Andy advises senior HR leaders in the areas of employee insight (i.e.: the meaningful interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data), HR strategy development, and internal and external communications.
With over 35 years’ corporate experience he has played an active role in driving successful business turnaround programs, supported major corporate mergers, helped reinvent and realign firms to meet changing customer expectations, and generated insights which have enabled organisations to diversify their workforce to better reflect the communities they serve.
Andy’s work across multiple sectors is supplemented by proven skills as an executive counsellor, confidant, and coach with a focus employer reputation, employee engagement, stakeholder influencing, and cultural transformation.
Anya brings over 20 years of corporate experience to her consulting. Having started her career in commercial roles, she developed a passion for accelerating team and individual performance in ways that align with a company’s mission, culture and values as well as the employee’s capabilities and ambitions. She has held senior positions in both generalist and specialist areas focused on the US, UK and globally.
As a consultant, she continues to partner with companies, both in the US and internationally, to fully optimize their human capital at both the organization and individual level. Her particular areas of focus include Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, High Performing Teams, Change Management, Talent Management and Employee Engagement. Anya is ICF, Hogan, HBDI, TMS and MBTI accredited.
Claire brings 20 years’ experience gained through a corporate career (working in sectors including retail, telecoms, hospitality, and education), as a consultant working with SMEs and start-ups, and in academia.
Born and raised in Brussels, and having worked and lived in the UK, USA, and Spain, Claire thrives in multicultural environments.
Claire has held senior roles in HR and Learning & Development, leading projects and programmes designed to shift the performance of individuals and teams. She specialises in working across the wide spectrum of learning in its many forms – from designing innovative learning programmes, to training delivery, through to organisational development and change programmes.
Over the last 10 years, Claire has had a foot in both business and academia, working as an examiner for the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a guest lecturer in Human Resource Management, and as a Lecturer in Management at Sussex University Business School, with a particular interest in the role of the education sector creating a workforce with the skills needed for the future world of work.
Harriet brings over 20 years of consumer retail and hospitality sector leadership experience from a variety of leading brands and different business models. These have ranged from family and employee-owned through to large global franchise and FTSE listed companies and spanned employee populations of c.2000 to 130,000. Her early career was spent in Retail Operations, Buying and General Management where she developed her customer-focused and commercial skills in addition to leading large and multi-sited teams.
Her experience in Human Resources (HR) started in operations and moved into Organisation Design and Change, Leadership, Learning and Talent development. In her various Executive positions, she has designed, led and managed teams to deliver organisational change programmes during times of digital disruption requiring fundamental business model re-design. Whilst leading the HR function she has also held responsibility for customer facing roles including Public Affairs, External and Internal Communication and Customer services. These experiences have re-enforced her passion for developing inclusive leadership cultures to develop the potential and talent of employees to maximise workplace performance. Her areas of expertise include HR Strategy, Organisation Design, Change Management, Cultural Change, Inclusion, Leadership and Talent Development, Communication and Employee Engagement.
As part of her commitment to championing inclusive cultures she is a member of Speakers for Schools and is Chair of the Employment and Skills board for the Confederation of British Industry (advisors to the UK government on Employee related matters, including the re-skilling of the UK workforce for the future world of work). She is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce).
Julian has over 30 years’ corporate and professional experience leading functions across Communications, Corporate Affairs, Public Affairs, Human Resources and Legal, notably with McDonald’s at Global, European, and UK level. He also acted as Chief of Staff to three successive Presidents of McDonald’s Europe.
He was closely involved with the business turnaround and transformation of McDonald’s reputation across multiple geographies. He has a keen understanding of reputational and regulatory opportunity and risk, having instituted McDonald’s first ever global Crisis Management and Issues Management systems. An authoritative and authentic spokesman, he has acted as a principal external representative and brand advocate with national and international media, as well as with external stakeholders at the highest level.
He has consistently shown an ability to ‘join-the-dots’ between different issues and functions and provide innovative and practical solutions to business problems, particularly where cultural transformation is a critical success factor.
