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The Faculty

Judith Barton

MSc, BA, Chartered FCIPD, MCMI, MInstLM, FRSA
Director of Coaching & Mentoring

As the Founder and Director of Coaching and Mentoring at BSC, Judith leads the practice with 25 years experience of developing senior leaders in government and private sectors.  She has worked extensively in developing and delivering all of our programmes and works closely with our Director of Quality Assurance to ensure the highest professional standards in everything that we do.   In recent years she has led our work with the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK and for a major Education Group in the Middle East.  She also provides coaching supervision to the UK senior civil service including the Home Office.  Judith has led our expansion into the Middle East and in addition to delivering our in house and open programmes in the Region she enjoys her role as Executive Coach to Business & Professional Women in the Gulf following her appointment as Chief Assessor to three prestigious business awards.

Prior to BSC Judith had an impressive career in the public sector in health care management and higher education.

Her passion is using a highly effective solution-focussed approach in working with individuals to achieve their goals.

Keith McMann

LLB(hons) Law and Business, MBA

Keith is an accomplished ex PLC and IPO Director, with 23 years of experience in developing people at the top level in airline management. With his extensive experience in Airport management, revenue and customer service management, Keith uses his wealth of knowledge to develop and support coachees.

He has significant experience working internationally, notably working in the Gulf, Lebanon and Ireland as CEO of private airline Twinjet; and Passenger and Airports Director of Easyjet. This executive/boardroom background adds an increased flexibility and professional experience to BSC.

Maggie Clifton

BA (Hons), M.A, EFQM L4E, J2E
Director of Quality Assurance

Maggie is one of BSC’s longest standing consultants and has been Director of Quality Assurance since 2006. Maggie’s focus is on ensuring BSC continues to provide the excellent standards of delivery and service that have been in place since its inception. Maggie trains all new assessors and leads the faculty and its continued quality assurance.

With a background in health service management, Maggie is a certified EFQM assessor, trainer and consultant and is an International Assessor for business awards in Dubai and Qatar. Her extensive experience as a Director and Manager in Clinical Healthcare and in research/ policy administration underpins BSC’s quality outcomes.

Ray Garner

B.Ed.  M.A.  D.P.S.E. (S.E.N.), M.Inst.L.M.
Programme Director/Coaching Supervisor

With over 25 years coaching experience Ray’s background is principally in the Education sector. As a former ‘Beacon’ Head teacher and School Improvement Adviser he has used his experience and knowledge to support and develop Head Teachers in achieving improved performance. This has also been extended to other businesses including Thomas Cook, Airlines, B&Q retail and the RSPCA.

Ray is BSC’s Programme Director for the ILM Level 7 and 3 courses and has personally delivered coaching programmes to organisations across the public and private sectors. His coaching approach is Solution Focused along with an eclectic mix of coaching tools! Ray enjoys helping people get to their own solutions and the buzz of watching them succeed as a result.

Martin Hill

LLB(Hons), AMAC, FInstLM, FISQC, ILM L7 Cert, Accredited Coaching Supervisor (AOCS)
Senior Tutor, & Business Coach

Martin is the Programme Director for the ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring and leads the delivery of this programme in the UK.  He is a very experienced trainer with a background in the public sector and over 20 years involvement in delivering training programmes to senior leaders and operational staff.  Martin is also very active in developing coaching as a discipline and has held various ‘extra-curricular’ roles within the profession, eg Committee Member EMCC and leads the group supervision work for the BSC network. He is also an Accredited Coaching Supervisor with the Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS)

As a coach Martin aims to provide a professional, ethical, non-judgmental and safe environment to facilitate the client to develop their skills and knowledge in order to achieve their goals, resulting in performance improvements for themselves and/or the organisation.

He most enjoys seeing the pleasure and excitement of a client who has achieved a “breakthrough” moment. He enjoys the unpredictability and excitement of not knowing what a client will bring to the session and the exhilaration of exploring the options and discoveries that the coaching conversation brings to the client, helping them achieve their potential.

