Alex Butler 

Alex Butler has a broad range of board level experience in marketing and digital technology, and is a specialist in digital innovation and transformation, working across a number of industries.

Until 2010 she led the transformation of the UK Government’s approach to and use of digital technologies establishing a programme of activity to improve the UK government’s online services. Responsible for the original service proposition for Directgov, the UK Government’s citizen website, she also established and ran a new digital delivery division, the forerunner of the UK’s Government Digital Service.

Since then, as an independent consultant, Alex has worked with the BBC, Argos, the Guardian and the RIBA leading significant digital transformation and organisational change programmes.

Aman Sood

Aman Sood is an Information Security Consultant at a London-based Global Investment Manager, focusing on cyber security, compliance infrastructure and operational process management. Aman's previous experience includes; Caxton Associates a global-macro hedge fund, Barclays Capital, and The London Stock Exchange.

Andrei Klubnikin

Andrei Klubnikin is Senior Content Manager at R-Style Lab – a custom software development company (IoT, Web, Mobile) with a sales office in San Francisco, CA and dev centre in Belarus, Europe. Andrei has been a tech blogger since 2011.

Andrew Fox

Andrew Fox was Group Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC Bank Plc

Andrew joined in August 2008 as the Head of HR UK Bank, and during his time at HSBC has developed and deployed Global change initiatives which have had a significant positive impact on the culture and values of the business.

Andrew Fox has a proven track record of delivering change growth in complex, global organisations.  He is a passionate, practical and highly commercial HR professional – combining theory and strategic implementation to enhance business performance and enable people development.

Life Philosophy “The heart of the leader is manifested through service to others.

In his spare time, Andrew is a Martial Arts enthusiast and enjoys reading, watching movies and riding his Harley. He is also actively involved in the charity Fight for Peace.

Anton Fishman

Anton Fishman, Director of Fishman & Partners, has 30 years' experience working with businesses to help clarify strategic direction, determine what leaders needs to do to deliver this, and ensure businesses have the talent and capability to make it happen. He has a particular interest in the enhancing the impact and reputation of HR functions and this has been the focus of his work in the last few years.

In September 2016, Anton chaired an international conference on the impact of Social Robotics, AI and Deep learning on the future of work and chairs three more conferences on these themes this year. He now runs regular workshops and in-company briefing sessions on this topic in the UK and internationally.

Ankita Poddar

Ankita Poddar is HR Business Partner at Amazon

Ankita is an HR professional based out of India. Identified as one of the top emerging young HR leaders in India in 2016, Ankita’s experience as an HR Business Partner gives her the opportunity to work closely with business leaders, innovate and execute on the behalf of customers especially in areas of people analytics, employee engagement, rewards and recognition and performance management.

Ankita blogs about all things HR at

You can follow her on Twitter @ankitapoddar.

Bertrand Maltaverne

Bertrand Maltaverne has extensive experience in the area of procurement, and more precisely in the impact of technology on procurement processes and organizations. He works at Ivalua as a Solutions Consultant, helping organizations achieve success in their digital transformation of their procurement practice. Before that, he worked 4 years for another technology provider as Senior Business Consultant after spending 13 years in the procurement organization of Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500, where he held various positions, focused on procurement technologies and processes in both direct and indirect procurement. In parallel to his professional career, he is active on various social media platforms, and he also blogs.


Bryan Robertson

Bryan Robertson is a transformational leader who is passionate about helping individuals, teams and businesses achieve a potential they had never thought possible. He is focused on delivering sustainable commercial benefits, whilst improving the customer experience and developing the leadership capabilities of all involved in the transformation. Bryan has a wide range of experience in designing and delivering growth and transformation strategies in a wide range of business sectors and on a global basis.

Charles Lesser

Charles Lesser spent the last ten years of his career at Partner and Managing Director level in international investment banks, before being tempted by parallels in the antiquated world of recruitment, where its old relationship based offering is being undermined by technology. He is passionate about clients, quality and the importance of recruitment practices to culture and performance. 

