John is proud to be the Founder and president of the Academy, having worked with his team to rapidly develop the organisation into a prestigious brand with International accreditation and University recognition. Prior to that he was MD of Gestalt Centre Ltd growing the business fourfold in eight years and receiving a Company Director diploma with the Institute of Directors.
As a result, he has the expertise as a coach to focus on improving business capability and in coaching executives/managers/partners on how to develop their personal competence to lead their businesses more successfully.
He is an experienced coach trainer and supervisor and an accredited coach with Association of Professional Executive Coaches & Supervisors (APECS) and the Association for Coaching (AC).
Gina has over 20 years experience in management roles while employed by Shell International Chemical Co. Ltd and subsequently in IT and Education. During her career she gained significant experience in project and change management . Gina was directly involved in implementing Quality Management standards, Business Process Re-engineering projects, and IT applications. Gina managed a department of 25 handling the supply chain logistics for Shell Chemicals International Trading Co. Ltd, where she gained a detailed knowledge of International import and export procedures. The role included liaison and troubleshooting with global service companies.
Gina joined the AoEC in 2008, and is an accredited Executive Coach and a graduate of the AoEC.
Director of Training
Moira joined the AoEC in January 2009 as a Programme Facilitator and became our Director of Training in October 2009. For over twenty years she successfully combined organisational consultancy, executive coaching and psychotherapy and in her own business, working with CEOs, senior managers, leaders and leadership teams and focusing on developing effective leadership skills, organizational learning, managing change and enhancing personal effectiveness. Moira is trained in Humanistic Psychology and Process Oriented Psychology as well as being a trained mediator, experienced in conflict resolution and developing mediator training programmes.
In addition to delivering across AoEC open programmes, Moira also has responsibility for design, quality assurance, faculty development and supervision.
Being a member of the AoEC team provides Moira with an opportunity to feed her passion for realising potential for people and organisations. Moira is also committed to her own theoretical and experiential learning.
Inga joined the AoEC as part-time Finance Director and board member in 2013. She has worked in the finance field for over 20 years and started her career as a graduate trainee in American Express. She has also worked for Royal Sun Alliance and Lloyds Tsb in the UK and Shuaa Capital Investment Bank in Dubai. Throughout her career Inga has gained extensive experience in all aspects of Management Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting and Analysis. She has also worked on large scale cost-cutting initiatives and pricing proposals.
On her return from the Middle East, Inga set up her own business working with smaller companies implementing finance procedures and streamlining processes. Inga has also recently worked on projects with Kent County Council and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. Being a board member with AoEC enables her to be more involved in all aspects of the company. Inga is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Ian has worked as a senior consultant to a number of recognisable world-class institutions managing strategic transformation programmes.
Ian has successfully delivered a number of large-scale strategic business, system and organisational changes achieving maximum impact using a range of commercial, consultancy and programme management skills. He has been the architect and catalyst for a range of fundamental business change programmes, including business mergers, business separations and radical changes in business process, enhancing the customer experience, generating income and providing competitive advantage.
Ian has worked in Insurance, Banking, Financial Services, Payments and the Public Sector and has developed a range of capabilities to complement his core programme management skills, focused on supplier performance management, service management, operations management, stakeholder management and business change management.
Sue Reynolds has over 20 years Human Resources experience in Business Partnership, Global Reward, Learning & Development, Organisational Effectiveness and Generalist HR. She is Senior Director for Pfizer’s Global Innovative Pharma Business with responsibility for the emerging and developed countries of the European & the Africa/Middle East Regions. Her focus is on culture, employee engagement, talent management, leadership development and organisational change. Previously Sue worked at Age Concern England.
Sue is studying psychology and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Friends, family and fitness are priorities along with a passion for her life-time interest in horses and more recently, in learning to dance.