Our Team

Combined, PPL and our partners employ over 150 permanent public sector consulting staff, resources who are being continuously supplemented through proactive workforce planning and development. We conduct skills audits across our organisations, with named leads responsible for joint workforce planning; we actively recruit from a range of relevant backgrounds, including global consultancies, specialist firms, experienced managerial and frontline staff, and via apprenticeships; and all staff receive annual skills and capability training related to their role, externally accredited to national and international standards. Please see below for profiles of some of the core PPL permanent team:

  • Mark Brooker

    Mark Brooker

    Senior Consultant

    Mark Brooker has over ten years' experience of the delivery of social care related research and policy for the London boroughs, having previously been employed by the London Research Centre, the Greater London Authority and London Councils as a researcher and in project management roles... more
  • Natasha Larkin

    Natasha Larkin

    People & Development Lead

    Natasha Larkin leads PPL’s learning and development offer and has over 10 years’ L&D experience in the public and charity sectors. Her experience spans the full learning and development cycle from scoping and identifying learning needs through to bespoke design, delivery, and evaluation of individual, team and organisational impact. more
  • Vish Valivety

    Vish Valivety

    Senior Consultant

    Vish Valivety joined PPL in 2014 as an Analyst Consultant after attending Imperial College London. There, he specialized in operational science and focused his thesis and consulting project on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. more
  • Russell Jones

    Russell Jones


    Russell joined PPL as an Analyst in April 2016 after five years working across the public and third sectors. Most recently, he worked for a local authority in the North West, managing the development and delivery of youth and play services. more
  • Laura Porro

    Laura Porro


    Laura joined PPL in May 2016 as an analyst. This role involves supporting the delivery of several projects, with a focus on analytical and strategic thinking. more
  • Iyoni Ranasinghe

    Iyoni Ranasinghe


    Iyoni joined PPL as a Consultant in August 2017 after nine years in the NHS, having undertaken clinical training and working as a frontline clinician. Iyoni has a strong background in change management with in-depth firsthand experience of healthcare challenges, opportunities, policies and reforms. more
  • Jose Acuyo Cespedes

    Jose Acuyo Cespedes


    Jose joined PPL as an Analyst in September 2017. Jose’s background in hospital and community pharmacy has given him exposure to multi-disciplinary teams within primary, secondary and tertiary care, including spending time working with a local CCG. more
  • Eilidh Cunningham

    Eilidh Cunningham


    Eilidh joined PPL as an Analyst in September 2017 from the public sector, having completed the Leadership Development programme Teach First at an Academy in West London. more
  • Rachel Lewis

    Rachel Lewis


    Rachel joined PPL as an Analyst in October 2017 after completing a business management graduate scheme with Cambridge University Press. more
  • Pei-Ling Chay

    Pei-Ling Chay

    Junior Analyst

    Pei-Ling joined PPL in October 2017 from a background of Biomedical Sciences, specialising in Global Health and Epidemiology more