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Gemma Brain

Gemma Brain

Senior Project Manager
 

Gemma Brain is an experienced Senior Project Manager at GP Strategies Limited. Having graduated with a BA Modern Languages Degree in French and German at Coventry University, her career began in translation on a freelance basis.
She has worked at GPSL for 9 years within the Training Outsourcing area of the business and works with many of our key clients. Gemma’s key focus is supporting clients with their Learning and Development needs. Her experience includes full end to end process of training providing clients with the full range of training services. Gemma has built long lasting and trusted partnership with her clients through her experience and understanding of the clients’ needs and culture.

Gemma has successfully led various high profile projects on behalf of her clients and is experienced in all aspects of the outsourcing services spectrum namely marketing and business development, proposal and bid management, outsource contracting, outsource implementation design and execution, process design and implementation, content development, event management, vendor management, e-learning, LMS support, content design and development, training logistics/administration, training needs analysis, bespoke/ customised training and training related consultancy. Gemma is able to support clients with their individual requirements in areas such as Leadership, Management, Personal Skills, technical, coaching and mentoring.

Gemma is passionate about Learning and Development and is focused on providing a high level of service to in all areas related to Learning and Development activities to ensure the client benefits both on a development and commercial perspective.

 

Lucy Brown

Lucy Brown

Senior Training Co-ordinator

Lucy is a Senior Training Co-ordinator at General Physics (UK) Ltd, she works within the Training Outsourcing area for a global company where she provides training administration. After receiving a BTEC Diploma in Office Technology she spent three and half years working in a Legal Training Firm as a Document & Events Administrator, her main duties where looking after a schedule of around 300 events each month running across the UK and Ireland, dealing with Lecturers requirements and course materials.

She enjoys various sports including running, swimming and is in a local netball team. Also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jenny Caswell

Jenny Caswell

Resourcing Manager

Jenny Caswell is a Resourcing Manager at GP Strategies Limited (GPSL) and is responsible for identifying new resources for large scale training and consultancy projects for one of GP's largest outsourcing accounts.

Graduating with a degree in English from Loughborough University Jenny had worked in recruitment for a number of years across a variety of different sectors prior to working at GPSL and has experience in commercial, executive, return to work and graduate recruitment. Jenny has also worked as a Training Co-ordinator in the outsourcing sector of the company.

Her main interests are going to Zumba classes, spending time with friends and family and travelling.

Nick Coles

Nick Coles

Training Co-ordinator

Nick works as a Training Co-ordinator working on a global accounts scheduling courses across EMEA. He is an adaptable individual who is good at building up a relationship and rapport with his clients.

After graduating from Coventry University with a BSc (hons) in Geography, he worked in the environmental sector dealing with the packaging and waste electrical directives for companies UK wide. Nick wanted to be more involved with customers directly, which is why he moved into the health and safety and pallet industries. He saw the opportunity at General Physics and thought this new challenge was too good to miss.

He loves football so much so he holds a season ticket at his local club. He also races at a local sailing club in one man boats called Laser’s, as well as going to the cinema and walking in the countryside.

Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Senior Project Manager

Laura is a Senior Project Manager at General Physics (UK) Ltd. After spending three years in event management with the Intercontinental Hotels Group, Laura embarked on a postgraduate degree course in Journalism and Media where she earned a first class degree with honours. Soon after graduating Laura joined General Physics in Training Outsourcing where she has been for the past year and a half. Whist at GP Laura and has worked with several international clients and has experience in transitioning new contracts, implementing standard operating procedures,  bespoke training requests and training consultancy.

Her main past times consist of running, aerobics, swimming, spinning, travel and socialising with friends and family.

 

Abigail Cutler

Abigail Cutler

Senior Training Co-ordinator

Abi is a Senior Training Co-ordinator at General Physics (UK) Ltd. Having graduated with a BSc (hons) in Sociology with Human Resource Management from the University of Bath, she began her career with Bosch working as a Training and Development Officer. After a spell of 3 years in Germany, where she worked as a Project Assistant for Bosch, then a freelance English trainer with various companies in the Stuttgart area, she returned to the UK and began working for GP in the Training Outsourcing area.

She enjoys snowboarding and scuba diving and spending time with her family and friends.

Kerry Dawson

Kerry Dawson

Senior Training Co-ordinator

Kerry has worked at General Physics (UK) Ltd for nearly 4 years. She joined the company as a Training Co-ordinator and was promoted to a Senior Training Co-ordinator in January 2011. Kerry works within the Training Outsourcing area of the business and is the main contact for The Netherlands in her team. She is responsible for scheduling, administration, evaluation, invoicing and attendance reporting.

