Transpire – The Director Network

Welcome to Transpire:
The Director Network


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 Burma

The Risk Coalition is a network of not-for-profit professional bodies and membership organisations committed to raising the standards of risk management in the UK. The Risk Coalition launched the Risk Guidance Initiative in 2018 to meet the need for coherent, principles-based good practice guidance for board risk committees and risk functions within the UK financial …

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Jim Shaw

Jim has a deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions and advises clients across multiple sectors on complex M&A transactions. He has completed more than 70 M&A deals with a combined transaction value exceeding £0.5bn. Jim is also a lecturer at the Shaw & Co Funding Academy and educates business owners on the funding landscape. Jim …

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Bryan Foss

Bryan Foss has 13 years’ experience as an independent NED on listed, public sector, NFP, startup, challenger bank and other boards. Bryan has chaired major committees including risk, audit, remcom, noms and governance. He is an advisor to the Financial Reporting Council and a ‘board readiness’ coach, also Visiting Professor with Bristol Business School. Bryan …

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Gary Storer

Gary has an MSc in Executive Coaching, & works with leaders & future leaders in public and private sectors via his new venture Future Leadership. CEO/Founder of Enterprise Learning, a change and transformation consultancy working at Board level in regulated businesses and listed as FT Top UK Consultancy in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Jean Pousson

For the last 20 years, Jean Pousson has lectured and consulted on issues of strategic planning and implementation, risk and finance to an international client base consisting of SME’s, multinationals, charities, housing associations, professional firms and public sector bodies. Some examples of past and present clients: ACAS,  British Medical Journal,Callaway Golf, Esso, Europe, ICL (Ireland), …

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Marjella Alma Lecourt

Marjella Alma is Co-Founder and CEO of Datamaran. Trusted by blue chip companies and global partners, Datamaran is the only software in the world that supports a data-driven process for monitoring external risks and opportunities – with the power of AI and Big Data. She was previously a Director of the Global Reporting Initiative, establishing standards for reporting impacts on …

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Wendy J Barnes

Wendy J. Barnes is a highly experienced NED with a Cyber Security specialism. Current NED roles include OCS group, BMT Group and Scottish Power. She previously held NED roles with the MoD, OFWAT, Southern Water, the National Crime agency and the Met Office. She advises Boards on cyber resilience and cyber risk management.

Sarah Frost

A Non-Executive Director of Alliance Homes Group , Sarah also sits on their Audit & Risk Committee. She is a Treasurer and Trustee for the Abbeyfield Gerrards Cross charity, is a Trustee for Calibre Audio Library and has volunteered for several years with the Lindengate mental health charity. Her background is in Banking with 16 …

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