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
Julie is one of the founders of cHRysos HR. Specialising in work-based learning and quality assurance in education, Julie has many years experience when it comes to managing quality in the delivery of academic and work-based learning. She has successfully developed 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.
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
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.
MSc, Chartered MCIPD
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.
Skills Coach / Senior Consultant
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.
MA Chartered MCIPD FLPI
L&D Lead / Skills Coach
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.
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.
Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Lead
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.
Tutor-Assessor / Consultant
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
Tutor-Assessor / Consultant
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.
Skills Coach / English Tutor
Janine is an experienced Trainer, Tutor and Management Development Coach. She has worked within Learning and Development in commercial, education and public sector organisations, and has a passion for helping others learn and develop themselves at work.
After teaching English in Japan for three years, Janine returned to Yorkshire and became a Sole Trader, helping newly promoted Managers, improve their English as a second language.
During her time at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Janine obtained a Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring qualification, and a teaching certificate in Lifelong Learning.
Having delivered systems training on large databases, telephony and HR Management systems, Janine is keen to use technology to promote agile working, and improve administration tasks and communication at work.
When not working Janine enjoys horse riding, travelling and watching rock bands.
Internal Quality Assurance - Assessor
Jane Wheadon has over 24 years HR experience, working in the public sector in a variety of roles. She has undertaken a wide range of employee relations work which often included collaboration with trade unions. More recently, she worked in a Consultant role undertaking project work relating to the Working Time Directive, Safer Recruitment for those working within Regulated Services, Pay and Reward, Social Work recruitment and the implementation of a new HR system. Jane has a wealth of generalist HR knowledge and has designed and delivered a variety of training for managers within the public sector. This knowledge and experience provides her with real life practical examples to share with our learners.
Before joining cHRysos HR, Jane worked for a teaching union as an member advisor for two years. This experience gave her the opportunity to look at HR issues from the perspective of employees, and was a great opportunity to provide advice on employee relations issues to assist individuals to resolve workplace issues.
Jane joined the CIPD in 1997 whilst studying towards her postgraduate diploma in personnel and development.
In her spare time Jane enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and loves travelling, a passion which has seen her trek to Machu Picchu and Everest Base Camp.
Chartered MCIPD, MSc (HRM), PGCE, PG Diploma in Management
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.
BA, PGCE, CIPD Chartered MCIPD, MSc in HR
Internal Quality Assurance - Assessor
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.
BSc (Hons), MSc HRM, Assoc. CIPD
Alex joined cHRysos with a great passion for education and enjoys all areas of recruitment, L&D and HR.
Alex has worked both in the public and private sectors covering areas of Customer Service, Screening, HR and Recruitment. He has also been part of large organisations such as the University of Salford, REED, and Amazon.
He has previously worked in supporting HR and management on a wide variety of people-related topics, providing training to internal staff members, and has further expertise in supporting and enhancing both HR and recruitment procedures and projects.
Achieving his First-Class Honours undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Business & Tourism Management in 2017, Alex then went on to study for a postgraduate degree in MSc Human Resources Management and Development at the University of Salford. He is currently studying the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and has great aspirations to further develop his teaching skills through the level 5 award in Education and Training.
Alex is caring, passionate, (sometimes) funny and when not working he enjoys visiting museums, traveling and watching movies. His main drive is to see students' succeed in both their education and profession.
Alex's favourite quote is; Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
Msc HRM, Assoc. CIPD
Alex is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University where he studied a masters in Msc Human Resource Management and an undergraduate degree in BA Business Studies. He has four years experience working in customer service and is a new addition to our team.
Alex is a trainee tutor/skills coach and is steadily learning the ropes. His passion and drive is to help others and expand the field of HR helping students develop their performance and potential and build relevant, valued, transferrable skills.
Alex is currently studying a level 5 Apprenticeship in Learning and Skills Teaching and will bring these skills with him into the classroom.
Assoc. CIPD, FITOL
Skills Coach - Assessor (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Frank is an experienced L&D professional and has worked in manufacturing & industry with global organisations and SME’s delivering L & D project improvements, structure and strategies. He has a passion for developing people on an individual basis and delivering performance and operational improvements for organisations.
Frank started his L & D career within the childcare manufacturing industry and has since operated across other industries including food, heavy metallurgical, and chemical.
Frank studied with cHRysos back in 2016 and successfully completed his CIPD Associate Diploma in HRD and became a CIPD Associate member. He is delighted that he returned to cHRysos in 2022, as he is thoroughly enjoying his new role, as part of the skills coaching team.
He is supporting and coaching our learners through their apprenticeship programmes and helping them to achieve their full potential. He is enjoying the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience, gained via a variety of learning and development and team leader roles.
Frank is also a Fellow member of the Institute of Training & Occupational Learning.
Chartered FCIPD, COTU, CAVA
Skills Coach - Assessor
Jessica has gained a unique mix of HR professional experience across both private and public sectors and has covered a broad range of the employee lifecycle. Having worked on transformation, restructures, change, employee relations, and project management, she possesses a wealth of experience and understanding in these and many other HR professional touchpoints.
Jessica has partnered with managers, senior leadership, and board members operationally and strategically, supporting numerous national and global organisations to implement short and longer-term strategic and cultural change.
During her consulting career, she has led many teams through collective bargaining, harmonisation of working terms and conditions, pay negotiations, and organisational design projects. As a coach and support professional, she has successfully empowered leaders to cultivate safe, unbiased, and ethical leadership styles through her coaching and support.
With her experience as a Fellow member of the CIPD, she has collaborated with several Trade Unions and supported and delivered operational and strategic outcomes with significant positive impacts both on the company and its valued employees.
Most recently, Jessica has provided her support and services to organisations, partnering with them to deliver their brand promise by fostering an effective employee experience (EX) and business strategy.
To enhance the success of other organisations and the people she supports, Jessica continues to develop her own growth through professional development.
Donna has 25 years' + experience of advising and guiding clients on all HR and employment law matters. She has led and developed HR Consultancy and Advisory Services and is FCIPD and LLM qualified.
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 and Customer Support Officer
Emily is one of the newest members of the cHRysos HR Support Team, starting in her role as Business and Customer Support Officer at the end of 2021.
Emily has over 4 years’ experience working in a customer facing role and prides herself on her ability to always deliver exceptional customer service. She achieved her Extended Diploma in Graphic Design in 2018 and is now excited to start her career in Administration. Emily provides support to our clients, students and tutors and has a passion for helping people achieve their goals.