Meet the team

Richard McKenna - Director

Richard McKenna

Role within the business

I’m responsible for the strategic direction of Inclusive Employers and I look after about 12 of our members.

Background/area of expertise

  • Strategy development
  • Innovation and commercial opportunities
  • Engagement
  • Staff Networks
  • Communications

Fun fact

I have a qualification in fencing and fist fighting

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/richardmckennastrudel

Rupert Moyne - Director

Rupert Moyne

Role within the business

I lead on business development, company administration & finance, and strategic planning for Inclusive Employers

Background/area of expertise

  • Former Director at L&Q, one of the largest and most successful Housing Associations in the UK
  • Experience of managing and developing large teams

Fun fact

I can recite the alphabet backwards in less than 10 seconds!

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rupertmoyne

Claire Williams – Inclusion & Diversity Director

Claire Williams

Role within the business

I’m responsible for the operational delivery of consultancy, training and member support

Background/area of expertise

  • Culture change
  • Employment law and discrimination
  • Learning and development
  • Embedding and sustaining inclusion
  • Human Resources

Fun fact

I am about to resume my cello lessons (not much fun for my family unfortunately – but great fun for me!)

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/claire-williams-fcipd-bb98813

Rosie Clarke - Senior Inclusion & Diversity Consultant

Role within the business

I lead on Learning Disability Work Experience Week, and am an account manager for around 10 of our members. I also lead on training delivery including drama-based training

Background/area of expertise

  • Arts graduate with a background in drama-based learning
  • Public sector project management
  • Passions include: disability, multi-generational workplaces, rehabilitation through employment of ex-offenders, and socio-economic mobility
  • Chair of Governors at a primary school
  • Mentor for young unemployed women

Fun fact

I am obsessed with Strictly Come Dancing and often catch myself humming the theme tune

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/pollockrosie

Debbie Epstein - Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant

Role within the business

I provide inclusion and diversity advice, deliver tailored consultancy solutions and learning and development programmes to our members and clients.

Background/area of expertise

  • 12 years at King’s College London, Diversity & Inclusion Manager - devising strategy, leading a team and designing and delivering diversity projects and interventions.

  • Focus groups and research

  • Mentoring schemes and development intervention

  • Training delivery/facilitation

Fun fact

At school, my brother and I were chosen to star in a BBC drama, but when we couldn’t pick up the thick Scottish accent after a day of coaching, they decided to go with some actors from Scotland (still a source of disappointment!)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbie-epstein/ 

Zeinab Ali - Office & Special Projects Administrator

Role within the business

Office and Special Projects Administrator

Background/area of expertise

  • Administration
  • Masters Degree in English Literature
  • Work in relation to Learning Disabilities
  • Writing
  • Creativity

Fun fact

I starred in the first Learning Disability Work Experience film by Inclusive Employers

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeinabnatashaali

Charlotte Suttle - Inclusion and Diversity Consultant

Role within the business

I lead on communications and marketing, as well as assisting in the delivery of events, consultancy and training.

Background/area of expertise

  • Degree in History specialising in Gender History
  • Previously Women's Officer for my student union
  • Research
  • Communications and social media

Fun fact

I used to tap-dance! (badly)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-suttle-769335b7/ 

Robyn Lewis - Associate, Actor & Coordinator

Role within the business

Professional corporate role play actor

Background/area of expertise

I graduated from Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and have been working as professional actor since 1992 in TV, Film, Theatre, and a corporate role play.

I write, design, develop and deliver drama-based interventions for inclusion training, unconscious bias, recruitment and assessment centres and customer service training.

Fun fact

I am one of 10 children

Eve Winston - Associate

Role within the business

I currently lead on Inclusive Employers work with Unison

Background/area of expertise

  • My background is teaching English abroad, careers guidance, education policy and local government management.
  • Experienced consultant in blue chip companies, government departments, local authorities, academic institutions and the not-for-profit sector.
  • I specialise in the design and delivery of training interventions for staff at all levels.
  • I’m a qualified workplace mediator.

