Meet the Team
Our Leadership Team and Board Members
MSc HRM, Chartered FCIPD, BA, PGCE
Sheila has over 25 years HR experience working across both the public and private sector. She has undertaken strategic and senior HR roles within the public sector; specifically linked to HR Consultancy, Pay and Reward strategies, Talent Management and Policy Development. She has extensive experience of working collaboratively with trade unions throughout her public sector career.
Before joining cHRysos HR, Sheila worked in Higher Education for 6 years as a tutor, programme leader and most recently Head of a Business School. She has developed and delivered a range of bespoke HR and leadership/management programmes to meet changing business and client needs. A learner-centred and business-focused approach is at the heart of her delivery. Her learning and development experience also incorporates undergraduate, professional and post-graduate accredited programmes.
Sheila joined the CIPD in 1996 whilst studying towards her postgraduate diploma in personnel and development and completed a MSc in Strategic HR Management in 2011. She also attained her teaching qualification in lifelong learning in that same year. She has been a volunteer (committee member, mentoring coordinator and the treasurer) for the CIPD South Yorkshire and District Branch.
MA, Chartered FCIPD, FCMI, PGCE, MiFL
Director of Quality Assurance
Specialising in work-based learning and quality assurance in education, Julie leads on QA activity here at cHRysos HR. Julie has many years experience when it comes to managing quality in the delivery of academic and work-based learning, successfully developing submissions for approval to deliver qualifications and leading and supporting assessors and internal verification teams. As well as working in industry, Julie has held various academic teaching posts and published journal papers in the field of learning and development.
Dr Helen Corner
Ed.D, MBA, Chartered FCIPD, PGCE, MiFL
Director of Education and Research
Helen has over 40 years’ experience within the public sector in both national and local government. Having come to HR via operational/administrative management before moving into education, Helen has managed HR curricula at university level, being responsible for a number of MSc HRM programmes.
Helen is very proud to hold a Doctorate in Education from the University of Derby, and within the cHRysos HR team her role is one of quality management and ensuring academic rigour.
Accountant and Business Advisor
John has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for over twenty-five years and set up his own successful practice in Retford shortly after qualification. He has been involved with cHRysos HR since its inception and provides accountancy services, payroll processing and tax advice to the company.
Dr Daniel Michael O’Hare
Teaching and Learning Advisor
Daniel has extensive experience as a senior lecturer in international business and was involved in a wide range of teaching roles at Sheffield Hallam University from 2002 until 2015. Prior to his academic career he was operation’s manager with a multinational chemical company. Since 2015 Daniel has headed DOH Consultancy Ltd specialising in Management Education and Development projects. He sits on the cHRysos HR Board of Directors as an Independent member.
Our HR/L&D Team
Chartered MCIPD, MSc (HRM), PGCE, PG Diploma in Management
Senior HR/LD Consultant
Andrea has 20 years’ experience of working within the HR and training sector, undertaking positions in a corporate environment, public sector and within small and medium enterprises (SME’s).
She holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, PGCE and counselling qualifications to compliment her CIPD qualifications.
Working closely with SME’s, Andrea acts as a practitioner, aiming to support cHRysos HR's clients with pragmatic and business focused guidance, and in addition, tutors on the HR programmes at universities within the Lincolnshire & Yorkshire area.
MSc, Chartered MCIPD
Senior HR/LD Consultant
Peter has extensive experience with over 25 years working at a strategic level in the Education Sector with specific responsibility for Human Resources including the design, delivery and commissioning of a wide range of professional development programmes within a Children’s Services Department. Peter has also supported organisational development and change management strategies as a national consultant within the Education Sector.
His experience includes Headteacher and school leadership recruitment, development, performance management, talent management and succession planning in addition to individual employee relations case work including the conducting of independent investigations on behalf of clients.
Peter also has significant experience in the Private Sector with particular emphasis on employee relations and holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management.
Fiona has over 30 years experience working in the water industry in a variety of roles starting in Operations and Customer Services before joining the company wide Change Programme with responsibility for introducing mobile working then moved to HR working as Head of HR for the Clean Water Business Unit for 9 years.
Fiona led a team providing generalist HR advice and support to over 1,000 employees. During this time she successfully delivered major changes to ways of work which entailed close working with Trade Unions. She has since worked with a wide range of companies providing HR, Learning and Development, resourcing and coaching support. Her areas of expertise are change management, organisation development, resourcing and leadership development.
Caroline is an experienced HR professional with a passion for the training and development of people to enable personal growth and achievement of business goals. Caroline achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Management from Aston University in 2001, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management which enabled her to gain Chartered status with the CIPD in 2005.
