Mel Disley

Mel Disley

Mel has been in the training and development industry for the past 20 years, working both for and with a variety of industries and organisation across public, private and third sectors. Much of this time has been spent in leadership roles and, having moved into freelance consultancy in 2008, Mel has been delivering training, coaching & mentoring, and assessment across a wide range of leadership and management areas.

She is passionate about both leadership and wellbeing and, realising a strong connection between the two, combines various skills, attitudes, and mindset in her training and coaching work to help people embark upon and continue along a lifelong journey of progress and development.

Key Experience:

  • Leadership support and coaching provided across the spectrum of team leaders, lower, middle, and senior management.
  • Coaching team leaders, middle and senior management through periods of change and uncertainty to shift focus, pursue positive paths and achieve desired outcomes.
  • ILM training delivery and assessment for over 12 years.
  • Leadership and wellbeing programmes and projects internationally via different collaborations & partnerships.
  • Design, development, and delivery of a series of leadership training and development interventions.
  • Assessment across many qualifications and awarding bodies, predominantly for OCR, C&G and ILM Levels 3-7 leadership and coaching & mentoring qualifications

Qualifications / Accreditations:

  • Member of the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Member of the EMCC
  • NLP Practitioner (INLPTA)
  • BA, MA

Steve Browne

Steve Browne

Steve has a background in Project Management, Change Management and Training with over 20 years’ experience.  He has worked in both the private and public sectors and has a history of delivering multi-million-pound changes utilising both on-shore and off-shore teams. Steve has delivered Quality Management, Marketing, and IT projects. He first used Agile in 1999.

His interest in training has run throughout his career and has seen him deliver training in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, and the UK including at 10 Downing Street. He has been a full-time consultant and trainer since February 2009 and is a member of the Association for Project Management in the UK and the Project Management Institute in the USA.

Steve has worked for a broad range of clients including the Royal College of Arts, The Institution for Engineering and Technology, UK Research & Innovation, the Post Office, the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Ministry of Defence as well as engineering companies, banks, local authorities, and housing associations.

Outside of work, Steve enjoys cooking, music and travel including continental road trips.

Andrew Critchley

Andrew Critchley

Andrew started his career in the manufacturing sector, firstly ceramics and then thermoplastics before moving into IT and telecoms.  In 1998 he got an opportunity to join a small project management consultancy firm where he became a member of the APM and has been working in the consultancy and training field ever since.

Andrew has a conversational style of training and specialises in the project management and risk management qualifications offered by the APM which he has been delivering for almost 25 years and in 2015 he became a PMQ exam marker and quality reviewer.  Over the years the consultancy and training assignments have included numerous business sectors, ranging from automotive to pharmaceutical research and have taken him all over the world.

Outside work Andrew is an avid scuba diver and takes every opportunity to jump off a boat with his camera.  He has a long bucket list of dives but for every one that gets ticked off another two or three get added.  Last achieved was Museo Atlántico, Lanzarote and next up is Silfra, Iceland.

Angus Duncan

Angus Duncan

Angus’s early career saw him working on a series of large-scale commercial construction projects, as well as managing major IT Facilities Management implementations. Angus later became involved in the Oil and Gas industry in Project Controls for an offshore drilling contractor, as well as experiencing life on the client side working for a major operator. Angus’s passion for project management led him to return to the University of Aberdeen where he successfully gained an MSC in Project Management. He now delivers both APM and PMI accredited risk and project management training courses to organisations both nationally and internationally.