At the core of our success is the capability of our lead Directors. Our experienced team represent a broad range of knowledge, insight and expertise.
BA (Hons) MSc, Head of Practice
Paul has a diverse career background, with a wide range of executive leadership experience in private, public and voluntary sectors.
Before establishing Ways HR Consulting he was Head of Practice for Hays HRC and a Board member for Hays PLC HR Services. Other roles include Chief Executive of an International Charity; Senior Manager in Local Government; and Director of a specialist people management consultancy. His background also includes periods as a documentary filmmaker.
Paul has been a senior specialist in people management consulting for the last eight years and leads our major HR senior and strategic projects, and strategy work, including leadership and organisational development interventions. He was instrumental in developing and implementing the innovative Job Family Modelling approach to equal value pay now being used on a widespread basis in the public sector.
Amanda rejoined Ways from Gordons LLP where she was a HR Consultant in their Employment Law department. Amanda brings with her both extensive HR and legal expertise. She is CIPD qualified with broad commercial operational experience, delivering HR advice in a senior leadership role.
Previously a Senior Consultant with Ways, Amanda led projects in developing advice for organisations and staff facing career changes. Amanda also led the development, marketing and client work for our operational HR sister company, Ways HR Advice. which provides an extensive range of advice and support to SME’s, She also has extensive experience of our core Job Family modelling, other consultancy projects and manages the delivery of our online career management and outplacement service, Career Sage.
Amanda possesses a perfect individual record in industrial tribunal claims, in a previous role with Opal Property Group, where she was Head of HR and represented the company in any tribunal claims. She also developed and implemented a new internal training and development programme which is now incorporated into a degree syllabus by Leeds Metropolitan University.
Ian joined Ways HR Consulting in 2001, having previously occupied the post of Assistant Chief Executive within South Oxfordshire District Council. He has extensive experience in public and private sector consultancy as well as Executive and Senior Management experience across a range of local authorities with a track record of achieving cultural change.
Ian has taken a lead role in developing and delivering Job Family Modelling projects to local authorities across the UK. He is MBA and CIPD qualified and brings a wealth of project management experience to Ways HR Consulting.
Editor and Marketing Manager
John joined us in January 2010 after spending three years working for ITV as part of the Emmerdale Programme Publicity team.
John manages all external communications as well as leading on tender submissions, web content and other marketing activities and creative projects.
We use a strong base of proven, fully accredited partners and associates. They represent a broad range of knowledge, insight and expertise; and have regularly worked closely with the Directors to achieve great results for our clients.
Our associates are highly experienced HR and management consultants who have occupied leadership or senior HR roles.
We do not choose purely on the basis of academic or technical know-how, however highly qualified they are. Proven experience in real operational environments is essential to allow us to deliver pragmatic and relevant advice.
The majority of our associates have worked in close and successful partnership with us for over four years.