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Election To The Management Board 2019: Biographies

An election will be held at the AGM on July 1st. There are SEVEN places available on the Board.

You can read more about the ten nominated members below:

Ben Williams

As Chair of the ABP, I am passionate about finding practical and insightful ways to help those practising in our field. My ABP volunteering includes building partnerships with related professional bodies; introducing the practical people assessment webinar series; giving talks at the ABP conference and local events for the past four years and initiating the ABP newsletter. Please vote for me so I can help further enhance the service that we offer you, our members.

Joanna Floyd

Joanna is an associate specialising in leadership assessment. She holds an MSc(distinction) in Business & Occupational Psychology from Kingston University, receiving the 2017 ABP Student award. Previously she spent 17-years in banking & private equity focusing on talent development. Joanna was an active member of 2016 & 2017 ABP conferences as Sponsor Lead and co-opted to Company Secretary in March 2019, where she has been making great use of her organisation skills and diligence traits!

Gabriele Galassi

Gabriele is a dynamic trainer and certified coach (MAC), specialising in people development, team dynamics, management skills and leadership. Before working as an independent consultant, Gabriele managed the global Learning & Development division of sales at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of BBC (now BBC Studios).

Gabriele started his career in commercial roles for major media companies such as Fox Channels and BBC, retraining in Business Psychology at Kingston University, where he now lectures on Training and Development.

Marcin Remarczyk

Currently a Director at Cognizant Consulting following several years with IBM Global Business Services (formerly PwC Consulting). Marcin is an experienced advisor with cross-industry focus on human-centric design, AI, intelligent automation, operating model and organisational design and recently won the prestigious MCA Change and Transformation team award. Marcin worked and studied in the UK, Continental Europe and the Americas and holds degrees in Business Psychology and Business as well as a doctorate in Industrial Sociology.

Alex Forsythe

Since 2016 I have led on the continuing professional development of our members by the development of standards for Business Psychologist Certification. The new process has proved transformational for ABP’s members. My plans are to continue developing this impactful work, and to improve ABP standards for university accreditation.

As an occupational psychologist in academia, external examiner and National Teaching Fellow, I bring added value to the ABP providing insight and expertise in quality and standards for education.

Louise Lennon

I would like to join the ABP Management Board to provide an industry view of how we can use psychology to create more positive employee experiences at work and have a specific interest in how employers can be kinder, fairer and more inclusive.  I would also contribute by helping to create interesting events and activities and develop ways in which we can increase membership and participation across the UK.

Nicky Thompson

As an organisational psychologist working professional in the corporate world, I understand the value that a flexible, equally beneficial, affordable membership tailored to all sizes of organisations, has for working professionals. With the new membership package I’ve developed as a board member, I aim to further grow, formalise, and market the corporate membership package in the next few months to enhance the ABP’s impact and legitimacy in the market.

Sarah Jane Last

I have been involved in the ABP for the past four years, and in the organisation of two conferences. I whole-heartedly believe in all the ABP stands for, setting up my organisation’s methodology to be in line with an evidence-based approach. I constantly fly the flag for the ABP believing it to be an important force for good within our sector. Additionally, the type of organisations I primarily work with are outside of the normal remit for business psychologists.

Michelle Minnikin

I am a Chartered Psychologist and after a escaping my corporate career I started my own consultancy business (Insights Business Psychology) and co-founded Inspiration North, a podcasting and events company. I wish to continue to volunteer for the ABP as the Regional Events Lead to ensure good quality events are organised for members outside London. My focus is on increasing membership and engagement in the regions.

Kathryn Waddington

Currently Course Leader for the University of Westminster’s flagship MSc Business Psychology, and Reader in Work and Organisational Psychology. Kathryn has extensive academic leadership in Higher Education in the field of applied psychology. She held a national role ensuring strategic leadership of quality and standards in practitioner psychology at Doctoral level as Chair of the BPS Quality Committee for six years. She is a qualified coach and brings an evidence-based and collaborative approach to her practice and professional relationships. Kathryn is particularly interested in helping the ABP Board to implement the certification scheme, and develop its international networks in Business Psychology.

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