MEET THE TEAM
Operations, finance and strategy
· Simon is very experienced in financial services following 28 years working for a major bank in a number of roles and responsibilities including investment strategy.
Most recently he has spent seven years working for a care based charity for adults with learning disabilities as Head of Finance and Commerce. Commercial responsibilities for the charity included the running of a tourist attraction whose visitor numbers increased by over 50% from 72k to 115k during Simon’s tenure. Simon was also responsible for improving visitor experience through training and development of front line staff and volunteers.
Simon has a unique care based and financial services background as well as having created, built and ultimately sold his own lettings business between 2003 and 2011.
He is excited by the opportunity to use his experience and skills to put something back into the charity and not-for-profit sectors.
Executive coaching, teambuilding and people development
Pinchpoint coaching. www.gainfromchange.co.uk
Phil has considerable experience working with both the charity and not-for-profit sectors in team building, leadership, personal development, customer/citizen journey mapping and managing change. He is a qualified executive coach and customer service strategist specialising in employee engagement and leadership development.
His projects have included membership & volunteer recruitment and engagement, corporate volunteering and fundraising. The focus has been on developing sustainable solutions that benefit both the organisations and the individuals. Phil is currently involved with Roffey Park leadership institute looking at “The Customer led revolution”
With over 25 years experience as an active Rotarian Phil has a good understanding of a wide range of charity work in the local community field and in International projects. His focus in recent years has been on developing flexibility in Rotary to support membership recruitment and building closer relationships between the charity and business sectors for mutual benefit.
Where the Passion Begins
Alpha Charity Consulting has a team of exceptional and results-driven leaders who love to work with our growing clientele. Our team is eager to learn, open to new ideas and technologies and adaptable to the fast-changing and increasingly complex business environment. Read below to learn more about our exceptional team.
Stakeholder engagement, workshop design and facilitation.
Intelligent Linking www.intelligentlinking.co.uk
40 years experience in business and consultancy roles. 10 Years running my own business. Work in Charities or not for profit sectors includes Canterbury Oast Trust, SCVO and NCVO, International Democracy Organisation, World Bank, ERISA (European Regional Information Strategy Association). I have extensive experience in effective business strategy and blueprint design. I have worked as an international Digital Ambassador for the European Commission, and have led multiple, technology enabled, business transformation. For the last 10 years I have been developing a unique approach to customer relationships that reflect ultra-modern ways in which customers lead markets.
Giovanna (Jo) Gandolfo
Senior Executive Coach & Conflict Management
Giovanna is Senior Executive Coach. She has over 20 years experience of Executive Education with London Business School specialising in personal skills training and leadership development for senior managers, where her facilitation and coaching skills were valued by the range of multi-national managers at senior level, across many industry sectors with whom she came into contact.
Giovanna has devoted her energies to working with individuals to help them in their journeys into, through and beyond corporate life helping them overcome their fears and realise their unique potentials. She uses a cognitive behavioural approach and combines a zest for life, a search for truth, a can do approach and a good commercial sense to help people on their journeys. A recent client said of her: "Very fair and perceptive, helpful and focused. she is able to put each situation in perspective. I would have loved more time with her. I wish she was my boss!" She now focuses on SMEs and the charitable sector.
HR Consultant, Talent & Change Management Specialist
Jackie is the owner and founder of Dakota Blue Consulting. With over 20 years HR experience within some of the worlds’ leading organisations in their field, she is able to provide first hand insights on people practices that have the greatest impact on unlocking people potential.
Dakota Blue was established based on Jackie’s passion for providing practical results driven HR support in a wide variety of sectors to enable achievement of their full growth potential. She is a results driven strategic HR expert who loves designing, developing and implementing innovative HR practices that engage employees. With specialisms in performance, change and talent management, she knows how to successfully create environments in which employees are motivated and productive. A qualified trainer, facilitator and mentor working closely with business leaders and HR professionals helping them to develop both personally and professionally.
