Our Associates

Alan English

Alan English is an established Learning and Development Consultant with 35 years practical experience within the public sector prior to forming his own consultancy. 

Amanda Tooth

Amanda is a personal development coach, consultant, trainer, and criminal justice specialist working across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Antony Vinall

Antony Vinall is a Senior Policy Adviser at the EU public affairs consultancy GPlus Europe and a trainer and lecturer on European Public Affairs.

Carys Davis

Carys is a freelance public affairs consultant and owner/director of The Other Place Public Affairs Ltd.

Charles Lister

Charles Lister is an experienced policy official and trainer in policy development, UK & European legislation, and the management of public consultation and dialogue.

Clair Fisher

Clair is a public sector management professional and an executive coach who delivers skills trainings in leadership, team development and in delivering policy fields.

Clare Shaw

Clare Shaw joined the Civil Service as a member of the Government Statistical Service(GSS), working in the Departments of Environment and Transport.

Daniel Greenberg

Daniel Greenberg is a lawyer specialising in legislation and the legislative process.  He served in the Lord Chancellor's Department from 1988 to 1991 and in the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel

Dr Nick Palmer

Nick is currently the Director of Policy in a leading NGO. He is a professional with an international background and has 13 years of parliamentary experience. He specialises in pharmaceuticals, European affairs, science, energy, finance, identity and IT issues.

Felicity Lerouge

Felicity Lerouge is a training consultant specialising in communication, behavioural intervention, company culture and leadership.

Giles Field

As an experienced government senior officer Giles has the PR and media skills to help organisations gain a positive corporate profile in the media.

Guy Dominy

Guy is an experienced communication strategist with extensive experience in advising on communications across the public sector including extensive experience of procurement complementing his years

Hilary Menhennet

B. A. (Hons), DipBus, DipM, MCIM, Chartered Marketer

James Beadle

James is an international relations and local and regional governance expert with 20 years experience in project and programme development and delivery, stakeholder relationship management, event and visit management and policy advice to senior executives and politicians.

Janet Waters

Janet is an experienced executive coach, learning consultant and facilitator of leadership, change management development and action learning.

Jenny Willott

Jenny was the Lib Dem Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central from 2005 to 2015.  During her decade in Parliament she was a member of the Work & Pensions and Public Administration Select Commi

Jo Clift

Jo started her career in the arts as a communications professional and subsequently worked at the heart of government for over twenty years, mainly at the Cabinet Office.

John Ludlow

John Ludlow is a freelance public affairs and communications professional, with substantial experience working with membership bodies and the voluntary sector.

Julian Bowrey

Julian Bowrey has 30 years’ experience of policy making in central and local government, including Head of Policy and Review for a large County Council and as a Senior Civil Servant.

Kathey Bailey

Kathey Bailey (BA, Chartered FCIPD, TAP©-certified) has more than 30 years' experience of helping people and organisations achieve their purpose through effective time management.

Katie Driver

Katie Driver is a qualified business coach and experienced trainer and speaker.

Keith Tanner

Keith is a training and development professional with considerable experience and a broad portfolio of skills, achievements and qualifications.

Kevin Rowswell

Kevin Rowswell is an educationalist with particular interests in professional and management education and applied professional communications.

Matthew Cocks

Matthew Cocks is an independent trainer and adviser on European Union and other policy issues.

Matthew Hayden

Matt Hayden is an experienced learning and development professional, designing and delivering training and coaching that supports behavioural change.

Mike Watts

Mike spent twenty-one years in the Civil Service, all within the Education Department and in many varying roles. He was APS and Diary Manager to John Butcher MP and then Alan Howarth MP.

Paul Briggs

Paul has a first-class reputation for designing and delivering practical and engaging competence-based courses in a variety of management subjects. 

Paul Richards

Paul Richards is a trainer and writer. He has worked with Dods for 10 years, delivering courses for civil servants and leaders in the public and voluntary sectors.

Paul Tran

Paul is an independent consultant with experience across many market sectors including Public, Professional Services, Finance and Telecoms.

Roger King

Roger King is a highly experienced leader and senior manager in the public sector with extensive knowledge on criminal justice, local authorities and partnership subjects.

Rt Hon Jacqui Smith

Jacqui Smith became Britain’s first female Home Secretary in 2007.

Rt Hon Lord Andrew Lansley

Andrew served as Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire from 1997-2015.

Sam Evans

Sam Evans is a values driven, proven coach and leader with extensive experience of leadership and management gained during a successful 28-year career in the Civil Service.

Sheree Dodd

Sheree Dodd is a communications and training consultant with extensive senior level experience in government.  She began her career in journalism and enjoyed many years as a political correspondent

Tim Buckley Owen

Tim is an independent information skills trainer and a writer on the information industry with 40 years’ experience in the information profession. His career has encompassed information management, writing, editing, training, government policy advice and corporate media & marketing.  He has worked in local government, non departmental public bodies and the not-for-profit sector, and for commercial publishers and consultants.

Tina Seth

Tina was a Civil Servant for over 10 years in both the Home Office and Civil Service Learning.  She has extensive experience as a learning and development consultant, designing and delivering train

Tory Batten

Tory Batten uses her stakeholder expertise to deliver training to those trying to get the most out of relationships, whether with business partners, customers, end-users or the wider public.

Zoë McNeill-Ritchie

Zoë is a highly experienced professional trainer and consultant, specialising in policy development, Ministerial briefing and support, and policy communications. She has been working in these areas across Government and internationally since 2000. Her portfolio has included design and delivery of written and oral briefing courses and policy development training for a wide variety of organisations in the UK and internationally.