OUR TEAM

Our team is packed with experience and expertise in applied behaviour change, the latest change management practices and executive-level coaching. We’ve worked with some of the most senior individuals and largest organisations in the world, creating impactful, measurable change every time.

And what’s more, we’re proud to be breaking the mould with an all-female leadership team and a broad range of diversity represented throughout our core team and wider associate network.

ROSIE WARIN

Rosie is CEO of Kin&Co and a multi award-winning change-maker. She has a background in behavioural psychology and is a  recipient of the Suzy Ferguson Award, recognising exceptional ‘character, integrity and determination’. She’s also one of Management Today’s 35 under 35 and is a leading figure in the purpose and culture movement, helping CEOs around the world to transform their organisations for the better.

BECCI GOULD

Becci is Client Services Director at Kin&Co and a specialist advisor that helps create next-generation organisations through cultural transformation, behaviour change and purpose. She’s advised CEOs and leadership teams all over the world from BT Openreach, to Danone, Heathrow Airport, Blackbaud/JustGiving and Grant Thornton on how to drive financial performance through putting purpose, people and culture at the heart of business strategies. Alongside her advisory work, Becci is a thought leader in the purpose and culture space. She’s a regular panellist and chair of high-profile culture and purpose discussions, sits on the advisory board of the IRM’s annual EU Business Change and Transformation conference, and has released reports featured in the likes of Forbes and CityAM.

ZÖE KRETZSCHMAR

Zöe is an operations expert and entrepreneur, with a background in client management, start-ups and innovation. At Kin&Co, Zöe sits at the intersection between people, business growth and operational success. She has an entrepreneurial flair backed by an analytical eye – challenging conventions and leaping forward while ensuring security. As a thorough thinker and a curator of ambitious, diverse, hard-working teams she is known for her ability to efficiently scale businesses while maintaining thriving cultures, quality of work output and financial success.

VICTORIA HODGES

Victoria has a portfolio of work as an Associate Director, an independent Consultant, a Non-Executive Director and Charitable Foundation Trustee, with over 25 years experience in employee engagement, experience, culture change , organisation design, talent development, reward, recognition and purpose.

She works across a wide range of industries, including retail, aviation, consumer, housing and public sector; with global corporations, progressive start-ups, SME’s, Charities and Not For Profit organisations.

MATT ROBSHAW

Matt is an Associate Director and a culture and behavioural change expert with deep knowledge of impact analytics, role-modelling theory and influencer methodologies. Matt helps people love what they do, and organisations to change for the better inside and out – all through the power of purpose, culture and communications. Matt has worked with organisations such as Heathrow, Openreach, AXA, NHS and Legal & General across large and complex projects. His work has focused on bringing disparate workforces together, rebuilding pride and a sense of shared ownership from the bottom-up and top-down, and driving long-term productivity, sustainability and resilience. His award-winning work is underpinned by a specialism in behavioural psychology and a laser-focus on measuring the change that matters.

HOLLY MILNE

Holly is a Client Director that has spent the last decade working in consulting, predominantly in fast growth, entrepreneur-led businesses. She’s worked with organisations ranging from SMEs to global PLCs, across a variety of sectors including Technology, Professional Services, the Third Sector and Energy. Her particular areas of expertise are organisational culture and values, employee engagement and HR, always with a focus on delivering solutions that make organisations a great place to work and, in turn, improve productivity and profitability. Holly is passionate about workplace culture and helping clients to deliver meaningful change within their organisations.

HOLLY STARKEY

Holly has a wealth of experience running teams in Asia, Europe and The Americas. Her career has focused on Technology and the Finance sector working with the likes of HSBC, Aegon, Morgan Stanley, Allianz, AIG and TD Bank. Where, as a Senior Leader she found her passion for delivering results through utilizing culture and personal ownership of direction to engage people. Focusing on the Why, she brings enthusiasm for driving business success to every engagement, always ensuring optimum impact for your business, both short and long-term.

JORDAN GRAHAM

Jordan is a Senior Consultant at Kin&Co obsessed with transforming abstract insights, concepts, and theories into tangible organisational change. She’s partnered with clients around the globe to bridge their knowing-doing gaps and create environments where everyone can thrive.

When she’s not asking her clients the tough questions, she conducts research on a larger scale: publishing about leading innovation, unpacking the importance of humility in business with a world-leading expert on trust, and investigating the impact COVID-19 is having on gender diversity in corporate leadership.

She is enroute to her EMCC coaching accreditation in 2021 and is working towards her PhD with the University of Bath School of Management.

ALISON WASS

Alison is driven by getting to know people: what their needs are and what makes them tick. In the tech start-up world, she worked with global clients to implement programs that sparked employee engagement and behaviour change at an enterprise scale. Now, as a Senior Consultant with Kin&Co, she is focused on culture-led and human-centered change management. With a certification in design thinking, Alison approaches projects with curiosity, empathy, and a genuine desire to build impactful outcomes.

SAIRA MEERZA

Saira is an energetic, hardworking, and highly motivated Consultant. She is passionate about enhancing employees’ performance, well-being and helping organisations become more effective through applications of Business Psychology. As a postgraduate in Business Psychology and qualified CIPD HR professional, her experience as an HR Specialist and Change Champion across different industries has developed her passion for working with diverse groups in a range of environments.

ALLYSON DAVIES

Allyson is a behaviour and culture change consultant passionate about embedding interventions that help organisations implement strategies that empower people. Starting her career in Africa, Allyson led the brand and marketing strategy for Africa’s largest privately owned gallery, and has since completed two masters degrees related to marketing and leadership. Over the past seven years Allyson has worked on organisational change projects in the capacity of redesigning services, project and change management, and governing transformation change programmes.

BETH KING

Beth is an internationally experienced organisation development consultant, and business psychologist, who works with leaders, individuals and organisational systems. With a background in financial services, Beth has spent the last 15 years as a management consultant within IBM as well as boutique consultancies, working with clients such as Lloyds, Aviva, NHS, O2, HMRC, Legal & General and Deutsche Bank. Her passion is in exploring how businesses embrace paradox, navigate complexity and operate authentically. She has deep experience working with practical culture change, conscious leadership, communications, transformational change, employee engagement, leadership development and group facilitation. Beth has a BSc in Psychology, an Occupational Psychology MSc (Distinction) and is qualified in a range of psychometric tools.

VALÉRIE VAN DEN BOSSCHE

Valérie is a culture consultant and D&I expert with a curiosity for how culture influences people. Over her professional journey in South America, the US and Europe, this curiosity has evolved into strong cross-cultural leadership skills and expertise in carrying out cultural audits with global organisations, facilitating strategic workshops with C-suite participants and co-leading international new program roll-out anywhere in the world. Her passion is in helping to raise the awareness of what lies under the surface of collaboration challenges and then facilitating the design of the solutions by those affected.

