Transpire exists to bridge the gap between a successful executive career and serving on the Board. The people who run the organisation, who provide the coaching and training, who lead our Faculties and who speak at Transpire sessions are all experts in their field.
Transpire Core Team
Transpire’s Founder and CEO
Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants who has served as FD/CFO for businesses in a broad range of sectors …
A Non-Executive Director of Alliance Homes Group , Sarah also sits on their Audit & Risk Committee. She is a Treasurer and Trustee for the…….
Neil is an independent consultant specialising in regulatory change and performance development mainly within the financial services industry….
Meet our Faculty Heads
Coaching and Mentoring Faculty
Gary has an MSc in Executive Coaching, & works with leaders & future leaders in public and private sectors via his new venture ……..
Risk Management Faculty
Bryan Foss has 13 years’ experience as an independent NED on listed, public sector, NFP, startup, challenger bank and other boards….
Wendy J Barnes
Cyber Security Faculty
Wendy J. Barnes is a highly experienced NED with a Cyber Security specialism. Current NED roles include OCS group……
Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Faculty
Marjella Alma is Co-Founder and CEO of Datamaran. She was previously a Director of the Global Reporting Initiative…….
For the last 20 years, Jean has lectured and consulted on strategic planning and implementation, risk and finance to an international client base……
Jim founded Shaw & Co at his kitchen table in 2011. Since then it has grown into one of the largest specialist advisory teams in the South West……
Co-Lead Risk Management Faculty
Hanif co-founded the Risk Coalition in 2018 and currently has four Board/Committee roles…….
Financial Services Faculty
Simon has over 30 years experience in financial services, and has been a Non-Executive Director since 2012…….
People, Culture and Wellbeing Faculty
Sharon is a ACCA Global Council Member and writer/speaker on the Future of Work at Discover your Bounce for Business…….
Mireille Ineza Karera
Mireille is Founder and CEO of KORA Coaching Group, a Coaching and Consulting company based in Rwanda and South Africa…….
Diversity and Inclusion Faculty
‘Future of Work ‘ digital innovation specialist, Non Executive Director and Investment Fund Manager. Previously an international and multi-sector Group HRD…
People, Culture and Wellbeing Faculty
Nigel is the former Chair of the City Mental Health Advisory Group. Until April 2018, his primary professional activity was as a partner at Linklaters……
Tony, it was a good group so they were a joy to help.
Bryan Foss - Non-Exec Director
Dear Tony, many thanks for a great evening – enjoyed the atmosphere, discussion and the advice.
Jane Williams - Non-Exec Director
Good session yesterday and interesting speaker as always.
Paul Williams - Transpire Member
Chair as Mentor was the best session I have attended so far. Very insightful.
Sarah Frost - Coach/Mentor
The Board Assurance session I found the most useful as, really for the first time, it introduced me to the Corporate Governance Code and the FPC. I felt David Styles really brought the subject to life.
Neil Baines Thomas - Coach/Mentor
Great topics of interests (plus I was on the panel) – diversity and inclusion are current topics which many organisations are failing to address properly. Some are still uncomfortable talking about the subject with faces like they are sucking lemons.
Vivienne Aiyela - NED/Transpire Member
Thanks, I enjoyed last night and found it very interesting and thought-provoking. You really have got your offering just right to meet my needs, and it will be a pleasure to continue working with you.
Cheryl Watts - Transpire Member
Hi Tony, It was a real pleasure to meet you on Tuesday…..you led a great session, which was thoroughly informative! Thanks so much for the introductions. Keep in touch 🙂
Rav (Bumbra) - Transpire Member
Hi Tony Great to meet you today. Really informative and useful session. Looking forward to learning more in the future about NED roles and maybe taking one up!
James Mcnamara - Natwest
Thank you very much for inviting us and hosting a great session. The audience were very engaging and their feedback was very valuable.
Vipul Mishra - CEO/Founder - Neotas