We are a collaborative, partnership-based consultancy and are very proud of the great
team of Partners that we are able to draw upon. Each is an experienced consultant
with complementary skills which combine to provide a complete range of Leaderful
services in ways that meet the unique needs of our clients.
To help you get to know them better, please read their short biographies and contact
usfor further information
Graham is committed to enabling leadership that lasts. With a Masters in Leadership
Studies he has a deep understanding of the leadership terrain and, prior to his role
as a consultant working with complex organisations across the private, public and
voluntary sectors, benefits from many years experience as a leadership practitioner
within commercial settings.
Graham has a passion for collective leadership that builds Leaderful Organisations,
whereby leaders at all levels work together to address the complex challenges they
face. His whole-systems philosophy and progressive approach to leadership development
underpins the Leaderful process, which has been at the heart of sector award winning
and nationally recognised development initiatives.
In his consultancy work, Graham has provided executive coaching, top team support
and leadership development for some of the UK’s leading institutions and his recent
experience includes developing organisational leadership capacity within the University
of Sheffield, the University of Bradford and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada
as well as developing senior leaders across the NHS.
Nichola has over 20 years’ experience of working with organisations to improve business
performance through the development of their people. She also has significant senior
experience of leading HR and OD teams in a number of different business contexts
and has worked within a range of different organisations and cultures (both public
and private sectors).
Her strong belief lies in the value of working with people’s strengths and building
on these to work at their best through an approach whereby leaders and their teams
are better equipped to see the different choices they have and create the futures
which work most effectively for themselves and their organisations.
Providing pragmatic and business focused interventions, Nichola has a reputation
for challenging and supporting whilst ‘holding the line’ through an inquisitive and
compassionate approach. The client organisations that she has worked with include
Arup, Centrica, DAC Beachcroft LLP, Herbert Smith LLP, Intercontinental Hotel Group,
Legal & General, NHS, Post Office, PwC, Save the Children fund, the University of
Bradford and the University of Southampton.
Francis combines strategic and commercial insight with a passion for helping businesses
step up and make bold, deliberate choices. As text book practices for business
leaders become increasingly out of date, Francis believes that it is time for organisations
to ask themselves “What kind of leadership do we need right now?”
Prior to working with The Leaderful Partnership, Francis was the head of European
Leadership Consulting at a global HR consultancy firm and has extensive experience
of working at Board level with global organisations in areas of organisational development,
strategy setting, organisation design, leadership effectiveness and culture change.
Francis has worked with a range of organisations across sectors and continents including:
the University of Sheffield, the University of Bradford, Arup, PricewaterhouseCoopers,
Shell, Eon, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ernst & Young, the British Red Cross, Honeywell,
Philips, Cadbury Schweppes, Merck, Coors Brewing Company, British Telecommunications,
Bayer, the British Broadcasting Corporation, SES Global and Prudential.
Author of The Dynamics of Change (Routledge: London & NY) and contributor to HR in
the 21st Century (John Wiley: NY), Francis has published, consulted and lectured
on organisational behaviour, systems thinking and business transformation. He has
been a visiting lecturer at the City University, London and the University of Hull,
UK. Francis holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from the City University Business
School, London and is also a fully accredited Affiliate with the Centre For Leadership
From a background in theatre and stage, Philippa has spent the past fifteen plus
years building her work in organisational and leadership development, working in
many different organisations at all levels.
She has designed and facilitated numerous interventions, including leadership and
management development centres, large group interventions, team building sessions,
training courses, forum theatre, action learning sets and one-to-one coaching. She
also writes case studies for development events and scripts for conferences. In her
one-to-one coaching she specialises in helping people to develop how they communicate
with others, to understand the impact they have, to build on their strengths and
explore ways to extend their range and in all situations.
Current projects include design and facilitation of NHS Top Leaders Core Programme
and master-classes, facilitation of Leadership Development Centres for Clinical Commissioning
Groups and for aspiring Directors plus executive coaching for many clients from the
NHS, local government, Lloyds TSB, PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Grid, the University
of Sheffield, the University of Bradford, Liquid Capital and the Police.
Peter specialises in working as a Leaderful coach within cross-cultural, multi-stakeholder
environments where he is regularly called upon to help leaders and team members clarify
their mutual aims in order to enhance individual and collective performance.
Prior to working with The Leaderful Partnership, Peter’s career included senior level
roles in consultancy, marketing, strategic planning, people development and organisational
change. During this time he obtained an MSc in Business Management from Warwick
University and has been a driving force for people development within award winning
organisations, running coaching programmes from introductory through to advanced
level in Germany, Sweden and the UK.
He has experience of working at senior leader/executive level with complex and diverse
clients including an NHS Trust, the University of Sheffield, the University of Bradford,
The Home Office, a major UK charity, an international manufacturing/engineering businesses,
a public sector transport body, a global energy supplier, a national Railway company
and a regional Police force.
Oonagh is a leading consultant in the field of talent, organisational, team and leadership
development and has worked in this area since graduating in Psychology in 1987. Her
purpose is to develop people’s effectiveness in what they do and how they relate
to others in order to create the right organisational conditions.
Previously, she has experience within HR roles in industries including paper making
and then Scottish Power for 10 years, latterly in the Group Management Development
Director role. She has worked within OD consulting for 11 years and has worked with
a range of clients across the public and private sectors, both in the UK and internationally.
Clients where she has facilitated Leadership Development include The World Bank,
Diageo, Unicef, the NHS, the University of Bradford and BBC Worldwide. She also holds
an MSc in People and Organisational Development.