… all run or work within successful businesses in their own right and we are proud to be able to call upon their expertise to make sure we deliver the highest quality of development programme. As well as having particular expertise in people and organisational development, many of our network of development professionals are also accomplished in some of Merry Marine’s experiential activities, bringing additional richness and strength to our programmes.


SteveCarterSteve Carter www.apterdevelopment.com   Entrepreneur, writer and psychologist, Steve Carter is an international management and organisational development consultant known for his provocative thinking and approach grounded in the realities of business life. His particular expertise is the transformation of organisational culture, climate and performance with a strong focus the development of the leadership and top teams of a business.Prior to founding his present company, Steve who has a MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of London, held senior positions as Director of TDA Consulting and Head of Management Development at the Chartered Management Institute where he represented the Institute at European level with the European Forum for Management Development. He has written four books, numerous articles, and speaks at international conferences. His latest book ‘Road to Audacity’ has been widely acclaimed.

MaggiMaggi Evans www.mosaic-consulting.co.uk  Maggi is the founder and Managing Director of an inspirational change and people performance practice. She is a chartered occupational psychologist with 20 years commercial experience. Prior to becoming a consultant, her background was in blue chip organisations, in training, development and organisational change. She has an excellent track record of improving the performance of individuals, teams and organisations through diagnosis and strategic input, coaching, training and other interventions.She has been focusing on work in the fields of stress and wellbeing for the past 10 years and was actively involved in the development of Stressfreeway, the stress audit tool used by Mosaic Wellbeing. In addition to her consulting work, Maggi is completing a PhD focused on happiness and wellbeing with education.

PennyLeBesquePenny Le Besque www.inspirations-ld.com   Penny is the co-founder of a highly successful learning and development services company. She has 12 years of commercial experience working with blue chip companies in training, development and organisational change. She has an excellent track record of working with organisations to help them deliver innovative and cost effective learning interventions including training, the development of competency frameworks, assessment and development centre design and coaching.Penny thrives on the challenges and demands of change within organisations. She has an ability to engage with people across all levels and functions that together with her high levels of energy and determination helps to overcome obstacles that affect people’s development.

GarethLewisBWGareth Lewis More about Gareth   Gareth is a qualified and highly experienced professional consultant in the field of leadership and organisational development. His work involves research, design and delivery of development programmes and organisational change initiatives. Gareth has led and project managed programmes all over the world for major organisations including HSBC, Capital One, LloydsTSB, QBE, SABMiller, Scania, and the Youth Hostel Association. He has been a senor consultant with the Chartered Management Institute and Head of Research and Development for Apter International.His work tends to focus three main areas – qualitative and quantitative research, designing and delivering major development programmes and facilitating change at senior team level. A natural and highly skilled facilitator, Gareth will add academic rigour and practical insights to any coaching or development intervention.

PaulMatherBWPaul Mather More about Paul   Paul is an internationally experienced HR Director and management consultant who specialises in developing people and organisational programmes to support improved organisational performance. He has a corporate background in the utilities and technology sectors and has consulted widely to organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas.Paul led the public sector practice at HR consultancy Towers Perrin and was also Group HR Director at iSOFT Group plc. His prime interest is in assisting organisations who are undergoing considerable change, perhaps as a result of merger, divestment, fast growth or turnaround. Paul holds an MBA in International Business from the Birmingham Business School.

SueNobbsBWSue Nobbs www.inspirations-ld.com   Sue is the co-founder of a highly successful learning and development services company. She has 15 years of management development experience with a track record of achievement in projects concerned with improving organisational performance and effectiveness, including training, personal development, recruitment and selection, the development of competency frameworks and coaching.Sue has excellent communication and organisational skills, which combined with her pragmatic approach and ability to influence, motivates people to learn and develop. Sue achieves consistent results through influence and by building strong relationships with senior managers.

RichardPascallBWRichard Pascall www.people-evolution.co.uk   Richard is an accomplished, charismatic communicator at all levels with 19 years of extensive experience in business, change management, learning & development and coaching. Richard believes the competitive nature of sport can be translated into a productive ethos for successful people management and this is substantiated with a distinguished career in Rugby Union with Gloucester and representative honours for South West Division, London Counties and England. He has coached several rugby sides with promotion and cup winning credits.This is backed up with a foundation in teaching and recreation management with broad commercial experience and a successful career in financial services, serving direct and indirect customers. His great experience and pragmatic approach has created a conscientious, respected individual with a distinct determination to extend the ability of a person.

HugoPoundHugo Pound www.rdigroup.co.uk   Hugo positions himself as a ‘leadership consultant’. His bold, confident style means that he supports and challenges in equal measure, building self-confidence and self-awareness at an individual, team and organisational level. Since 1990, he has consulted with senior executives and senior teams in some of the most dynamic and volatile global businesses, sometimes requiring entirely new leadership mindsets. On www.LinkedIn.com, his client recommendations describe Hugo as “personable, high integrity, creative, great results, experand good value”.He is a chartered business psychologist, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, a founder member of the Association of Business Psychologists and currently Chairman of the OD Exchange in London. He has written a number of articles on leadership in the workplace and its influence on staff retention and effort and is on the Advisory Editorial Board of the magazine Executive Development.

MarieBWMarie Shelton www.apterdevelopment.com   Marie is co-founder and senior partner at her present company. Her specific areas of interest and expertise include leadership development, the design of inspirational development interventions and team facilitation. She is particularly skilled as a facilitator and coach having worked in a diverse range of organisations with managers at all levels. Her clients enjoy her ‘straight talking’ approach which enables them to explore and confront key issues within a supportive environment.Previously, Marie was Managing Consultant at TDA Consulting. Her early career was spent at The Chartered Management Institute in the UK where she ran the business development operation which created the largest management qualification in the UK. She has a masters in Human Resource Development, is qualified in psychometric testing and has qualifications in management, psychology, and training.