Who we are

Mika Minio-Paluello has 14 years’ experience as an energy economist with a focus on climate industrial strategy, jobs modelling and contract and revenue analysis. She has provided economic analysis covering job creation, steel, ports, home insulation, renewables deployment, energy distribution and supply, and oil extraction to UK political parties, trade unions and devolved and local governments, and internationally to politicians and civil society in Germany, Egypt, Jordan and Uganda. She is also a sailor and beekeeper.

Anna Markova has conducted economic modelling and policy development on energy and climate change for the past 10 years, including modelling future clean jobs potential for Platform’s report Sea Change, analysing energy investment plans in Russia, Argentina and North America, and corporate secrecy investigations for Global Witness. Anna has provided data analysis and management services to trade unions and NGOs like New Economics Organisers Network. Anna also plays woodwind instruments and writes science fiction.

Sara Mahmoud has experience providing economic and policy analysis whilst at Shelter, the New Economics Foundation and the Open Data Institute. Her research has focused on housing and land policy, regional industrial strategy and the economic and social impact of data-driven technology. She has a passion for digging through large data sets and communicating complex issues to as broad an audience as possible. She has also worked as a therapy assistant in an acute hospital setting and has a keen interest in health and social care policy driven by first-hand experience.