Fun fact

I have walked the famous cobbles of Coronation Street as a background artist

Elizabeth Rushton - Associate

Role within the business

Associate delivering training in unblocking talent pipelines, multi-generational workplaces, Trust and Insights Discovery

Background/area of expertise

15 years experience in the private sector in HR and Talent based roles. I specialize in aligning talent planning with overall business strategy, talent management, Brain-based coaching and team building

Shelagh Prosser - Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Experience of working with public, private and not-for-profit organisations
  • Former Head of Equality and Inclusion at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Areas of expertise include: Strategy and policy development; Diversity performance assessments; Best practice research and analysis; Stakeholder engagement and partnership working; Event design and management; Facilitation and training
  • Chartered Member of the CIPD
  • Trustee of a theatre company, and a director of Healthwatch Islington

Fun fact

I once held a license to drive a double-decker bus

Mary Siddall - Associate

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Employment law specialist with over 20 years experience
  • Employment tribunal judge
  • Accredited mediator
  • Experienced investigator and evaluator

Fun fact

I enjoy cycling but preferably without the hills!

Nicole Gabriel MCIPD MBPsS - Work Psychologist

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Work Psychologist with 20 years corporate HR experience.
  • Stress Management, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing Consultant and Coach.
  • Supporting teams in improving relationships and team effectiveness through building emotional intelligence, mindfulness, compassion, authenticity.
  • Specialist knowledge of supporting the needs of Introverts and Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)

Fun fact

I have recently returned to my love of Ballet, and after a gap of 30 years I am attending a regular class (and, yes, I do look exactly like Darcy Bussell when I’m there… honest!)

Lesley Symons - Associate

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Leadership experience in large multinational organisations and small businesses
  • Worked with Selfridges in the UK, L’Oréal in the UK and Australia, Edgars Retail in South Africa and the Estee Lauder in Australia
  • Master’s degree from INSEAD in consulting and coaching for change
  • Areas of delivery: gender balance, change management, team management, train the trainer and coaching

Fun fact

My favourite time of the week is running on a Sunday in Regents Park

Asif Sadiq - Head of Equality & Inclusion, City of London Police

Role within the business

Trainer and Consultant

Background/area of expertise

  • Equality
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Religion and Belief
  • Cultural awareness
  • Policing
  • Community engagement
  • Counter terrorism

Fun fact

I can speak 6 languages, usually mixed up together! I used to be a professional rally driver, and have travelled to over 30 countries around the world in under 5 years

John Bonney - Director of Alendi Consulting Ltd

Role within the business

Associate, specialising in Leadership, Change and Risk at corporate board level

Background/area of expertise

  • Former Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Former president of the Chief Fire Officer’s Association
  • Chairman of CFOA’s CNR Ltd and board member of the US-based National Fire Protection Association
  • Executive coach specialising in helping to create more productive and respectful organisational cultures

Fun fact

As an art lover I often use galleries as part of my coaching practice

Rachel Hughes - Independent Consultant

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Experienced IT manager
  • Worked in the UK, France, Spain, UAE and the Netherlands
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical, Energy, Media, Aerospace and Public industries
  • Founded and chaired the IBM Manchester ConnectingWomen networking group
  • A Trustee of the National Museum of Wales
  • MBA from Henley Management College and a first class BA (Hons) in French and Italian
  • Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management in 2015
  • PRINCE2 qualified

Fun fact

I am proud of my Welsh-farming heritage and enjoy looking after my three chickens

Jane Moffett - Associate

Role within the business

Maternity Coach

Background/area of expertise

  • Qualified coach and postnatal specialist with 20 years’ experience of working with women during their transition to motherhood
  • Expertise in facilitating, coaching and counselling
  • Currently studying for an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School

Fun fact

I love staying at the Youth Hostel in Teyarnon Bay, Cornwall –it’s directly above a great surfing beach and has amazing views

Addison Barnett

Role within the business

Associate and LGBTQ+ specialist

Background/area of expertise

I have a background in further education and adult & community learning, teacher training, charity sector, homelessness sector. My areas of expertise are trans inclusion, LGBTQ+ inclusion and development and staff networks

