Having worked in the UK and Asia, Matthew has held key roles in HR and Organisational Development and Talent for global organisations including Ford, Credit Suisse, Barclays, DBS and, more recently, UBS AG where he was Group Head of Talent and Performance.
With roles that have had both local and global remits, Matthew has a deep understanding of international and diverse working environments, as well as multi-sector expertise, having worked across Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education and Technology.
He has a BA in Business and Human Resource Management and an MSc in Business Psychology, as well as being a qualified and registered psychometric test administrator and user for occupational ability and personality assessments.
Matthew has been a Visiting Lecturer and Module Leader at the University of Hertfordshire’s Business School, covering: Strategic Management, Business and Commercial Awareness, Cross-Cultural Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organisation and Change Management.
He was also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Collaborative Academies Trust – a Multi-Academy Trust with schools across Essex, Somerset and Northamptonshire.
Business Development Manager
Matt has extensive experience in customer service and sales, and has been an integral part of transformational change within financial services businesses, driving integration of new processes and regulations.
In his roles at leading stockbrokers FXCM and Charles Stanley – managing portfolios in excess of £400m – Matt has developed a deep understanding of financial service organisations from back-office processes through to front office. He has held Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Approved Person status – both CF1 and CF30 – and has a wide knowledge of equity, derivative and fixed-income products.
As a former professional footballer, when Matt isn’t spending time with his family, he’s coaching his local youth football team.
Business Operations Manager
Emma has extensive experience working in administrative and project management roles across office management, HR and finance, predominantly within the charity and education sectors.
For over a decade, Emma was a Senior Project Editor at global publishing house, Pearson, where she worked on many high-profile trade and professional publications alongside leading self-development authors such as Richard Templar, James Borg and Michael Heppell.
Aside from her family, Emma’s other passion is her horse, Tabor. An experienced rider, Emma is enjoying learning the basics of dressage and hacking out in her spare time.
Client Solutions Manager
Marzenna’s expertise is in the field of leadership development, which includes supporting business decision makers around their talent management strategies and succession pipelines. She’s also a specialist in psychometric testing and innovation through the creation of bespoke client solutions.
For over a decade, Marzenna has had a global focus working with individuals and organisations across Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Europe. She also has extensive experience in both public and private sectors, including Financial Services, Technology and HR.
Marzenna has a BA Honours in Psychology and is a member of the British Psychology Society. She is also a qualified and registered Psychometric Test User (Occupational Ability and Personality Assessments).
Additionally, she is a seasoned coach, facilitator and writer, having published her first book in 2016 and has developed formal education material for the South African market.
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