Our Speakers

Jonathan_Rees

Jonathan Rees

Change Management, Wellbeing and Resilience

Jonathan is a trainer/speaker with experience in designing and facilitating interactive and engaging workshops including: Resilience; Personal Effectivity; Growth Mindset; Coaching; Accountability, Feedback & Difficult Conversations; Rapport and Stepping up into Leadership. He has experience delivering resilience training for various Forces, and over 15 years experience in coaching at up to Executive level, and as a leadership consultant. He is also an author, penning “The Resilience Toolkit: powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services” and a visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol.

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Sabehia Mohamed

Leadership Capabilities, Teams and Performance

Sabehia has over 30 years’ experience in organisational change, leadership and team development, having also worked in the field of diversity and inclusion as Director of Grampian Racial Equality Council. Her experience is global, having delivered training in over 30 countries for major brands including Deloitte, KPMG, British Council and Save the Children. Sabehia is Head of HR for Berkshire County Council’s Education Department and an Executive Fellow at Henley Business School, and she delivers on their Masters / Executive education programmes.

Campbell Macpherson

Campbell Macpherson

Change Management

Campbell has been enabling organisations to successfully instigate sustainable change for almost thirty years across the UK, Europe, US, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. His experience includes Board Director & HR Diractor of Sesame (UK’s largest IFA Network), Marketing Director of Virgin Wines, Smartlogik and Brightstation, and Strategy Director of Zurich Global Life Emerging Markets & Zurich International Life, among other things. He has also advised dozens of other companies on strategic and organisational change throughout his career.

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Penny Mallory

Teams and Performance

Penny is the first and only woman to compete in a World Rally Car. She is one of the UK’s top female motivational speakers, and has worked inside and alongside many world class teams (including F1) to improve team performance and results. Her accolades include being a mountaineer, boxer, marathon runner and descendant of the first person to scale Mount Everest. She is a Master Practitioner in CBT and is a licensed Mental Toughness Coach.

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Avi Franks

Leadership Capabilities

Avi is currently the owner of the Manchester-based company Working with Awareness and the Chairman of the Manchester Buddhist Centre. His specialties are executive and leadership coaching, organisational consultancy, executive and senior team development and psychological assessment. He has previously worked with the police as a National Police Strategic Command Course Executive Coach.

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Sarah Thurstan

Strategic Influencing

Sarah has over 15 years experience lecturing/training in personal presence and development, leadership communication and presentating with impact, and has worked for various Universities and delivers for Impact International. Sarah has previously delivered leadership programmes/courses for various companies including Scottish Power, Scottish and Newcastle, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays Plc and Heathrow Airport.

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Fiona Meechan

Wellbeing and Resilience

Fiona joined The College of Policing in November 2018 to work on the design and delivery of the National Police Wellbeing Service.  Before coming to The College, Fiona worked in Senior Leadership roles in Greater Manchester Police, Local Government and the NHS.  She has developed and led a range of front line operational services, has significant partnership and strategy development and delivery experience, and has worked extensively in organisational development, change and performance improvement.  Her last role was as a Lecturer in Leadership at the Alliance Manchester Business School; she is currently researching the role of compassion at work and is the author of the Compassion at Work Toolkit.

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Sarah-Jane Lennie

Wellbeing and Resilience

Sarah-Jane Lennie is a Research Associate in Organisational Studies and Behaviour at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Sarah-Jane also lectures in Business Psychology and specialises in emotions in the work place and mental health and well-being.  Prior to returning to academia Sarah-Jane served for 18 years as a British police officer, serving to the rank of Detective Inspector. Sarah-Jane is an Associate to the College of Policing advising and educating on emotional well-being and resilience.   She is also an ambassador for Police Care UK, a charity supporting police officers and their families, and university representative committee member of the Association of Business Psychology.​

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Jonathan Bowers

College of Policing Facilitator

Jonathan is a Police Inspector with a varied operational background including counter terrorism work and a variety of uniform, plain clothes and specialist roles. He was the operational lead for Operation Halifax which successfully halved the number of outstanding arrest warrants in his force. Jonathan, among other successes, headed the Commissioners’ Leader Programme for over 6000 staff and introduced a brand new promotion scheme for all levels of leadership in the organisation. He is a qualified trainer and Hydra facilitator, with an advanced Diploma in performance Coaching and is licensed to deliver Myers-Briggs (MBTI)) psycometric events and enjoys assisting people at all levels with their developmental needs.

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Dominic Vaughan

Strategic Influencing

Dominic is a specialist in providing negotiation consultancy and training, having worked for leading negotiation consultancies and training firms – such as the Gap Partnership – across multiple sectors including financial services, professional services, manufacturing, transport, FMCG, retail and healthcare. He is the former Global Opportunity Manager at BT, where he managed the development of integrated complex sales proposals, including BT Americas largest contract.