Welcome to Transpire: Global Director Network

Team

Neil Baines-Thomas

Neil is an independent consultant working with organisations, boards and senior teams in the areas of business transformation and regulatory change. He is also a business and leadership coach helping senior managers to become Non-Executive Directors/Trustees.  He is a Senior Coach at Future Leadership Ltd with expertise in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development, building the skills and …

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Natalia Blagburn

With a background in venture capital, Natalia is currently working at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, where she coaches teams of student entrepreneurs and mentors startup founders whilst teaching starting up, growing and closing ventures.  She is a Vice-Chair of the regional North East branch of the Institute of Directors, and has a broad board …

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Rebecca ‘Becks’ Ganz

A high performing Non-Executive and compelling strategy advisor to Boards, C-Suites and Entrepreneurs. Core abilities include designing finely honed strategic direction underpinned by pragmatic guidance on effective implementation. Combining sensitivity to cultural and stakeholder requirements born of a global career across a range of sectors, with a readiness to challenge. Underpinned by adept risk identification …

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Francesca Ecsery

Portfolio Non-Executive Director / Chairman / MD / GM with 30+ years experience in both blue chip companies and start-ups in the Digital / Retail / FMCG / Leisure travel industries. Special expertise in omni-channel consumer Marketing, Branding and Commercial strategies which deliver growth and profits. Currently NED in a diverse range of listed and …

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Nigel Jones

NED and former Chair of City Mental Health Advisory Group. Nigel Jones is the former Chair of the CMHA where his term ended in 2019. Until April 2018, his primary professional activity was as a partner at Linklaters, where he had worked for 32 years. His professional focus is now on business coaching. Nigel created …

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Devyani Vaishampayan

‘Future of Work ‘ digital innovation specialist, Non Executive Director and Investment Fund Manager. Previously an international and multi-sector Group HRD – experienced in effectively leading large, diverse and multi billion complex organisations through transformational change. Featured in the 2020 Asian Women of Achievement – Digital & Technology shortlist, 2017 Financial Times “Ethnic Minority Leaders …

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Sharon Critchlow

She champions emotional intelligence in leadership, diversity and culture change for enhanced productivity and raises awareness, advocates and trains leaders and companies in wellness: • As director, speaker and well-being advocate at Discover your Bounce for Business she advises and works with organisations including The National Autistic Society and Creative Youth Network to improve their …

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Simon Burke

He has worked for FTSE 100 companies in life assurance, pensions, general insurance, asset management, and banking. He has led many M&A transactions in the FS Sector. He is currently Chair of an FS Risk Committee, and Chair of a retail investment company where he is an Approved Person on the FCA register. The financial services industry is vast and encompasses companies engaged in payments, lending, insurance, broking, asset …

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Hanif Barma

Hanif is the founder partner of Board Alchemy, a specialist governance consultancy focusing on board, risk and assurance effectiveness.  He is also co-founder of the Risk Coalition, a network of not-for-profit professional bodies and membership organisations committed to raising the standards of risk governance in the UK. The Risk Coalition published Raising The Bar, published …

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