Kemal has over 20 years experience in the international development sector. He has worked for a number of non-profits and development organisations from the very large, Christian Aid, to the very small, Village Aid. Kemal has pursued a career that has enabled him to challenge, exclusion and inequality in multiple forms. Kemal holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD exploring educational exclusion and caste discrimination. He is currently CEO of Joe Homan Charity. Kemal has been an Advisor with Caplor Horizons since it was established.
Leadership and Advocacy Advisor
Sam has many years experience managing a range of community development projects and advocacy services. She first met the Caplor Horizons team while she was the CEO of a dementia charity called Dementia Matters in Powys. Sam is currently working within the UK’s National Health System: she is supporting the management of a team that is engaged with equine assisted therapeutic approaches to pain and long term condition management.
Business Development Advisor
Liza specialises in organisational change management. She has over 20 years of high level leadership experience in business. Liza has been involved with a wide range of initiatives during her career to transform organisational effectiveness. She believes passionately in bringing the best out in people. Liza has contributed on various work-streams with Caplor Horizons. For instance, facilitating a capacity development programme in Mozambique with a leadership team from TechnoServe, an International NGO.
Iain is the CEO of the ‘for purpose charity’, the EAUC: their mission is to make sustainability the new norm across all aspects of university and college delivery and to unleash the transformational power of education to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Iain has had wide experience; for instance, he previously led cross-community development and reconciliation activities in Northern Ireland. As an Advisor, Iain has been focusing on carrying out mentoring with CEOs of organisations that Caplor Horizons works with.
Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE
Lynne held 3 CEO roles within the UK Further Education sector over a period of 17 years. She is currently an executive coach and organisational consultant. Lynne has worked in 15 countries on developing leadership and is an experienced board member having held 20 non-executive posts. She has been awarded the CBE, was named one of Debrett's ‘500 most influential people in the UK’ and one of the ‘UK’s 100 women of Spirit’. Lynne holds a PhD. She is actively involved as an Advisor with Caplor Horizons, including having written a paper called ‘The Leaderful Way’.
Chandra is an experienced coach, mentor, trainer and educationalist with a track record in challenging and supporting improved outcomes for young people and their families. His deep awareness of how inequalities and disadvantage operate permeates all his thinking and work. He currently co-leads ELS Education: this is an innovative provider of high quality, alternative education provision and flexible tuition in a deprived and multi-racial area of London. Chandra has carried out a wide spectrum of work-streams with Caplor Horizons: for instance, facilitating a capacity development programme in West Africa.
Saf is an experienced coach, mentor, trainer and educationalist. He currently co-leads ELS Education: this is an innovative provider of high quality, alternative education provision and flexible tuition in a deprived and multi-racial area of London. Saf’s holistic approach, experience of inter-agency work, and passion for lifelong learning has made a unique contribution to turning around the lives of young people. As an Advisor, Saf has carried out many work-streams: for instance, facilitating a strategy renewal process of a UK based international NGO; or carrying out a organisational development programme with a NGO focusing on children in Goa, India.
Sustainability and Leadership Advisor
Usha is passionate about giving a voice to - and developing the resilience of - those who do not have enough power to be heard. Usha has worked in senior roles in equalities and in social care. Also in designing and delivering management and leadership programmes and more recently in sustainable development and natural resources. Usha has experience of leading change in equalities, in building community resilience. Currently Usha works with the Welsh Government. Usha is a very experienced coach and facilitator. Usha has been a long-standing Advisor at Caplor Horizons. She has also been a trustee and held the positions of Deputy Chair and Co-Chair of the Board
Web and IT Systems Advisor
Deven is an IT systems professional with a strong track in the establishment and scale up of cutting edge on-line businesses. He currently works as an IT, Graphic Design and General Manager at KD and Jay, an online retail business. He has been involved with the establishment and growth of this business since it was first established. Deven is also committed to social and environmental sustainability within business and society. At Caplor Horizons, Deven is a ‘Specialist Advisor’ and leads on the technical aspects of website and IT systems design, development and implementation; this includes the database and the online resource center.
Facilitator and Experiential Learning Advisor
Ann is a highly experienced and skilled facilitator, coach and designer of experiential learning. She specialises in transferring knowledge and skills, gained over 30 years in learning and development, to other professionals through her writing, coaching, mentoring and delivery of highly regarded international trainer of training workshops. Ann is the author of 'Pattern-Making, Pattern Breaking', a practical guide to designing and facilitating learning. As a long-standing Advisor at Caplor Horizons, Ann has been pivotal to the creation and delivery of various highly distinctive tools. Also she has generated many of the resources that help form the organisation’s backbone in terms of its creative approach to experiential learning.
