Our in-depth knowledge of the higher education landscape sets us apart from other consultancies. We provide high-level consulting skills, gained in blue-chip consultancy firms, the public sector and in HE leadership.

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Bernarde Hyde

Group CEO

Finance, commercial and procurement, efficiencies and effectiveness, student lifecycle, governance
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Joel Arber

Group Managing Director

Strategic marketing and communications, external engagement, business transformation, target operating models, cost efficiency
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David Becker

Managing Consultant

Organisation design and Target Operating Models, efficiencies and effectiveness, change and transformation, operational excellence
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Claire Taylor MBE

Managing Consultant

Teaching, learning and assessment, timetabling and teaching space management, academic operations planning and consulting skills
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Helen Baird

Managing Consultant

Strategy, governance, organisation design, student experience, evaluation
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Dr Fola Ikpehai

Principal Consultant

Process improvement; cultural, organisational and business change; training development and delivery; programme and project management; and leadership development.
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Lucy Dixon

Principal Consultant

Digital transformation, process improvement and organisation design
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Dr Rhiannon Birch

Principal Consultant

Strategy development, Planning, performance metrics and KPIs, Risk Management, Process reviews & Target Operating Models
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Cara Attenborough

Consultant

Change management, extenuating circumstances reviews, student journey & experience.
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Emma Ogden

Consultant

Strategic HR management, organisation design, workforce development and change management
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Jennifer Sloan

Consultant

UK and international student recruitment, marketing, admissions, student journey and pipeline review.
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Renée Lobban

Consultant and Programme Manager

Project management, Programme management, Portfolio management
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Ruth Buckingham

Consultant

Strategic development and planning, project management, change management and continuous improvement
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Dr Thomas Owen-Smith

Consultant

Sustainability, impact, strategy and planning, change and organisation design
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Adam Brown

Associate Consultant

Brand positioning, market analysis & insight, product portfolio analysis, marketing systems, structures and processes, product development, marketing strategy development &evaluation
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Alex Favier

Associate Consultant

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Dr Alison Oldam

Associate Consultant

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Alison Price

Associate Consultant

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Amy Bray

Associate Consultant

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Angela Kennedy

Associate Consultant

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Ann Cummings

Associate Consultant

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Anne Johnson

Associate Consultant

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Andrea Bolshaw

Associate Consultant

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Aya Ferguson

Associate Consultant

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Ben Fisher

Associate Consultant

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Professor Bernie Morley

Associate Consultant

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Brock Johnson

Associate Consultant

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Catherine Lorigan

Associate Consultant

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Charlotte Livingston

Associate Consultant

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Chris Berry

Associate Consultant

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Christian Cull

Associate Consultant

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Christine Fraser

Associate Consultant

Governance and compliance reviews, strategic change, operating models, resource planning, business continuity, data protection/information management, EDI
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Christian Hesselhoj

Associate Consultant

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Claire Nuttall

Associate Consultant

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Clare Sion

Associate Consultant

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Claire Crothers

Associate Consultant

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Colin Davies

Associate Consultant

Expert in procurement transformation, category, contract and supply chain risk management and talent development
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Darren Edhouse

Associate Consultant

Strategic change, business analysis, programme and project management
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Dawn Coupe

Associate Consultant

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Dawn Munro

Associate Consultant

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Debbie England

Associate Consultant

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Ellie Highwood

Associate Consultant

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Emily Hughes

Associate Consultant

Apprenticeships, Ofsted and integrated and non- integrated end-point assessment.
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Emma Sawula

Associate Consultant

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Felicity Gasparro-Cooper

Associate Consultant

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Gary Hughes

Associate Consultant

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Glen Noble

Associate Consultant

Research governance, strategy, policy, operations, facilitation, partnerships and data management systems
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Graeme Sloan

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

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Graham Hill

Associate Consultant

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Gretel Stonebridge

Associate Consultant

Organisation development, continuous improvement, strategic culture reviews, constructive culture change
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Hannah Borkin

Associate Consultant

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Hannah Pudner

Associate Consultant

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Helen Carasso

Associate Consultant

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Jacob Crittenden

Associate Consultant

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Jacqueline Cripps

Associate Consultant

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Jane Ball

Associate Consultant

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Jayne Billam

Associate Consultant

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Jenny McNeilis

Associate Consultant

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Jon Darch

Associate Consultant

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Judith Russell

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

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Katherine Powlesland

Associate Consultant

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Katrina Bell

Associate Consultant

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Kay Renfrew

Associate Consultant

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Kelly Prince

Associate Consultant

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Keran Williams

Associate Consultant

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Kuldip Sandhu

Associate Consultant

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Laura Cream

Associate Consultant

Leadership development, inclusive strategy development and implementation, culture change
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Leon Smith

Associate Consultant

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Linda Thompson

Associate Consultant

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Dr Louise Ellis-Jones FRSA

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Lucy Smith

Associate Consultant

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Lynn Robinson

Associate Consultant

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Margaret Park

Associate Consultant

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Mark Edwards

Associate Consultant

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Matthew McCallum

Associate Consultant

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Moss Garde

Associate Consultant

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Nanna Blomquist

Associate Consultant

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Nathalie Mortimer

Associate Consultant

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Neil Casey

Associate Consultant

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Nick Skelton

Associate Consultant

Digital learning and teaching, digital networks and infrastructure, efficiencies, processes and technologies.
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Nina McDermott

Associate Consultant

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Paul Boustead

Associate Consultant

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Paul Clark

Associate Consultant

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Paula Dalziel

Associate Consultant

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Philippa Hewett

Associate Consultant

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Reina Tan

Associate Consultant

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Richard Dale

Associate Consultant

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Rob Cheeseman

Associate Consultant

Design business, operating and digital models for strategy, transformation, managing risk
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Ropinder Heer

Associate Consultant

Student lifecycle and related software systems, IT project management, business analysis, process review
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Ryan Stanbrook

Associate Consultant

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Sally Turnbull

Associate Consultant

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Sam Thorne

Associate Consultant

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Sameer Lakhani

Associate Consultant

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Sarah Browning

Associate Consultant

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Sarah Gibson

Associate Consultant

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Steph Morris

Associate Consultant

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Steve Barber

Associate Consultant

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Steve Clark

Associate Consultant

Target Operating Model design, process improvement, student experience, student journey mapping, change management
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Susan Clarke

Associate Consultant

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Steve Hope

Associate Consultant

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Susannah Randall

Associate Consultant

Coaching, training in influencing skills, collaborative cultures in external relations functions
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Tim Kaner

Associate Consultant

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Tina Yu

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

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Will Naylor

Associate Consultant

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