Chris Fox

Chris Fox is an Independent Strategy Consultant

Chris began his career developing software in the financial services sector in South Africa. After moving to London, Chris worked his way up to being the Head of Group Strategy and Branding at FTSE100 Old Mutual plc. In 2007, he struck on his own forming Chris C Fox Consulting to help decision makers develop and execute better strategies more effectively.

He also developed to bring collaborative business strategy development and execution into the digital age.

Clive Martin

Before joining ICG as a Practice Leader, Clive Martin was at EY for 17 years - 9 as a Partner operating mainly in London, New York and Zurich. He specialises in bridging between disciplines, especially strategy implementation, risk management and people behaviour.

He has run several professional services practices, had overall responsibility for large client accounts and developed new and inter-disciplinary services.

Deepthi Rajan

Deepthi Rajan is leading the Market Research group at Royal Bank of Scotland, where she focuses on research and insights around strategies on Supply Chain Services. Her primary focus areas are digital sourcing strategies and enterprise-wide transformation.

Prior to joining RBS, Deepthi Rajan was IT Innovation Strategist at one of the largest private banks in India, evaluating myriad technologies and their applications across multiple industries. Her areas of interest are Analytics, IoT, Blockchain and Digital Strategy.

Guy Butler

Guy Butler is a Global Business Transformation Consultant at Sage. He is an interim Transformation Consultant, with over 23 years’ experience driving transformation and change management programmes in a variety of industries with particular focus on global tech businesses.

Guy’s favourite quote is “Transforming isn’t about improving, it’s about re-thinking” (Malcolm Gladwell); here at the BTN we couldn’t agree more!

Ian Buttery

Ian Buttery is Director of Clear Consultancy, with a passion and primary focus to help organisations build the capabilities of their people to transform their data into business value. With the increasingly rapid pace of transformation, where organisations are required to respond quicker with shorter decision periods and earlier payback of their ROI around digital transformation initiatives, Clear Consultancy Services constantly challenge the equilibrium to deliver change success, enabling early adoption and greater utilisation of a new way of working, by putting people first.

Ian has an MA in Applied Management for Organisational Change from Henley Business School, where his research on the Impact of Organisational Design & Behaviour on Individual Learning Capabilities gained him a distinction.

Indy Dhami

Indy Dhami possesses over 14 years’ experience, having worked in both operational and consulting positions at FTSE100 and Fortune 500 organisations including IBM, AXA, Deutsche Bank, PwC, Accenture, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover and many other world-leading organisations. 

His experience includes leadership positions in information/ cybersecurity transformation, risk assurance, crisis management (pre and post incident), assurance, audit, governance, risk and compliance programmes.

Jacqui Alexander

Jacqui Alexander is Managing Director of Changepace Consulting Ltd shaping client programmes that help align, deliver & improve performance.acqui is an expert in business transformation and change.  She applies an innovative and proven approach that combines the practices of organisation development, continuous improvement and project management to improve ways of working.  Her passion is to help her clients create contagious commitment to change, and to deliver it at pace. 

From 2009-16 Jacqui served as global Vice President of Change and Accelerated Delivery & Performance (ADP) at GSK. Prior to taking on this role, Jacqui held several leadership roles in GSK’s Research & Development (R&D) business.  This included leadership of the integration programme following the merger of GlaxoWellcome and SmithKline Beecham, providing change management expertise for large scale integration projects.

Jackson David

Jackson David is currently the Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Sourcing, and Employer Brand for Etsy Inc. In this role, I lead talent strategies in our global markets, as we continue to drive growth in our business. We have offices in North America (New York, San Francisco, Toronto), Dublin, London, Berlin, Paris, and New Dehli India. He is also the founder of JD Talent Search + Strategies, a consulting consortium that works with start-ups and enterprise clients on executive search strategies, talent mapping, employer branding, and long-term talent strategies.

