Meet our team

Our talented team is brimming with inspiration and packed with experience.

With us you get the powerful platforms that will enable you to listen to your people. That’s the easy bit! But our difference truly is our people. Our diverse team of tech geeks, workplace psychology whizzes and project management gurus all share a vision for what a great employee experience should look like. And they are committed to helping organisations to deliver this while also enabling their people to have their desired impact at work. Learn a bit more about the team here.
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Simon Blake

Managing Director

Simon is a long-serving member of the team playing a key role in setting our strategic direction as well as acting as the senior sponsor on some of our biggest client accounts.

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Diane Aitchison

Consultant Psychologist

Diane is a chartered and HCPC registered occupational psychologist with some 25 years of experience devising leadership and performance management programmes for private and public sector organisations.

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Steven Arbuckle

Principal Consultant

Steven is an experienced consultant and leads support for clients like M&S, South East Water and Gist. His specialism is working with clients to improve their engagement and employee experience.

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Maria Gardner

Consultant Psychologist

As a business psychologist, Maria has specialist experience in talent assessment, leadership development and organisational change. She has worked with UK-based and international clients across the private, public and not for profit sectors.

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Andy Cross

Consultant Psychologist

With 25 years working as an executive HR leader, consultant and coach, Andy brings his experience of leading organisations, like Virgin Atlantic and BT, together with deep and proven expertise in team coaching, culture change and organisation design.

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Sarah Deadman


Sarah manages our business psychology team who support clients with everything from design and delivery to analysis and training, ensuring the best outcomes from programmes. She is also a qualified executive coach.

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Caroline Hopkins

Consultant Psychologist

Caroline is a tremendously experienced coach and consultant who specialises in supporting organisations and individuals who are ‘stuck’. With a background of starting and running businesses, she brings clarity, vision and strategies to help organisations thrive.

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John Southwell

Chief Executive

With some 20+ years at ETS behind him, John leads our business and has ultimate responsibility for providing the very best service to our clients, and fostering a fantastic workplace for our people.

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Vicky Harris

Consultant Psychologist

Vicky has broad experience as a consultant psychologist and executive coach with a specialism for developing leaders and team effectiveness. She has also held senior L&D roles at companies including Virgin Atlantic and Catlin Insurance.

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Lee Fisher

Associate Consultant

A specialist in leadership and team development, Lee has a passion for one-to-one coaching. With particular interests in high performance goal setting, executive presence and leadership transitions, he has worked leaders across a range of sectors.

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Brendan Hughes

Finance Director

A Chartered Accountant by trade, Brendan oversees all finance, HR and legal matters, ensuring we run the business responsibly and in line with our accountabilities to stakeholders.

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Audra Lamoon

Consultant Psychologist

Audra is a skilled consultant, corporate trainer and coach with some 20 years’ experience working all over the world. She is passionate about shaping learning and development solutions that have a transformational impact on organisations, teams and individuals.

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Andrew Macdonald


Andrew has unrivalled knowledge of our tech. He and his implementation team play an integral role in the planning and seamless delivery of client programmes that feature our diagnostic tools.

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Hayley Lewis

Consultant Psychologist

Hayley is an award-winning psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience in organisational and business psychology. She specialises in organisational development and change, with a particular focus on leadership development and high-performance teams.

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Paul Tizzard

Client Partner

Paul is a hugely experienced consultant, facilitator and business coach who has worked in a wide range of companies, at all levels around the world. Among his specialist areas are management/leadership development, executive coaching and training design and delivery.

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Nadia Nagamootoo

Consultant Psychologist

Nadia is a Chartered Psychologist, MBA and accredited coach and facilitator who has global experience across industries. She is an inclusion and diversity specialist, offering bespoke services to support organisations with culture change.

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Benjamin Western

Associate Consultant

Benjamin specialises in building bespoke training programs that develop the world’s most trusted and adored sales and consultant teams.

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Nicky Paris


Nicky has some 15 years’ experience in this field and puts this to use by working closely with clients to understand their business needs and propose solutions, as well as managing our accounts team.

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David Towner

Consultant Psychologist

David is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, with vast experience of leading and developing innovation in the assessment agenda for major global companies.

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Stephanie Rooney


Stephanie leads our in-house development and testing teams. She has overall responsibility for the quality of the diagnostic tools we provide for clients, and for our product roadmap.

Kim Foster

Consultant Psychologist

Kim is an experienced coach and trainer with a background running management and leadership programmes. She supports leadership teams to develop their mindset and capability, before focusing on the organisational culture.

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Sarah Collins

Senior Consultant

Sarah is passionate about helping organisations to create the best environment for their people. She has specialised in leadership development, talent management and succession working across civil engineering, facilities management, and the energy sectors.

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Freya Lamont

Business Psychologist

Freya is a talented business psychologist with a proven track record working in development and assessment, most recently with Hays.