Dr Geoff Cox
Learning Design Advisor
Geoff leads Learning Design at RSVP Design. He is a highly creative and skilled designer of developmental learning tools, activities and processes. He develops experiential learning environments within which participants explore and experiment with the behavioural skills and competencies required to contribute effectively to organisational development. Geoff holds a PhD and he has created various inspirational exercises, including 'Colourblind'. As a long-standing Advisor at Caplor Horizons, Geoff has been pivotal to the creation and delivery of various highly distinctive tools such as the ‘Caplor House’ and the ‘Voyage Board’
With over 20 years experience of cross sector working Helen is a specialist facilitator, writer and researcher. She has particular expertise in participatory engagement, leadership and team development; also a passion for turning talk into action, and the skills to support organisations and individuals strengthen their influence. Her professional and academic background - including a MA Anthropology of Development - enables her to bring a robust understanding of sustainable development to her work.As Founding Director of independent consultancy 'Just Ideas', she supports charities, public sector organisations and businesses working towards positive social or organisational change and environmental justice. Helen has been a long-standing Advisor with Caplor Horizons.
Formerly long-standing CEO of AVIVA, and Chair of PZ Cussons, Richard has had a highly successful career in business. Other major roles included chairing the Advisory Board of an innovative healthcare investment fund for the World Bank and acting as a non-executive director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Richard has been involved with many not for profit organisations; for instance he was Patron of United Purpose (formally called Concern Universal). Richard and his wife Kay have been very actively involved with Caplor Horizons since it was established. They now live in New Zealand where they are involved with various community activities there too.
Dr Vicki Howe
Sustainability and Leadership Advisor
Vicki is a marine biologist. Having worked as marine environmental consultant, she has also coordinated a local community education project in Tanzania and worked as the south Wales Seasearch Coordinator. Seasearch is a project using volunteers to help map the seabed of the UK. She is the Honorary Editor for the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Bulletin which is published biannually. Vicki works as an independent leadership trainer, lecturer, tutor and coach and has a particular interest in experiential learning and developing training materials which can used as a catalyst for conversations. Vicki has been actively involved as an Advisor with Caplor Horizons in many ways; for instance, facilitating a leadership development programme in Uganda.
Clive applies insights from neuroscience as the central core of his work. He has focused on coaching business leaders. Having studied both psychology and sociology, and having been a CEO within the business sector, Clive now concentrates on neuroscience to bring a fresh and powerful understanding of what it really takes to get the best out of people and organisations. He is the author of two books on the subject, the latest is titled: ‘The Neuro-Edge’. As a long-standing Advisor at Caplor Horizons, he has been instrumental in various ways, including creating ‘Human Horizons’, a neuroscience based profiling tool.
Engagement Team Advisor
Sandy moved to England from South Africa in 2000. She has a wealth of experience, including as a Property Manager for a letting agency business in Herefordshire, UK. Sandy had this role for six years before joining Caplor Property in 2008. Sandy is the leader of Caplor Property and she has enabled its growth. She has a passion for people. She has been very actively involved with Caplor Horizons, particularly the Engagement Team, since the organisation was established. For instance, Sandy has led on carrying out stakeholder engagement research with Advisors and other people that contribute their time.
Professor Ian Bruce CBE
Charity Effectiveness Advisor
Professor Ian Bruce CBE is President and founder of Cass Business School's ‘Centre for Charity Effectiveness’. He was Director General of the UK’s Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for 20 years. He continues to teach, research and undertake consultancy. He has founded 12 third sector organisations and has been, or is, a trustee, of many more. Ian's particular interests are non-profit strategy and marketing. His book ‘Charity Marketing’ is in its fourth edition. He was awarded the CBE. Also he has attained ‘outstanding achievement’ awards in UK National Charity Awards. Ian has been an Advisor with Caplor Horizons since it started.
Simon operated at board level in business for most of his career, strengthening and leading management teams to maximise their effectiveness. He has worked with many high profile global organisations and has particular experience in strategy, marketing, sales and branding. Simon has been a long-standing Advisor: he is responsible for multiple initiatives that have greatly influenced the way Caplor Horizons operates. Simon has also been involved with the design and delivery of work-streams, such as facilitating marketing and strategy processes with UK charities and capacity development with NGOs in Ghana and Kenya.
