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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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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.

Andy Brunskill
About Andy Brunskill

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

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.

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 Keivan Zokaei
Partner: Head of Financial Services
About Dr 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.

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. 

Egbert Boersa
Principal Consultant
About Egbert Boersa

Egbert has spent many years deploying Lean Thinking across large international corporations and has had a lead role in building Lean academies and developing coaches.

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’

Mark Fillingham
J Mark Fillingham
Senior Partner
About J Mark Fillingham

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

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.

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Jim Brydon
Event Manager
About Jim Brydon

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

Kevin Bell
European Key Account Development Director
About Kevin Bell

Kevin is a European Key Account Development Director

Laura Bullen
Senior Finance Associate
About Laura Bullen

Laura is part of our Central Services Finance Team

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

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

Lisa Taylor
Business Analyst
About Lisa Taylor

Lisa is a Business Analyst within our Central Finance Team

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.

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.

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. 

Nik Taylor
About Nik Taylor

Nik is a consultant specialising in TPM who earned his degree in supply chain management from the university of South Wales.

Noel Hennessy
Senior Associate
About Noel Hennessy

Dr Noel Hennessy is a key part of our Shingo & Operational Excellence team both within Europe and Globally

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.

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. 

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.  

Simon Grogan
Managing Director
About Simon Grogan

Simon supports 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. 

Steve Baker
Senior Associate
About Steve Baker

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