Sue Binks, Senior Consultant
Sue is an occupational psychologist whose main areas of focus are learning design, personal effectiveness and change. She has worked with a wide range of organisations from large government bodies, global professional services firms and investment banks to niche marketing consultancies and manufacturing organisations. Her work has included behaviour and attitude change programmes, coaching, development centre design; advanced communication and influencing skills and design of high potential leadership programmes. Sue also has a keen interest in research, particularly the impact of culture and climate on motivation and commitment.
David Cleeton-Watkins, Senior Consultant
MSc, BSc, FCIPD
David is a business psychologist and development specialist. His portfolio includes the design, implementation, and evaluation of large and small scale assignments that include leadership development, assessment and development centres, change management, coaching and mentoring, career counselling, and personal profiling. Most recently he has worked and researched in the key areas of human interaction – leadership, performance management, influence, personal impact, and culture change. David has wide experience of assessment for selection, and his skills as a psychometrician have stimulated his work in designing a range of assessment tools. He is Programme Director for Leading and delivering lasting change, Realising leadership potential and Advanced consultancy skills as well as an active personal coach and mentor.
BA (Hons), PGDip, NVQ4
Andy has nine years’ experience working with leaders and staff from board to front line in public and private sector organisations. His work encompasses a wide range of people development, including consultancy, training, coaching and facilitation and at Roffey Park he is Director of the Practical facilitation skills and The art of facilitation programmes. He has been extensively involved in a number of assessment/development centre and 360° feedback projects, as well as supervising student coaches studying for a diploma. Andy holds an NVQ4 in executive coaching and a PGDip in customer management. Before joining Roffey Park he spent several years honing his skills at one of Britain’s leading small consultancies. His background is in hospitality, as an acquisitions manager for a brewery and a manager in a busy bar in London’s West End. Helping people to be more effective through their becoming more responsible for their own situation is a particular passion for Andy.
Jo Goring, Development Consultant
BA (Hons), Cert Training Practice (CIPD)
Jo has extensive experience as a learning and development specialist, working with individuals at all levels, in both the private and public sectors. Her areas of expertise include performance management, personal effectiveness, coaching skills, influencing skills and leadership. She is a Master Practitioner of NLP, an experienced facilitator and an effective coach. Before joining Roffey Park, Jo worked at the National Audit Office designing, developing and delivering a suite of management development programmes and supporting individuals with coaching. Prior to this she worked in learning and development with a leading professional services firm and an international bank as well a customer service and sales training consultant. This gave her a strong commercial acumen and clear understanding that any development programme must show a significant return on investment.
Simon Gott, Development Consultant
MSc, BA (Hons)
Simon brings with him a rich blend of experience of working across both the private and public sector including the NHS, leisure industry and armed forces. He has had numerous learning and development roles in a variety of contexts including mental health, customer services, sales and logistics. Prior to joining Roffey Park, Simon spent three years in the NHS in Leeds where he was Programme Leader for a large scale long term leadership and management development programme. This was a two year programme aimed at over 100 health care managers and involved elements of group facilitation, action learning, coaching, individual psychometrics and technology enhanced learning. Simon has also had experience with previous organisations in training management roles, working on large scale change programmes, management development, project management and developing competency frameworks. Simon has an MSc in Organisation Development and Consultancy from Sheffield Business School where he looked at how to do meaningful evaluation of Organisation Development interventions for his dissertation.
Anna Heywood, Senior Consultant
MSc, BSc (Hons), Chartered Occupational Psychologist
Anna is an experienced facilitator, executive coach, consultant and trainer. Anna has a strong background in assessment and development and has specific focus in the areas of leadership, executive coaching and team development. Prior to joining Roffey Park Anna worked for a leading executive coaching consultancy where she led postgraduate coaching programmes, executive coaching, and coaching supervision. She was also responsible for the management and delivery of Organisational Development coaching programmes for leaders who are keen to understand how a coaching style of leadership can be used for cultural change and performance improvement. Anna gained her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Birmingham and obtained an MSc in Organisational Psychology from UMIST in Manchester. She also holds a PG Certificate in Business & Executive Coaching and a PG Diploma in Coaching Supervision.
Tom Kenward, Development Consultant
Tom has spent much of the last 15 years working in the public and not for profit sectors as a developer, internal consultant, manager and senior leader, most recently as Organisational Development Director in a charity. Having experienced the pressures on senior leaders to make things happen, deliver results and help people be their best, Tom has developed approaches that work for him and enjoys helping other leaders find what works for them. At Roffey Park, Tom has delivered leadership development and organisational development consultancy in the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the private sector. Tom is also Programme Director for Roffey Park’s Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and a faculty member for the MSc in People and Organisational Development. Tom is licensed to use psychometric instruments including MBTI and FIRO-B. He is also is a trained and experienced facilitator and a qualified executive coach, in the process of gaining full ICF accreditation.