Inspirational Speaking, Coaching and Leadership Advisor
Sue Stockdale is an inspirational speaker, whose achievements in business and adventure have inspired 1000s of leaders worldwide to step out of their comfort zone and achieve extraordinary results. She is the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole, has represented Scotland in athletics and was recognised by The Queen as a Pioneer to the Nation. Sue now works as an executive coach, facilitator and leadership development specialist with corporate, not for profit and public sector organisations worldwide. Sue has been a long-standing Advisor with Caplor Horizons and has designed and delivered various work-streams.
Lord Paul Tyler CBE
After an initial career in architecture, Paul went on to become a board member for Shelter, manage a local newspaper group and - working as a consultant - advised a variety of national environmental organisations. Paul was elected MP for North Cornwall in 1992 and during his career he has held a variety of very senior posts. Paul is now Liberal Democrat working peer. He is the Liberal Democrat spokesman in the Lords on constitutional reform. Paul was appointed to the Privy Council in 2014, 40 years after his first election in Cornwall and shortly prior to the publication of his book 'Who Decides?'. Paul has been an Advisor since Caplor Horizons was established.
Coaching and Mentoring Advisor
David pursued a career in IT for over 30 years living and working in Japan, Switzerland and Turkey as well as the UK. He's worked for PwC, Union Bank of Switzerland and, most recently, as IT Director for a national UK law firm. Having been privileged to be a part-time facilitator at the Leadership Trust since 1994 he gained an MA in Coaching and Mentoring in 2010 and now works on a self-employed basis. Passionate about Leadership Development he has coached in India, Africa, North America and across Europe working with executives at diverse organisations. He is a very experienced leadership development trainer and is long-standing Advisor at Caplor Horizons.
Charity Services Advisor
Olivia - Liv - holds a senior leadership role within the Malawi team at United Purpose (UP), an international NGO. After graduating with a Law degree in 2010, with a specialism in Human Rights, Liv worked in Uganda, teaching and coordinating development programmes there. Since then she has worked for several years with United Purpose in the UK and Malawi. She has also completed an MSc in Poverty Reduction, Policy and Practice. Liv has been involved with Caplor Horizons since it was established. Currently an Advisor, she was previously a trustee and an Engagement Team member.
Business Development Advisor
John has worked in business for over 30 years and has created several successful start-ups. Currently he is a Director of a manufacturing company called Brick Fabrication Ltd. John has wide experience of personal and organizational development having been a Course Director at The Leadership Trust for over 25 years. He has facilitated numerous leadership development programmes internationally with boards and staff teams. John is currently an Advisor and he has been involved with Caplor Horizons since the outset; he was the longstanding founder Chair of the Board and has led many work-streams.
Graphics and Visual Communication Advisor
Ben has worked as a graphic facilitator and freelance consultant since late 2012, leaving KPMG to start his own business at the age of 24. Ben gained a Master's degree in molecular and cellular biochemistry at Oxford University and then started working with KPMG's internal business acceleration team. Since forming May Hill Designs, he has supported and delivered work for global organisations on five continents. He is a big believer in the power of understanding information quickly. Ben has been a long-standing Advisor. A compilation of some of the rich pictures he has created can be seen in the strategy section of the website.
International Development Advisor
Samson is a highly experienced international development specialist. He has experience and expertise in all functions essential for the effective running of an international development organisation. For a period of over 30 years Samson has worked in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Samson has a BA degree in Accounting, a PG Dip in Business Analysis and an MBA. He first worked for the Ethiopian Government. After this he has worked with various NGOs, including a period as CEO of The Pharo Foundation. Samson has been a Advisor with Caplor Horizons since it was first established.
Vanessa worked with an international development NGO called INASP; as a result of engaging on a collaborative programme with Caplor Horizons she became an Advisor. Currently she works at Crossref, a non-profit, scholarly publishing organisation. Her role puts her into contact with a diverse range of people, helping them to connect their locally published research with other academic content internationally. Vanessa has a keen interest in working towards challenging injustice and inequalities, in particular in access to information and education. She holds a degree in European Languages and Management Studies and an MA in Applied and Professional Ethics.
