photo of Angus CameronDr Angus Cameron, Academic Operations Director

PhD

Angus Cameron is Academic Operations Director at Roffey Park Institute.  Angus manages all aspects of Roffey Park’s teaching, learning, and research activities. His primary role is to enhance Roffey Park’s reputation for creating innovative, engaging, and challenging programmes relevant to a rapidly changing organisational environment.  Before joining Roffey Park Institute, Angus worked in higher education, combining his own creative teaching and research practice with a range of senior leadership roles.  In his academic career Angus contributed to many disciplines, including Art History, Conceptual Art Practice, Global Political Economy, International Relations, Human Geography, and Social Studies of Finance.  Angus is a graduate of the Universities of London (Courtauld Institute of Art) and Sussex. His PhD examined the ways in which narratives of globalisation ascribed poverty to particular ‘failed’ places and communities.  He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the British Voice Association.

Cindy Cox, Senior Consultant

BA (Hons), MSc.

Cindy has 15 years’ experience designing and leading development programmes and is an experienced trainer, facilitator and consultant with particular expertise in enabling growth and collaboration for individuals, organisations and networks. An accredited Action Learning facilitator and  Relational Dynamics coach, she has supported individuals and teams in the creative industries and across local government and statutory services such as health and education. In the past she’s worked with companies in retail, insurance, construction and water industries to undertake innovative talent development programmes. Previously director of a non-profit development agency and consultancy promoting creativity as a catalyst for change, Cindy has worked for many years partnering educational institutions (from early years to Higher Education) and public sector bodies to support workforce development, stakeholder engagement and improve outcomes.  Cindy is programme director for OD Practitioners Programme

Dr. Arlene Egan, Senior Consultant and Head of Faculty – Europe

BA, Mlitt,PHD

Arlene has close to twenty years-experience working within executive education, higher education, sport, and local government sectors, in multiple corporate arenas including financial, tech and media. Before joining Roffey Park Institute she was Head of Learning and Development at Brown Bag Films. Arlene is a highly experienced facilitator, programme designer, coach, consultant and researcher. With a background in Sports and Cognitive Psychology and her training in adult learning, Arlene has designed and delivered tailored programmes focused on many topics related to leadership, development and performance which include innovation, creativity and critical thinking and has recently released her new book aimed at third level educators entitled ‘Confidence in Critical Thinking’.

Mel Fairley, Teaching and Research Fellow

Assoc CIPD

Mel is a highly experienced, client centred Organisational Learning & Development Professional with over 20 years of experience combined with extensive knowledge and skills in all aspects of Organisational, Learning and Personal development.  Mel has experience of working in both the Public & Private sectors including The Scottish Executive, Scottish Power PLC, the National Health Service in Scotland and Virgin Money UK. Mel is an advocate of continuous learning, improvement and cultural development and has a particular interest in Leadership Development and the study of communication and behaviour. Mel is a Neuro Linguistic Programme Master Practitioner, qualified Cognitive Behavioural Coach and an accomplished public speaker.

Andy Firth, Senior Consultant                   andy-firth

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. Helping people to be more effective through their becoming more responsible for their own situation is a particular passion for Andy.

Ken Ingram, Lead Consultant Blended Learning

MSc

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, HR, facilitations skills, adult learning and evaluation. He has many years of experience of working on strategic consultancy projects in organisations both in the UK and overseas. He has led a number of international projects including in Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Kosovo, Hungary, Czech Republic Austria and Germany. 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.

George Kunnath, Senior Consultant

BEng, MBA

George is a consultant and facilitator with extensive experience in public sector reform and international development. Before joining Roffey Park, he worked as Regional Director for Europe and Africa in a Non-Departmental Public Body providing democracy support. George has helped develop diverse, resilient and effective international teams and has established project management offices. He enjoys supporting leaders to develop and implement their strategic visions. He comes with a strong strategy and business planning background and benefits from a global mindset, yet understanding the importance of leadership in making strategy a reality. He has worked with multiple levels of leadership within the public and not-for profit sectors. George enjoys working with leaders who find themselves in complex and challenging political environments.

tom-kenward2Tom Kenward, Senior Consultant

BSc, MSc

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 MSc in People and Organisational Development and Leading with Presence.   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.

Vanessa Williams, Senior Consultant

MBA, BA (Hons), FCIPD, CTA (Organisational), Fellow CIPD

Vanessa is a qualified consultant and coach with over 20 years’ experience of developing people and enabling change. She has considerable experience in designing and facilitating leadership and behaviour change programmes (such as influence and impact, coaching, facilitation and business partnering) as well as in team development and organisational development.  Vanessa is Programme Director for the HR Business Partner Skills and HR Leaders Programmes at Roffey Park.  Earlier in her career, she held HR Director roles in two companies She has a keen interest in creating relevant development for those leading and working in HR roles that will enable them to be a powerful force in their business. Prior to joining Roffey Park, she worked with several consulting firms and ran her own consultancy and coaching practice working in the UK and internationally.

Katarina Zajacova

PhD, MSc, BSc (hons)

Katarina has 15 years’ experience working as a teaching fellow, social researcher, mentor and experienced higher education sector consultant. In her most recent role at the University of Surrey as the Senior Professional Training Tutor she led the professional training programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students across variety of disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology, Political Sciences and Liberal Arts. She has overseen professional training related institutional changes, developed new programmes, modules and online teaching and learning platforms. She has been a face of professional training, placements, national and international internships for the School of Psychology and Department of Sociology.