John Leary-Joyce
John Leary-JoyceExecutive Chair AoEC Board
John founded the Academy of Executive Coaching in 1999 with one administrator and over the years recruited and collaborated with many talented directors, trainers & administrators to develop AoEC into the prestigious brand it is today.

With his tireless entrepreneurial spirit AoEC has become one of the most successful international coaching training organisations with professional accreditation from ICF, EMCC, & AC as well as academic validation with Middlesex University.

Previously, he was MD of Gestalt Centre Ltd growing the business fourfold in eight years and gaining a Company Director diploma with the Institute of Directors.

John is a highly principled leader, drawing on and applying his experience from a long career as a psychotherapist, team coach, trainer and supervisor.

He is Past President of EMCC UK where his focus was on maintaining standards for coaching and mentoring, building collaboration between the different professional bodies as well as supporting research into different aspects of coaching practice.

He has an MA in Executive Coaching, accredited coach with APECS and PCC ICF, qualified supervisor and author of Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work. His other passion is dancing Tango which links with leadership, coaching and Gestalt

Gina Lodge
Gina LodgeCEO
Gina has over 20 years experience in management roles while employed by Shell International Chemical Co. Ltd and subsequently in IT and Education. During her career she gained significant experience in project and change management .

Gina was directly involved in implementing Quality Management standards, Business Process Re-engineering projects, and IT applications. Gina managed a department of 25 handling the supply chain logistics for Shell Chemicals International Trading Co. Ltd, where she gained a detailed knowledge of International import and export procedures. The role included liaison and troubleshooting with global service companies.

Gina joined the AoEC in 2008, became Marketing Director and Board member in 2010 and in 2015 was appointed CEO. She is an accredited Executive Coach and a graduate of the AoEC.

Moira Halliday
Moira HallidayDirector of Training
Moira is our Director of Training and joined the AoEC in January 2009. For over twenty years she successfully combined organisational consultancy, executive coaching and psychotherapy. Running her own business, Moira worked with CEOs, senior managers, leaders and leadership teams – focusing on developing effective leadership skills, organizational learning, managing change and enhancing personal effectiveness.
Moira is trained in Humanistic Psychology and Process Oriented Psychology as well as being a trained mediator, experienced in conflict resolution and developing mediator training programmes.

In addition to delivering across AoEC open programmes, Moira also has responsibility for design, quality assurance, world wide faculty development and supervision.

Inga Heath
Inga HeathFinancial Director
Inga joined the AoEC as Finance Director and board member in 2013. She has worked in the finance field for over 20 years and started her career as a graduate trainee in American Express. She has also worked for Royal Sun Alliance and Lloyds TSB in the UK and Shuaa Capital Investment Bank in Dubai. Throughout her career Inga has gained extensive experience in all aspects of Management Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting and Analysis. She has also worked on large scale cost-cutting initiatives and pricing proposals.

On her return from the Middle East, Inga set up her own business working with smaller companies implementing finance procedures and streamlining processes. Inga has also worked on projects with Kent County Council and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. Being a board member with AoEC enables her to be more involved in all aspects of the company.

Inga is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Professor Peter Hawkins
Professor Peter HawkinsHonorary President
Peter Hawkins is Honorary President of the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC). For the last 30 years he has been helping organisations in many parts of the world connect their strategic change, their organizational culture and their leadership development. He has written extensively about leadership, leadership teams, coaching and supervision. Currently his major concern is the growing gap between the increasing and changing challenges for individual and collective leadership and how leadership development is failing to evolve at the same speed.

The AoEC Systemic Team Coaching suite of programmes, diagnostic tool and coaching are based on Peter’s 5 Disciplines model which in used internationally.

He regularly blogs and publishes papers on these and other topics
He also is also Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School University of Reading UK and Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group, visiting professor at the universities of Bath and Oxford Brookes, chairs Renewal Associates and is enjoyably kept busy by his wife, three children and their partners, five grandchildren, and numerous hens, sheep, goats, steers and guinea fowl and large gardens where he lives on the edge of Bath in the UK.

Ian Porter
Ian PorterNon-Executive Director
Ian has worked as a senior consultant to a number of recognisable world-class institutions managing strategic transformation programmes.

Ian has successfully delivered a number of large-scale strategic business, system and organisational changes achieving maximum impact using a range of commercial, consultancy and programme management skills. He has been the architect and catalyst for a range of fundamental business change programmes, including business mergers, business separations and radical changes in business process, enhancing the customer experience, generating income and providing competitive advantage.

Ian has worked in Insurance, Banking, Financial Services, Payments and the Public Sector and has developed a range of capabilities to complement his core programme management skills, focused on supplier performance management, service management, operations management, stakeholder management and business change management.

Sue Reynolds
Sue ReynoldsNon-Executive Director
Sue Reynolds has over 20 years Human Resources experience in Business Partnership, Global Reward, Learning & Development, Organisational Effectiveness and Generalist HR. She is Senior Director for Pfizer’s Global Innovative Pharma Business with responsibility for the emerging and developed countries of the European & the Africa/Middle East Regions. Her focus is on culture, employee engagement, talent management, leadership development and organisational change. Previously Sue worked at Age Concern England.

Sue is studying psychology and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Friends, family and fitness are priorities along with a passion for her life-time interest in horses and more recently, in learning to dance.

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