Prior to joining General Physics (UK) Ltd Kerry worked in the Telecoms Industry for 10 years.  She worked in the engineering side co-ordinating various engineers who would install Broadband into Businesses or University’s.

In her spare time Kerry enjoys spending time with her niece, nephew and friends. She also enjoys watching her local football team and travelling.

Emily Gilbert

Emily Gilbert

Training Co-ordinator

Emily graduated from the University of Warwick in 2009 in Sociology with a specialism in Social Policy. Since graduating she has worked within fashion retail, starting at a grass root level, working her way up to Deputy, then Store Manager. She left the retail industry to join General Physics as a Training Coordinator, to work with blue chip clients in developing and coordinating specialist customized training in Europe.

She enjoys going to gigs, watching films and spending time with her friends and family.
 

Dawn Godfrey

Dawn Godfrey

Design & Brand Manager

Dawn joined GP Strategies Ltd in August 2009 with over 17 years design experience. She spent over 10 years working at the Birmingham Post & Mail Newspaper (Trinity Mirror) starting out in editorial and then into advertising as a Graphic Designer. She then worked for 5 years at the midlands largest independent estate agent and led the design and marketing team.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking her Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Ramsey) for long walks, music, dancing, forensic based novels and housework!

Leanne Gregory

Leanne Gregory

Training Co-ordinator

Leanne is a training co-ordinator at General Physics, currently providing training administration for a large global corporate within the training outsourcing department.

After spending the last 5 years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers on the fulfilment team, she decided that it was time for a new challenge and moved to GP. Her last role involved preparing course materials and advertising for PwC Courses. She also prepared materials for graduate events.

Leanne originally Spent 3 years at college gaining various qualifications within travel and tourism. She enjoys travelling, going to the cinema, eating out and spending time with family and friends.

Susan Hoang

Susan Hoang

Senior Training Co-ordinator

Since leaving college Susan has been in analytical and co-ordination roles in various sectors.  She joined GP Strategies Limited two years ago as a Training Co-ordinator and has worked on three different global outsourcing contracts.

Susan enjoys reading Marvel comics and watching basketball. Her spare time consists of spending time with friends, going to the cinema, eating out, collecting designer handbags and playing to DJ Hero.

Iris Holz

Iris Holz

Training Co-ordinator

Iris holds a Master of Arts from the University in Aix la chapel; her subjects were Sociology, Psychology and Social and Economic history. She focused on personnel development and learning and development.

Iris has 3 years professional experience in learning and development. She started her career within the training coordination area and joined GP in 2010 as Training Coordinator. Iris is working in a fully outsourcing contract and is responsible for all parts of training administration including e.g. vendor searching, financial administration, quality control, delegate administration.

One of her main projects is the implementation and support of an e-learning tool. As well as boosting the usage and acceptation of further e-learning tools to deliver training also to a small target group.

Furthermore she is driving forward the alignment on a global basis for the client. Iris enjoys working in an international environment.

Her interests are spending time with her family, visiting concerts and reading fantasy books.

David Jarrett

David Jarrett

BCG Chief Executive Officer

After more than 15 years at PwC and as a Partner at KPMG Consulting, David has considerable experience of identifying, proposing and managing change to deliver value.

He understands the complexity of implementing major changes in large organisations and has experience of integrating the positive and negative forces to deliver results.

David’s range of experience provides a unique perspective against which to challenge and develop the thinking of executives in both the private and the public sector. He is often selected by clients to work with direct and strong-minded individuals.

Susan Kappels

Susan Kappels

Head of GP Germany

Susan has over 14 years experience in learning and development, starting her career in 1997 at Fairchild Dornier. She has specialized in developing and managing curricula for Pan-European training programs for international organizations, in the areas of Finance and project management, and has extensive experience in human resources, personal development and consulting.

Having originally trained as a financial specialist, Susan worked for Allianz Asset Management before moving to O2 as a Human Resources Manager, with a focus in personal development.

In 2005, Susan joined General Physics and is currently a Senior Project Manager and the Head of GP Germany. In this role, Susan has successfully built a team in Germany that has achieved global recognition by her clients. Highlights of this position include managing the training department of one of GP’s biggest european clients. Susan’s expertise in consulting, developing international benchmarks, training needs analysis and design of training programs for multinational teams is of extreme importance to her customers operating in a multi cultural environment.

Throughout her career, Susan has been able to help many senior professionals create individual development plans and assist/coach them throughout the realization-phase.
Her challenging and motivational management style encourages her team to develop an understanding of the overall customer needs beyond their specific role.

Susan holds a Master of Economics from the University of Munich.

Pia Krebs

Pia Krebs

Senior Training Co-ordinator

Pia started her professional career in 2003. She worked in the Marketing and Special Events Business for an international company, dealing with suppliers, clients and co-workers on a global basis.