HARRIET WALEY-COHEN

Harriet is a multi award-winning speaker and leadership coach who works with high-flyers to deliver greater success, confidence and wellbeing. Over the last 17 years, Harriet has empowered thousands to believe in themselves and their potential. Harriet’s mission is to make sure people know their true value. She empowers SLTs, senior executives and audiences to leave behind self-doubt, sabotaging and disempowering patterns, and overwhelm for new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that create confidence, emotional & physical wellbeing, and success. This is achieved through leadership and transformation programs with senior teams and individuals that are rooted in behavioural change as well as speaking engagements with some of the UK’s largest companies, including Barclays. Harriet has a B.Sc in Psychology from UCL, and is a qualified Health & Wellbeing Coach (IIN) and Women’s Leadership Coach (One of Many).

BETSY REED

Betsy is a sustainability strategy and campaign consultant and independent associate of Kin&Co. She has spent the past decade leading big social and environmental behaviour change campaigns for organisations like Zero Waste Scotland, Forum for the Future and Nestle. Betsy is Chair of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Sustainability Group. She also has a parallel career as a yoga teacher.

ANGELA NEWTON

A former publisher, Angela has worked across numerous sectors, corporates and not-for-profits. She helps businesses to innovate and evolve, whether that’s transforming their ways of working, or helping them develop new products and services to deliver change. Some of her recent projects include creating services to help people dealing with adult social care, building initiatives to get better broadband and financial services for consumers, and the launch of a widening participation programme in schools across the UK. She’s also been working with a major charity to develop a commercial revenue arm, and is co-creator of Work For Good, a platform to drive charitable giving in the SME sector.

HEATHER PARKER

Heather is a highly qualified applied psychologist and coach whose clients herald her work with them as truly invaluable. Heather has used her formal background in behavioural psychology and her innate ability to work with people to help transform some of the biggest global businesses. Heather has previously worked at North Highland, Human Engine and and Handpicked Society. Heather now helps Kin&Co develop change architecture with behavioural science at the core. Heather is a has an MSc in Psychological Sciences from UCL, is Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, is an Animas accredited in transformational coaching and group coaching, and has a certificate from the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education in Applying Psychology to the Workplace.

MÉLISSA CALIXTE

After a decade of design and management in the luxury goods industry, Mélissa launched a small business in rural Haiti, financially empowering a team of local artisans. She has since been specializing in helping businesses create and execute truly impactful purpose initiatives. Her latest clients include Canadian retailer Snuggle Bugz and luxury sneaker brand Uomo D’oro. Mélissa is passionate about uplifting and empowering vulnerable communities in a dignified way, while creating perfect alignment between a company’s ethos, culture, and social impact strategy.

SARAH FERRARI

Sarah Ferrari (no, not related and no, doesn’t own one) is an Art Director with over 10 years experience, specialising in branding, design for both print and web and illustration. She has worked with a diverse range of clients such as Disney, Whistles and the National Health Service.

JACQUELINE CULLETON

Jacqueline is a creative marketing leader with thirteen years of proven experience in telling compelling stories that bring about positive social and environmental change. Starting her career writing full-time for a British national newspaper, her last full-time position was as Head of Communications for international NGO Forum for the Future. Now freelance, Jacq helpd brands, agencies, and NGOs build loyal audiences, grow their industry influence, and achieve a measurable business or behavioural impact. Jacq’s very passionate about equality, sustainability and food issues in particular, and loves what she does – which is half the battle!

KATE CHAPMAN 

With a deep knowledge of sustainability built on a varied business background, Kate’s focus is on helping businesses and other organisations to be a force for good and to focus on purpose beyond profit. She is a highly experienced OD and sustainability consultant, facilitator and trainer, used to working across organisations from board level to shop floor. She brings curiosity, energy, enthusiasm and a “big picture” outlook to clients – helping people see beyond their immediate team or organisational boundaries to examine the wider impacts they may have.

KIRSTIN KASZUBOWSKA

Kirstin’s focus is on using behavioural science and psychology to transform mindsets. As well as accreditations in change, leadership and innovation, she’s an executive coach to CEOs and C-Suite clients.

JAMIE HASKAYNE

Jamie is an award-winning Creative Director, Writer, Culture and Brand Consultant. He has delivered projects across the globe for some of the world’s biggest brands. Aligning the mission of a business with the aspirations of the people it needs to succeed, he helps clients to define their strategy, purpose, vision and values, in order to create a positive culture and deliver an on-brand customer and employee experience

JESSICA FERROW

Jessica joins Kin&Co with more than seven years’ experience in sustainability strategy and communications. She’s a firm believer in the power of business as a force for good and has helped some of the world’s most forward-thinking companies tell their story in an engaging and compelling way. As well as project managing creative campaigns, Jessica has written and consulted on sustainability reports for leading companies including IKEA, BT, Vodafone and SIG Combibloc.

After beginning her career in renewable energy and low carbon business, Jessica led on the design and implementation of Go Green Bristol, a business behaviour change programme that helped over 1,000 businesses improve their sustainable credentials during Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015.

Jessica is a British national but has lived and worked in several different countries including France, Indonesia, Norway, the USA and Vietnam.

SARAH HOLLOWAY

Sarah has spent the last 15 years helping some of the world’s largest organisations drive transformative change, working most recently with C&A, Danone, Interface, L’Oréal Paris and Vodafone. She is passionate about bringing purpose, values and sustainability into the mainstream, making a better life accessible for everyone.

Sarah honed her changemaker skills through sustainability and change management positions at Unilever, Tesco and TUI, and is the author of ‘Networks for Sustainability’, a guide for business leaders on building movements, inspiring employees and embedding new ways of working.

She was co-founder and creative campaign manager of We Are Europe, an award-winning grassroots Remain campaign that helped drive a strong youth turnout in the UK’s 2016 EU referendum.

SARAH RANDALL

Sarah started her career in intercultural communication consulting, before moving to PR agencies in Paris and London where she worked on international communication campaigns with a focus on CSR initiatives and social impact programmes. Sarah has broad, multi-sector experience from finance to fashion, having worked with global brands such as Deloitte, RBS, Société Générale, LVMH, Novartis and Michelin, as well as many fast-growing social enterprises, B-corps and charities. Recently Sarah led the communications campaign for the European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition, to find impactful solutions enabling refugees to integrate into Europe. Having studied and worked in France and Brazil Sarah speaks fluent French and rusty Portuguese. She’s also an occasional florist.

POOJA SACHDEV

Pooja is an experienced organisational development (OD)/ HR consultant, author and expert speaker, passionate about helping people and organisations fulfil their potential. She has worked with a wide range of organisations from niche consultancies, film companies and public sector bodies to large multi-nationals in finance, pharma and manufacturing.  Her specialist areas include employee engagement/ experience, culture and change and diversity & inclusion. She is qualified in Occupational Psychology, Counselling and Coaching, and is co-author of ‘Rewire: A Radical Approach to Tackling Diversity and Difference’, published by Bloomsbury in 2015 and described by the FT as “the most refreshing approach to diversity I have read”.

FIONA BENNIE

Fiona helps organisations and brands to create future-proof strategies, innovation roadmaps and business models. She develops and uses future scenarios, foresight, insight and sustainability principles to build solutions that help organisations and brands thrive. Not just over the next few quarters, but in the long-term. Her career started in Italy at L’Oreal marketing, followed by the Design Council and some healthcare innovation work.

