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We have some 45+ specialist contributing consultants working with us, each carefully chosen for their specific expertise. Here are some mini bios of just a few.

All our specialist contributing consultants are capability injectors in their own right.

Philippa Bristowe

Philippa is a problem solver and has a unique ability to represent complex ideas in simple graphical form which she then uses to get stakeholder engagement, input and buy-in to future options and solutions. She has a wide range of experience including programme/transformation management, change management, performance improvement, planning and organisational design, as well as business strategy development & planning, commercial analysis and support.

Having started off her career in the private sector Philippa has spent the vast majority of her time working across the full breadth of the public sector from local government authorities to central government departments. The last ten years has seen her focus predominantly on the defence sector where she has worked with all three services, Main Building and DE&S as well as private sector defence suppliers to provide advice and support in developing and improving the governance, organisational design and the performance of various teams and departments, and providing commercial advice to teams undertaking complex procurements.

Her focus on any project is to ensure she understands what the problem really is and what her client needs. She then generates options to address the requirement, followed by extensive stakeholder engagement at all levels of the organisation to ensure effective input to shape the options and buy-in to the final solution.

Peter Gleadow

Peter is a versatile consultant with extensive experience of roles in Defence, and management positions in industry. His skills and experience encompass benefits realisation management, P3M portfolio and programme management frameworks, portfolio office (PfO) and programme management office (PMO) structures, business process capture and analysis, management of change, rollout management, and generation of governance framework handbooks.

He has enjoyed long-term assignments with clients across the Ministry of Defence including Army HQ, MOD Head Office, HQ Air, and Navy Command HQ and in Defence industry prime contractors and Civil Service agencies having worked with MOD 2* and 1* clients, and at CIO levels. Peter has substantial experience in supporting the Front-Line Commands in adopting P3M capability management techniques in accordance with Defence Reform and FinMilCap transformation.

With an analytical mind, keen attention to detail, strong presentation and stakeholder engagement skills, Peter has the ability to work alone or as a team player. Having been embedded within client organisations since 2012, he is comfortable working in multi-disciplinary industry/MOD teams, and with staff at all organisational levels from shop floor to senior management.

Paul Shorrock

Paul is a vastly experienced Illustrator who specialises in Rich Pictures, creating stunning digital artworks that encapsulate complex business processes making them accessible to a wide audience. With over seventy Rich Pictures delivered to date for organisations as diverse as BAE Systems, the Royal Navy, the NHS and Sainsbury’s, Paul is acknowledged as one of the most experienced Artists working in the field. Rich Pictures are a proven alternative to “Death by PowerPoint”! We have used Paul’s rich picture approach on several of our JA Consulting projects with incredible feedback.

Jo Bamford

Jo has more than 25 years practice as an Occupational Psychologist working with businesses, teams and individuals to enable change and maximise potential.​ She has vast experience in inspiring, engaging and coaching people and organisations through change. She has an ability to energise people, bringing together key stakeholders and managing conflict and challenges positively and proactively. She understands the psychology of change and helps people approach change with the right mindset, behaviour and approach for maximum success. ​

Jo has spent most of her working life in the consultancy world after starting her career as a psychology lecturer. She works with organisations big and small to help them achieve the changes needed to be successful strategically and operationally. Jo has worked closely with a diverse range of boards and senior managers in both the private and public sector which means she has significant knowledge of best practice and pragmatic solutions. From this experience Jo has created the ‘Change Make It…’ model to ensure that any programme she engages with results in change that is aligned to business strategy, engages the workforce and results in behavioural and process change for the better.

Martin Samphire

Martin is an experienced and influential management consultant, coach, programme director, bid director and PMO lead who is focused upon delivery and striving for business improvement. Leading teams to bid for and deliver major programmes of change and organisational transformation to both blue chip and public sectors organisations. Core expertise in business transformation, change management, 3PM (project / programme / portfolio management) and Agile working. Martin has been engaged across a wide range of sectors including Construction, Defence and Security, Energy / Oil & Gas, General Insurance, Health, Utilities, Investment Banking, Legal, Police and Retail Banking.

Meet The Team

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