Caroline Gowing has a rare blend of talents – she analyses issues quickly and is excellent at articulating solutions, both verbally and visually. What really sets her apart is her ability to manage key stakeholders and articulate and communicate the vision whilst maintaining an eye for detail, this makes her an excellent strategy and change management facilitator. She sees the big picture and keeps that in mind whilst working with clients to develop practical approaches and plans, she is also excellent at implementing and driving things forward.
Her domain experience includes; Armed Forces, Defence industry, MOD, cross government, business and the sustainability and charity sectors, as well as considerable experience of working with community groups. A large proportion of Caroline’s work has focused on visualising complex information, human factors and on leading complex strategy and change management projects.
A key part of Caroline’s success over the last few years has been her skill of working with a wide variety of stakeholders and building strong relationships. Caroline is able to draw on her time in the military and a varied career across the spectrum of large multinationals, small innovative technology companies and as an embedded consultant within central government. She has led teams in environments as diverse as military frigates, complex change programmes, multinational experiments and time-focused acquisition projects.
Caroline has a first class BSc in Experimental Psychology and an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics. She is currently studying part-time for an MSc in Sustainable Development. She is also a qualified APMP project manager and is currently completing her ILM Level 7 executive coaching qualifications.
After leaving school Caroline joined the British Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Logistics Corps. She followed her military service with studies at both Bristol University and University College London, before joining BAE Systems’ Advanced Technology Centre. There Caroline worked on various human factors projects involving user design, evaluation, requirements capture and experimentation. A secondment to Niteworks enabled her to diversify and manage several projects in new concept areas for the MOD. Moving back into BAE Systems, Caroline worked jointly with the MOD to rollout Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) and develop the TRAiDE decision support and visualisation environment.
Caroline has been with JA Consulting since 2008 during which time she has built an excellent reputation for delivering complex solutions on time and with high levels of stakeholder satisfaction.
Caroline has supported a large range of clients, particularly in strategic relationship, stakeholder management, business and solution development including visualisation approaches and facilitation of strategy and change projects. Caroline has worked within the MOD’s Niteworks organisation for eighteen months as a project leader, benefits manager, capability modeller and facilitator, supporting both core, and a range of project activities. Recently Caroline has been focussing on environmental sustainability, particularly helping businesses to put long term sustainability at the heart of strategy, and in supporting the charity sector to adapt to a changing political and financial climate.