But the fun really started at Forum for the Future where she led innovation projects with clients such as Unilever, Bupa, Burberry, Suffolk County Council and the National Trust. She helped to develop many of the innovation approaches Forum use today and co-wrote a number of future scenarios across fashion, retail and the creative industries.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

BEN DOLTIS

Ben is a founding partner of M&A advisory firm PCB Partners, specialising in buy-side support and corporate divestment. He has built a team with a unique blend of M&A and PE experience in the world of pioneering and disruptive technologies.

Previously, he founded the market-leading executive search firm The SJB Group in the early noughties to cater for the burgeoning technology services sector. With strong organic growth augmented by acquisition SJB Medical emanated from the group which quickly became the largest recruiter of Doctors and Nurses for the private sector in the UK. At the end of 2013 he led a successful trade sale to Experis, the professional brands operation of the Manpower Group. Key to the transaction was 100% retention of the SJB management team which ensures that the business thrives to this day.

ANITA HOFFMAN

Anita is a seasoned advisor to SLTs and boards with an extensive background in coaching executives when they face major structural shifts and need to take radically new strategic directions. She has coached leaders from every continent to be their most authentic, high performing selves. Anita has been working with Kin&Co from its inception to help deliver behavioural change through high level leadership coaching. She is a visiting fellow at Cranfield University, where she’s produced ground-breaking publications on purpose driven leadership. Previously Anita was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ HSII) and the founder and global co-lead of the Renewable Energy & Sustainability Practice. Anita’s earlier career spans senior international business executive positions in industry and management consulting with Exxon Chemical, Dow Corning, ABB, Accenture and Deloitte Consulting.

NICK ELLERBY

Nick is a Co-Director at the prestigious Oasis School of Human Relations. He’s a trusted confidant to leaders, mentors, leading organisations, senior teams and change agents. He blends whole person approaches with an incisive capacity to work beneath the obvious whilst demonstrating a deep understanding of people, relationships and development. Nick is a trustee of the Oasis Foundation, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the custodian group for the Windsor Leadership Dialogue, works with the Swedish-based Foresight global task force, and is a Senior Advisor to the UNGC/EFMD Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Nick’s calm, curious and razor-sharp intelligence, coupled with humble style have helped us be far better than we thought we could be.

GEOFF MCDONALD

Geoff spent 25 years at Unilever and led the creation and embedding of Unilever’s Purpose alongside Paul Polman. Geoff’s background is both broad and considerable with expertise in leadership and talent development, organisation change, capability development and business transformation with purpose at its core. As a speaker and a business transformation consultant, he inspires leaders to embrace mental health and empowers organisations to put purpose at their core and play their positive role in the world. He now advises with Kin&Co on business transformation, with a specialist interest in people-centricity.

ALEX DIMIZIANI

Alex was previously CMO at Airbnb, where she sat on the leadership team with CEO and Co-founder Brian Chesky. Whilst there, she spearheaded the company’s widely praised purpose embedding work. She’s since joined Kin&Co board of advisors, applying her learnings from her time at Airbnb to help foster the adoption of next-generation working. Alex says that she does her best work for companies who take a bold cultural and social stance, who do rather than say, and who contribute to society in a positive and measurable way. All of which make her a great fit at Kin&Co.

GIB BULLOCH

Gib is an award winning social intrapreneur who consults, writes and speaks on a range of topics relating to managing disruption in the corporate world and the role of business in society. Gib’s first book: “The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent” (2018) is a personal story of his 15 year journey to create and scale Accenture Development Partnerships. This innovative venture attracted significant media attention, won Accenture International Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility and Gib himself was voted the UK’s Management Consultant of the year in 2008. Gib now helps Kin&Co advise on navigating disruption and continues to explore new ways of supporting purpose driven insurgencies within the corporate world.

NICK ELLERBY
Nick is a Co-Director at the prestigious Oasis School of Human Relations. He’s a trusted confidant to leaders, mentors, leading organisations, senior teams and change agents. He blends whole person approaches with an incisive capacity to work beneath the obvious whilst demonstrating a deep understanding of people, relationships and development. Nick is a trustee of the Oasis Foundation, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the custodian group for the Windsor Leadership Dialogue, works with the Swedish-based Foresight global task force, and is a Senior Advisor to the UNGC/EFMD Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Nick’s calm, curious and razor-sharp intelligence, coupled with humble style have helped us be far better than we thought we could be.

SALLY BAILEY

Sally is part of Kin&Co’s advisory board. Her career spans over 25 years in the retail sector, working for many well-known high street fashion brands, including Topshop and Miss Selfridge. From 2004 until 2013 she was CEO and part-owner of the lifestyle fashion brand White Stuff, where she grew the company from being a small outdoor clothing retailer into the successful multichannel brand it is today. The company has been in the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For’ list six years running. Now she advises brands like Braintree Clothing, The Able Label and Lisa Taylor and is Chair of the low cost chain of veterinary practices, The Vet. She’s also Vice Chair of the charity The Eve Appeal and a mentor on the Fellowship programme of the Marketing Academy. Her expertise, steady approach and wise questions have helped us move forward faster and stronger than we thought possible.

ROSIE WARIN

Rosie is CEO of Kin&Co and a multi award-winning change-maker. She has a background in behavioural psychology and is a  recipient of the Suzy Ferguson Award, recognising exceptional ‘character, integrity and determination’. She’s also one of Management Today’s 35 under 35 and is a leading figure in the purpose and culture movement, helping CEOs around the world to transform their organisations for the better.

BECCI GOULD

Becci is Client Services Director at Kin&Co and a specialist advisor that helps create next-generation organisations through cultural transformation, behaviour change and purpose. She’s advised CEOs and leadership teams all over the world from BT Openreach, to Danone, Heathrow Airport, Blackbaud/JustGiving and Grant Thornton on how to drive financial performance through putting purpose, people and culture at the heart of business strategies. Alongside her advisory work, Becci is a thought leader in the purpose and culture space. She’s a regular panellist and chair of high-profile culture and purpose discussions, sits on the advisory board of the IRM’s annual EU Business Change and Transformation conference, and has released reports featured in the likes of Forbes and CityAM.

ZÖE KRETZSCHMAR

Zöe is an operations expert and entrepreneur, with a background in client management, start-ups and innovation. At Kin&Co, Zöe sits at the intersection between people, business growth and operational success. She has an entrepreneurial flair backed by an analytical eye – challenging conventions and leaping forward while ensuring security. As a thorough thinker and a curator of ambitious, diverse, hard-working teams she is known for her ability to efficiently scale businesses while maintaining thriving cultures, quality of work output and financial success.

VICTORIA HODGES

Victoria has a portfolio of work as an Associate Director, an independent Consultant, a Non-Executive Director and Charitable Foundation Trustee, with over 25 years experience in employee engagement, experience, culture change , organisation design, talent development, reward, recognition and purpose.

She works across a wide range of industries, including retail, aviation, consumer, housing and public sector; with global corporations, progressive start-ups, SME’s, Charities and Not For Profit organisations.

