Consultative Group

Mark Elliott

Mark is a dynamic and driven business leader with a wealth of experience in technology and management consulting, systems integration and complex programme delivery. He has specialisms in transport including digital retail, rail franchising and transformational change. In recent years, Mark works with ‘C-level’ executives and board members to provide advisory, delivery and assurance services. Mark leads the transport sector at Moorhouse Consulting and is a board member for Big Issue eBikes.

Claudia Saccone

Claudia has been a lecturer at Italian universities for over 10 years. She is an international trainer and PCC executive coach of the ICF (International Coach Federation), a Mindfulness teacher, and CEO of Universo CLIL (Coaching Lifelong Innovative Learning), an accredited coaching school. Claudia has been Project Manager of international projects since 1998 and in the last 15 years her topics have been rooted around professional and personal development.

David Collins

David Collins is Professor in Management at Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria and Visiting Professor in Management at the University of the Faroe Islands, Denmark. In an academic career spanning more than thirty years, David has published on ‘organizational change’; ‘management gurus’; ‘management fads and fashions’; ‘professional projects’; ‘management consultants’; and ‘financial regulation. His recent publications include ‘Rethinking Organizational Culture: Redeeming culture through stories’ (2021) and ‘Tom Peters and Management: A history of organizational storytelling’ (2022) both published by Taylor and Francis, Routledge.

Lee Edwards

Lee Edwards is Professor of Strategic Communications and Public Engagement in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She teaches and researches strategic communications from a socio-cultural perspective and is particularly interested in the relationship between strategic communications (particularly public relations), inequalities, social justice, public engagement and democracy. She has published over 60 theoretical and empirical articles and book chapters on a range of topics including public relations as a cultural intermediary, diversity in public relations, and public relations and democracy.

Sarah Maughan

Sarah is an educational assessment and research specialist. She has worked in various senior roles within the education sector including Director of Assessment at AlphaPlus Consultancy and Director of Research at the National Foundation for Educational Research. She now works as a consultant on various education-related projects. Sarah has experience of leading large-scale assessment design, development, delivery and research projects. She is expert in a variety of research methodologies including surveys, literature reviews and evaluations.

Fran Burns

Fran has worked in Education in various capacities, teaching all age groups for over 25 years.
Fran’s background is in Theatre, gaining an MFA in the US, originally working as an actress and gradually morphing into developing and facilitating creative workshops in both the Business and Education sectors.
This led to a full time career teaching Drama and latterly, becoming a Safeguarding Lead working with teenagers in a 6th form college in London.

Benoit Trillot

Analytic Director with global experience translating data-driven insights into leading marketing strategies leveraging modelling and AI for major global client including Mondelez, P&G, Nestle. Trusted Advisor and Principal revenue Management Lead to several leading FMCG Manufacturers in Europe

Andrew Taylor

Andrew has 26 years of business experience across Europe, N. America & Asia, as a head-hunter, management consultant, interim HR Director, learning facilitator and business school lecturer. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Cardiff, Wales. Andrew has won awards for his work with IKEA in performance improvement, Coca-Cola in teams, Avon for sustainability, Microsoft for diversity and GSK for a project bringing managers and street children together. Andrew has published books on innovation, ethics & sustainability, the network economy and leadership for a green world.