Nigel Dean, Head of Commercial Operations

Nigel has a wealth of experience within the hotel and hospitality sector having graduated from the Concord Hotels Management training scheme. He was part of the opening management team for the now famous Groucho Club in London which was followed by a long stint in the City of London finishing as Group Operations Manager for Balls Brothers Restaurants and Wine Bars. Nigel is Director for the commercial side of the organisation, Roffey Park Services Ltd and is responsible for our conference, meeting and special event clients. He also leads a 30 strong team responsible for residential sales, catering & hospitality, premises facilities and grounds management. He has a great love of food and wine and is a member of the Champagne Academy. Nigel has also championed our work with Carers UK and involved with several other charitable initiatives. He chairs our environmental group which introduced our revolutionary ground source heating system to Roffey Park and has achieved the 14001 environmental accreditation.

Simon de Winter, Head of Finance

Simon joined Roffey Park in February 2012 as Head of Finance and is an ACCA qualified accountant with a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Kent. After leaving University Simon spent his early working years within the WPP Plc group eventually as Financial Director of one of their subsidiary companies, before getting married and travelling around Australia for several months before settling in Sydney where he re-joined WPP, gained Australian citizenship and started a family.  After 7 years Simon  returned to the UK and, after a few temporary positions, joined Roffey Park.

Caroline Disano, Head of Programme Delivery and HR

Caroline joined Roffey Park in 2006 having previously worked for the Priory Healthcare Group leading an HR function, and has held senior posts within Financial and Professional Services in both operational and senior HR roles. Caroline is Chartered MCIPD with an MA in Personnel and Development. During her career, Caroline has led a number of change programmes, and project managed organisational restructures, OD interventions, and led on a new secure hospital facility opening. At Roffey Park she has led on many projects such as the design and implementation of our bespoke CRM system, Sunday Times Top 100, being instrumental in us achieving Top 100 status in 2013 and 2015. Working across the business she leads the HR service and Programme Delivery teams, supports our Associates, and has responsibility for Dynamics CRM which manages processes across the business.

Amanda Humphrey, Director of Support Services and Company Secretary
MBA, BA(Hons), FCIPD, Cert Ed, FRSA

Amanda was previously Business Planning Manager for Sussex Ambulance Service NHS Trust, ensuring that continuous improvement plans were developed, implemented and shared with all staff. Prior to this, she was Group Operations and Personnel Director at Fruitful Fundraising, with responsibility for a major expansion programme across the UK, Ireland and the USA. Her earlier career was with the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux where she was an Area Development Officer for the South East. At Roffey Park, Amanda is responsible for HR, legal, finance and operations and leads our entry into the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work for survey.  She was responsible for establishing our Singapore company, including locating our new office and recruiting local staff. In 2014 she spent a week in Swaziland, Africa, mentoring a small business and was also shortlisted by ICSA as one of the top contenders for Company Secretary of the Year, Not for Profit.

Ken Ingram, Head of Practice

Ken has been a learning and development consultant and facilitator for more than 25 years. Before joining Roffey Park, Ken worked for a number of organisations in a learning and development capacity including the National school of Government, Centre for Management and Policy studies and Civil Service Learning. He has broad expertise across a wide range of fields.  In particular, he majors in leadership and management development, facilitations skills, adult learning and evaluation. Ken has passion for blended and adult learning and has focused much of his career on helping individuals and organisations to develop their learning design and facilitation capability.  Ken is Course director for our Personal Effectiveness and Power Programme and is also responsible for Roffey Park’s blended learning strategy and has much experience of developing and implementing online learning solutions.

Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive

Born in Malaysia and brought up in Uganda, Michael completed his education in the UK with a degree from Durham University in Chinese Studies.  He left the UK to study Japanese language, politics and economics at Nanzan University in Japan on a Rotary Foundation scholarship after which he worked for Toyota as a motor industry analyst for four years. Returning to the UK in 1988, Michael worked at the University of Bath as Director of the University’s Foreign Languages Centre. In 1999 he joined INSEAD, based in France, as Regional Director for Japan and Korea, transferring to Singapore in 2001 to become Director of the school’s Executive Education Department. After eight years in Singapore working for INSEAD and then as Vice-President, Asia Pacific for the Center for Creative Leadership, Michael joined Roffey Park as Chief Executive in 2009.  He regularly contributes at conferences on leadership and workplace-related topics. He was named by HR Magazine in the UK as one of the top 20 HR Thinkers in 2013 and again in 2016.

Tom Kenward, Head of Qualifications
BSc, MSc

Having spent twelve years in consultancy and people development then management and leadership in the public and charity sector, Tom joined Roffey Park as a consultant in 2012. Since then Tom has won or developed over fifteen custom accounts across the public, private and nfp sectors in the UK and overseas. His main work is in designing and delivering challenging developmental approaches that blend leadership development with organisation development methods. Tom also leads the MSc in People and Organisation Development and two open programmes – Leading with Presence and Clear Leadership. Tom’s responsibility on the Management Team is for Roffey Park’s academic qualifications across all programmes.

Dan Lucy, Head of Research
MSc, BSc, Master Practitioner Association of Business Psychologists

Dan leads the research team, delivering a programme of research in support of improving the world of work, and supporting the development of people, managers and organisations. He also consults with organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit across a variety of people and organisational development issues. Prior to joining Roffey Park, Dan worked at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) researching and consulting on HR and employment policy and practice.

Janice McBrown, Head of Marketing and Business Development
BA (Hons)

Janice is a senior marketing professional with extensive experience across all marketing fields including digital marketing, PR, content marketing, branding and strategic planning.  At Roffey Park Janice leads the marketing and business development team and is responsible for Roffey Park’s open programmes and events.  Prior to joining Roffey Park, Janice held a number of marketing roles in the pharmaceutical, publishing and professional services sectors. She has a degree in Business Studies.

Alex Swarbrick, Head of Roffey Park Asia Pacific
MPhil, BSc, Dip PCP (Psychology), Chartered FCIPD

Based in Singapore, Alex is an experienced manager, consultant, facilitator and executive coach, combining a strong HR background with over 15 years in leadership development and coaching. Recent clients include scientific research organisations, banking and financial services, and Singapore public service. Before moving to Singapore, Alex was Programme Director of Roffey Park’s Personal Effectiveness programme and our HR Business Partner Skills programme.  He has a particular interest in the relational aspects of leadership, and intercultural leadership, having run leadership programmes in over 20 countries. Alex is a business graduate with an MPhil from London School of Economics in organisation design and skill use. A qualified Executive Coach (University of Strathclyde), he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Construct Psychology (UKCP), is Level A + B trained in the use of psychometrics, trained in FIRO B and Hogan, and has an Advanced Diploma in Intercultural Management from Cambridge University.