Brenda McKay

RN, DipN, MBA, FISQC, ILM L7 Cert.
Senior Tutor and Business Coach

Brenda is the Programme Director for the ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring and also delivers the ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring programmes. In addition, we have a rapidly growing practice in wellbeing coaching which is led by Brenda. She has 26 years of experience working in the private sector using ​coaching and mentoring as a fundamental solution to issues of staff performance, collegiality, morale and support. Brenda was also key in maximising resources and team performance through periods of change in senior management in the private and public health care sector. As a board member, her responsibilities were for a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural workforce which included a leadership team as well as other staff.  Brenda is also very active in developing coaching within the public sector as a discipline and supports various projects as a personal tutor and coach supervisor. Her mission is to help others to make lasting and effective positive change by using proven and easy to apply, methods. Her approach encourages and supports the individual towards reflection and action, to overcome obstacles, turning them into positive results, thus helping individuals achieve accountability, personal satisfaction and balance.

Shelagh O'Leary

Senior Tutor and Business Coach

Shelagh has over 25 years’ experience as a human resource development professional having worked in local government, the criminal justice sector and more recently the National Health Service. She has been instrumental in the development of HR strategy, organisational development, leadership development, talent management and the delivery of training and education, nationally and internationally. She is an executive coach and has specialised as a career coach with a wide range of clients in the public and private sector. Shelagh has operated at board level having been a member of Skills for Justice, and is a member of the CIPD membership and CPD committee. She is also a member of the Career Development Institute, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the Institute of Directors.

Lynn Delaney

Consultant & Tutor

Lynn works within a strategic role in a public sector environment.  She is a HR professional and an Executive coach and Leadership Mentor.  She is passionate about supporting others to develop and reach their potential through coaching, mentoring and other learning and development opportunities.

Lynn is the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Liverpool Group, part of the wider Merseyside and North Cheshire Branch – where she has been a volunteer for over 5 years.

Virginia Raymond

ILM L2, L3 & L7 Cert.
Consultant & Tutor

Virginia comes from a Performing Arts background and completion of a Royal Academy of Dance teaching qualification led into teaching. Virginia spent over 20 years in education, working with young people from the ages of 3 to 17. Here she developed a passion for coaching and mentoring to support the development of both young people and her colleagues.

Developing people is something Virginia is passionate about, particularly young people for whom the world of today presents many and ever changing challenges which conventional education may not equip them to meet.  Virginia applies this understanding when delivering the Level 2 Award for Young Leaders. Having learned so much about herself though coaching, Virginia is keen to develop others to do the same as she believes that Coaching and Mentoring provides a key to unlock potential in all of us.

Ana Paula Nacif

ACC, MAC, MSc (Coach.Psy)
Consultant & Tutor

Ana is an accredited coach, trainer and facilitator, with over seven years’ experience in design and delivery of training programmes in commercial, public and not-for-profit organisations. Ana provides training in management, leadership & coaching. She also provides facilitation support for teams and leadership group events and workshops. Ana’s areas of specialisation are leadership, management, wellbeing, personal development, career transition

David Llewellyn

BSc (Hons), Dip RSA, MInstLM, PGCE, ILM L5
Consultant & Tutor

David is an experienced senior manager with over 25 years’ experience in financial services and commercial businesses, as well as running a small business. His career has included several roles with a major international bank and he has also served as Chairman and Director of a limited company representing speciality food and drink producers

His specialist areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, change management, sales and marketing, financial management and general business management skills, including coaching. He has a “can do” approach and is highly experienced in working with clients – both in the UK and internationally – to design and deliver bespoke training programmes and consultancy to meet specific business needs. His style is to deliver a highly interactive and participative programme facilitating discussion around accepted principles and practice with each delegate supported to consider how these will work in practice in the context of their own role / organisation

John Macdonald

MSc; CIPD; Dip. Training Management; ILM 7 Cert.
Consultant & Tutor

John has over 20 years experience in people management and development. With his varied roles in HR as Director & VP for various large corporates, he has coached, mentored and is a facilitator for various training programmes in the Middle East. John provides executive coaching, mentoring, leadership and HR training and consulting services to corporate and individual clients. His specialist areas have been in HR and his coaching focus has primarily been in helping newly promoted executives to build their influence and impact. He also provides facilitation support for teams and leadership group events and workshops.

