The NCS Team
The National Clearing Survey has been created by the Analytics, Insights and Research team (AIR) at Natives Group, The leading digital education specialist agency.
Don Skinner
COO / Digital Director Natives Group & Akero Labs

In his role as Digital Director Don is the driving force behind innovation at Natives Group and looks inside and outside the Education sector to inform developments across all the agency's resources and services. Along with Akero and EduRank, the National Clearing Survey is the culmination of Don's passion for wanting to track all areas of digital for the sectors that Natives Group service. Don was the first person at Natives Group to achieve Google Qualification and still requalifies. He has managed digital strategies for the London Olympics, The Guardian and major University and local government clients.
Murray Simpson
Director of Education

Murray Simpson is the Director of Education at Natives Group where he works closely with a number of institutions such as the University of Westminster, Amsterdam University, and the University of Sussex to implement digital marketing strategies to increase student enrolments.
Kas Nicholls
Head of Natives Global Consulting

Kas is the brains behind the creation of the National Clearing Survey. Prior to getting her mathematical head into the digital stats for the National Clearing Survey she was busy analysing customer data for large retailers including IKEA. She has managed insight projects for a diverse range of Natives clients and is also the lead on EduRank.
Holly Cartlidge
Higher Education Researcher

Holly is one of the big brains behind the National Clearing Survey, lead HE researcher and one of the co-authors. She helps put all this lovely data into context for the HE sector.
Rich Campbell
Marketing Manager

Rich is one of the co-authors of the National Clearing Survey and is an in-house marketing specialist at Natives Group, overseeing the Natives Global Consulting division and the National Clearing Survey. With a background in FE, HE in FE and having over 10 years of Clearing cycles behind him, Rich loves the insights that the National Clearing Survey offer the sector.
Lucy Funnell
Graphic Designer

Lucy is the design lead and responsible for the overall aesthetic of the National Clearing Survey and making sure that all those stats that the Insights team at Natives Global Consulting love, make a visual impact.