Our Team

Ailsa Carson
Partner -Group Marketing & Events Manager
About Ailsa Carson

Ailsa is Group Marketing & Events Manager, and is responsible for the development and delivery of our global events programme

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Al Saylor
About Al Saylor

Al is a Consultant within the S A Partners North America team, supporting our customers with their Continuous Improvement & Lean training.

Alex Everitt
About Alex Everitt

Alex provides marketing, graphic design and videography support to the Consultancy and Academy teams, enabling them to develop engaging and thought-provoking materials.

Alex Teoh
Principle Consultant
About Alex Teoh

Alex has been involved in the Lean journeys of several world class organizations from consumer electronics, FMCG, automotive components, footwear and textiles.

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Andy Brunskill
About Andy Brunskill

Andy is a Partner and specialises in the development and deployment of Operational Excellence Programmes.

Brad Jeavons
About Brad Jeavons

Brad has been working with SA Partners for over 5 years. He is a qualified Lean Coach and has brought his experience to bare in many organisations delivering sustainable change programs and Leadership development.

Brian Golden
About Brian Golden

Brian’s major passion is delivery of “Competitiveness through Operations” for clients and customers.

Brian Hatter
About Brian Hatter

Over the course of his 35-year career, Brian has served in a multitude of senior leadership roles primarily within two companies Textron and Ingersoll Rand.

Bruce Dorey PhD
About Bruce Dorey PhD

Bruce is a senior coach and leadership consultant with extensive experience in OKR planning and deployment.

Bryan Cutliff
About Bryan Cutliff

Bryan joined SA Partners in June of 2021 as a Senior Consultant and is responsible for overseeing the leadership programs, as well as the healthcare sector, within the company’s US subsidiary.

Byron Lear
About Byron Lear

As part of the S A Partners Academy team, Byron supports our clients with training in Leadership, Lean and Continuous Improvement.

Christopher Wright
About Christopher Wright

Chris has over 25 years experience and is an internationally experienced consultant who supports multi site companies with the deployment of Operational excellence and certified training programmes.

Clare Pryce
Finance Manager
About Clare Pryce

Clare is our Group Financial Manager supporting our teams globally.

Colin Scott
Partner - President S A Partners Inc
About Colin Scott

Colin is the President of the US business – S A Partners Inc. and supports a number of our international clients, at a strategic level, with the development and deployment of Enterprise Excellence programmes.

Dr Donna Samuel
Head of Lean Academy
About Dr Donna Samuel

Donna is part of the S A Partner Academy team and supports our clients with coaching, mentoring and accredited training programmes.

Dr Fiona Buttrey
About Dr Fiona Buttrey

Fiona is Head of Leadership Programmes and also supports our Shingo Delivery Team. Prior to joining the company in 2018 Fiona spent over 10 years at Vale Group.

Dr Morgan Jones
About Dr Morgan Jones

Morgan is a highly experienced, Author and Thought Leader

Dr Toni Whitehead
About Dr Toni Whitehead

Toni Whitehead supports our clients with coaching, mentoring and training. Toni specialises in the development and delivery of our Leadership and Improvement Coach programmes and is works closely with the University of Cardiff Lean Competency Centre as an assessor. 

Garry Corbet
Partner: Head of our Ireland Consultancy team
About Garry Corbet

Garry has over 10 years experience working in continuous improvement using Lean principals and has held several senior leadership roles prior to joining SA Partners. 

Gary Griffiths
Senior Partner
About Gary Griffiths

Gary is Partner and Managing Consultant and supports multi-site companies around the world with the development and deployment of Enterprise Excellence Programmes, & co-author of Staying Lean: Thriving not just Surviving’

Jack Worboys
About Jack Worboys

As part of the team, Jack is building on his TPM & Management Systems experience as well as bringing technical analysis and process automation skills to the table to help deliver sustainable improvement to our clients.

James Ash
Operations System Manager
About James Ash

James joined S A Partners in 2018 as our Systems & Business Analyst before progressing into his current role as the Operations System Manager in July 2021.

Jeff Williams
Senior Partner: Business Development Director
About Jeff Williams

Jeff has extensive experience across many Sectors, including Financial services and Food. Jeff joined S A Partners in 1999 after many years working in industry.

Jim Brydon
Event Manager
About Jim Brydon

Jim joined S A Partners in 2020 as part of our Marketing and Events Team.

Jim Mikulski
Senior Consultant
About Jim Mikulski

Jim is a Senior Consultant supporting clients with Enterprise Excellence, Improvement Skills, Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM), and Change Leadership.

John Quirke
Senior Partner: Head of the Life Sciences & Health Sector
About John Quirke

John Quirke is a Senior Partner and Head of the Life Sciences & Health Sector, he also supports both the US and European Business Development Team.

Jordan Squire
Creative Projects Manager
About Jordan Squire

Jordan is responsible for the Groups social media and also the development of our creative assets.

Juliette Packham
Partner: Head of Learning & Development
About Juliette Packham

Juliette has been a consultant with S A Partners since 2005, prior to this she enjoyed a successful career within the Automotive Industry.

