Margaret passionately believes such organisations are more successful over the long term and therefore looks at this gap as an economic rather than an equality issue. The Pipeline achieves its aim by working with both organisations and individual female executives because if women could do this on their own it would already have happened.
Margaret herself has had a successful corporate career serving as a NED for both Standard Life and Spanish based infrastructure company Abertis -TBI (global airports). Margaret was also the founding Chairperson of Smart Energy GB. She actively supports several charities including serving as trustee of AFC Wimbledon Foundation and is the Chairperson of the Orthopaedic Research & Education Fund, which uses big data to improve outcomes for patients.
By profession, Margaret is a global expert in leading ‘big campaigns’. Margaret ran Labour’s 1997 and 2001 General Election campaigns, which produced the most successful results for any party in Britain’s history. Margaret was also the first female and youngest General Secretary of the Labour Party.
Lorna was also Associate Director at Rowland Sallingbury and Casey, NED of Endsleigh Insurance and a visiting Fellow at the Advanced Research and Assessment Group at the Defence Academy. She is a former Member of Parliament and President of the National Union of Students.
Professor Bones is an organisation and change strategist who is consistently ranked by his peers as one of the most influential thinkers of his generation. He has written extensively for professional journals and major newspapers.
He published his first book, ‘The Self-Reliant Manager’ in 1994 and contributed to the republished works of Peter Drucker. His latest book ‘The Cult of Leadership’ addresses the reasons behind the malaise in leadership and what can be done to restore trust in business. It won the 2012 Management Book of the Year Prize – the first UK winner. Before entering the world of academia Professor Bones had a successful career in industry spanning 30 years. He has also advised the current and previous Governments on M&A and pay.
Her work within the search industry has focused on board and non-executive appointments in FTSE and AIM listed businesses. With an early career in retail, she was a managing director of a leisure business in the early nineties. She moved into executive search in 1998. In addition to her role at Ridgeway Partners, Sue is a board member of Walpole British Luxury, a founder member of The Women’s Business Council and a Trustee for KidsOut children’s charity. She was awarded an OBE for services to charity and for promoting equality in the workplace, has a role on the board of the Chartered Management Institute and she is also a member of the International Women’s Federation.
In 1992, he left academia and set up his own consulting business. Simon then became the Marketing Director of Sears, helping to relaunch and subsequently demerge Selfridges. From there he was appointed Marketing Development Director of EMAP plc and helped launch and develop magazines such as FHM, Red and Heat, as well as working closely with all EMAP music and entertainment interests.
Until August 2004, Simon was the Group Marketing Director for Barclays plc, where he instigated significant change and built Barclays into a world- class marketing organisation.
Until March 2011, Simon was the Chief Marketing Officer for Standard Life plc where he instituted a major re-structuring and re-positioning programme. He has also recently carried out major pieces of strategy work for easyJet, BAA, Harper Collins, Cannes Lions & BDO.
Simon has a strong practical approach, backed by a thorough appreciation of latest analytical techniques. He is a lively and compelling speaker in constant demand on the international conference circuit and European business schools.
She is known for leading and motivating teams to develop strategies with robust tactics which increase profitable revenue – whether improving current market share or growing in new markets.
Choosing not to go to university Nell began working for Guess UK, which led to various management roles with companies such as, Pandora and 7 For All Mankind.
She soon out grew these roles and began combining event management with achieving a Level 3 Secretarial Diploma at North West Kent College. Nell joined The Pipeline in 2014 and is now a vital member of the team who makes all our events comfortable, welcoming and enjoyable.
Susan is also on an Advisory Board at UCL where she also lectures on organisation design and the ‘Dark side of Leadership’ on two of their MSc programmes in telecoms and business. She is also member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO) and the Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society (OPUS).
Susan is an experienced Consultant and Executive coach. Combining her operational and corporate strategy and HR experience, Susan has a proven track record of diagnosing complex organisation problems/change situations and developing and leading large scale interventions that delivered significant business benefits.
Most of Susan’s career has been working in large multi-national corporate businesses; such as BT plc. She has also worked internationally as a consultant and Executive coach across a range of industry sectors including professional services, manufacturing, aerospace and bio-medical devices.
William is particularly interested in co-creating systemically intelligent, or ‘big picture’, solutions that are creative and resilient in the face of a 21st century global context of constant challenge and change. William has a background and practice in depth psychology. He is Managing Director of a London based firm delivering solution focussed psychological wellbeing services, training and consultancy, to businesses in the UK and abroad. He works as a Consultant to organisations experiencing major incidents, and has a track record of delivering successful interventions enabling recovery, deep learning and growth. He had a previous career with the Metropolitan Police, is a graduate of the University of London and post graduate of the Roehampton Institute of the University of Surrey.
She has spent much of her consulting career at Roffey Park leaving as a Director in 2009. Then, having set up and led the Leadership Development practice at Blue Sky Performance Improvement she established her own business.
She now works as a leadership coach and OD consultant, working 1:1, with teams and groups and also with whole systems. Recent clients include: Jaguar Landrover, Port of London Authority, RBS, Post Office and parts of the Civil Service. Helena has personal experience of leading as well as rich experience of supporting many organisations to strengthen their leadership and organisational capability. This means she is able to coach people effectively with an understanding of what it feels like to lead amid the significant challenges of today’s organisational life. She believes coaching is a valuable part of building strong and healthy organisations.
She holds a Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD and her distinctive approach is underpinned by psychology, allowing her to work at a deeper level with her clients. Her unique skill set has proven successful across a diverse set of organisations from start-ups to large multinational organisations, as well as privately-owned businesses and non-profits.
In addition to one-on-one executive coaching, Lesley facilitates leadership, communications and coaching workshops as well as coaching elite Olympic athletes, most recently in Rio 2016. Prior to her consulting career, Lesley gained 20 years’ experience leading in multinationals across three continents including Selfridges, L’Oréal, Edgars Retail and Estée Lauder Companies. As a female leader herself she understands intimately the challenges that can face women leaders.
Lesley currently writes for the Association for Coaching’s ‘Coaching Perspectives’ magazine and has been published in ‘Personal Consultancy: A model for integrating counselling and coaching’ (Routledge, 2013). Lesley also coach and tutors at the London Business School.
She has dual nationality from UK and Australia and spends time working and living between both countries.