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Business consultant, coach, strategy facilitator and author. Founder of Cutting Through The Grey.


Over twenty years ago I launched the strategy consultancy Cutting Through The Grey. My focus is on supporting Boards, Directors and Governance Professionals as they develop change strategies and lead their implementation. I enable Organisations and their Leaders to develop Situational Intelligence.

My background combines over 40 years of leadership, operational management and consulting experience across a range of organisations including multinationals such as Price Waterhouse and British Airways, nationals such as S&NB, SMEs, business start-ups and Government bodies. Working with clients from a range of sectors, including professional services, travel, media, finance, pharmaceutical, and construction and engineering, I help their leaders make sense of complexity.

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In collaboration with global thought leader, Dr Laurence Lyons we enable organisations and individuals to develop Situational Intelligence. We research, publish and provide consultancy services.

The Chartered Governance Institute (icsa):

I design and lead open and in-company development programmes for governance professionals. My articles appear in 'Governance and Compliance.' Video footage is hosted on In July 2017, I was elected to Fellowship of the Institute and in 2019 joined the judging panel for the ICSA Awards.

Institute of Directors:

From 2004 - 2019, I worked with IOD, designing and facilitating strategic issue workshops, providing business coaching to individuals and boards, and creating and leading open and in-company director development programmes globally. I was awarded a lifetime Fellowship by the Institute in 2019 in recognition of my contribution to director development.