People

We’re really proud of the diverse team that we’ve built since 2004, giving us the depth to match the character and experience of our delivery teams to the culture of your business.

Hover over or tap the photos below to learn more about our great team!

Careers and work placements

We’re always on the lookout for the brightest and best talent to join our team. If you’re interested in hearing more about an incredible career in business consulting, contact us at careers@deltavpartners.com.

Research and Programme Design

Dr Lizzy Bernthal PhD
Lizzy spent over 25 years in research and operational leadership in mental health, resilience, wellbeing and clinical healthcare before qualifying as an ICF Executive Coach, giving her a world-class academic background and the knowledge of how to apply theory to real high-pressure challenges.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Dr Paul Turner PhD
A PhD in Leadership Coaching, Paul is widely known in British leadership and performance development. Hugely experienced in research, analytics and design and delivery of leadership, resilience and high-performing teams, Paul is one of Delta V’s finest senior consultants.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Danie du Plessis
The former Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Medical Affairs at GSK, Danie is now a widely qualified Executive Coach and a highly successful mentor, facilitator and consultant with a particular passion for developing high-potential talent and promoting mental health and wellbeing.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist

Delivery Team

Alan Shaw
Alan possesses over 25 years’ experience in change consultancy, leadership development and business coaching as well as being a Non-Exec Director of several businesses. A Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management, Alan has worked on many Delta V projects across the globe.
Leadership & Team Specialist
Alastair Duns
A former professional yachtsman with over a decade of building and leading racing teams across the globe, Alastair is able to bring academic theory to life with his compelling stories of leading and managing diverse teams in ultra-high-pressure situations.
Leadership and Team Specialist
Amy Moore
As a qualified physiotherapist and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF), Amy is passionate about improving the quality of life of our clients through high level, individualised programmes of physical wellbeing practice.
Wellbeing Specialist
Caroline Arnold
A vastly experienced HR professional with an MA in Neurolinguistic Programming, Caroline is widely experienced in developing leaders across all sectors from Graduate to Executive level. She also specialises in publishing thought leadership and digital content.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Chris Paterson
An Oxford Graduate and ACA qualified accountant, Chris rose to become the FD at GSK in his first career before following his passion for developing others and transitioning to Executive Coaching and training facilitation. Chris also founded a hugely successful charity after leaving GSK.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Dan Reeve
A highly qualified Sport Scientist, Nutritionist and Wellbeing coach, Dan has an exceptional pedigree in 1:1 healthcare consultation and group workshop facilitation. An endurance athlete and Ironman finisher, Dan combines his theoretical knowledge with real-life advice and guidance.
Wellbeing Specialist
Gareth Russell
Gareth gained impressive political, business and diplomatic experience during a 15-year career in central government, after which he qualified as an ICF Executive Coach and followed his passion to strategic consulting, group facilitation and leadership and mental resilience coaching.
Leadership Specialist
Gavin Eivers
A Sport Scientist and National Academy of Sports Medicine accredited physiologist, Gavin is one of the most sought-after personal trainers and healthcare professionals in London. Gavin is an industry-leading 1:1 Wellbeing coach, workshop facilitator and digital learning specialist.
Wellbeing Specialist
Hugh Todd
A true pioneer in coaching, Hugh led NATO’s leadership development programme for 10 years and has worked with an impressive range of clients, including women in leadership, executives in FTSE 100 businesses and leaders of start-ups. He is also a highly experienced leadership facilitator.
Leadership & Team Specialist
Ian Rustidge
Ian enjoyed a hugely rewarding career with GSK before following his passion for coaching and facilitating programmes on leadership, high-performing teams, mental resilience and ‘Human Energy Management’ with a focus on helping people sustain high performance and avoid burn out.
Leadership, Resilience & Team Specialist
Ingrid Fear
A hugely experienced leadership and resilience coach, Ingrid is a highly regarded and impactful Executive Coach with a fantastic pedigree of helping senior business leaders better themselves and their organisations. Ingrid is also a broadly qualified psychometric practitioner.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Jessamy Sheppard
A widely accomplished operational leader, Jessamy combines her real-life business experience to deliver incredible leadership and resilience coaching as well as helping those in career transition. Jessamy also has extensive experience of people-focused strategic consulting.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Jimmy Skowronski
With over 25 years of experience in the software industry, 7 of which were dedicated to agile methodologies, Jimmy has a wealth of experience with a wide range of clients, from start-ups to multinational enterprises. Jimmy’s approach blends in-depth knowledge of agile practices with his professional business experience.
Agile Leadership Specialist
Joel Conlon
Having enjoyed a fantastic career with Saracens and represented England, Joel retired from rugby in 2018. DeltaV assisted Joel through his transition to become a Physical Wellbeing coach, offering his expertise in preparing the body for high performance to business audiences.
Resilience & Wellbeing Specialist
John Peters
A former RAF Tornado fighter pilot, John became a household name in 1991 when he was shot down and captured by Iraqi Forces in Gulf War 1. Since then, John’s incredible story of leadership and resilience has inspired business audiences and Executive Coaching clients across the globe.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Katie Ball
Katie brings a broad-spectrum of life experiences to her role, having multiple different careers, and working across different industry teams. From office work in construction design, supporting young people with physical and learning disabilities, and graduating from university with a First-Class Honours Degree in Adult Nursing
Wellbeing Specialist
Marion Gamel
Boasting an MSc in Communications and Marketing, Marion enjoyed a stunning career leading and managing projects in the Tech sector with Google and Eventbrite before qualifying as an Executive Coach, strategic consultant and workshop facilitator.
Leadership Specialist
Matt Beresford
Matt enjoyed a brilliant career in IT with Google before completing an MA in Theatre Direction and directing a number of national plays. Matt now translates his experience from performing arts for business audiences, specialising in communications, creative thinking and autonomy.
Leadership & Communications Specialist
Nick Kitchen
An exceptional leadership and resilience coach and facilitator, Nick has over 20 years’ experience of developing senior people in leading global brands. He teaches at London School of Economics and Oxford University and is a regular contributor to radio and TV debate.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Rebecca Cawood
As a health & wellness enthusiast, Rebecca is passionate about helping people find their best selves. She is a certified Yoga Teacher, Barre Instructor and Chef, and thus has a deep understanding of the holistic nature of wellness. Rebecca's self-professed mission is to drive wellbeing in the work place.
Wellbeing Specialist
Rebecca Perkins
A highly experienced Resilience and Wellbeing coach, Rebecca has recently published a book on understanding the source of resilience in recovering from serious illness, an experience she witnessed first-hand as her daughter overcame anorexia nervosa.
Leadership & Resilience Specialist
Roger Porthouse
A former Director at GSK, Roger has incredible experience of operational leadership in the most competitive of markets. Now a highly qualified and skilled Executive Coach, Roger has delivered leadership, management and business change development programmes across the world.
Leadership & Team Specialist