MATT ROBSHAW

Matt is an Associate Director and a culture and behavioural change expert with deep knowledge of impact analytics, role-modelling theory and influencer methodologies. Matt helps people love what they do, and organisations to change for the better inside and out – all through the power of purpose, culture and communications. Matt has worked with organisations such as Heathrow, Openreach, AXA, NHS and Legal & General across large and complex projects. His work has focused on bringing disparate workforces together, rebuilding pride and a sense of shared ownership from the bottom-up and top-down, and driving long-term productivity, sustainability and resilience. His award-winning work is underpinned by a specialism in behavioural psychology and a laser-focus on measuring the change that matters.

ALLYSON DAVIES

Allyson is a behaviour and culture change consultant passionate about embedding interventions that help organisations implement strategies that empower people. Starting her career in Africa, Allyson led the brand and marketing strategy for Africa’s largest privately owned gallery, and has since completed two masters degrees related to marketing and leadership. Over the past seven years Allyson has worked on organisational change projects in the capacity of redesigning services, project and change management, and governing transformation change programmes.

HOLLY STARKEY

Holly has a wealth of experience running teams in Asia, Europe and The Americas. Her career has focused on Technology and the Finance sector working with the likes of HSBC, Aegon, Morgan Stanley, Allianz, AIG and TD Bank. Where, as a Senior Leader she found her passion for delivering results through utilizing culture and personal ownership of direction to engage people. Focusing on the Why, she brings enthusiasm for driving business success to every engagement, always ensuring optimum impact for your business, both short and long-term.

HEATHER PARKER

Heather is a highly qualified applied psychologist and coach whose clients herald her work with them as truly invaluable. Heather has used her formal background in behavioural psychology and her innate ability to work with people to help transform some of the biggest global businesses. Heather has previously worked at North Highland, Human Engine and and Handpicked Society. Heather now helps Kin&Co develop change architecture with behavioural science at the core. Heather is a has an MSc in Psychological Sciences from UCL, is Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, is an Animas accredited in transformational coaching and group coaching, and has a certificate from the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education in Applying Psychology to the Workplace.

BETH KING

Beth is an internationally experienced organisation development consultant, and business psychologist, who works with leaders, individuals and organisational systems. With a background in financial services, Beth has spent the last 15 years as a management consultant within IBM as well as boutique consultancies, working with clients such as Lloyds, Aviva, NHS, O2, HMRC, Legal & General and Deutsche Bank. Her passion is in exploring how businesses embrace paradox, navigate complexity and operate authentically. She has deep experience working with practical culture change, conscious leadership, communications, transformational change, employee engagement, leadership development and group facilitation. Beth has a BSc in Psychology, an Occupational Psychology MSc (Distinction) and is qualified in a range of psychometric tools.

HARRIET WALEY-COHEN

Harriet is a multi award-winning speaker and leadership coach who works with high-flyers to deliver greater success, confidence and wellbeing. Over the last 17 years, Harriet has empowered thousands to believe in themselves and their potential. Harriet’s mission is to make sure people know their true value. She empowers SLTs, senior executives and audiences to leave behind self-doubt, sabotaging and disempowering patterns, and overwhelm for new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that create confidence, emotional & physical wellbeing, and success. This is achieved through leadership and transformation programs with senior teams and individuals that are rooted in behavioural change as well as speaking engagements with some of the UK’s largest companies, including Barclays. Harriet has a B.Sc in Psychology from UCL, and is a qualified Health & Wellbeing Coach (IIN) and Women’s Leadership Coach (One of Many).

MÉLISSA CALIXTE

Mélissa is a Canada-based Project Manager for Kin&Co. After a decade of design and management in the luxury goods industry, Mélissa launched a small business in rural Haiti, financially empowering a team of local artisans. She has since been specializing in helping businesses create and execute truly impactful purpose initiatives. Her latest clients include Canadian retailer Snuggle Bugz and luxury sneaker brand Uomo D’oro. Mélissa is passionate about uplifting and empowering vulnerable communities in a dignified way, while creating perfect alignment between a company’s ethos, culture, and social impact strategy.

SARAH HOLLOWAY

Sarah has spent the last 15 years helping some of the world’s largest organisations drive transformative change, working most recently with C&A, Danone, Interface, L’Oréal Paris and Vodafone. She is passionate about bringing purpose, values and sustainability into the mainstream, making a better life accessible for everyone.

Sarah honed her changemaker skills through sustainability and change management positions at Unilever, Tesco and TUI, and is the author of ‘Networks for Sustainability’, a guide for business leaders on building movements, inspiring employees and embedding new ways of working.

She was co-founder and creative campaign manager of We Are Europe, an award-winning grassroots Remain campaign that helped drive a strong youth turnout in the UK’s 2016 EU referendum.

BETSY REED

Betsy is a sustainability strategy and campaign consultant and independent associate of Kin&Co. She has spent the past decade leading big social and environmental behaviour change campaigns for organisations like Zero Waste Scotland, Forum for the Future and Nestle. Betsy is Chair of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Sustainability Group. She also has a parallel career as a yoga teacher.

JESSICA FERROW

Jessica joins Kin&Co with more than seven years’ experience in sustainability strategy and communications. She’s a firm believer in the power of business as a force for good and has helped some of the world’s most forward-thinking companies tell their story in an engaging and compelling way. As well as project managing creative campaigns, Jessica has written and consulted on sustainability reports for leading companies including IKEA, BT, Vodafone and SIG Combibloc.

After beginning her career in renewable energy and low carbon business, Jessica led on the design and implementation of Go Green Bristol, a business behaviour change programme that helped over 1,000 businesses improve their sustainable credentials during Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015.

Jessica is a British national but has lived and worked in several different countries including France, Indonesia, Norway, the USA and Vietnam.

ALEX LYONS

Alex Lyons is a Communications and Culture consultant at Kin&Co with over nine years experience in communications for social and environmental change – from responsible business to happiness campaigns. Recently, he created the brand architecture for Ladder to the Moon’s new Centre for Creativity and Innovation in Care, and helped Big Change define their Purpose and Values. Ask Alex – a comic book aficionado – about the fiction of Ursula Le Guin, his famous triple chocolate brownies, or see him onstage and behind the scenes organising TEDxCoventGardenWomen – a London TEDx celebrating gender equality.

KATE CHAPMAN 

With a deep knowledge of sustainability built on a varied business background, Kate’s focus is on helping businesses and other organisations to be a force for good and to focus on purpose beyond profit. She is a highly experienced OD and sustainability consultant, facilitator and trainer, used to working across organisations from board level to shop floor. She brings curiosity, energy, enthusiasm and a “big picture” outlook to clients – helping people see beyond their immediate team or organisational boundaries to examine the wider impacts they may have.

ANGELA NEWTON

A former publisher, Angela has worked across numerous sectors, corporates and not-for-profits. She helps businesses to innovate and evolve, whether that’s transforming their ways of working, or helping them develop new products and services to deliver change. Some of her recent projects include creating services to help people dealing with adult social care, building initiatives to get better broadband and financial services for consumers, and the launch of a widening participation programme in schools across the UK. She’s also been working with a major charity to develop a commercial revenue arm, and is co-creator of Work For Good, a platform to drive charitable giving in the SME sector.

