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Our Consultants


Richard Nelson BA(Hons), FCIPD, FIC, CMC

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Richard has over thirty years experience as a practical management consultant and is  currently a Director of Nelson Consulting Ltd.  He specialises in helping organisations  improve effectiveness through working with executives to improve strategy formulation  and implementation, Board and executive team effectiveness, organisational design,  change management, performance planning and management, leadership development  and management education, talent management and personal development.  Other  expertise includes organisational research, surveys and communications.  Prior to  management consultancy in which his last employment was with KPMG Management  Consulting as a Senior Manager, Richard worked in a number of human resource roles in  Glaxo and Smith Kline.

Industry experience includes ‘blue chips’ and large organisations in the UK and around the  world.  Sectors include: business services, distribution, financial services and retail  banking, government, investment banking, investment management, manufacturing, oil,  pharmaceuticals, power generation, retail, and voluntary organisations.

Delivery experience includes single person assignments to managing teams of consultants where large and/or multidisciplinary assignments require additional capability and skills.  Richard graduated at the University of East Anglia in English and American Literature and has a post graduate diploma in Personnel Management.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).


Mike Rogers, MA(Hons), MCIPD

Mike has been working as a management consultant for over eighteen years.  His consultancy experience has been focused around change management issues with specialisms in leadership development, performance management, coaching and organisation development.  Key projects successfully completed include recent assignments in Board and Executive Team development in fast-emerging scientific and technology businesses, and process re-engineering in the front line operation of a leading financial services organisation.  Mike also has extensive expertise in facilitation, team building and executive coaching.

Earlier career experience was gained in a variety of training, management development and senior HR roles in the distribution, service and IT sectors culminating in the position of Personnel Director on the Board of Information Technology plc.  Major challenges during this appointment involved the integration of new acquisitions and development of a cohesive corporate culture.

Sector experience includes biosciences, pharmaceutical, information technology, financial services, manufacturing and distribution.  Mike graduated in Economics and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Specialist Consultants 

Peter Renn FCA

Peter is a Chartered Accountant who has held a wide variety of financial and management positions in banking, oil and chemicals, and management consultancy in a career spanning 35 years.  In recent years Peter has worked independently as a management consultant, trainer and an entrepreneur in the franchise services industry with his partner.

At HSBC Peter was responsible for the creation and launch of Midland Private Banking, one of the first major domestic operations of this kind in the UK, which went on to become a role model for other major retail banks in this country and overseas.  Prior to this, he led the reorganisation and re-branding of Midland Bank Trust Co as a personal asset management service provider to the High Net Worth.

In the late 1980s Peter was Finance Director for the newly formed Midland Life and played a pivotal role in the team to create the powerful Personal Financial Services division.  In the early 1980s he was involved with the reorganisation of Forward Trust and Midland Montagu Leasing, followed by a period in the Midland Group Deputy Chairman’s office working on matters of group strategy that were to lead to the sales of the Clydesdale and Northern Banks and Thomas Cook Group.

Before his career in banking, Peter worked for Occidental International Oil as a corporate auditor travelling to Europe, Libya, Scotland and the USA to review business unit performance and plans, major capital investments, and manufacturing operations.  He also worked for Deloitte Haskins and Sells as an accounting consultant in the City, and for the London School of Accountancy as a lecturer in accountancy and taxation.


Peter Simon, BSc, FAPM, APMP, PMP

Peter has over 30 years of experience as a project management consultant and practitioner across all industries and business sectors.  He has built a professional reputation as a particularly knowledgeable and skilled trainer and advisor, particularly in those areas related to project planning, risk management, resource management and programme management.

Industry sector experience includes Oil and Gas, Utilities and Transportation sectors with considerable experience in management for projects based in Europe, USA and the Middle East.

Peter is a Board Director and Trustee of the Association for Project Management and is also a PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes and Management of Risk Practitioner.  He is the co-author of two best selling books on project management and risk management and a regular contributor of articles to professional project management magazines.


Susan Douglas, C.Psychol, BSC (Hons.), MSc

Susan is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and their Divisions of Occupational Psychology and the Special Group of Coaching Psychologists.  She is also a founding member of the Association of Business Psychologists (ABP) a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and member of the Association for Coaching.

Susan applies her skills and knowledge as a consultant business psychologist focusing on individual and organisational development and change.  Her specialist areas are individual, management and team development, recruitment and selection, training, facilitation, stress management, coaching and counselling.

With the background of a successful career in banking for 20 years, Susan has worked as a consultant psychologist for the past 8 years.  Her consulting experience has been gained within the public sector and with private sector corporate clients.  Susan’s combination of line management experience and psychological training enables her to apply theory and research to real organisational issues, and provide management with a deeper understanding of their people and organisations.

Susan has the following additional qualifications: BPS Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing Levels A & B, WPF Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Advanced Certificate In Counselling Skills (WPF), Certificate In Coaching (Centre for Coaching), Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF).


Wendy Douglas, BA(Hons) FCIPD

Wendy is an organisation development consultant and specialises in competency based selection and performance management, management development programmes, leadership and team building.  To complement her management consultancy and organisation development work, Wendy is an accredited tutor for both CMI and ILM Diploma programmes in management as well as in coaching and mentoring (level 5), and also provides 1-1 coaching and management assessment through psychometric testing.  She works across a broad range of industry sectors but specifically in financial services, IT, retail and the public sector.

Wendy’s background is in manufacturing and financial services, latterly holding a position at American Express as Director, Management Development and Training for the UK market.  She has worked extensively in the US, Europe and Australasia.


David Sharpley MSc. AFBPsS

David is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and has been working with senior managers in large organisations for twenty years.  He has in-depth experience relating to assessment and identification of potential, and has designed and delivered a wide range of coaching and personal development programmes and one-to-one feedback sessions.  These have included the assessment of leadership potential and implementing HR Development Centres.

He has run workshops for staff facing mergers – these have included preparation for interviews linked to the restructuring, and has been closely involved in the assessment and subsequent feedback to senior managers post-merger.

David has particular expertise in identifying the factors that contribute to high performance.  Workshops that explore people’s perceptions, needs and motivation can be tailored to requirements, and are particularly useful in the context of changing role demands.

David’s industry experience includes telecommunications, banking and government organisations.  His international experience has included managing new business start-ups in Ghana and he has run training programmes in Sweden, Italy, India, Ghana and Australia.


Creating Alignment

creating alignment

We enable the hard side of management; strategic goals, performance measures, business objectives P&L accounts etc. to be aligned with the tough side of leadership; creating an inspiring vision and engaging people in common purpose to achieve lasting success.


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