Tech Panel

S&S Expert Panels are made up of senior practitioners who meet up every 90 days to discuss and push the boundaries on new concepts and methods that can positively affect the work we do with our clients and help define what we stand for.

Each panellist has an initial 12 month tour of duty as we actively look to refresh each group to ensure we are gathering as diverse a set of ideas as possible. Our panels also continue the conversations outside of our quarterly sessions with almost daily ad hoc communication via their dedicated WhatsApp groups, as well as taking part in live Q&A sessions with our executive communities.

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Pat Lynes

CEO / Founder

Pat is the Founder of S&S and created the “The Change Society” movement to shake up tired recruitment and consulting models.

Pat’s personal mission is to change the way the world engages with Interims and unite them globally through our proprietary “Teams as a Service” (TaaS) model. Pat believes interim teams can solve all business problems in today’s rapidly changing environment, which he has brought to life in his book, “the interim revolution” – How interim teams can transform your company”.

He has been placing interims for 15 years for companies of all shapes and sizes, has resourced over 50 successful transformations for the likes of Burberry, Argos and Sky and recently won Global Interim Recruiter of the Year by a major industry body. Father to Sullivan and Stanley and Husband to Helen, Pat enjoys a nice Pale Ale, fishing at a variety of locations around the world and is an avid Arsenal fan.

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Louise Ashton

EA to CEO

As EA to our CEO, Louise ensures the smooth running of Pat’s day to day life, enabling him to concentrate on his mission, whilst also supporting the management of the office more broadly. She has thirteen years of experience in back-office operations, inclusive of Human Resources, within the media, oil and property industry.

Outside of the office, Louise loves to ski and spend time down by the coast where she grew up. A keen traveller, she has spent extended periods of time in Central America as well as Canada and is always looking for the next adventure.

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Kevin Corne

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin’s role as Chief Operating Officer is to complement Pat in his Chief Executive position driving the S&S vision, whilst building, implementing and operating a scalable and sustainable business, that supports the needs of our customers today and in the future.

Outside of work, when Kev is not spending time with his wife Helen and their three kids, you’ll find him playing a round of golf or fishing on a quiet lake. Kev also enjoys mountain biking, motorsports such as F1, baseball, rugby and is a big fan of Sci-Fi.

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Adrian Stalham

Chief Change Officer

Adrian is a Transformation expert and Executive Coach. His career has always been focused on delivery – projects, programmes, transformations, agility, omnichannel and change management. He has worked across most departments of most industries (Life Sciences, Retail, Telco, Broadcast/Media and Financial Services). He therefore has a unique breadth of experience across business and IT that is hard to replicate, and valued highly by Executives.

Outside of work, Adrian has a passion for photography, clay pigeon shooting and motorbikes (3 hobbies not easily combined) – and raising 2 little people to be fully rounded global citizens.

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Jacqueline Shakespeare

Consulting Partner

Jacqueline is a Consulting Partner here in S&S. She spends part of her working week with our clients, helping them develop expert leaders and delivering change.

It’s the perfect job for her, she loves nothing more than collaborating around a whiteboard, engaging people through storytelling and embedding real, sustainable change.

When she’s not with clients, she loves building new products for S&S and writing – she is the author of working parents’ guide In This Moment and a number of our blogs.

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Stuart Williamson

Consulting Partner

A Board-level change leader with an entrepreneurial style and strong commercial vision. Extensive, blue-chip cross-industry experience in coaching corporate leadership teams in developing strategic direction and implementing large-scale complex change.

Stuart covers three key areas for the business:

Leadership Alignment – Stuart works with Board level/Divisional leaders in unpicking and building greater alignment to strategic and transformation ambitions.

Higher Performing Teams – Stuart works with leaders in building trust, engaging in constructive conflict and aligning to deliver higher standards of performance.

Change Leadership – Stuart works with our clients in bridging behavioural science with the application of practical approaches to driving change.

The main focus of Stuart’s time away from S&S is his 2 and a half-year-old Darcey Eleanor! Weaved into the Williamson household with Lizzie and our Pomskie Georgie are doggie runs in the park, annual Olympic triathlon and plenty of home/restaurant foodie fun.

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Vindy Hansra

Practice Lead

Vindy is an experienced business transformation practitioner and leader. Starting his career during the dawn of the Dot com era, he has worked with many large and complex organisations, across all industries, to adapt to the rapid evolution of information, technology, customer expectations, and employee needs.