JACQUELINE CULLETON

Jacqueline is a creative marketing leader with thirteen years of proven experience in telling compelling stories that bring about positive social and environmental change. Starting her career writing full-time for a British national newspaper, her last full-time position was as Head of Communications for international NGO Forum for the Future. Now freelance, Jacq helpd brands, agencies, and NGOs build loyal audiences, grow their industry influence, and achieve a measurable business or behavioural impact. Jacq’s very passionate about equality, sustainability and food issues in particular, and loves what she does – which is half the battle!

SARAH RANDALL

Sarah started her career in intercultural communication consulting, before moving to PR agencies in Paris and London where she worked on international communication campaigns with a focus on CSR initiatives and social impact programmes. Sarah has broad, multi-sector experience from finance to fashion, having worked with global brands such as Deloitte, RBS, Société Générale, LVMH, Novartis and Michelin, as well as many fast-growing social enterprises, B-corps and charities. Recently Sarah led the communications campaign for the European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition, to find impactful solutions enabling refugees to integrate into Europe. Having studied and worked in France and Brazil Sarah speaks fluent French and rusty Portuguese. She’s also an occasional florist.

SARAH FERRARI

Sarah Ferrari (no, not related and no, doesn’t own one) is an Art Director with over 10 years experience, specialising in branding, design for both print and web and illustration. She has worked with a diverse range of clients such as Disney, Whistles and the National Health Service.

SARAH VARNEY

Sarah’s passion lies in helping organisations transform how they work through supporting leaders and inspiring people to create meaningful and sustainable culture change.

She has over 18 years’ experience; the first half of her career in internal communications roles with Royal Mail and the Civil Service, and the second half in client-facing talent consulting roles with Willis Towers Watson.

Sarah is equally at home providing strategic counsel, as she is getting into the nitty gritty detail of project planning, with global brands such as Comcast and NBCUniversal, Pearson, Deutsche Bank, ING, Visa and Amex. She applies a people lens to everything she does to manage stakeholders, develop deep relationships and win trust.

When Sarah’s not facilitating focus groups, coaching managers or writing comms strategies, she volunteers for North London Cares, a charity that provides support to vulnerable elderly people.

VICTORIA PAGE

Victoria is a multi-award winning communications and corporate reputation expert, with experience working in global and boutique communications agencies for clients including: Sky, Unilever, Costa Coffee, Coca-Cola, O2, COP18, Jaguar Land Rover, Sony, Kellogg and Thai Union (owners of John West). She specialises in purpose and sustainability strategy and communications helping businesses to navigate challenging landscapes to find opportunity, to collaborate with the right people to drive positive change and to inspire leaders with the belief that their business can become a force for good. She recently worked with Sky to orchestrate their Ocean Rescue campaign to free our oceans from plastic waste.

CERI SCHOOLING
Ceri specialises in PR and strategic communications support in the charity sector. Ceri has come from a big agency background, including Ketchum and Weber Shandwick. Ceri’s most recent experience is at Bowel Cancer UK, where her campaign for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month generated almost 200 pieces of coverage.

KIRSTIN KASZUBOWSKA

Kirstin has spent over 13 years as a PR and communications expert, blending creative and strategic thinking to tackle business problems, with clients including Virgin Money, Airbus, and the NHS. She has designed and delivered award-winning global communications campaigns and brand positioning work. Alongside working at Kin&Co, she is indulging in a Masters in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership.

IRENE PALACIO 

Irene is a London based Art Director who loves making her ideas reality, through illustration and design. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and coursed one of the years at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Apart from the most diverse range of clients, she has worked for a variety of organisations which promote positive change towards sustainability. Besides working, she worships the internet and always keeps her eyes open (as you never know where a good idea can come from).

JAMIE HASKAYNE

Jamie is an award-winning Creative Director, Writer, Culture and Brand Consultant. He has delivered projects across the globe for some of the world’s biggest brands. Aligning the mission of a business with the aspirations of the people it needs to succeed, he helps clients to define their strategy, purpose, vision and values, in order to create a positive culture and deliver an on-brand customer and employee experience

LAURA QUINN 

Laura’s fourteen-year career spans brand, non-profit and public sector communications, corporate sustainability and working with companies to define their purpose and positioning. She loves to operate in complex stakeholder networks and across global markets. So far she has worked with audiences including urban youth in London, parents across the UK, emerging middle-class consumers in Africa, factory workers in India, CEOs in Mumbai and cowboys in Texas. When not studying for her post-grad, she can usually be found with a minimally-packed suitcase and a pair of minimalist running shoes, looking for a new adventure.

HUGH KNOWLES

Hugh specialises in helping organisations develop new ideas and approaches to big sustainability challenges. In particular he likes to use futures thinking to challenge perceptions and inspire different thinking. Until recently he was Head of Innovation at Forum for the Future. He relishes the practical side of innovation and is launching sensor based ventures to tackle social and environmental issues through the IOT Academy where he is a Founder Director. His bike(s) would not fit in the picture.

POOJA SACHDEV

Pooja is an experienced organisational development (OD)/ HR consultant, author and expert speaker, passionate about helping people and organisations fulfil their potential. She has worked with a wide range of organisations from niche consultancies, film companies and public sector bodies to large multi-nationals in finance, pharma and manufacturing.  Her specialist areas include employee engagement/ experience, culture and change and diversity & inclusion. She is qualified in Occupational Psychology, Counselling and Coaching, and is co-author of ‘Rewire: A Radical Approach to Tackling Diversity and Difference’, published by Bloomsbury in 2015 and described by the FT as “the most refreshing approach to diversity I have read”.

FIONA BENNIE

Fiona helps organisations and brands to create future-proof strategies, innovation roadmaps and business models. She develops and uses future scenarios, foresight, insight and sustainability principles to build solutions that help organisations and brands thrive. Not just over the next few quarters, but in the long-term. Her career started in Italy at L’Oreal marketing, followed by the Design Council and some healthcare innovation work.

But the fun really started at Forum for the Future where she led innovation projects with clients such as Unilever, Bupa, Burberry, Suffolk County Council and the National Trust. She helped to develop many of the innovation approaches Forum use today and co-wrote a number of future scenarios across fashion, retail and the creative industries.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

ANITA HOFFMAN

Anita lives and breathes purpose and values. As the founder of Executiva, a board advisory, executive search and coaching firm, she coaches leaders from every continent to be their most authentic, high performing selves. She’s a visiting fellow at Cranfield University’s School of Business Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, where she’s produced ground-breaking work on purpose driven leadership. She’s held senior international executive roles in industry, with two of the Big Four consulting firms and was a partner at the premier Leadership Advisory & Search firm Heidrick & Struggles. Her wisdom, insight and thought provoking questions are invaluable to us.

NICK ELLERBY

Nick is a Co-Director at the prestigious Oasis School of Human Relations. He’s a trusted confidant to leaders, mentors, leading organisations, senior teams and change agents. He blends whole person approaches with an incisive capacity to work beneath the obvious whilst demonstrating a deep understanding of people, relationships and development. Nick is a trustee of the Oasis Foundation, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the custodian group for the Windsor Leadership Dialogue, works with the Swedish-based Foresight global task force, and is a Senior Advisor to the UNGC/EFMD Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Nick’s calm, curious and razor-sharp intelligence, coupled with humble style have helped us be far better than we thought we could be.

