Tom is leading the Bowen Craggs Sales and Marketing team. His team focuses on client relationships as well as introducing Bowen Craggs to new organizations and markets. He has extensive knowledge and experience in managing the overall quality of digital web estates as well as successfully leading sales, delivery and implementation of a market leading SaaS digital quality management platform. Tom’s commercial mindset, and focus on the bigger picture, has allowed the business to expand its portfolio and consider new and practical ways of working.

Georgia Barrett

Georgia Barrett

Senior Consultant, Vice President, USA

Alongside her client work, Georgia is responsible for leading the expansion of Bowen Craggs’ US operations. Since joining Bowen Craggs in September 2021, Georgia has co-written research on what the next generation wants from online corporate communications, and has completed consultancy projects for a range of clients including Amazon, Spotify, and Sky. Before joining the company, Georgia worked in global strategic communications, where she advised companies including PayPal, Alibaba and Zoom.

Natasha Petherick

Natasha Petherick

Client Relationship Manager

Natasha works with our clients to understand their goals and objectives, and highlights how their Bowen Craggs membership can support them in hitting them. Natasha has more than five years of experience supporting international clients on a range of software-as-a-service platforms. She has a track record of building and scaling customer success teams in growing businesses. Natasha’s laser focus on customer satisfaction ensures that our clients are in good hands.

Inese Gailane

Inese Gailane

Marketing Manager

Inese is responsible for Bowen Craggs marketing activities, with a focus on digital channels. She has over five years of experience, and most recently worked with a global construction and property consultancy, implementing digital marketing and communications strategies. Inese is a Chartered Marketer and has an MSc International Marketing degree.

Livia Cadalbert

Livia Cadalbert

Editorial, events and research executive

Liv is responsible for organising the Bowen Craggs Club events and assists our consultants with specific research requests, creating and adapting editorial content and updating the company website. Liv has previous experience in digital newsletter and content marketing, as a Customer Success Executive at an international market leader in automated TV and online advertising distribution, and as Senior Associate in Client Solutions for a B2B insight network in the financial services sector. She has an MA degree in Anglophone Literature and Linguistics and in Media Studies from the University of Basel, and lived in Switzerland until 2020.

Margot Fourcade

Margot Fourcade

Corporate Communications Consultant

Margot has an academic background in politics and strategic communications. Before joining Bowen Craggs, she published research on the political use of social media by younger generations (at University College London and the London School of Economics). Margot also has experience in content creation and managing social media channels. She will be applying those areas of interest and knowledge to advising Bowen Craggs’ clients on their corporate digital communications.

Caterina Sorenti

Caterina Sorenti

Corporate Communications Consultant

Before joining Bowen Craggs, Caterina gained experience in advertising, marketing and journalism while interning for companies including Microsoft. During her time at Microsoft, she worked on a successful Microsoft Band campaign with the Advertising Operations team, producing online content. Now Caterina will be applying her skills and knowledge of online communications to advise Bowen Craggs clients.

Hermione Sun

Hermione Sun

Visitor Research Consultant

Hermione is responsible for data analysis, development and delivery of Bowen Craggs’ visitor research service. With degrees in BSc in Management and MSc Business Analytics, Hermione is passionate about extracting valuable insights from data to help with business strategy and decision making. Before joining Bowen Craggs, Hermione gained experience in quantitative research and consulting at Ipsos. She has lived and worked in Asia and Europe, and has experience communicating on digital channels with audiences with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Amy Butcher

Amy Butcher

Business Development Executive

Amy is helping to drive sales at Bowen Craggs, by expanding the company’s reach in new organizations and markets. This is alongside pursuing an apprenticeship in a Level 4 Sales Executive Programme. Amy was a buyer in a fashion house, and she recently graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising.

Jonah Danziger

Jonah Danziger

Business Development Executive

Jonah is supporting Bowen Craggs as it expands to new organisations and markets. He is also completing his Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship programme. Jonah graduated with a degree in Politics and International Studies, and has experience in the hospitality sector as a chef and a restaurant manager.

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