sue-binksSue Binks, Senior Consultant

MSc, BSc

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.

Cindy Cox, Senior Consultant

BA (Hons)

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, 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

andy-firthAndy Firth, Senior Consultant

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.

ana-karakusevicAna Karakusevic, Senior Consultant

MSc, BA

Ana has over 20 years’ experience working with and managing multi-functional and multi-national teams in large complex organisations. Her passion is for facilitating strategy-building, innovation and change with senior teams and in complex fast-paced environments, and for coaching senior teams and leaders. She has experience of designing leadership and organisational development, culture and behavioural change, and blended and social learning programmes. Ana holds an MSc (Distinction) in Advanced Learning Technology from Lancaster University, as well as two BA’s (in Languages and Literature, and Film Directing). She has been accredited with the International Coach Federation and trained in a number of executive coaching approaches, including Gestalt, Time to Think, and Transpersonal Coaching. Her other qualifications include MBTI and 16PF psychometric tools, Barrett Cultural Values OD tools, Theory U approach to complex change, and Art of Hosting group facilitation tools (Open Space, World Café and Appreciative Inquiry). Ana is currently studying for a post-graduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, as a way of deepening her practice of helping people develop to their best potential. Ana is programme director for Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching

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.

Toby Lindsay, Senior Consultant

MSc

Toby is a highly skilled, professional and commercially astute Organisational Development professional. Taking an OD approach he works with individuals, teams and systems in mind to help people and organisations identify strategic priorities and grow and learn in achieving them. In leading businesses as a senior executive he has experienced some of the best and worst organisational life can offer and he brings twenty years of experience in the learning and development sector to his practice. Toby works with clients across private, public and third sectors having recently held a lead role in a major development initiative in the NHS. His talent and experience are consolidated through rigorous personal development, depth of academic study and reflective practice. Toby offers insightful, challenging, and creative support to clients that makes a difference.

adrianAdrian 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 Strategic Leadership programme and is a tutor on the Personal effectiveness and power programmes.

Simon Newitt, Consultant

BSc, MA, PhD

Simon joined Roffey Park in September 2018, and has fifteen years-experience working across academic, public and third sector settings in the fields of community development, health, education and social care. An experienced and skilled facilitator, trainer and consultant, Simon was most recently Chief Executive for a large youth mental health charity, growing the organisation 1800% in eight years and picking up national awards for impact, governance and innovation along the way. He has worked in frontline mental health and social work roles for both the NHS and third sector, and has also led national equalities and inclusion agendas in public health, working with some of the most marginalised social groups to access and develop public services using participatory and creative methods of engagement and co-production.

Rachel Rann, Senior Consultant,

MA(Cantab)   PG Dip Leadership and Management

Rachel has spent 13 years in the not for profit sector. An experienced facilitator, her focus is on leadership development, personal effectiveness and team development. Rachel has a strong belief in the self managed learning philosophy and enjoys working with her participants as the resourceful adults they are, challenging and supporting them to achieve more in their roles and find more fulfilment. Rachel believes strongly in the power of in the moment observations and feedback. Rachel is the Programme Director for People Management Fundamentals and through this programme works with new and experienced managers to develop their managerial toolkit as well as helping individuals to identify their own unique brand of leadership. An experienced Action Learning Set facilitator and licensed in FIRO-B, Rachel uses her background in group process and interpersonal relationships to enhance the development experience for participants. Rachel also has a strong interest in what factors contribute to high performance in the world of sport. A qualified ski instructor, Rachel calls on a range of learning experiences in different environments to support peoples’ development.

alex-swarbrickAlex Swarbrick, Regional Director- Asia Pacific

M.Phil, BSc, PG Dip PCP (Psychology) Chartered FCIPD

Based in Singapore 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 a particular interest in the relational aspects of leadership and management, and in intercultural leadership, having run leadership programmes in over 20 countries. 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 Post Grad Diploma in Personal Construct Psychology, and an Advanced Diploma in Intercultural Management from Cambridge University.

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.

john-woodwardrobertsJohn 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.