BEN DOLTIS

Ben is a founding partner of M&A advisory firm PCB Partners, specialising in buy-side support and corporate divestment. He has built a team with a unique blend of M&A and PE experience in the world of pioneering and disruptive technologies.

Previously, he founded the market-leading executive search firm The SJB Group in the early noughties to cater for the burgeoning technology services sector. With strong organic growth augmented by acquisition SJB Medical emanated from the group which quickly became the largest recruiter of Doctors and Nurses for the private sector in the UK. At the end of 2013 he led a successful trade sale to Experis, the professional brands operation of the Manpower Group. Key to the transaction was 100% retention of the SJB management team which ensures that the business thrives to this day.

GEOFF MCDONALD

Geoff spent 25 years at Unilever and led the creation and embedding of Unilever’s Purpose alongside Paul Polman. Geoff’s background is both broad and considerable with expertise in leadership and talent development, organisation change, capability development and business transformation with purpose at its core. As a speaker and a business transformation consultant, he inspires leaders to embrace mental health and empowers organisations to put purpose at their core and play their positive role in the world. He now advises with Kin&Co on business transformation, with a specialist interest in people-centricity.

ALEX DIMIZIANI

Alex was previously CMO at Airbnb, where she sat on the leadership team with CEO and Co-founder Brian Chesky. Whilst there, she spearheaded the company’s widely praised purpose embedding work. She’s since joined Kin&Co board of advisors, applying her learnings from her time at Airbnb to help foster the adoption of next-generation working. Alex says that she does her best work for companies who take a bold cultural and social stance, who do rather than say, and who contribute to society in a positive and measurable way. All of which make her a great fit at Kin&Co.

GIB BULLOCH

Gib is an award winning social intrapreneur who consults, writes and speaks on a range of topics relating to managing disruption in the corporate world and the role of business in society. Gib’s first book: “The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent” (2018) is a personal story of his 15 year journey to create and scale Accenture Development Partnerships. This innovative venture attracted significant media attention, won Accenture International Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility and Gib himself was voted the UK’s Management Consultant of the year in 2008. Gib now helps Kin&Co advise on navigating disruption and continues to explore new ways of supporting purpose driven insurgencies within the corporate world.

ROSIE WARIN

Rosie is CEO of Kin&Co and a multi award-winning change-maker. She has a background in behavioural psychology and is a  recipient of the Suzy Ferguson Award, recognising exceptional ‘character, integrity and determination’. She’s also one of Management Today’s 35 under 35 and is a leading figure in the purpose and culture movement, helping CEOs around the world to transform their organisations for the better.

BECCI GOULD

Becci is Client Services Director at Kin&Co and a specialist advisor that helps create next-generation organisations through cultural transformation, behaviour change and purpose. She’s advised CEOs and leadership teams all over the world from BT Openreach, to Danone, Heathrow Airport, Blackbaud/JustGiving and Grant Thornton on how to drive financial performance through putting purpose, people and culture at the heart of business strategies. Alongside her advisory work, Becci is a thought leader in the purpose and culture space. She’s a regular panellist and chair of high-profile culture and purpose discussions, sits on the advisory board of the IRM’s annual EU Business Change and Transformation conference, and has released reports featured in the likes of Forbes and CityAM.

ZÖE KRETZSCHMAR

Zöe is an operations expert and entrepreneur, with a background in client management, start-ups and innovation. At Kin&Co, Zöe sits at the intersection between people, business growth and operational success. She has an entrepreneurial flair backed by an analytical eye – challenging conventions and leaping forward while ensuring security. As a thorough thinker and a curator of ambitious, diverse, hard-working teams she is known for her ability to efficiently scale businesses while maintaining thriving cultures, quality of work output and financial success.

VICTORIA HODGES

Victoria has a portfolio of work as an Associate Director, an independent Consultant, a Non-Executive Director and Charitable Foundation Trustee, with over 25 years experience in employee engagement, experience, culture change , organisation design, talent development, reward, recognition and purpose.

She works across a wide range of industries, including retail, aviation, consumer, housing and public sector; with global corporations, progressive start-ups, SME’s, Charities and Not For Profit organisations.

MATT ROBSHAW

Matt is an Associate Director and a culture and behavioural change expert with deep knowledge of impact analytics, role-modelling theory and influencer methodologies. Matt helps people love what they do, and organisations to change for the better inside and out – all through the power of purpose, culture and communications. Matt has worked with organisations such as Heathrow, Openreach, AXA, NHS and Legal & General across large and complex projects. His work has focused on bringing disparate workforces together, rebuilding pride and a sense of shared ownership from the bottom-up and top-down, and driving long-term productivity, sustainability and resilience. His award-winning work is underpinned by a specialism in behavioural psychology and a laser-focus on measuring the change that matters.

ALLYSON DAVIES

Allyson is a behaviour and culture change consultant passionate about embedding interventions that help organisations implement strategies that empower people. Starting her career in Africa, Allyson led the brand and marketing strategy for Africa’s largest privately owned gallery, and has since completed two masters degrees related to marketing and leadership. Over the past seven years Allyson has worked on organisational change projects in the capacity of redesigning services, project and change management, and governing transformation change programmes.

HOLLY STARKEY

Holly has a wealth of experience running teams in Asia, Europe and The Americas. Her career has focused on Technology and the Finance sector working with the likes of HSBC, Aegon, Morgan Stanley, Allianz, AIG and TD Bank. Where, as a Senior Leader she found her passion for delivering results through utilizing culture and personal ownership of direction to engage people. Focusing on the Why, she brings enthusiasm for driving business success to every engagement, always ensuring optimum impact for your business, both short and long-term.

HEATHER PARKER

Heather is a highly qualified applied psychologist and coach whose clients herald her work with them as truly invaluable. Heather has used her formal background in behavioural psychology and her innate ability to work with people to help transform some of the biggest global businesses. Heather has previously worked at North Highland, Human Engine and and Handpicked Society. Heather now helps Kin&Co develop change architecture with behavioural science at the core. Heather is a has an MSc in Psychological Sciences from UCL, is Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, is an Animas accredited in transformational coaching and group coaching, and has a certificate from the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education in Applying Psychology to the Workplace.

BETH KING

Beth is an internationally experienced organisation development consultant, and business psychologist, who works with leaders, individuals and organisational systems. With a background in financial services, Beth has spent the last 15 years as a management consultant within IBM as well as boutique consultancies, working with clients such as Lloyds, Aviva, NHS, O2, HMRC, Legal & General and Deutsche Bank. Her passion is in exploring how businesses embrace paradox, navigate complexity and operate authentically. She has deep experience working with practical culture change, conscious leadership, communications, transformational change, employee engagement, leadership development and group facilitation. Beth has a BSc in Psychology, an Occupational Psychology MSc (Distinction) and is qualified in a range of psychometric tools.