With now 20 years of both business and talent leadership experience, Jackson focusses a lot of his spare time on giving back to the community and supporting networking and product ideas to the Start-Up community. He is excited by creating pathways and mechanisms for people to reach success and is equally passionate about travel, family, and new technologies.

Jean-Christophe Gaillard

Jean-Christophe Gaillard is Founder and Managing Director of Corix Partners

He is a senior executive and a team builder with over 25 years of experience developed in several global financial institutions in the UK and continental Europe, and a track-record at driving fundamental change in the Security field across global organisations, looking beyond the technical horizon into strategy, governance, culture, and the real dynamics of transformation.

A French national permanently established in the UK since 1993, he holds an Engineering Degree from Telecom Paris Tech and has been co-president of the Cyber Security group of the Telecom Paris Tech alumni association since May 2016.

He runs the Corix Partners blog and contributes regularly on the CIO Water Cooler, and has previously published articles on, InfoSecurity Magazine,  Computing, the, Info Sec Buzz and the IoD Director websites. He was listed in the top 10 of UK 30 most influential thought leaders on Risk, RegTech and Compliance by Thomson Reuters in April 2017.

Jeff Wellstead

Jeff Wellstead is a digital & talent transformation expert

A senior leader with a proven record of enabling and delivering successful workforce and talent transformation, innovation and change in corporate and SME growth environments.

Jeff has 25 years global, cross-industry experience: Consulting, financial services, high availability SaaS tech and cloud-based software. He has held positions from Group HR Director at Metapack to COO at Kantar IT Partnership.

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller is Founder of Strategic Change Partners

Jonathan has more than 30 years business experience with over 15 years at Director level. Originally trained as an Engineer (First Class Honours degree in Engineering at Bristol University), Jonathan quickly became interested in the people and strategy aspects of business and subsequently moved into a series of change-orientated roles. 

Jonathan Parnaby

Jonathan Parnaby is a Digital & Business Transformation professional who specialises in Change Management, Programme Management and Business Analysis.

Jonathan has 10 years of business transformation experience across multiple sectors having performed a variety of project roles in Dunelm Ltd, Alliance Boots plc and Viridor Ltd.

Jonathan currently resides in the South West of the UK and is the founder and owner of The Transformation Office Ltd, a boutique consultancy which tailors its services around their clients’ requirements, goals and future capabilities.

Karen Walker

Karen Walker is an Advisor, Expert and Operative in Strategy Execution, the series of decisions and actions undertaken to turn strategic visions of organisations into reality. An evolving journey of understanding possibilities and using situational awareness to adapt tactics and goals to realise maximum value. 

A specialist in the casino and gaming industry, with extensive experience in the implementation of new and innovative practices and the establishment of greenfield operations, Karen’s career spans senior operational management and leadership, program director, project and change management, and business transformation lead roles, across a number of sectors.  

Karolina Silva

Karolina Silva is a Psychologist with a MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology. Experience in Counseling and HR, mainly in recruitment, career coaching, performance and organisational environment. Well-being and Mental Health promoter at work.

Kelly Swingler

Kelly Swingler is the Rule Breaker and Founder of Chrysalis Consulting, The People and Change Experts and was appointed as the UK’s Youngest HR Director.  Kelly is passionate about helping people find bespoke people solutions to suit the needs of their business and is driving our mission of inspiring and empowering 10,000 HR professionals in 2018. She is the author of Fostering a Mindset for Career SuccessAGILE HR and what’s your excuse for not Overcoming Stress and speaks at many events on the Future of Work.

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar is a senior management consulting professional and a thought-leader in the workforce analytics space. His contribution to HR by application of Analytics earned him the recognition of one of the top 40 HR Leaders Under 40 in India and, also recognized as one of the Workforce Analytics influencer worldwide by the industry peers. 