Keivan Zokaei
Partner: Head of Financial Services
About Keivan Zokaei

Keivan is a lean thinking expert, consultant and a published author. Keivan regularly advises C-suite executives at global companies and has led transformation projects in Service, FMCG and Manufacturing industries.

Kenneth Wisinski
Senior Consultant
About Kenneth Wisinski

Ken is a Senior Consultant and supports our clients with their Enterprise Excellence programmes; Shingo Training; TPM and Continuous Improvement training.

Lee King
Business Support & Finance Co-ordinator
About Lee King

A key member of the S A Partners dynamic Finance Team.

Manuel Baerga
About Manuel Baerga

Manuel is a successful coach who has worked extensively with top tier companies to develop enterprise strategies that deliver quantifiable results.

Maria Penaloza Coupland
About Maria Penaloza Coupland

Maria works as a Consultant within our US team covering South America.  She has extensive experience in the public and private sectors where she has helped develop leaders create engagement with their teams. 

Mark Fillingham
Mark Fillingham
About Mark Fillingham

Mark is a Senior Partner and Programme Manager and specialises in coaching and mentoring at an Executive Level.

Martin Reese
Digital Services Manager
About Martin Reese

Martin has worked in a disparate array of sectors which has included government, tourism, retail, manufacturing and construction, helping them meet the challenges and differing requirements and targets from their on-line presence and digital services.

Mat Jackson
Senior Consultant
About Mat Jackson

Mat is a Senior Consultant within the UK and European Team supporting clients with strategy development and deployment.

Matthew Scott
Project Manager
About Matthew Scott

Matthew works in our US Team supporting project management and delivery.

Megan James
Business Development Manager
About Megan James

I joined S A Partners bringing a commercial background in business development, account management, marketing and business operations to the team. Following 5 years building and managing global Lean and Six Sigma events, I’ve focused my career within Lean and Process Improvement consulting.

Mick Moreton
Partner: Head of Situational Leadership Training
About Mick Moreton

Mick supports a range of our clients with their Operational Excellence and certified training programmes.  Mick has extensive practical experience having held operational management and continuous improvement positions in Toyota; Rolls Royce and Airbus. 

Nick Davis
About Nick Davis

Nick is a Certified Lean Sigma Master Black Belt, Chartered Engineer and Fellow in Manufacturing Management with over 30 years of operational & consulting experience within a wide range of industry sectors. 

Peter Willmott – Associate Partner
Associate Partner
About Peter Willmott – Associate Partner

Peter is an Associate Partner of S A Partners and is a Chartered Engineer and has a B.Tech (Hons) in Production Engineering and is a renowned authority on the application of Total Productive Maintenance in the western world and is the author of two books on the subject.

Phil Spooner
About Phil Spooner

Phil is Sector Head for Process Industries and specialises in the development and deployment of Enterprise Excellence Programmes across multi-site organisations.

Rachel Doyle
About Rachel Doyle

Rachel is a Senior Consultant in the UK Team

Richard Lynch
Senior Partner: Operations Director
About Richard Lynch

Richard has over 15 years experience working with clients across the retail and distribution sectors. He has also worked in Automotive, Food, Financial Service, Engineering and the Public Sector. 

Richard Young
Partner: Head of our Australia & NZ team
About Richard Young

He has over 20 years experience working in Global Multinationals at a senior level.  Richard is regarded by his clients as a great motivator, his enthusiasm and experience are a great asset to any program of work.

Robin Jaques
Senior Partner: Head of Aerospace & Defence
About Robin Jaques

He joined S A Partners in 2000 and supports customers globally within a range of sectors including Manufacturing; Retail; Aerospace, Defence and Distribution.  His passion is for developing sustainable Enterprise Excellence programmes and understanding how companies can connect and engage with their employees.  

Roger Solomon
About Roger Solomon

Roger is an experienced Consultant specialising in the Tourism & Hospitality Sectors. Having held Senior VP positions at Cendant (now Wyndham Worldwide), he is regularly sought out for his knowledge and expertise.

Simon Grogan
Managing Director
About Simon Grogan

Simon upports a number of our international clients at a strategic level, with the development and deployment of Enterprise Excellence programmes.  He is also a mentor and coach to a range of senior industry leaders, supporting them to develop their leadership skills. 

Sonja Allen
About Sonja Allen

Sonja is a Consultant & part of our Learning & Development Team, she is also a Soundwave Master Practitioner

Steve Baker
Senior Partner
About Steve Baker

Steve is one of our Senior Partners and works with our customers on the development and deployment of Lean transformation programmes. 

Thom Keehan
About Thom Keehan

Previously, Thom was Vice President of Enterprise Quality & Operational Excellence for Daikin Applied focused on bringing Daikin’s Quality back to the forefront of the company. 

Tom Finn
About Tom Finn

Tom holds a Masters in Lean Enterprise Excellence (Lean Black Belt), a BSc in Quality Management and Technology from IT Sligo, BEng in Mechatronics from IT Sligo.