Adrian Lock, Senior Consultant
BSc (Hons), DipTM, DipCoach, MCIPD, CertMed
On graduating from Durham University, Adrian worked for charities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East before gaining experience in UK central and local government management and training. During this time he developed an organisational standard known as ‘Investors in Equality’ which featured in two national journals. Adrian developed his own freelance portfolio before joining Roffey Park, and has worked with clients across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Adrian’s areas of expertise include executive coaching (up to and including chief executive level), personal effectiveness, change management, strategic leadership, performance management, team development and coaching skills. He has a special interest in Strengths-based Performance Management and is the author of Roffey Park’s Strategic Cycle and Deep Questions Models™. He has qualifications in Organisational Assessment, Executive Coaching, Counselling and Workplace Mediation. Adrian is Programme Director for Roffey Park’s The centred leader programme and is a tutor on the Strategic leadership and Personal effectiveness and power programmes.
Gary Miles, Director of International Operations & Associate Relations
MA (Oxon), FCIPD
Gary has over 20 years experience of working in commercial organisations, both as an HR practitioner and business manager, such as Unilever and Reed Business Publishing. At the Kingfisher Retail Group, he obtained a National Training Award for the strategic contribution of learning and development as well as IIP accreditation. Since joining Roffey Park he has been involved in a number of major client projects spanning private, public and not for profit sectors and focussing on HR and senior management development, leadership, talent management and executive coaching. He is programme director of Strategic human resources as well as Director of Associate Relations, responsible for the recruitment and development of Roffey Park’s associate team. His current clients are drawn from higher education, local government, manufacturing, oil, and IT sectors. Gary has also served as a local government councillor and been an active member of the CIPD.
Rachel Rann, Development Consultant
MA(Cantab), PG Dip Leadership and Management
Rachel is an experienced facilitator, consultant and coach. She has a strong background in Action Learning Set facilitation in particular. As a trainer at Roffey Park her focus is on leadership development, coaching and consultancy skills working with clients across the public, voluntary and private sector including the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Cancer Research UK and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Prior to joining Roffey Park, Rachel worked as an in-house strategy consultant at a leading UK charity, supporting the business to build marketing strategies aligned with the organisational vision. Rachel has a post graduate certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Sussex. She is currently studying for a post graduate certificate in coaching from the same university.
Andy Smith, Director of Research, Practice & Qualifications
MA, BA, Cert Gestalt
Andy has 20 years experience as a developer, consultant and manager. His work has spanned small and large organisations, the private and public sectors, policy development and operations. Andy is Qualifications Director responsible for Roffey Park’s accredited qualifications including the MSc in people and organisational development and Postgraduate certificate in coaching. Andy is Programme Director for the Interpersonal relationships in organisations programme. and also tutors on The art of facilitation and OD practitioners Programmes. His most recent research focused on the world of virtual management. A Master Practitioner of NLP, a Diploma in Systems Thinking and real interests in Gestalt, group dynamics and change in complex systems all inform Andy’s practice.
Caroline Stearman, Senior Consultant
Caroline is experienced in working across different sectors including the oil industry, international relief and development, human rights and the public sector. This variety has enabled her to develop a rich understanding of the impact of organisational culture upon individual effectiveness in extremely different contexts. Caroline is Programme Director for the MSc in People and Organisational Development, and delivers on the OD Practitioners and Realising leadership potential Programmes. She has been involved in the development of Roffey Park’s Self-Managed Learning qualifications portfolio, specifically the Graduate Certificate in OD Practice and the MSc. The main focus of her current work is facilitating group processes such as action learning, appreciative inquiry, coaching, process consultancy, observation and feedback in order to support organisational development initiatives. She works with a variety of senior teams on team effectiveness and individual coaching and is also involved in design and delivery of large leadership development programmes.
MPhil (Econ), BSc, FCIPD
Alex is an experienced manager, consultant, facilitator and executive coach, combining a strong background in HR with leadership development. Before joining Roffey Park, Alex ran his own consultancy and coaching practice working both in the UK and internationally. His previous roles were Head of HR for The Work Foundation, personnel director for an international development agency in Nepal and a number of HR roles in the BBC. He is passionate about helping individuals and organisations become even more effective, and has particular interests in culture and in relational leadership. A business graduate with an MPhil from London School of Economics in organisation design and skill use, he is also a qualified executive coach, holds a practitioner’s certificate in Personal Construct Psychology, and an Advanced Diploma in Intercultural Management from Cambridge University.
John Woodward-Roberts, Senior Consultant
MA Management Learning, CMCIPD
John has been a learning and development practitioner for 22 years and is an experienced facilitator, coach, consultant and trainer of management, leadership and all other aspects of people development. Before Roffey Park John worked for the UK Civil Service College followed by a leading consultancy where he account managed and led consultant teams for, amongst others, the MOD, UCLan, QinetiQ, Bath University, the General Dental Council and Parexel (a global pharma research organisation). Working with managers at all levels across the public and private sector, John’s particular interests are senior leader development, leadership development in professional service firms, the power of mentoring to effect career changes, facilitating with “edge” and the effective integration of change and project management.