Fun fact

I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli films, especially My Neighbour Totoro

Leanne Hoffman

Role within the business

Associate, specialising in leadership, employee and organisational development

Background/area of expertise

I have nineteen years experience working as a Management Consultant and in Organisational Development. Over the years I have learnt much about how to motivate, engage and develop people so they can perform to the best of their abilities and contribute significantly to the organisations they work for. In addition, I am a registered and accredited psychotherapist with 10 years experience

Fun fact

I am an avid theatre, dance and gallery fan

Sylvana Storey

Role within the business

Associate, specialising in organisational development and change management

Background/area of expertise

I am an author and thought leader, and recently published a new landmark text “The Impact of Diversity on a Global Leaders Performance: LEAD”. My areas of expertise include behaviour and culture change, leadership development, employee and stakeholder engagement and internal communications

Daniel Hibbert

Role within the business

Associate, conducting equal pay reviews and advise members and clients on gender pay reporting and reward strategy

Background/area of expertise

I have more than 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of complex reward and HR programmes. My areas of expertise include reward strategy, performance management and equal pay reviews

Fun fact

My book “Thunder Cloud – Managing Reward in a Digital Age” has just been published

Cherron Inko-Tariah

Role within the business

Associate Consultant

Background/area of expertise

  • Staff networks
  • Experience of working in the public sector (especially the Civil Service)
  • Qualified career coach

Fun fact

I was president of The A-Team fan club at my school

Julie Ryder

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Lived experience of acquiring profound deafness as an adult
  • Founder and Director of multi award winning HearFirst Training and Consultancy (specialists in equality, disability and deaf related topics)
  • Experience of working with public, private and not-for-profit organisations
  • Vast experience in course development, delivery and consultation aiming to change attitudes and behaviours towards customers, colleagues, and employees who are deaf or disabled
  • Trustee of a local charity that offers a variety of accommodation services to homeless young people and families aged 16-25

Fun fact

I won a local Young Musician of the Year Award (before becoming deaf)

Cordelia Osewa- Ediae

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Experience of working with public, private and not-for-profit organisations to nurture talent, manage collaborations and develop business strategy.
  • Skilled at developing bespoke leadership programmes aimed at giving specific target groups the skills and confidence needed to develop personally and professionally.
  • Experience of evaluating programmes to evidence impact using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Trained action learning facilitator skilled at supporting teams so they build on existing good practise and explore opportunities to learn together.
  • Proven social researcher with peer reviewed reports published by academic journals. Recent research into workplace inclusion highlights existing best practise among five leaders.
  • Experienced strategy consultant with ability to build relationships and engage wide ranging teams so stakeholders collectively address pertinent social issues. First generation immigrant with experience of adapting to a new society.

Fun fact

I used to write short stories in secondary school – and charge my friends a small amount to read them!

Kimberley Holgate FCIPD- Independent Consultant

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

  • Diversity & Inclusion strategies
  • Training/workshop facilitation
  • Communications
  • Culture change
  • Engagement
  • Branding
  • Audits

Fun fact

I am an avid reader and own over 700 books

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberley-holgate-fcipd-5511b111/ 

Dee Sekar - Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Role within the business

Associate

Background/area of expertise

Dee Sekar is a UK qualified lawyer and D&I specialist with over 10 years experience in the corporate sector, publishing and education. She is the Co-Chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum - one of the largest networks for city professionals - which has 3000 individual members, 70 law firms and 45 corporate institutions. She has recently launched a series of D&I roundtables in partnership with the Financial Times.

Paul Skovron

Role within the business

Associate Consultant

Background/area of expertise

  • Strategy development and business case
  • Staff Networks and event management
  • Communications
  • Culture change – Making diversity inclusive
  • Programme Change Management – leading and delivering initiatives and projects.
  • Organisational Development
  • 30 years’ experience in the private sector plus engagements with public and not-for-profit organisations
  • Vice Chair LEAP Sports Scotland
  • Mentor for young entrepreneurs
  • MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School

Fun fact

I am a science fiction geek, especially when it comes to all things superhero related.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-skovron/