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Simon Haslam
Simon Haslam is a specialist in organisational strategy and strategic marketing. He has twenty years’ experience as a consultant, workshop facilitator and business owner. He is co-owner and director of the consulting and research firm, FMR Research Ltd, whose work has been cited in Westminster and Scottish Parliaments and, as best practice, by the European Commission. He is also a voluntary director with a community transport charity and a board member of the Social Research Association.

Terry Waymouth
Terry Waymouth is a business coach with a wealth of practical board experience gained from over twenty years of leading organisations in the private and third sectors as an executive and non-executive director. Until 2003 Terry enjoyed a successful career with a FTSE 100 company where he held a number of senior strategic and operational leadership positions. These included being Managing Director of an international leveraged finance business and Risk Director of the UK’s biggest consumer credit, leasing and factoring group; he also led the delivery of a £25m strategic investment programme and directed the post merger integration of the Lloyds and TSB business banking franchises. Terry is currently Vice Chairman & Audit Chair of the UK’s largest rural hospice and is on the boards of a retail sales company and two incorporated charities.

Jean Pousson
Jean Pousson brings twenty years of management consultancy, training, facilitation and coaching experience to the table and is the Lead Course Leader for Finance for Non-Financial Directors at the IoD. This follows a fifteen year banking career with Barclays where he spent many years assessing risks of small to medium sized businesses and then larger corporations. Jean has also sat on many boards and has directed a number of change initiatives.

Ruth Gillespie
Ruth Gillespie has twelve years experience as a management consultant, specialising in career development, training and coaching of directors. Ruth also works as a board facilitator, helping companies agree core values from which observable leadership behaviours can be identified. She has helped individual executives deal with personal feedback or handle sensitive people issues such as redundancy.
Before embarking on a solo career, Ruth spent eight years as Director of Human Resources on the board of Reed Business Information, part of the Reed Elsevier publishing group, where she developed an HR Strategy for the company and handled the people implications of frequent acquisitions and divestments. With Templeton College, Oxford, Ruth developed Reed Elsevier’s Executive Development Programme, bringing together high potential senior managers from the eleven businesses worldwide. This encouraged cross company collaboration, while considering the global impact of economic, organisational and technological changes.

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