HARRIET WALEY-COHEN

Harriet is a multi award-winning speaker and leadership coach who works with high-flyers to deliver greater success, confidence and wellbeing. Over the last 17 years, Harriet has empowered thousands to believe in themselves and their potential. Harriet’s mission is to make sure people know their true value. She empowers SLTs, senior executives and audiences to leave behind self-doubt, sabotaging and disempowering patterns, and overwhelm for new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that create confidence, emotional & physical wellbeing, and success. This is achieved through leadership and transformation programs with senior teams and individuals that are rooted in behavioural change as well as speaking engagements with some of the UK’s largest companies, including Barclays. Harriet has a B.Sc in Psychology from UCL, and is a qualified Health & Wellbeing Coach (IIN) and Women’s Leadership Coach (One of Many).

MÉLISSA CALIXTE

Mélissa is a Canada-based Project Manager for Kin&Co. After a decade of design and management in the luxury goods industry, Mélissa launched a small business in rural Haiti, financially empowering a team of local artisans. She has since been specializing in helping businesses create and execute truly impactful purpose initiatives. Her latest clients include Canadian retailer Snuggle Bugz and luxury sneaker brand Uomo D’oro. Mélissa is passionate about uplifting and empowering vulnerable communities in a dignified way, while creating perfect alignment between a company’s ethos, culture, and social impact strategy.

BETSY REED

Betsy is a sustainability strategy and campaign consultant and independent associate of Kin&Co. She has spent the past decade leading big social and environmental behaviour change campaigns for organisations like Zero Waste Scotland, Forum for the Future and Nestle. Betsy is Chair of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Sustainability Group. She also has a parallel career as a yoga teacher.

SARAH HOLLOWAY

Sarah has spent the last 15 years helping some of the world’s largest organisations drive transformative change, working most recently with C&A, Danone, Interface, L’Oréal Paris and Vodafone. She is passionate about bringing purpose, values and sustainability into the mainstream, making a better life accessible for everyone.

Sarah honed her changemaker skills through sustainability and change management positions at Unilever, Tesco and TUI, and is the author of ‘Networks for Sustainability’, a guide for business leaders on building movements, inspiring employees and embedding new ways of working.

She was co-founder and creative campaign manager of We Are Europe, an award-winning grassroots Remain campaign that helped drive a strong youth turnout in the UK’s 2016 EU referendum.

JESSICA FERROW

Jessica joins Kin&Co with more than seven years’ experience in sustainability strategy and communications. She’s a firm believer in the power of business as a force for good and has helped some of the world’s most forward-thinking companies tell their story in an engaging and compelling way. As well as project managing creative campaigns, Jessica has written and consulted on sustainability reports for leading companies including IKEA, BT, Vodafone and SIG Combibloc.

After beginning her career in renewable energy and low carbon business, Jessica led on the design and implementation of Go Green Bristol, a business behaviour change programme that helped over 1,000 businesses improve their sustainable credentials during Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015.

Jessica is a British national but has lived and worked in several different countries including France, Indonesia, Norway, the USA and Vietnam.

ALEX LYONS

Alex Lyons is a Communications and Culture consultant at Kin&Co with ten years experience in communications for social and environmental change – from responsible business to happiness campaigns. In recent years he has focused on helping organisations and individuals find and live by their purpose and values – working with O2, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and professional services firm BWB. He’s also delivered training in interpersonal communications to neighbourhood police officers across the country with Police Now. Ask Alex – a comic book aficionado – about the fiction of Ursula K Le Guin, his famous triple chocolate brownies, or his work coaching speakers for TEDxCoventGardenWomen – a London TEDx celebrating gender equality.

KATE CHAPMAN 

With a deep knowledge of sustainability built on a varied business background, Kate’s focus is on helping businesses and other organisations to be a force for good and to focus on purpose beyond profit. She is a highly experienced OD and sustainability consultant, facilitator and trainer, used to working across organisations from board level to shop floor. She brings curiosity, energy, enthusiasm and a “big picture” outlook to clients – helping people see beyond their immediate team or organisational boundaries to examine the wider impacts they may have.

ANGELA NEWTON

A former publisher, Angela has worked across numerous sectors, corporates and not-for-profits. She helps businesses to innovate and evolve, whether that’s transforming their ways of working, or helping them develop new products and services to deliver change. Some of her recent projects include creating services to help people dealing with adult social care, building initiatives to get better broadband and financial services for consumers, and the launch of a widening participation programme in schools across the UK. She’s also been working with a major charity to develop a commercial revenue arm, and is co-creator of Work For Good, a platform to drive charitable giving in the SME sector.

JACQUELINE CULLETON

Jacqueline is a creative marketing leader with thirteen years of proven experience in telling compelling stories that bring about positive social and environmental change. Starting her career writing full-time for a British national newspaper, her last full-time position was as Head of Communications for international NGO Forum for the Future. Now freelance, Jacq helpd brands, agencies, and NGOs build loyal audiences, grow their industry influence, and achieve a measurable business or behavioural impact. Jacq’s very passionate about equality, sustainability and food issues in particular, and loves what she does – which is half the battle!

SARAH RANDALL

Sarah started her career in intercultural communication consulting, before moving to PR agencies in Paris and London where she worked on international communication campaigns with a focus on CSR initiatives and social impact programmes. Sarah has broad, multi-sector experience from finance to fashion, having worked with global brands such as Deloitte, RBS, Société Générale, LVMH, Novartis and Michelin, as well as many fast-growing social enterprises, B-corps and charities. Recently Sarah led the communications campaign for the European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition, to find impactful solutions enabling refugees to integrate into Europe. Having studied and worked in France and Brazil Sarah speaks fluent French and rusty Portuguese. She’s also an occasional florist.

SARAH FERRARI

Sarah Ferrari (no, not related and no, doesn’t own one) is an Art Director with over 10 years experience, specialising in branding, design for both print and web and illustration. She has worked with a diverse range of clients such as Disney, Whistles and the National Health Service.

SARAH VARNEY

Sarah’s passion lies in helping organisations transform how they work through supporting leaders and inspiring people to create meaningful and sustainable culture change.

She has over 18 years’ experience; the first half of her career in internal communications roles with Royal Mail and the Civil Service, and the second half in client-facing talent consulting roles with Willis Towers Watson.

Sarah is equally at home providing strategic counsel, as she is getting into the nitty gritty detail of project planning, with global brands such as Comcast and NBCUniversal, Pearson, Deutsche Bank, ING, Visa and Amex. She applies a people lens to everything she does to manage stakeholders, develop deep relationships and win trust.

When Sarah’s not facilitating focus groups, coaching managers or writing comms strategies, she volunteers for North London Cares, a charity that provides support to vulnerable elderly people.

VICTORIA PAGE

Victoria is a multi-award winning communications and corporate reputation expert, with experience working in global and boutique communications agencies for clients including: Sky, Unilever, Costa Coffee, Coca-Cola, O2, COP18, Jaguar Land Rover, Sony, Kellogg and Thai Union (owners of John West). She specialises in purpose and sustainability strategy and communications helping businesses to navigate challenging landscapes to find opportunity, to collaborate with the right people to drive positive change and to inspire leaders with the belief that their business can become a force for good. She recently worked with Sky to orchestrate their Ocean Rescue campaign to free our oceans from plastic waste.

