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Our Team and Expertise

Enabling the Leadership of Change

a2B Advisory Consulting Ltd operate from our offices in London and Edinburgh, internationally with associates

who share our passion for enabling step improvement and change in organisations.

Each of our projects are unique, so we create the right team for each client engagement. 

 

Our team has deep international, corporate and big 4 consulting experience in designing and delivering organisation change and transformation.

Peter F Gallagher

  • Peter leads a2B Advisory Consulting Ltd in both London and Edinburgh

  • Peter is an organisational change management expert

  • Peter has worked as a consultant and executive for over 30 years

  • Peter is the Author of The Leadership of Change Volumes 1 - 3

  • Peter is also a organisational change management keynote speaker

 

Most recently, I have worked for EY Advisory in the Middle East as a Director of Strategy Execution. Prior to that, I was a Senior Consultant, Organisation Effectiveness for Royal Dutch Shell. I am a highly accomplished and skilled global senior executive with a proven track record of transforming and improving the world’s largest and most successful organisations in over 20 countries. My work experience covers defense, aerospace, manufacturing and energy working both as an internal and external management consultant.

 

I have proven board member experience and am a trusted advisor to C-Suite executive management for organisations operating at a global level. My key experience and ability is supporting business leaders to execute their strategy, deliver organisation results and value by implementing the portfolio, programmes or projects that improve business performance and ensure sustainable change.

 

I am an accomplished speaker on Change Management, Lean and Business Improvement as well as Strategy Implementation. I offer keynote Speeches for a2B Consulting clients on Change Management, Business Improvement and Strategy Execution. Additionally I  am a professional speaker with Vistage talking to Growth Mindset Leaders articulating how they can implement Strategy by leveraging Business Improvement and Change Management. I am an Associate Speaker with the Professional Speakers Association (PSA).

Lesley Thomson

  • Associate

  • Expertise: Human Resources

 

Lesley's experience in Human Resources spans a career of 25 years working internationally with blue chip organisations. Lesley worked for 20 years in Hewlett Packard, later Agilent Technologies, a company spun off from HP, then started working as an Independent Consultant before moving into maritime as an HR Director for 7 years. Accomplished and versatile, she also is known for driving people strategies that deliver business results in all phases of the organisational lifecycle.

 

Lesley is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) UK and has accreditations as an Predictive Index Analyst and to perform a Hays Job Evaluation. Other specialisms include Strategic and Operational Management, TUPE, Acquisitions, Divestments and Transitions, Restructuring, Performance Management, Succession Planning and Strategic Resource Management.

 
 

Ian Jones

  • Associate

  • Expertise: Organisational Effectiveness

 

Ian has more than 20 years’ experience in management and consulting, working with HR functions and business leaders on Change Management, Organisational Development and Leadership Development. He brings practical experience to clients and a set of skills that span the lifecycle of change interventions. From initial diagnostics that identify and clarify the case for change, through to facilitation, change management and successful sustainable implementations.

 

Ian works closely with clients to design and deliver interventions that enable successful change. By increasing collaboration, creating more effective partnerships and enabling better business decisions he helps leaders lower risk, speed up delivery, reduce cost and deliver more sustainable outcomes. Having worked globally as a business leader, Ian appreciates the challenges facing leaders who are stewarding organisations through change. From his work as a consultant, he understands the role of the consultant in enabling successful change that delivers promised value. Ian is also a coach to HR and business leaders, helping them to navigate the difficult challenges that change in their organisation can bring.

Les Thomson

  • Associate

  • Expertise: Asset Management and Leadership Coaching

 

Les is a highly experienced, senior oil and gas industry Asset and Technical Executive with an extensive track record of onshore and offshore delivery. He has well-developed leadership, consulting and technical skills, which have been demonstrated by measurable transformation and performance improvement programmes in various production and energy process environments. Areas of expertise include operations, reliability and maintenance, people development, innovative delivery of high value projects and successful leadership of challenging joint venture partnerships. 

 

He is a practical person with a deep knowledge of what it takes to be a successful leader of oil and gas businesses. Les has a track record of getting the best out of people, their behaviour, systems and processes. With a focus on utilising an open, engaging leadership style, he has a keen nose for getting to the fundamental issues that impact the delivery of business performance.

Ignacio Tejedor Carreras

  • Associate

  • Expertise: Project Management, Controls and Governance

 

Ignacio has 13 years of international experience working in the Oil & Gas industry, 8 years in an expat position in China, firstly as Process and Project Engineer and currently in Project Management. His experience has been developed in Energy, Petrochemical and Refining Projects, with a strong background in Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing and Commissioning. 

 

Ignacio has a Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Oil and Gas Management from Robert Gordon University (RGU). He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the PMI and also holds a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Hayley Jaffrey

  • Associate

  • Expertise: GDPR and Quality Consultant

 

Hayley has 20 years of experience in Senior Quality and Governance Leader roles across different sectors, including Oil & Gas, Telecoms, Local Authority and Healthcare. She has a proven track record in delivering Governance Programmes & Systems, including Business Transformation and Operational Excellence projects. She is our GDPR Consultant and also support clients on Quality, Governance and HSE.

 

Hayley is a chartered member of The Chartered Quality Institute, a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (Certified CIPP-E), a Certified RCA Leader/Instructor, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and ISO Auditor.

Sarah L Gallagher

  • Sarah leads a2B Consulting Operations 

  • Resourcing and Client Relations

Most recently, Sarah has worked for PA Consulting in the UK after working in the Middle East for nearly five years. In Abu Dhabi, Sarah worked as an Account Manager for a major organisation that offered local partnership options for international businesses looking to enter the Middle East market with their products and services. Prior to this, Sarah worked as an internal Communications Consultant for Royal Dutch Shell, leading communications and community activities for two Gas Plants in Scotland. Sarah’s work experience includes regional development, energy, recruitment and education.

 

Sarah is a highly personable and efficient individual with broad international industry experience having worked for the world’s largest and most successful organisations in 10 plus countries. Working across many countries and cultures has allowed Sarah to develop strong interpersonal and communication skills. She is experienced and proficient in helping individuals and teams to cope with transitions, improvement and changes in their working lives. 

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