I am a Partner within the leadership consulting team at New Street Consulting Group.
- What experience and expertise do you bring to your role?
I joined NSCG in the Autumn of 2022 to oversee its leadership & assessment consulting practice. I’m a seasoned practitioner and business leader who has led Consulting teams at GreenPark, GatenbySanderson, SHL and Hay Group. I have extensive experience in supporting clients with talent management, leadership development, board development, high potential and succession planning challenges including executive coaching and assessment, competency model development and skills gap analysis.
Through my career I have directed and designed major talent and capability assessment projects including managing the sole supplier contract for the Cabinet Office for psychometric assessment of senior civil servants and steering large scale assessment projects for the National Audit Office, Care Quality Commission, Ofsted, Ofqual and the Nursing & Midwifery Council. I have also led programmes for multinational clients including Nestle (executive assessment and coaching), Vodafone (executive assessment and talent advice), EE (executive coaching), Barclays Bank (development of C-suite talent screener tools) and HSBC (global revision of recruitment practice).
Prior to consulting, I worked in HR roles in industry, including for UK FTSE20 firm Sky and in the superannuation and financial planning sector in her native Australia.
I am a qualified NLP Practitioner, is PRINCE II accredited and is a Registered Qualified Test User for psychometrics.
- How are you helping people to achieve their full potential?
Through a strengths based approach based on neuroscience and positive psychology. I apply this to programmes across talent management, leadership development, board review and development, high potential and succession planning challenges including executive coaching. I am passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion and have designed and developed a range of modern assessment tools and competency models that define and measure inclusive leadership.
- What are your thoughts on the future of your sector?
I am excited that the world of work is embracing diversity and inclusion with real energy and now putting resource behind making the world of work a better, more equal place, particularly for under-represented groups. Similarly, we see businesses and leaders increasingly concerned for our planet and focused on leading sustainably and improving the legacy we will leave future generations.
- What do you enjoy outside of work? Any hobbies?
Outside work I’m kept busy with my three school aged daughters. I also love to travel, run, play netball, see live theatre and catch up with friends and family. I’m currently brushing up on my Spanish vocabulary, having ‘lapsed’ in the years since I studied it within my Business degree.
- What’s your top three podcasts?
- Radio 4 Women’s Hour
- The Green Room, Deloitte
- Happy Place, Fearne Cotton
- What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Walking meetings have changed my life!
- What’s the best advice you were ever given?
‘One day your confidence will catch up with your capability, until then, don’t be so tough on yourself.’