He has led global engagements in the area of people strategy, operational excellence, HR transformation & digitization, Business Intelligence, and built high-performing analytics teams for Fortune 500 companies like HSBC, Fidelity Investments & GE. 

He is currently heading HR Analytics for Global Businesses and Global HR Analytics Centre of Excellence at HSBC. 

Max Blumberg

Max Blumberg worked as a management consultant at Accenture in the US and South Africa before successfully founding and exiting a technology start-up followed by a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London. Today, Max is a Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School and founder of the Blumberg Partnership.

The Blumberg Partnership operates in the following areas: Sales Force Effectiveness, People Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Services, and Startup Advice.

Michael Fekete

Michael Fekete is the Director of Bespoke Change, a change management consultancy focused on enhancing business benefits and sustainable transformation through the introduction of specialist change, portfolio and programme management techniques.

Prior to this, Michael has 17+ years experience in transformational change, leadership and portfolio/programme roles working across the public and private sectors, on both the client-side and within internal consultancy roles. He spent 10 years in HM Treasury and Infrastructure UK, leading reforms and change in the commercial property, postal and infrastructure sectors, including 3 years as Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure UK.

More recently Michael spent 5 years in the rail sector, implementing a number of transformation programmes, as well as introducing portfolio and change management capability to drive a more balanced and deliverable transformation agenda.  He has an Executive MBA from Henley Business School, and specialised in Change Management. For more information about Bespoke Change please visit  

Michael Nates

Michael Nates is Managing Director of Nates Associates and is a seasoned management consultant and professional with more than 20 years experience. His career has focused on team and management development, leadership, organisational change and transformation within the contexts of the built environment, sustainability, asset management, corporate responsibility and HSE. His technical and managerial roles, as both client and consultant, have required him to develop teams from start-up through to self-sufficiency and onto performance excellence and profitability. 

Michael has national and international experience in a range of sectors including power and utilities, construction, green building and real estate, transport, manufacturing and professional services.

Mignon Mapplebeck

Mignon Mapplebeck (MBA, MIC) is a Programme Director with over 16 years experience.

She has led large global portfolios and programmes delivering positive and effective transformation and value to organisations. She has worked across the Media, Financial Services, FMCG, Retail and Mobile industries.

Miriam Gilbert

Miriam Gilbert has been helping organisations for over 20 years to design and implement agile ways of thinking and working that bring real-world benefits.

As a Chartered Accountant with international consulting experience gained with PricewaterhouseCoopers, she has spent 20+years advising organisations in Financial Services, Transport, Construction, Charities, the Travel industry and the Public Sector, delivering quantifiable bottom-line results.

As a near-term futurist, she helps CEO’s and business leaders plot their course through complex, uncertain and changing environments and devise practical strategies for business success in the digital world

Quote: “The benefits I see with our clients are higher performance, greater productivity, happier workplaces, more innovation and a can-do attitude among their people.”

Niall McKeown

Niall McKeown is CEO/Founder of Ionology.

Ionology supports Leaders taking their organisation through Digital Transformation. We run digital transformation courses, provide advisory services and supply supporting technology.

Philip Alexander

Philip Alexander is CEO of People Platform. He has consulted for some of the world’s leading brands on Employee Experience and Human Capital Strategy and is the editor for StartUp Digest on this topic. Previously, Philip worked as Head of Strategy, Talent and Operations for a VC-backed start-up. He is also a Governor of two schools in Lambeth, and a mentor with a leading UK charity.

People Platform connects a companies’ most valuable resources. We connect people, knowledge and work within a business.  Using these data we provide insights to the business on their people.