With more than 15 years' experience in generalist HR positions, Caroline has worked operationally as an Advisor and Business Partner across multiple industries such as accountancy, legal, automotive, surveying and technology. Her expertise includes the leadership of major restructuring programmes, the development of successful talent management solutions, facilitating and designing workshops on a range of people management skills, and advising on complex employee relations cases.
More recently Caroline has undertaken a Curriculum Lead role for a HR apprenticeship programme, which included the design and delivery of training events and mentoring apprentices during their learner journey.
Simon has post graduate experience in highly commercial start-up and mature domestic and international retail sales and operations environments. Over the last 25 years he developed his career as a senior HR executive holding roles across supermarket, automotive and retail sales, distribution and marketing landscapes.
Demonstrating flexibility, cultural sensitivity and a strong team working ethic within this period he also spent 4 years as a Managing Consultant in a small UK based B2B HR/L&D consultancy while more recently he worked as an Executive Recruiter leading an in-house Executive Talent Acquisition team in an emerging market retailer overseas.
Throughout his career he has aligned HR strategy to organisational goals; designed and implemented "results driven" tactical HR programmes; built, coached and developed small HR/L&D and Talent Acquisition teams; managed micro/macro change projects and developed specific expertise in Organisation Development, Talent Management, Resourcing and HR Policy & Process.
MA Chartered MCIPD FLPI
Neil joins cHRysos HR having enjoyed over 35 years working in people management, focussing, for the last 20 years on learning and development and performance improvement.
A Chartered Member of the CIPD for more than 30 years and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute he is experienced across several industries and sectors having worked within Offshore Upstream Oil & Gas, Construction, Civil Engineering and Pharmaceutical Development for multi-national FTSE 100 organisations and also within Education and the Prison Service.
He has partnered with senior business leaders to identify performance gaps and needs and led and designed large, complex, global L&D projects, working with internal and external knowledge experts, to deliver solutions and outcomes with significant business impact.
Neil continues to be a trusted coach and mentor for senior leaders, teams and individuals around the world.
HR/L&D Consultant and Lead SG Officer
Sarah has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry with the last 12 years being spent in both single and multi-site roles.
Her passion for delivering exceptional service comes from her 5 star hotel background. In an industry renowned for high labour turnover, she has honed her recruitment and selection skills and understands the importance and benefits of great employee engagement. Her last project before joining cHRysos HR was to develop and implement a new performance management programme to benefit over 800 employees.
Having recently completed a Level 5 qualification in coaching and mentoring, she is committed to her own personal development and that of our students. She brings with her a wealth of generalist HR knowledge coupled with real life practical examples to share with our learners.
BA(Hons), Chartered MCIPD
Sue is a senior Human Resources professional with over 20 years of operational and strategic HR practice in a variety of sectors including financial services, education, retail and voluntary. With a strong employment law focus, Sue helps businesses balance their legal obligations with their commercial objectives.
Qualified in both teaching in lifelong learning and assessing, Sue brings many years of HR training and facilitation experience to cHRysos HR. She enjoys the complementary mix of HR practice and training delivery to bring curriculums to life with a practical emphasis.
Lorraine's career in Human Resources spans more than 20 years, working in both the public and private sector. She has experience of various industries including pharmaceuticals, the NHS, manufacturing, construction, further education and British Waterways and has worked in large global organisations, as well as small to medium enterprises (SME’s).
Achieving her Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management with the CIPD in 2003, Lorraine then went on to study Psychology. She has worked primarily in HR Operations, at Advisor level, partnering heads of department and business leaders, and has supported learning and development functions, delivering training on topics such as performance management, discipline and grievance, interview techniques and presentation skills, amongst others.
Lorraine particularly enjoys the area of Employment Law and has advised on many complex cases, being a strong advocate of equality in the workplace. She has taken great pride in mentoring managers in employment law practice ensuring that all employees work in a fair and safe environment.
BSc, Assoc. CIPD
Becky has 10+ years’ experience of working in the HR and training industry, having worked strategically in both a HR and Learning and Development capacity for Small/Medium (SME) companies within the private sector.
Graduating with a Psychology with Counselling degree in 2008 Becky went on to start her career in the vocational training sector supporting apprentices during their training programmes. She then went on to pursue her HR career and began working within the financial services industry, during which she achieved her CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management and added commercial value through the leadership of various HR initiatives.
Becky's expertise includes; HR start-up projects and policy writing, leading company restructuring programmes, talent management, advising on complex employee relations issues and managing an in-house Sector-Based Work Academy.
She has most recently been involved in the design and delivery of in-house bespoke training programmes, developed to meet workforce planning objectives and align with the overall organisational strategy.
MSc HRD, Chartered MCIPD, MiFL
Kate began her career in the field of training within the public sector over 30 years ago, progressing to the retail and clothing industry sectors. She ran her own company, designing and delivering customised training solutions for several major UK organisations including Co-operative Group and Tarmac Construction, as well short courses in the public sector for the Police, local government and several SME's.