Organisational Effectiveness Advisor
Spenser is a highly experienced Director in the business sector. Having started with specific electrical engineering and project management responsibilities he gained wider experience at an international level and now combines strategic, financial and technical skills in his leadership roles Spencer has directed large teams and initiatives in a range of organisational disciplines from concept through to successful delivery. Since becoming an Advisor with Caplor Horizons, he has focused on providing mentoring support to organisations such as the AECB, the Association for Environment Conscious Building. This is a not for profit network with a common aim of promoting sustainable building.
Jenny is currently studying for a BA in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. She has been involved in a variety of initiatives and campaigns on subjects that she is passionate about. These have included speaking on behalf of Widows’ Rights International at the UN in New York, co-founding the pressure group “UK Youth for Europe”, writing articles for a student newspaper and working with United Purpose (formerly Concern Universal) on an education programme for Africa. She is passionate about climate change and biodiversity. Jenny became involved as an intern, focusing her time on The Commitment. And, following this, she is continuing to contribute as an Advisor.
Business Development Advisor
Fraser previously founded Repairly, an on-demand technology repair company that was supported by some of London's leading investors. This helped people repair instead of replace their broken technology. He is now a freelance marketeer; for instance, he worked with Allplants, a vegan food company based in London. Fraser particularly enjoys helping small businesses create a positive social impact while growing effectively and achieving other measures of success. He holds a degree in Management and Entrepreneurship. Fraser has contributed as an Advisor in different ways, including participating in a capacity development programme with marketing federations in The Gambia.
Gareth is a prize-winning journalist and film-maker. One of the pioneers of combining camerawork and journalism, he became the BBC’s first ‘video-journalist’ in 1991. Most of his career has been with the BBC, but he has also collaborated with various UN agencies to co-produce documentaries on subjects such as food security and HIV/AIDS. As an investigative journalist and producer, Gareth won several awards for his series on the Iraq and Afghan wars. Gareth presented or produced many documentaries for Radio 4 and other networks, including one for BBC World in which told the story of former Aviva CEO Richard Harvey’s ‘gap year’ working with United Purpose. After leaving the BBC Gareth become a freelance journalist. As a Caplor Horizons Advisor, he has focused on creating ‘Caplor Droplets’, a series of short films.
Charles Handy is a writer, broadcaster and lecturer. He regularly features among the top names in Thinkers Fifty, the list of international management thinkers and in 2011 was awarded their first Lifetime Achievement Award. His books on management – including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management – have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends – such as The Second Curve and 21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges – has changed the way we view society.
He has, in his career, been an oil executive with Shell, a business economist, a professor at the London Business School, the Warden of St. George’s House in Windsor Castle (a study centre for social and ethical issues) and the Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also known in Britain for his Thoughts for Today on the BBC radio breakfast show ‘Today’. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 as well as an Award from the President of Ireland in recognition of his work. He has also been granted honorary doctorates or fellowships from British and Irish universities.
Shivani is passionately curious. She started as a classicist at the University of Oxford, where she spent her time behind the scenes in the theatre & in student welfare. She then taught in a school in the slums of Dharavi as a Teach For India fellow. Wanting to push past curricular constraints, she joined the family foundation; Dharohar. Here, she tries to inspire her team, volunteers & students to love learning & see wonder all around them. She believes deeply in the power communities have to tackle their own challenges if given the chance and the confidence.
Will is an experienced executive coach and facilitator specialising in leadership and team development. He is a qualified coach, MBA (Cranfield), chartered surveyor and chartered construction manager. A member of EMCC, Will's coaching and facilitation style favours insightful questioning informed by his natural curiosity and experience. He has a passion for helping people succeed whether at work or in his private life.
Will has board level, including plc board, experience as managing director and as director with functional responsibility for franchise, operations, sales, international operations and information systems. Will offers a powerful combination of strong analytical skills, senior management and leadership experience in challenging executive roles plus knowledge and experience in leadership development. This is combined with the ability to enable performance through effective coaching and mentoring.
Suzy was trained as an accountant with the Association of Certified Accountants and worked in the Business Services Department. As part of a small team she was responsible for planning and preparing accounts and audits for businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries, including charities. In 2008 she moved into the commercial sector and then she spent 7 years working in an electronics manufacturing business, where she was Commercial Director.
Having spent over 30 years in accountancy, she recently set up her own business providing accounting and bookkeeping services to businesses in Herefordshire. She is passionate about not just ticking boxes on statutory requirements but providing value added to clients in the financial information that can be provided. She is currently studying towards membership of the Institute of Certified Book keepers and various accounting package certifications to ensure that she can provide the best service possible to her clients as the world of accounting and taxation becomes evermore digitalised.