Rae Steinbech

Rae Steinbech is a graduate of Tufts University with a combined International Relations and Chinese degree. After spending time living and working abroad in China, she returned to NYC to pursue her career and continue curating quality content. Rae is passionate about travel, food, and writing, of course. You can follow Rae on Twitter: @araesininthesun

Richard Cronin

Richard Cronin founded Balcroft, an operational consulting firm, four years ago by bringing together a group of highly-regarded, former C-level executives from FTSE/Fortune 500 type firms to combine their experience and transform organisations. To ensure delivery, any benefits Balcroft signs up to deliver are guaranteed, it is passionate about transferring skills to achieve sustainability and employees don’t operate out of an office, to keep its carbon footprint low and so it doesn’t pass unnecessary overheads on to its clients. 

Balcroft has supported the Sunday Times in recognising the most improved Best 100 Companies to work for and Women in the City, a highly respected, award-winning organisation that promotes, recognises and rewards female talent.

Richard Morecroft

Richard Morecroft leads the Strategy and Leadership practice where we help clients achieve laser focused direction and establish momentum in digital and change.He is a dynamic, action orientated board level executive with over 25 years experience leading growth and change in financial services and fintech, e-commerce, telecoms, and media.

His breadth and depth of skills mean Richard has helped a range of businesses to achieve rapid, complex and effective business transformation. He excels in developing both the ‘big picture,’ providing a clear strategic vision but with an eye on the detail. Providing excellent leadership and stakeholder management skills, enabling change and transformation across the business.

Roderic Yapp

Roderic Yapp is a specialist leadership consultant and accredited coach. He supports major business transformations by improving the capability of leaders so that they can execute the transformation strategy.

Roderic is an International Coaching Federation professionally accredited coach who has specialist experience in developing people in sectors where ‘leadership failure’ usually results in death or critical injury.

He has significant experience in leadership development, major business transformations and operational excellence with companies such as Deloitte, Fidelity, HSBC, the John Lewis Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Urenco and the NHS.

Sandeep Raut

Sandeep Raut is Founder and CEO at Going Digital, where he helps set up vision, digital transformation strategy, digital maturity audit, customer journey mapping, and multi-year digital transformation roadmap. He is ranked in top 10 global influencers and thought leaders in Digital Transformation.


Shea Heaver

Shea Heaver was born in England but grew up, was educated and started his career in Northern Ireland before moving to South Florida in the mid 1990s.

Drawing on his years of management experience in the global IT field, he became a passionate promoter of a people-centric culture to improve organizational performance.  Through his work in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, etc... he increasingly realized that individuals who feel valued lead to teams that are motivated, innovative and highly productive.

He founded Satisfaction At Work, with a focus on helping organizations achieve higher Employee Engagement, improve Leadership, increase Job Satisfaction and build better Workplace Relationships.


Soumyasanto Sen

Soumya Sen is a Blogger, Speaker and Evangelist in HRTech who tries to think Out of the Box! Engaging with Companies, Startups & Entrepreneurs in driving Transformation.

Professionally Consultant/Manager/Advisor/Investor in HR Tech. focusing on Strategies, Analytics, Cloud, UX, Security, Integration and Entrepreneurship in Digital HR Transformation.

Vicky Holdsworth

Vicky Holdsworth is a data-driven digital marketing specialist with over 10 years of experience across a variety of industries and sectors including; IT, Charity and Non-Profit, Agency and Technology. Alongside her work at ProFinda, Vicky is a strategic advisor and mentor for a number of London based Technology start-ups and charities, and is also the founder of WOF network; a senior leaders' future of work network with a mission to influence and shape an evolving world of work, for the better. 


Vivienne Edgecombe

Vivienne Edgecombe is a consultant, facilitator and transformative coach, drawing on a career in roles across diverse industries in HR, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, and consulting on HR and Transformation projects. Vivienne has written a book called "28 Days of Resilience: All you need to know about your innate ability to bounce back": Buy here.

She is the founder of Inside-Out Change, working with a Principles-based understanding of personal and business transformation to prepare organisations and their HR and project teams to deliver successful, transformational change, and to realise sustainable employee wellbeing and resilience.


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