Ann Edwards is based in the UK, and works as an HR & OD professional with large corporates, professional services and small companies (B2B & B2C) in a growth phase to help them transition to new financial ownership structures, or where they require additional people corporate governance to be successful in the next stage of their development. Her particular expertise is in designing and supporting succession and talent strategies. Ann has held a number of senior management and organisational development roles with ICL Fujitsu, BBC and the Hilton Group.
Deana Hirst has spent most of her career in people development, working in senior HR roles for large multinational businesses. Since 1996 she has worked successfully as a specialist development consultant. Deana’s experience ranges across the breadth of people development – from the creative design of complete programmes, through the delivery of individual events and 1:1 coaching, to the custom design and facilitation of self-insight and assessment programmes.
Patricia Hodgins has expertise in the design and delivery of programmes in leadership and management, team building, executive coaching, communications skills, diversity and equal opportunities, and work/life balance. She has held positions in areas as diverse as the theatre, advertising and recruitment consultancy and regularly runs programmes for London Business School.
Liz Kennedy worked as an HR practitioner in the pharmaceuticals industry before becoming a lecturer at the University of Westminster and management trainer. She has done extensive consultant work with the BBC and runs many training programmes in a great variety of public sector organisations.
Penny Thorley has previously worked for multinationals with a focus on management development and supporting businesses in transition. More recently her work has included designing and facilitating leadership programmes, providing 1:1 coaching and developing more effective business teams for multinational clients in financial services, government, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail and telecommunications. She is a member of the British Psychological Society.
Lisa Pickup corporate experience includes senior organisational development and HR consulting roles across diverse industry sectors, for leading organisations including FremantleMedia, HSBC, ABN AMRO, BP, Schroders and M&S, as well as clients in the public sector. Lisa is a skilled facilitator has significant expertise in the areas of organisational change, strategic resourcing and performance management. She also has strong project management and training design skills.

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