As the world pivots to a digitally enabled future of work, Vindy leads our Business Agility practice and provides an invisible hand to leaders and their teams in helping them develop their culture and organisational muscle to be more resilient and responsive to change. He is passionate about unlocking value within customer organisations, and also growing our community of practitioners and thought leaders in this space by connecting ideas and people.In his time away from work, Vindy is helping Paulette prepare three awesome humans to make a positive contribution to society.

As a child of the 80’s that grew up on the A-Team and MacGyver, he has been known to enjoy his time off playing with nail guns and lengths of timber, constructing everything from garden rooms to potting benches.

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Navneet Bhatia

Practice Lead
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Josipa Vrbanc

Consultant
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Ayo Fatuga

Consultant
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Will Jones

Consultant

Will is a consultant at S&S, helping clients across multiple sectors solve their most difficult challenges, often around data and digital. Enjoys a challenge, problem-solving and building great relationships with stakeholders. Outside of work Will can be found spending time outdoors, likely with his dog.

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Victoire Bret

Communications Consultant

Victoire is part of the consulting team here at Sullivan & Stanley, specialising in Strategic Communications and Marketing. Following two years working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Victoire is contributing to the growth of the S&S MENA hub.

Outside of work, Victoire enjoys the little pleasures of London life, sunny walks around the parks, live music and the city’s vibrant art scene.

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Isabelle Martin

Business Analyst

Issy is a detail-oriented problem solver and wearer of many hats. As a business analyst, she supports Sullivan & Stanley’s work with a diverse client base, working both internally and client-facing with customer-centricity always at the fore.

With previous experience in digital transformation and software implementation, and she’s excited to bring an enthusiasm to learn and develop to the projects she supports in the future!

Issy can often be found with her head in a book, on a plane travelling to somewhere new, or taking care of her many, many plants.”

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Ross Melia

Client Analyst

My role at S&S as a Client Analyst is to support the growth of our regional hubs through research and client engagement. My previous work experience was in Saudi Arabia, so I have a particular interest in the growth of our MENA hub. Away from work you can find me on the golf course or enjoying live sport. In particular watching Everton play, however recently this has recently become a bit of a sensitive topic which gets the best of me each match day. Up the Toffees!

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Emma Goodbrand

Executive Assistant & Events Manager
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Jacob Perring

Client Principal - MENA

Away from work, when he’s not jet-setting overseas, Jacob can be found sampling foreign lagers and attending sporting events.

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Matt Bradley

Client Principal - UK South

I have been very lucky to work with a number of amazing organisations to help them transform their businesses to be more customer-centric, digital and faster at delivery. Helping them improve the way work is delivered and build better products and services. When not working Matt can be found on the golf course, at a wedding in Ireland or dabbling in politics over an ale.

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Emily Greaney

Client Principal

Emily is a Client Principal for our UK South region. She focuses on building trusted relationships with our clients to understand their needs and challenges and tailors the Sullivan & Stanley offering to deliver brilliantly against them.

She brings decades of experience helping some of the world’s biggest companies grow and transform. Originally, she did this in a Marketing capacity at the world’s most creatively effective agencies– helping companies activate their customers to drive their business.

And more recently she’s helped companies transform their organisations and people from within to fuel growth. She brings a truly global perspective to our team having lived and worked across North America, Asia and Europe.

Outside of the office she’s an ambitious home chef (putting a Culinary School degree to good use), a passionate traveller (she’s hit every continent except Antarctica although it’s on the list), and master Brio train builder (as lead engineer to her two little boys).

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Jonathan Potter

Managing Director UK North

My role at S&S is to spearhead the expansion of the business into the wider regions of the UK outside of the capital, first off bringing the brand, our people, our tools, our IP and our industry-leading thought leadership and events programme to Manchester.

 

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Steve Neary

Head of Talent

Steve is our talent expert here at S&S, working closely with everyone to help attract and develop brilliant people who are passionate about what we do and the value they can add.

Steve helps people learn and develop, become self-aware and enhance the skills and behaviours they need to achieve their goals sustainabily.

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Mat Stanley

Head of Client Engagement & Services

Mat is the vital connection between S&S and its clients, ensuring effective client engagement to identify and assure deliverables and outcomes. Building on S&S’ foundations of delivering continuous value, Mat ensures ongoing team orchestration with a laser focus on client value and outcomes. Mat brings over 20 years of experience in Professional Services, Consultancy and Delivery focussed on technology and business transformation.

