Naturally,
it’s the people.

We’re just saying what everyone knows to be true: when it comes to research, it’s all about who’s doing it.

At Ninth Seat, we seek out the curious minds with the brains to ask big questions and the stamina to answer them. Those with the courage to tell the truth, even when it’s not pretty.

It’s why clients trust us to help them make decisions that can redirect the course of their businesses. And why they choose to work with us over and over again.

10 years
10 years
20 years
25 years
35 years

It’s also why we’re a top destination for ambitious researchers.

We like to say we train,
not trademark

We invest in challenging and nurturing skilled practitioners to grow with each engagement rather than dressing up core research methodologies in trendy names.

Meet the Team

Driven
&
Positive-thinking

Olena Sydorenko

Senior Research Executive

Researcher since 2022

Candid
&
Calm

Tim Gowing

Partner

Researcher since 2005

Tenacious
&
Empathetic

Sofia Khlynovskaya

Research Director

Researcher since 2009

kind
&
Brutal

Andy Barlow

Senior Research Director

Researcher since 1995

Unflappable
&
Excitable

Sarah Hanney

Senior Research Director

Researcher since 2011

Maternal
&
Compassionate

Tracey Harkins

Studio / Office Manager

Studio Manager since 1989

Curious
&
Ambitious

Harvey Rudd

Accounts Assistant

Accountant since 2022

Thoughtful
&
Creative

Alex Webb

Senior Research Director

Researcher since 2003

Reflective
&
Resourceful

Caroline McHugh

Research Director

Researcher since 2003

Organised
&
Running Late

Jana Pomijova

Project Assistant

Project Manager since 2022

Inquisitive
&
Contemplative

Gary Stow

Associate Director

Researcher since 2008

Meticulous
&
Sincere

Lauren Greehy

Research Manager

Researcher since 2022

Ambitious
&
Balanced

Katrina Copsey

Managing Director

Researcher since 2005

Determined
&
Meticulous

Sharmaine Burnett

Director

Project Manager since 2000

Perceptive
&
Eclectic

Heeru Sajnani

Senior Research Director

Researcher since 2008

Bubbly
&
Grounded

Victoria Duckworth

Senior Research Director

Researcher since 2008

Collected
&
Supportive

Andy Fraser

Senior Research Director

Researcher since 2010

Serene
&
Laser-Focused

Eva Sobonova

Senior Research Executive

Researcher since 2021

Thunderous
&
Approachable

Charlotte Joel

Senior Research Executive

Researcher since 2021

Unifying
&
Optimistic

Dafydd Jones

Associate Director

Researcher since 2018

Calm
&
Determined

Nina Hancocks

Research Executive

Researcher since 2023

Collaborative
&
Forensic

Trish Green

Senior Research Director

Researcher since 1994

Rigorous
&
Passionate

Lucy Tarttelin

Associate Director

Researcher since 2016

Curious
&
Conscientious

Annie Truch

Research Director

Researcher since 2000

Relentless
&
Curious

Clarissa Hillen

Research Director

Researcher since 2012

Apperceptive
&
Assiduous

Douglas Matovu

Financial Controller

Accountant since 2005

Convivial
&
Conscientious

Robyn Drysdale

Associate Director

Researcher since 2013

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