Martyn Ellis

ILM Level 7 Coach, Cert. Ed
Consultant & Tutor

Martyn is a qualified coach and leadership development trainer with over 15 years’ experience in Learning & Development. He specialises in delivering leadership development programmes, leadership coaching, executive coaching, action learning, career management, talent development, team development, learning & development consultancy, outplacement support and facilitation. Martyn’s  practice as an Executive Coach has focused on providing leaders with the tools to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their organisations.

Laurence Sutton

Consultant & Tutor

Laurence has expertise coaching for leadership  development and performance improvement. He brings expertise from 25 years of operational and strategic leadership at board level, in a legal and public service environment. As an Executive Coach, Laurence works with leaders and aspiring leaders to help them to sharpen their performance, to develop and adapt their strengths to cope with the huge demands in their areas of responsibility and careers.

In addition to his work as an Executive Coach, Laurence has held senior strategic roles at regional and national level, responsible for up to 850 staff working across multiple sites. He has significant experience in leading and managing major change.  He has first hand experience around the introduction of new ways of working, merging of areas and reorganisation, whilst maintaining and improving performance outcomes.


Trish Hannen

Consultant & Personal Tutor

Trish is a Leadership and Development Coach and Mentor, with 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and manager in the public sector. Having had the benefit of external one-to-one coaching in her first management role, and the guidance and support of experienced colleagues, Trish realised how powerful coaching and mentoring could be, and that this was something she wanted to do for other people.

Trish is a​n​ ​ILM Qualified Coach, a ​Fellow of the International Society of Qualified Coaches, and a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Charles Wickham

BSc (Hons), ILM L2
Support Mentor

Charles joined BSC in 2016 after studying a BSc (Hons) in Geography at Lancaster University. He was one of the first graduates of our new Level 2 Young Leaders Award. Since starting at BSC he has been involved in developing the Young Leaders Programme. As a Support Mentor, he has assisted in delivering the course to new learners. Charles is keen to develop the Young Leaders Course for graduates and apprentices, including guidance on careers and support.

Administration & PR

Irene Rosylin

Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager, Irene manages the supervision of the business operations and administration of BSC. With her experience in the Middle East, she supports clients based in the UAE, Qatar, Oman & Asia. Irene has been with the organisation for 15 years and overlooks the training activities, ensures the team functions smoothly and clients are happy. She also looks after the brand management aspect as well as digital marketing.

Amy Southern

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Programme Manager

As Programme Coordinator, Amy provides support to consultants and learners whilst organising the qualification programmes across the UK. Amy is likely to be the first person you will speak to and will support you throughout your time with BSC.

Amy joined BSC in 2014 whilst studying for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She enjoys meeting and supporting clients and making sure our courses are run to our usual high standards.

Carmella Hunt

Media Consultant

Carmella Hunt is a strategic communications and marketing consultant currently working in the independent international education sector. She is respected by colleagues and journalists alike.

With a background in HR and relationship management in the insurance sector, Carmella moved into the PR and marketing arena and was senior PR assistant to the MD of an consultancy specialising in the sales promotion sector. For the past 6 years she has been working in the Middle East as Head of Marketing and Communications for a not-for-profit British school, where she embedded successful communication channels internally and externally, as well as developing relationships with key industry journals to raise the profile of the Schools, now recognised globally as two of the leading education providers in the Gulf region.

Iain Watts

BA (Hons),
Development Coordinator

Iain has been with BSC for 3 years, providing background support to projects and courses, keeping in touch with the team and clients and looking after BSC’s presence on the web.  He is also our first ever in-house professional photographer!

“I had the pleasure of working with Iain in relation to a recent project. Iain brings an infectious enthusiasm to everything that he does; has a really strong work ethic and has a fantastic approach to challenges.” Senior Manager, CPS