I am a successful change manager with a track record of improving value for money, individual and organisational performance. I deliver consultancy, coaching and interim management solutions in all areas of HR. I have:
Director, GAL Consulting Ltd November 2008 – Present
Working through my own company, over the last five years I have:
H&F Homes January 2010 – March 2011
I worked with H&F Homes as an interim Head of HR to:
Northgate Kendric Ash (NKA) November 2008 – December 2009
I led on a value for money review of HR in H&F Homes (an organisation delivering housing management services to 18,000 homes in Hammersmith and Fulham) and the people management aspects of an organisation-wide transformation programme.
Director of Human Resources 2000 – October 2008
Legal Services Commission
I led the Commission’s HR team, planned the team’s strategic contribution to the delivery of corporate objectives and delivered that contribution to time and budget.
I transformed HR from a centralised bureaucracy into an effective and respected policy team supported by a network of HR business partners. I inspired the development of the Commission’s corporate vision, values and mission, promoted an open and fair culture in which people were treated with respect and improved employee engagement. I played a lead role in steering the organisation through a major programme of change and organisation development and in the recruitment of its senior leadership.
Head of Recruitment and Development 1994 – 2000
Legal Aid Board
Training and Development Manager 1991 – 1994
Legal Aid Board
Education and Training
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development;
Member of the Association for Coaching:
Diploma in Coaching accredited by Coventry University;
Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management;
BA (hons) English, University of Lancaster;
British Psychological Society Register of Qualifications in Test Use – Test User: Occupational Personality. Completing Specialist in Test Use. I have been trained in leadership, assessment centre design, auditing against quality standards (ISO 9001/2), strategic HR (Cranfield), coaching and mentoring and have extensive experience of the use of psychometrics in assessment, development and coaching.