CERI SCHOOLING

Ceri specialises in PR and strategic communications support in the charity sector. Ceri has come from a big agency background, including Ketchum and Weber Shandwick. Ceri’s most recent experience is at Bowel Cancer UK, where her campaign for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month generated almost 200 pieces of coverage.

KIRSTIN KASZUBOWSKA

Kirstin has spent over 13 years as a PR and communications expert, blending creative and strategic thinking to tackle business problems, with clients including Virgin Money, Airbus, and the NHS. She has designed and delivered award-winning global communications campaigns and brand positioning work. Alongside working at Kin&Co, she is indulging in a Masters in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership.

IRENE PALACIO

Irene is a London based Art Director who loves making her ideas reality, through illustration and design. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and coursed one of the years at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Apart from the most diverse range of clients, she has worked for a variety of organisations which promote positive change towards sustainability. Besides working, she worships the internet and always keeps her eyes open (as you never know where a good idea can come from).

JAMIE HASKAYNE

Jamie is an award-winning Creative Director, Writer, Culture and Brand Consultant. He has delivered projects across the globe for some of the world’s biggest brands. Aligning the mission of a business with the aspirations of the people it needs to succeed, he helps clients to define their strategy, purpose, vision and values, in order to create a positive culture and deliver an on-brand customer and employee experience

LAURA QUINN 

Laura’s fourteen-year career spans brand, non-profit and public sector communications, corporate sustainability and working with companies to define their purpose and positioning. She loves to operate in complex stakeholder networks and across global markets. So far she has worked with audiences including urban youth in London, parents across the UK, emerging middle-class consumers in Africa, factory workers in India, CEOs in Mumbai and cowboys in Texas. When not studying for her post-grad, she can usually be found with a minimally-packed suitcase and a pair of minimalist running shoes, looking for a new adventure.

HUGH KNOWLES

Hugh specialises in helping organisations develop new ideas and approaches to big sustainability challenges. In particular he likes to use futures thinking to challenge perceptions and inspire different thinking. Until recently he was Head of Innovation at Forum for the Future. He relishes the practical side of innovation and is launching sensor based ventures to tackle social and environmental issues through the IOT Academy where he is a Founder Director. His bike(s) would not fit in the picture.

POOJA SACHDEV

Pooja is an experienced organisational development (OD)/ HR consultant, author and expert speaker, passionate about helping people and organisations fulfil their potential. She has worked with a wide range of organisations from niche consultancies, film companies and public sector bodies to large multi-nationals in finance, pharma and manufacturing.  Her specialist areas include employee engagement/ experience, culture and change and diversity & inclusion. She is qualified in Occupational Psychology, Counselling and Coaching, and is co-author of ‘Rewire: A Radical Approach to Tackling Diversity and Difference’, published by Bloomsbury in 2015 and described by the FT as “the most refreshing approach to diversity I have read”.

FIONA BENNIE

Fiona helps organisations and brands to create future-proof strategies, innovation roadmaps and business models. She develops and uses future scenarios, foresight, insight and sustainability principles to build solutions that help organisations and brands thrive. Not just over the next few quarters, but in the long-term. Her career started in Italy at L’Oreal marketing, followed by the Design Council and some healthcare innovation work.

But the fun really started at Forum for the Future where she led innovation projects with clients such as Unilever, Bupa, Burberry, Suffolk County Council and the National Trust. She helped to develop many of the innovation approaches Forum use today and co-wrote a number of future scenarios across fashion, retail and the creative industries.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

ANITA HOFFMAN

Anita lives and breathes purpose and values. As the founder of Executiva, a board advisory, executive search and coaching firm, she coaches leaders from every continent to be their most authentic, high performing selves. She’s a visiting fellow at Cranfield University’s School of Business Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, where she’s produced ground-breaking work on purpose driven leadership. She’s held senior international executive roles in industry, with two of the Big Four consulting firms and was a partner at the premier Leadership Advisory & Search firm Heidrick & Struggles. Her wisdom, insight and thought provoking questions are invaluable to us.

NICK ELLERBY

Nick is a Co-Director at the prestigious Oasis School of Human Relations. He’s a trusted confidant to leaders, mentors, leading organisations, senior teams and change agents. He blends whole person approaches with an incisive capacity to work beneath the obvious whilst demonstrating a deep understanding of people, relationships and development. Nick is a trustee of the Oasis Foundation, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the custodian group for the Windsor Leadership Dialogue, works with the Swedish-based Foresight global task force, and is a Senior Advisor to the UNGC/EFMD Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Nick’s calm, curious and razor-sharp intelligence, coupled with humble style have helped us be far better than we thought we could be.

BEN DOLTIS

Ben is a founding partner of M&A advisory firm PCB Partners, specialising in buy-side support and corporate divestment. He has built a team with a unique blend of M&A and PE experience in the world of pioneering and disruptive technologies.

Previously, he founded the market-leading executive search firm The SJB Group in the early noughties to cater for the burgeoning technology services sector. With strong organic growth augmented by acquisition SJB Medical emanated from the group which quickly became the largest recruiter of Doctors and Nurses for the private sector in the UK. At the end of 2013 he led a successful trade sale to Experis, the professional brands operation of the Manpower Group. Key to the transaction was 100% retention of the SJB management team which ensures that the business thrives to this day.

GEOFF MCDONALD

Geoff spent 25 years at Unilever and led the creation and embedding of Unilever’s Purpose alongside Paul Polman. Geoff’s background is both broad and considerable with expertise in leadership and talent development, organisation change, capability development and business transformation with purpose at its core. As a speaker and a business transformation consultant, he inspires leaders to embrace mental health and empowers organisations to put purpose at their core and play their positive role in the world. He now advises with Kin&Co on business transformation, with a specialist interest in people-centricity.

ALEX DIMIZIANI

Alex was previously CMO at Airbnb, where she sat on the leadership team with CEO and Co-founder Brian Chesky. Whilst there, she spearheaded the company’s widely praised purpose embedding work. She’s since joined Kin&Co board of advisors, applying her learnings from her time at Airbnb to help foster the adoption of next-generation working. Alex says that she does her best work for companies who take a bold cultural and social stance, who do rather than say, and who contribute to society in a positive and measurable way. All of which make her a great fit at Kin&Co.

GIB BULLOCH

Gib is an award winning social intrapreneur who consults, writes and speaks on a range of topics relating to managing disruption in the corporate world and the role of business in society. Gib’s first book: “The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent” (2018) is a personal story of his 15 year journey to create and scale Accenture Development Partnerships. This innovative venture attracted significant media attention, won Accenture International Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility and Gib himself was voted the UK’s Management Consultant of the year in 2008. Gib now helps Kin&Co advise on navigating disruption and continues to explore new ways of supporting purpose driven insurgencies within the corporate world.

WORK WITH US

We are looking for the world’s brightest and best professionals to join us. We’re not currently hiring, but please check back here in the future.

What can you expect from us? An inventive, creative company with global clients and a start-up culture. Our approach values productivity, not face time, and champions a healthy, happy workplace.

WHAT WILL WE EXPECT OF YOU?

An inherent belief in the power of people to do good, some serious skills and ambition, and an attitude in line with our values.

Contact our global offices:
info@kinandco.com