Our Associates

We often draw on specialist skills and support from other organisations and experienced independent associate consultants. All of our associates share Adapta’s values and have deep specialisms that they can bring to provide high-quality support to an engagement where appropriate.

You can find out more about our associates below.

Alice Verlander

Alice Verlander
Associate Consultant

Alice Verlander is an independent project and change management consultant. Alice works with and assists charities and their teams to implement change; particularly around processes...

Andrew Brenson

Andrew Brenson
Associate Consultant

Andrew Brenson has worked in senior roles across the Charity IT Sector for the past 15 years after spending a decade at Channel Four Television, where he managed IT support...

Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees
Associate Consultant

Andrew’s expertise is focused on helping charities to successfully implement new accounting systems. He has led projects to implement systems for over 15 years, and understands both the technical...

Azadi Sheridan

Azadi Sheridan
Associate Consultant

Azadi Sheridan has a fifteen year history in not-for-profit technology, with practical experience in bespoke and commercial software development. This includes four years as product manager for...

Bertie Bosredon

Bertie Bosredon
Associate Consultant

Bertie helps organisations of all sizes develop their online presence, transform their digital culture, raise money online, improve engagement with their audiences, select the right technology...

Beverley Howard

Beverley Howard
Associate Consultant

Beverley has significant experience working at a strategic management level supporting organisations looking to achieve their goals through their people. For the past fifteen years...

Clare Bamberger

Clare Bamberger
Associate Consultant

Clare is a “setter upper”, leading the way to success in setting up and embedding new services within organisations has served charities and public sector bodies well. She...

Cliff Henson

Cliff Henson
Associate Consultant

Cliff is a senior IT specialist, experienced in leadership positions including Head of Global Networks, Programme Director and Procurement Lead. He has a particular focus on technology...

Dave de Paeztron

Dave de Paeztron
Associate Consultant

David has particular expertise in helping organisations and leadership teams articulate business plans that incorporate IT opportunities and digitally-enabled innovation, to see beyond...

David Conroy

David Conroy
Associate Consultant

David is a qualified accountant and Agile project management practitioner, bringing practical, commercial, challenging and effective thinking to projects he has worked on...

David Lyon

David Lyon
Associate Consultant

David Lyon FCCA has over twenty years' experience working in the third sector as a finance director, sometimes in interim positions, and his brief has often extended to cover IT...

Fiona Brookes

Fiona Brookes
Associate Consultant

Fiona is an experienced consultant having worked in the not-for-profit sector for the past 18 years. She has assisted charities, membership organisations, trade unions and housing associations with a wide...

Frazer Halliday

Frazer Halliday
Associate Consultant

Frazer is a results-driven Innovator, Technologist and Business Strategy Consultant with 19+ years of experience from FTSE-250 corporates to Start-Ups. Following his success in the private...

Iain Pritchard

Iain Pritchard
Associate Consultant

Iain specialises in information systems solutions for charities and other not-for-profit organisations. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, having started in a software...

Ingrid Jack

Ingrid Jack
Associate Consultant

Ingrid is a Prosci® Certified Change Management Practitioner with 20+ years' experience as a leader, manager and consultant working with large and small organisations in a variety of sectors. She...

James Raffo

James Raffo
Associate Consultant

James specialises in helping our clients build highly effective marketing strategies and successful marketing operation decisions. Including brand positioning, the marketing technology stack...

Jo Fulford

Jo Fulford
Associate Consultant

Jo has worked with data and databases in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, and more recently has become a data quality consultant to the sector. Jo is passionate about helping organisations of all...

Jo Jones

Jo Jones
Associate Consultant

Jo has over 25 years’ experience in IT training and implementation in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Jo specialises in helping organisations realise the full potential of their digital tools and assets and...

Jon Cheyne

Jon Cheyne
Associate Consultant

Jon is a senior technology leader with 20 years managing teams in some of the UK's largest and best known non-profits and arts organisations. As Director of IT at the National Theatre...

Peter Watson

Peter Watson
Associate Consultant

Peter is a qualified information management consultant and coach. He specialises in helping charities improve their client databases and information about services and outcomes. He has 35 years of experience of...

Philip French

Philip French
Associate Principal Consultant

Philip is a senior IT professional, experienced in leadership positions such as IT Director / Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He has a particular focus on...

Philippa Webster

Philippa Webster
Associate Consultant

Philippa has a wealth of consultancy experience both in the private and not-for-profit sectors. She specialises in HR specifically carrying out HR audits; return on investment (ROI) of, for example...

Ruth Jennaway

Ruth Jennaway
Associate Consultant

Ruth is an experienced Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Teamwork specialist who has been working on implementing collaboration technologies to help clients with adoption and roll out of new...

Steve Smythe

Steve Smythe
Associate Consultant

Steve spent 14 years working in the voluntary sector, 10 of which were at chief executive level, before becoming a consultant with Sayer Vincent (the Information Systems consultancy arm of...

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