Jackie provides a wide range of services to meet all your HR needs, from providing generalist HR support through to strategic people and organisational development. She enjoys giving back to her local community and is an Ambassador for The Teddington Trust and a School Governor for Goldwyn in Ashford.
Change management and HR
Matt has considerable experience working with both the charity and not-for-profit sectors in Trustee development, governance, leadership, supporting lone directors, and managing change. His experience includes roles in human resources, corporate governance and senior management and he specialises in organisation design and development.
With over ten years experience as a Trustee and Chair of his local Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Matt has a good understanding of the pressures that the sector faces as income changes and expectations increase. His focus during his tenure was to broaden revenue streams and to add additional services such as telephone helpdesks and online support.
His projects have included working with Trustees to help them decide whether Charitable Incorporated Organisation was best for them; Trustee recruitment and development; business planning; volunteer engagement; and strategy development. Matt’s focus has been on ensuring charities and not-for-profit organisations are able to continue to develop and improve once his interventions have stopped.
Sam Whiting FCA
Gibbs Mannington Phipps – Accountancy
Gibbons Mannington & Phipps LLP www.gmpaccountants.co.uk
I have been with GMP for over 25 years and, although a general practice, I specialise in regulated areas particularly charities and companies.
In addition to working with trustees to meet their statutory responsibilities in the preparation of financial statements, which comply with current reporting regulations, I also undertake independent examinations and audits.
The financial statements of a charity are required to comply with the Statement of Recommended Practice: Accounting and Reporting by Charities (FRS102), the Charities Act and the Companies Act, if incorporated. My aim is to ensure trustees understand their responsibilities, explain the regulations in a clear and easy to understand way and to ensure the financial statements prepared give both value to the charity, for example should they require them to apply for funding, and the end user.
Trustees are also responsibilities for ensuring the long term financial stability of the charity. I aim to provide advice and assistance on matters such as risk management, implementation of systems and controls and reserves policies.
For more information regarding the variety of services I can offer please visit our website.
PhD; MSc; BSocSc
Director Quilibra Consulting
ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT AND LEADERSHIP / EXECUTUIVE COACH
Anthony supports and facilitates the development of leaders, teams and organizations as they seek to challenge, refresh and recreate their ways of thinking, working and relating. In doing so he enables individuals and teams to stretch and change – innovating and building new abilities – to address challenging issues, and to achieve extraordinary shared outcomes.
· As a manager and leader he has worked in industry, education, consulting, as well as in Not-for-Profit NGOs and international development organisations.
· As an advisor and consultant he has worked with many public and private sector organisations as well as international organisations from across the world.
· As a coach and mentor he has accompanied and supported the development of leaders and managers working at operational, management, chief executive and board levels, from different cultural, sectoral and professional backgrounds.
Educated in international relations, business, occupational psychology, politics, and financial economics, Anthony started his career as a Manager with Unilever in the UK. He went on to work as a Management Consultant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, and Coopers & Lybrand (later PwC), Ashridge Consulting and Business School (where he helped to initiate and then led the Sustainability Practice) and the IFBC Secretariat (Bern) before setting up and working through Quilibra Consulting
Anthony’s coaching, consulting and facilitating work focuses on addressing people development, policy and strategy, organisation development, change and leadership and economic developmental issues. He has helped many people and teams to engage and lead better, to innovate and adapt, develop new strategies and ways of working, and to anticipate or respond to contextual challenges.
A published writer and author, Anthony has contributed to a book on coaching (Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation by Liz Hall et al) and co-authored a book on leadership (“The Leadership Shadow” – with Erik De Haan). In addition to writing occasional blogs, he creates reflective poetry (used in personal developmental and mentoring conversations), contributes to Masters and Doctoral programmes as an external tutor and speaks at conferences and seminars on leadership, coaching and development. Anthony also remains actively involved in international and local developmental projects — as a coach, facilitator, co-worker, and enabler.