Gina Lodge

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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. Gina also sits on Editorial Board for Coaching at Work magazine and the Advisory Editorial Board of The Open University Press (Coaching Section).

Inga Heath
Finance Director

John Leary-Joyce
Non-Executive Chair & Owner

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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

Moira Halliday
Director of Training and Faculty

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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.

Professor Peter Hawkins
Honorary President

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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.

Sue Reynolds
Non-Executive Director

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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.

Professor Vlatka Hlupic
Honorary President

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Vlatka is one of the world’s top 11 Most Influential HR Thinkers, an international award-winning thought leader on Leadership 4.0, an activist for humanising management, and an author of ground-breaking books ‘The Management Shift’ and ‘Humane Capital’. Driven by her passion and purpose to make this world a better place, she is creating a global impact with her work, helping thousands of leaders and organisations worldwide to shift to a higher level of performance and profit whilst creating more engaging, purposeful and happier work places that do well by doing good.

She is a Professor of Leadership and Organisational Transformation at Hult Ashridge Executive Education and Visiting Professor in the Department of Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.

Vlatka is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Management Shift Consulting Ltd and the Drucker Society London. She received a PhD in Information Systems at the London School of Economics, as well as a BSc (Hon) in Economics and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Zagreb.

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