Since joining GP in the beginning of 2008, Pia is working as a senior training coordinator in a fully outsourcing contract: She is taking care of the operative business of the assigned contract.

Pia is dealing with all parts of training administration, including needs analysis, vendor liaison, associate liaison and financial administration; ensuring accuracy and efficiency of all processes; quality control; logistics; general administration and delegate administration and liaison; dealing with enquiries; generating reports.

Additionally Pia delivers training sessions for New Hires within this contract.

Pia holds a Master of Business Administration from the FH Worms.

Chan Li

Chan Li

Training Co-ordinator

Prior to joining General Physics (UK) Ltd, Chan worked at an International Law Firm as a Campaign Executive working with the Head of Client Training, planning and organising training courses for the HR professionals and also supported the Professional Support Lawyers with sector e-briefings.

In her spare time, Chan enjoy spending time with her daughter and socialising with friends.

Natasha Malhotra

Natasha Malhotra

Project Manager

After completing a Masters in Work Psychology & Business at Aston Business School, her enthusiasm for learning and development led her to work as a placement graduate within the Organisational Development department of a local City Council. During her brief time at the council she designed and developed the customer service training programme, e-learning programme and developed strategic toolkits for senior management.

Natasha also has experience of working within the banking and health sector where her occupational roles range from an honorary assistant psychologist to a customer service advisor within a high street building society.

Leila Messadia

Leila Messadia

Project Manager

Leila is a Project Manager at General Physics France. Her Master degree of BA in English and Spanish and her Master of Communication and Cultural Management lead her to work in cultural event organizations in the South of France and gave her the interest to live and work in the UK.

From her rich cross cultural experience, she put her first steps in the Training fields, back in France, initiating and teaching foreign languages to a large range of students from children to professionals. She has joined GP for 7 years within the Training Outsourcing area and took part in a variety of projects in terms of training scheduling, reporting, vendor management, as well as accountings and financials.

Leila loves cultural exchanges, ethnology, Art and music and takes great pleasure in discovering new styles and thoughts through travels, reading and cultural activities.

James Metcalfe

James Metcalfe

Senior Project Manager

James is a Senior Project Manager in the Outsourcing team and has been with GP for 7 years.  After graduating in 2000 James worked in Business Development for a UK training company, in the public sector for the Learning and Skills Council and in Dealer Events and Training in the automotive industry.  Since moving to GP, James has project managed the EMEA outsources for a number of global clients.  James is experienced in transitioning new contracts, designing and implementing new processes, training needs analysis, training consultancy, vendor management, event management and content design and development.

His interests and hobbies include travelling, football, rugby and cooking.

Kate Miles

Kate Miles

Senior Project Manager

Kate Miles is a Project Manager at General Physics (UK) Ltd. She has previously worked in administration and customer services roles and has now been with GP for over 3 years and works within the Training Outsourcing part of the business. Kate is responsible for providing operational support such as vendor management, administration, logistics, curriculum consulting and development of bespoke requests.

Her main interests include playing sports such as Badminton, swimming and Zumba, she also enjoys cooking and travelling.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Business Unit Director - Regulatory and Compliance

Having left KPMG in 2003 Mark became a founding Director of Future Perfect Ltd, a sustainability advisory business. The business is now a leading provider of verification services for Kyoto based schemes and fully integrated management systems, based upon Information Governance principles. Future Perfect Ltd was acquired by GP Strategies Limited in 2008 and operate services in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Mark was with KPMG from July 2000 to July 2003 as Director and Senior Executive for Sustainability Advisory Service in the UK. Responsibilities included the overall development and delivery of services and the maintenance of external accreditations. He has extensive experience in the Electronics and Information Technology sectors in addition to Sustainability and Health and Safety services. Mark also had specific responsibility for Automotive and Industrial Products markets.

Prior to this Mark held the post of Operations Director for the start-up certification business within KPMG. This required a full range of management skills from recruitment of technical staff, through development of internal management systems and finally integration into KPMG as a whole. Responsibilities included strategic planning, financial management, line management of 10 managers and operational delivery.

Previously Mark was responsible for business development projects globally within SGS Group, Corporate Head Office, Geneva. Responsibilities included the management and implementation of projects globally; training of auditing staff; program management of complex management systems for accreditation; and, the development and delivery of internal and external management training courses and seminars within SGS.

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Director, Administration Services

Sarah joined General Physics (UK) Limited over 10 years ago, following fifteen years in the travel industry. She manages the administration for the Private Sector Operations Business Unit.

She enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.

David Moran

David Moran

Project Manager

David is a Project Manager at GP Strategies Limited supporting a major international account within the Training Outsourcing area, responsibilities include all training administration and logistics, vendor management and reporting, supporting the client with their Learning and Development curriculum.

