After getting a masters degree in occupational psychology, my career began in a HR consultancy, where I specialised in organisational performance, talent management and performance management. From there, I moved over to client side – working for big businesses in a variety of sectors, including telecoms, construction and oil & gas – helping them with their learning and development needs.
I then worked as a consultant, in either learning and development or talent and organisational development, for a range of organisations, including the NHS, before joining Thales with a view to growing internal leadership capability and attracting, developing and moving talent around the business in the most effective way possible. I also had the challenging task of measuring and proving the substantial ROI that learning and development brings to the business.
I currently oversee our team of learning and development experts, who have a huge breadth of skills between them. It is my job to harness and grow those capabilities, bringing them together in the most effective way so we can offer a cross-capability blended approach to our learning and development offering.
Ultimately, my role is to help organisations perform better, and help them understand the true impact that learning and development can have on their business.
What I like about working for TLD
The first thing that struck me was the passion and energy of the people who work here, and the level of knowledge they have. It creates a fantastic working atmosphere where people really care about what they’re doing.
I was also attracted by the fact that the wider Thales group uses TLD for their own learning and development needs. We don’t just advise other companies what to do -we offer the same skills and knowledge we apply to our own business. That gives our programmes real credibility and sets us apart from our competitors.
When I’m not helping customers with their learning and development needs, I enjoy snowboarding, playing the guitar, reading and writing.