Kate began college lecturing over 20 years ago, having taught to postgraduate level, with subject specialisms including organisational behaviour, learning and development and performance management.
Having begun his career as a secondary school teacher, Gary went on to teach professional qualifications including CIPD, CIH and ILM, for various colleges and other organisations. He has since worked in senior management roles such as HR Director, Group HR & OD Integration Lead and Head of HR & OD for a number of organisations as well as working in HR in further education, call centres, a national charity and an international pharmaceuticals company.
Gary speaks regularly at conferences and events about leadership and HR matters, delivers training, coaching and consulting and is involved in mentoring aspiring housing and HR professionals.
Paul has over 25 years' HR experience holding a variety of positions during a career with Royal Mail and has also worked as an L&D advisor in the not for profit sector with Home Group, a national housing association.
Paul has led a number of HR and learning teams and has extensive experience of delivering change, establishing new teams and driving improved performance. He also has hands on experience of planning and implementing several learning initiatives including leadership development, accredited learning programmes and performance management.
Paul can deliver group learning events and also promote and support individual development. He has worked on a number of national projects implementing new technology and delivering the learning element for this throughout the organisation.
Paul joined the CIPD in 1989 whilst studying at Teesside University business school for a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management. He has since gained valuable experience and personal development as a volunteer with the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Chartered FCIPD, MA, LL.B, Cert TEFL
Jonathan has been working in human resources since the 1990s, with roles in a range of sectors including the NHS, Higher Education, Local Government, the voluntary sector and a Government regulator. He has been involved in the restructuring and transfer of undertaking exercises as well as several substantial pay reform projects, and has experience of running his own pay and reward consultancy.
Jonathan's early teaching experience includes helping students through rigorous public examinations and teaching computer scientists at Hewlett Packard, before moving on to a distance learning provider where he tutored the owners and staff of SMEs in Workforce Development and how to create a Micro Learning Organisation, giving them the confidence to study and a sense of achievement after being out of education for a considerable time. During this time has has mastered the use of a Virtual Learning Environment designed to assist communication, share experiences between students and help them learn.
Holding a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of the West of England Jonathan is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development for whom he was a Membership Advisor for several years.
BA, PGCE, CIPD Chartered MCIPD, MSc in HR
Ann has worked in HR, education, development and training for over 35 years in the UK and overseas and has been responsible for a wide variety of support programmes aimed at all levels of learner. She has a record of expertise gained by teaching in school and training both internal staff and business to business. In addition she has worked as an NVQ assessor, internal verifier and external verifier. She has worked within a variety of accredited frameworks and also customised them for specific needs.
MBA, BA, Chartered FCIPD
Angela has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resource Management operating at a senior level in both public and private sector organisations with a track record of delivering major change projects.
She is a strategic thinker, experienced in developing and implementing strategy and policy whilst keeping the individual at the heart of her thinking, helping individuals to develop and reach their full potential. She has a deep understanding of how organisations work and how individuals function in the workplace and has worked with organisations to create the right environment and culture to enable individuals to grow and perform to the best of their ability.
Angela has experience of running an HR consultancy providing support and advice to organisations both large and small. She lectures on Chartered Institute of Personnel Management qualifications and has an up to date knowledge of employment law and current best practice. She writes for the CIPD's HR Inform site, is chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Branch of the CIPD and is actively involved both regionally and nationally.
Our Support Team
Janice has been working with cHRysos HR Solutions since 2007. She has more than 35 years’ experience in accounting and office administration and is a Fellow (Founder) member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
With a background working for Local Authorities, Janice has considerable experience of working with small to medium sized private businesses.
Sarah is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University where she studied Business Administration and now has several years' experience working in office administration for a range of different sized businesses. Sarah is our Apprenticeship Coordinator, providing outstanding support liaising with the apprentices and their employers during the period of their apprenticeship.
Business Support Officer
Alicia is our Business Support Officer, having joined the company in June 2018. Alicia has over six years' experience in customer relations. Alicia provides high quality support to the Tutors and students. She handles all initial enquires regarding the courses we deliver. Alicia is also is helping to develop marketing activities and organiser of all our upcoming events.
Finance and Admin Assistant
Mikayla joined cHRysos HR in March 2020 just as the Covid-19 lockdown began, and she very quickly became an essential part of the team despite the unusual circumstances.
Having previously worked as an apprentice in the NHS, Mikayla realised her strengths lie in administration. She is a self-confessed perfectionist with a great attention to detail and particularly enjoys working with the close-knit team here at cHRysos HR.
When she's not at work, Mikayla loves to spend time with family and friends and especially enjoys walking and seeking out areas of the countryside with stunning scenery.