Having left college, David worked in the civil service (police headquarters) in Dublin for a number of years before heading off on his travels around the world – Australia, Thailand, America following which David moved to the UK and started work at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

David has a proven track record in Training Co-ordination having worked for RoSPA for several years supporting with their Health and Safety training.

Hobbies include travelling, football and socialising with friends.

Christel Munos

Christel Munos

Senior Training Co-ordinator

Christel graduated in communications (Nice/Sophia Antipolis University) and started to work in that domain in Paris (editing companies, cultural events organisation, public relations...)

When she returned to the South of France, she started to work in the HR domain and then joined GP France in 2008, where she enjoys very much contributing to our customers' growth through the development of their people.

On a personal side, she loves discovering new artists and cities (even if Paris remains her favorite so far!), and enjoys working on new projects!

Elodie Raffelini

Elodie Raffelini

GP France Country Director

After Elodie graduated from business school, she joint the Accenture Group where she started with end users technical and finance business process support before moving to the training organisation. There, she designed and delivered trainings, she put WBT together, she worked on LMS design, training processes, tools deployment, etc.

Since she joined GP in 2003, she has designed and deployed several custom outsources for our clients and works with them on a daily basis to support their internal training strategy within optimized training processes and regulatory requirements.

Tony  Reilly

Tony Reilly

Vice President

Tony is an experienced General Manager, having 22 years multidisciplinary experience of working in and with International organisations. He provides a successful and auditable track record of implementing organisational growth and consolidation within the learning and consulting organisations.

His experience includes: learning outsourcing with an almost unique track record of implementing 17 training outsourcing programmes, and encompasses developing and implementing and learning needs analysis reports and programmes, technical consulting, learning development modelling, learning solutions across, technical regulatory, professional development and management programmes within the learning environment.

He works with multi-channel, multi-products, multi-site, B2B and direct consumer markets which focus on delivery of high service levels. He successfully creates and delivers acquisition and merger integration projects, operational efficiency programs and strategy initiatives across all sectors of the business and has a proven track record with "Blue Chip" clients such as Texas Instruments, Cisco, Net App, RIM, Sandoz, Microsoft, UBS  and Maersk.

Tony began his career as an aircraft engineer, and made the transition into learning and development over 22 years ago. Throughout the last 11 years, Tony has worked for GP Strategies, a complex organisation providing learning services on a global basis adding value wherever ever he was deployed and or engaged.

Tony is a chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of the ITOL, a fellow of the CMI, a chartered Manager of the CMI, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Leanne Rose

Leanne Rose

Marketing Director

Leanne graduated in Fashion, Textiles and Technology from Nottingham Trent University, her career began working for a large fashion retailer as a Creative Project Coordinator working across all channels to market.  After taking some time to travel and work abroad, she returned to continue in marketing as a freelancer. She worked with a variety of businesses ranging from an exclusive jewelry brand to an established animal charity. Her broad knowledge of e-marketing came from working for a brand new online start up for over 2 years.

Her interests are Capoeria, travelling, vintage clothing and antiques; she loves design and enjoys learning about new trends.

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams

 Mac Operator

 Kelly graduated from Portsmouth University where she studied fashion and textiles with Enterprise. Whilst at University Kelly discovered her interest within computer design while creating digital prints for her final textile collection, as well as designing festival tops for an Enterprise project which were later sold at the London Sunday Up market. After graduation she began her work experience at a local company as a Desktop Publisher.

Now with GP Strategies Limited, Kelly is involved in the production, formatting and distribution of print and online based course materials and proposals, utilising her skills to maintain the high standards expected of GPSL’s clients and subsidiaries.

Kelly’s interests include fashion and textiles, visiting London’s West End shows and helping farm and groom animals on the weekends. She also enjoys visiting UK attractions with her boyfriend such as Thorpe Park and London Dungeons.

 

Mirjam Zabel

Mirjam Zabel

Project Manager

With over 10 years experience in Learning and Development, Mirjam started her professional career in 2001 at the University of Munich after having graduated with a Master of Education.
She focused on didactic design of e-learning programs and evaluation.

Since joining GP in early 2006, Mirjam is mainly working within fully outsourcing contracts for international clients on European basis.

She is dealing with all parts of training administration, including needs analysis, vendor liaison, associate liaison and financial administration; ensuring accuracy and efficiency of all processes; quality control; logistics; general administration and delegate administration and liaison; dealing with enquiries; generating reports. In addition, Mirjam became a certified HBDI Practitioner.

Beside her strong interest in process orientation, working in international Teams for global clients is her main preference – this also shows up in her fondness of travelling to foreign countries whenever possible!

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