Blue Marble hires new team members after strong 2022 (January 2023)

Blue Marble has hired two new Research Directors and a Research Executive, as it strengthens its team following strong growth in 2022.

Olivier Boelman and Amelie Treppass have joined from Traverse, where they were heavily involved in the company’s major utilities offering. Both bring extensive experience in water and energy research, which will complement Blue Marble’s existing strengths in this area. Brigid Eades has joined the company as a Research Executive, bringing relevant experience and skills through her background as a geography teacher.

Boelman has two decades’ experience at agencies in the Netherlands and the UK, including Traverse, Accent and TNS. An experienced mixed-methods practitioner with a strong track record of supporting clients in the water and energy sectors, he has recently been working with clients including Cadent, Citizens Advice, EirGrid, Ofgem, SSEN, and Western Power Distribution.

Treppass is a qualitative specialist, with more than a decade in agency settings and previous experience as a local Councillor in London. She works regularly across utilities, infrastructure and the public sector, with a particular interest in environmental, sustainability and net zero issues. Previous clients include BEIS, National Grid, National Highways and Notting Hill Genesis.

Eades joins after spending six years teaching geography in schools – experience which is likely to stand her in good stead for Blue Marble’s wide-ranging research on sustainability issues. After completing a Masters in Anthropology as a step towards a career in research, she is joining Blue Marble as a mixed method researcher.

Managing Director Tom Clarkson said: “We’re delighted to welcome Amelie, Brigid and Olivier to our growing team. We had a fantastic 2022 and are already working hard to deliver outstanding research for our clients this year. We’re confident that that the new trio will play a vital role in ensuring our ongoing success – not least by making the most of their skills and expertise on topics around climate change and what this means for the future of British society, which is a core area of specialism for us.”