Mat is married to Jen and has two young boys, Ollie and Jacob. They love to spend time being active outdoors; especially paddleboarding and rugby in Chelmsford, Essex where he is a coach from Chelmsford RFC minis. He is also a passionate music fan, playing the guitar and catching live music wherever possible.

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Mathilda Börjesson

Client Engagement & Services Manager
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Steve Howlett

Client Engagement & Services Manager

Steve works in that key area between S&S and its clients, ensuring effective client engagement to identify and assure deliverables and outcomes. Building on S&S’ foundations of delivering continuous demonstrable value, Steve ensures ongoing team coordination with a keen focus on client value and building strong client relationships. Steve brings over 25 years of experience in client engagement and delivery, PMO and business operations, having worked across the private and public sectors, always with a focus on operational excellence, business transformation and client advocacy.

Steve is married to Jackie and has three children, Rob, Mattie and Sammy. Steve loves to spend time outdoors; refereeing both adult and youth football, sea fishing, clay pigeon shooting and walking or cycling around the local countryside where he lives in Surrey. As well as a passion for all things football, supporting West Ham United, Steve is also a keen Formula 1 fan.

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Oliver Bradley

Client Solutions Manager - UK North

As Associate Relationship Manager, my role is to create and drive value across The Change Society in the North of England and the regions, through bringing together the top 5% of interim talent to share and co-create thought leadership and value.

Further, whilst help build the regional capabilities of Associates, my role will see me collaborating with existing and future clients to service their needs with our Alumni of Change professionals.

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Sofia Mutafchieva

Resource Manager

Responsible for the resourcing and vetting of a wide variety of roles to grow the technical and non-technical capabilities of the associate network through organic searches and internal referrals.

With a key focus on customer experience, she also supports the relationship with the associates in the community from the onboarding through till the end of the engagement.

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Larissa Dalgarno

Resource Manager

As a Resource Manager, my role is to build long-term relationships with associates, guiding and providing them with full support throughout the entire vetting process and supporting them during their gigs with us.

I recently graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Business Psychology. I am passionate about building strong relationships, creating high performing teams and seeing people grow into their best selves.

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Sinead Browne

Associate Resourcer
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Ashleigh Barker

Associate Teams Executive

As Teams Associate Executive, Ashleigh’s role is to grow The Change Society in the North of England and the regions, through adding value and building strong relationships with associates. Ashleigh loves networking and going to events, whether that’s a football match or a festival, she enjoys sociable environments that allow her to form or build on existing relationships, something she loves bringing to her role at S&S.

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James Burgess

Video Producer
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Sonia Sullivan

Head of Contracts and Compliance

As the Compliance Manager, Sonia ensures that there is accuracy and compliance in everything that we do. She has seven years of experience in back office operations within the recruitment industry and is well equipped to answer the day-to-day contracts and compliance queries from our Associates.

Outside of the office, Sonia can be found exploring London looking for the best brunch spots and discovering new restaurants. She also loves to travel and is often planning her next adventure abroad.

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Vaishali Abbi

Compliance Manager
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Angela Jackson-Davis

Compliance Officer
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Amy Woo

Operations Manager

It is Amy’s role to provide operational support across all areas of the business. She ensures ongoing development of strategy through building processes, implementing business structure and supporting programmes of work.

Outside of the office when she is not immersing herself in a gripping series, Amy is usually out and about trying new food and taking in all that London has to offer.

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Dan Kalms

Financial Controller

It is Dan’s role to provide the clear and concise financial information required to drive great decisions in a fast-paced environment. He is implementing the strategy to ensure the company’s financial processes are fit for a rapidly growing and constantly developing organisation.

Outside of the office, Dan is an enthusiastic (but not very good) 5-a-side footballer, a fair-weather cyclist and an amateur gardener. When he gets the chance, he does love watching a spot of cabaret.

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Abdul Breish

Financial Assistant
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Henrietta Baring

Client Consultant
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Shane Burrowes

Client Consultant
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Sebastian Correa

Client Consultant
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Will Charsley

Client Consultant
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Mandy Costello-Jones

Client Consultant
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John Delacherie

Client Consultant

Commercially astute technical and digital transformation professional with considerable experience of Change Management, Business & Systems Analysis, working on large private and public sector IT, Business Change programmes

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Diane Morrison

Client Consultant