Executive & Operations Team

Richard Millman
During an exceptional career in business leadership and management, Richard was CEO, MD and an Exec and Non-Exec Board Member of several leading British brands and was commissioned to lead the turnaround and recovery of several PE owned businesses.
Advisory Board Consultant
Rosemary Moore
An MA HR Management graduate and former HR Business Partner, Rosemary has extensive experience in leading organisational change in multinational organisations which she combines with CIPD and ICF coaching accreditations to deliver highly impactful coaching up to executive level.
Client Relationships Manager
Miriam O’Connell
Boasting a first-class BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Miriam leads all of our research and data analysis whilst supporting the design and delivery of our projects. A specialist in interpreting big data, she provides invaluable insight into the ROI and impact of all our projects.
Business Manager
Ben Fellowes
Bristling with experience in operational leadership and management, training design and delivery and senior HR management gleaned from a 10 year career in The Parachute Regiment, Ben coordinates all DeltaV’s operations and delivers 1:1 Executive Coaching for select clients.
Head of Operations
Matthew Lock
A former professional footballer, Matthew has designed a revolutionary form of Wellbeing training, offering education and practical instruction on how clients can sustain better cognitive and physical performance throughout demanding business careers.  
Head of Wellbeing
Amy Vickers
After gaining an MSc in Psychology, Amy worked in the US and UK on strategic talent development projects in the Oil & Gas, communications and IT sectors. She now manages all of DeltaV’s digital learning programmes, helping our academic experts tailor bespoke digital content for our clients.
Digital Learning Programme Manager
John Fay MBE
Appointed an MBE for Services to Leadership in 2004, John founded DeltaV in 2003 and a voluntary development programme that has shaped the lives of 1,750 young people since 1999. In 2008, he founded Firestart Sports Management, producing 2 Ryder Cup winners and numerous world-class golfers.
Founding Partner