Meet The Team
Our team of consultants & associates consists of members from various countries with a blend of rich experiences across industries and sectors. This formula enhances the cross-fertilisation of ideas and practices amongst our clients.
David Bancroft, BA(Hons), MIPD, Dip TM
David’s background is in international banking. He worked for National Westminster Bank for 14 years including four years in the Middle East. He was central to the setting up of a range of overseas acquisitions as well as making a number of strategic disposals.
He was head of management development for a number of large multi national companies and has been an executive coach, trainer and speaker for the last 17 years. He has proven leadership, team and communication skills and experience of managing small and very large teams on a local, regional, matrix and virtual basis. David specializes in leadership development and is best know for his pioneering work in the area of organizational politics having developed and trademarked the unique ‘political intelligence’ process.
David Harman, Senior Associate & Management Consultant
Since 1997 David has specialised in ‘people development’ where his work has involved creating, designing and facilitating an international range of sales, management, leadership, team and employee engagement programmes.
David is involved in one-to-one coaching, facilitating team workshops and speaking at conferences, always focusing on developing the business skills as well as the self-confidence and belief of the people that he is supporting.
For the last fourteen years his input and coaching, both strategically and operationally has enabled many organisations to achieve significant results through enhancing the energy and capabilities of their people. He worked with organisations of all sizes and from all sectors, supporting them on either a company wide basis, working with a specific team or department or coaching individuals with their own personal development requirements. He has extensive experience in the financial services, professional services and technology sectors and always ensures that his input achieves the increase in financial performance and human performance expected by his clients.
His career started in the army where he spent five years based in the Far East serving with the Gurkhas. This gave him the opportunity to develop his leadership skills in a variety of roles from the selection and recruitment of soldiers in Nepal to representing the United Nations in South Korea. This time also gave him valuable insight in how to engage, lead and motivate people in a multi-cultural environment. David then moved into the training and hospitality industry, where he spent eight years with Style Conferences Limited. This role gave him the opportunity to lead a variety of teams that provided facilities and support services to organisations such as Xerox and British Airways in operating their corporate training centres.
As a Director, he developed a sound understanding of leading change, as Style Conferences enjoyed extensive growth prior to being acquired by the Rentokil Initial Group in 1996.
David Rowlands, MEd, BA(Hons), PGCE, MIPD, Management Consultant
A senior human resources manager with extensive experience in personnel and training over a twenty five year period. Able to work on his own initiative and as part of a team. Proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives. First class analytical, design and problem solving skills.
Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards and delivering services and products on time. Good influencing skills at senior level and excellent at building and maintaining key working relationships both internally and externally. He has training delivery experience over two decades, is an accredited career coach and is an acclaimed business presentation trainer, particularly within central government. He has expertise in designing and delivering major programmes on leadership, management and team development both in the public and private sector and has international experience.
- Achieved IIP (Investors in People) for the organisation and re-accreditation 3 years later.
- Developed a talent management strategy and resulting talent solutions.
- Increased the customer satisfaction levels in HR department.
- Designed and implemented a new leadership & management development programme.
- Part of the management team that developed the concept of the management services business unit and took forward implementation.
- Developed and implemented a new career development scheme.
- Introduced personal development planning (PDP) across the organisation.
- Facilitated successful team performance workshops throughout the organisation.
- Developed, implemented and consulted on a new performance management system for MSBU (including competency framework, performance assessment, and union negotiation) and designed competency framework for District Audit and the Commission subsequently.