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Karen is a CRF Associate. She has worked extensively across all sectors on the issue of organisation effectiveness, particularly developing sustainable strategic capability. She has also published books on the global aspects of effectiveness – ‘Leading International Teams’ & ‘Globalisation: The internal dynamic’.
Karen has extensive experience working with high potential leaders globally and in the last nine years has conducted targeted research into the challenges of attracting and retaining the talent needed to lead organisations healthily in times of complexity and ambiguity. Recent clients include Tesco, G4S, UK & UAE Civil Service, AB Foods, a global humanitarian agency, Lloyds, John Lewis, Zentiva and Marketform.
Karen is an accredited Power & Systems facilitator and finds this approach to be transformational particularly for leaders in mature organisations, freeing their energy for change and creating healthy and human workplaces. She is an effective keynote speaker as she brings practical depth and breadth to her contributions.
Ben is part of the Talent, Leadership and Organisational Development Centre of Excellence at GSK and is responsible for the development of leaders across GSK.
Specifically, Ben looks after the development of the first and second line leaders at GSK, a population that is around 30,000 in size operating in multiple countries, cultures and languages. This development is undertaken using a blended approach that draws heavily on the 70/20/10 methodology.
In addition to the development of leaders at GSK, Ben also looks after the Assessment for Development work undertaken at GSK and is driving the work being done to increase levels of on-the-job learning. He has also developed the GSK Expectations, a set of standards for leaders and employees to be developed, measured and rewarded against.
Prior to working for GSK Ben spent time working for consulting organisations in the UK and Australia supporting a range of organisations in the public and private sector across a range of sectors. He has also spent time working for organisations such as HSBC, House of Fraser and Marconi. This time included a significant assignment working in India.
Ben’s first degree was in Management Studies from the University of Leeds and his Masters in Human Resource Management was from the University of Westminster.
David has been with BT for six years and has worked in a variety of leadership and talent roles. He is currently Group Head of Leadership Development with responsibility for the end to end development strategy, approach and solutions for all leaders in the business.
Key populations are the executives (600), middle managers (2,400), first line leaders (12,000) and individual contributors with leadership responsibility (30,000).
Prior to BT David was Deputy Director of Organisational Development at the Department of Work and Pensions. Earlier in his career David was a management consultant with PwC, PA and other smaller consulting firms.
David holds a MSc from Cornell University and a BSc from Reading University. He is an active fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Manufacturing and Commerce where he served on the Trustee Board from 2006-2009 and on the Fellowship Council from 2009-2011.
Eve joined Ashridge Business School from Deloitte in 2002. Now an Ashridge Associate, Eve has taught across the Ashridge portfolio of open and tailored programmes and in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Eve’s focus is on leadership, learning, emotional intelligence and ethics. She was the architect of the Ashridge Leadership Experience and continues her research into accelerated learning, most recently through the lens of recent developments in neurobiology.
Gillian has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor.
As CRF’s Research Director, Gillian has written various reports and papers on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, talent management, coaching and diversity.