He has a strong track record as a trusted adviser to C-suite Executives and has acted as mentor and coach to many others. Fluent in multiple languages, he particularly enjoys working in environments where understanding differing national cultures is a vital element for success.
Lauren has a track record of transforming organizations to improve performance and shareholder value. Her 15+ year human resources career spans retail, FMCG, construction, manufacturing and aerospace industries; from large multi-nationals to Silicon Valley funded start-ups. Having lived and worked in the U.S., Europe and Australasia, she has a global perspective and an ability to operate across multiple industries, geographies and cultures. Originally from New Zealand, Lauren thrives on supporting businesses to think big and realise their potential.
Pam brings more than 20 years’ experience as an HCPC Registered Psychologist and a Master Executive Coach.
Before this, a career in corporate lending developed her extensive business nous and awoke in her the realisation that it was people, how they were inspired and led, that created success (or not) for businesses. This led to her retraining as a business focused psychologist and coach, to more fully explore and leverage this knowledge.
She is relentlessly curious, constantly exploring new ideas and focused on developing organisations and leaders to be more effective today and importantly for the future.
She has worked with leaders across the globe, helping them maximise the quality of their thinking and decision making. She has experience across a multitude of industries including Film & TV, Media, Pharma, Finance, Telecoms and Professional services. Clients have engaged her when facing business and personal challenges, working in stretch roles or transitioning into bigger and broader roles. She is particularly energised when working with transformation in her roles as coach, business consultant or talent assessor.
She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Founding Member of the Association for Coaching and a member of the Neuroleadership Institute. She is also qualified in an extensive suite of psychometric instruments, which she utilises in development and in assessment for recruitment.
Led major restructuring, change & transformational initiatives on behalf of large high profile global organisations operating in multi sectors
Consistent track record of influencing restructure, turnaround, strategies at board level by forging strong executive & management relationships through substantiating expected outcome, influencing and encouraging behaviours aligned with business goals
Instrumental in driving the critical change agenda in all key areas of the organisation – strategic reviews, design & development; re-structuring; Integration through business transformations, implementing change, target operating models & joint ventures
Undertaken a number of global assignments; involved in several project lifecycles & reporting to executive boards
Organisation design, restructuring & turnaround career underpinned by solid experience gained from global professional services firm in the areas of accounting, auditing, corporate administration/recovery, liquidations & insolvency
Chief People Officer who is a Human Resources recognised industry expert, advisor and consultant for a range of sectors including Financial Services, Telecoms, Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, Distribution, Customer data, Dotcom, Construction and Property. Therese also holds Non exec and Trustee position in both tech startup and charity organisations.
Extensive experience across all corporate functions in talent acquisition, leadership development and organisational design and effectiveness.
A track record of adapting and delivering in new and challenging environments, creating the people strategy to deliver the long term goals of the business. These have included board efficiency reviews, developing reward strategies and talent management in some regulated environments and in line with European legislation
Experienced in advising and influencing leaders in both structural and operational opportunities across markets for growth and turnaround
Led a government task force for retail and hospitality for the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy 2016 / 2017 which included CEO’s and HR Directors from over 50 Companies
Member of a government think tank on health and wellbeing across leading companies in the UK
Sought after keynote speaker and contributor for Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion and Organisational Effectiveness.
Non Exec Director of MeVie
Non Exec Directr and Global Strategic advisor of Wagestream
Charity Ambassador for Kids Out. Trustee for Teens Unite.
Therese Procter LTD
November 2017 to date
Business owner – Strategic Advise and consultation at Board level with both UK and Global businesses that are in start up, growth or turnaround.
This has included reviews of leadership competencies, Board effectiveness reviews, introduction of new reward strategies, leadership frameworks and organisation effectiveness. Clients include but not exclusive; McDonalds, NHS, Palmer & Harvey, Hitachi, Sony, Royal Mail, The Body Shop, Hertford Glass, Three Mobile, Travis Perkins, Waves.
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