Meet The Team!

What makes our Team special to You ?

Friendly, Professional, Committed, Experienced…

These are some of the words you’ll hear when people describe Cullen Scholefield.

And we think that these values are important to you and to our working relationship with you.

You can read more about us in our work on our Testimonials page, but let’s introduce you to the individual team members and give you a little bit of an insight into the ‘person behind the person’.

Having spoken to many other HR professionals who did their qualifications with other providers I would say that I have had the best! Friendliest, most professional and most committed, highly experienced.

Keep up the good work!

Katrina Frolich

3HR plc

Who might you talk to ?

Maureen Scholefield

Maureen Scholefield

Managing Director

Maureen is an excellent speaker and leads our Circle of Peers events. Our clients value her strategic approach and ability to challenge conventional thinking. Her ability to network and combine work and fun is legendary.
Nicola Drewry

Nicola Drewry

Administrative Research Assistant

Nicola works on our extensive database, ensuring that all our candidates and clients’ details are all up to date. She undertakes all types of administration for the company. She works remotely and has just moved to a home with amazing views of the sea!

Steve O'Donoghue

Steve O'Donoghue

Senior Consultant

A former detective Inspector with as you would imagine, considerable experience in managing investigations and interviewing. This experience is both in the fields of investigation and recruiting. He is an HRD/Training specialist and prepares our candidates for the Level 7 CIPD exams. Steve enjoys seeing candidates achieving success in these challenging professional examinations.

Andy Gray

Andy Gray

Senior Consultant

Andy brings maturity of working within human resources for over 25 years. His particular interests lie in diversity, talent management and wellbeing and in placing people at the heart of organisational success. Priding himself on his emotional intelligence and coaching skills he takes real pleasure in working with people and in seeing them develop in individual careers.
Colin Silverman

Colin Silverman

Senior Consultant

A former Head of HR and HR Project Manager specialising in HR project management, strategy and consultation with an excellent track record of contributing to business performance through delivery and support of strategic and operational HR change management programmes.

Sam McKay

Sam McKay

Digital Media Consultant

After spending time south of the wall, Sam now works with us providing website development support. In his spare time he follows interests in science and broadcasting.

Carol Bates

Carol Bates

People Director

Carol enjoys facilitating peoples’ development through coaching, mentoring and group activity. Clients enjoy and
value the way in which Carol will challenge current thinking to develop new ways of doing things. Carol makes learning fun.

Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Marketing Executive

Rob has experience working both independently and as part of a team, particularly in situations requiring excellent communication skills and attention to detail. In his free time he indulges interests in history, archaeology and the great outdoors.

Raiaan Mohamed

Raiaan Mohamed

HR Officer

Raiaan has joined Cullen Scholefield to gain experience in HR while studying for his CIPD accreditation. He is responsible for aspects of our internal HR strategy as well as candidate enrolment, IT support and administration.
Roger Jarrold

Roger Jarrold

Examination Invigilator

An ex-senior lecturer in HR management. Roger has had the ability to teach a wide variety of students over the years and in his retirement has done a considerable amount of marking and invigilation. A retired family man who enjoys the odd round of golf and watching football.
Huw Chapman

Huw Chapman

Senior Consultant

Huw has over 30 years business experience spanning a broad range business functions.  For nearly 10 years he has held dual roles as a Managing Director for a major UK manufacturing company as well as being their head of Human Resources for EMEA.  His broad experience enables him to link HR’s role in many business scenarios.
Ursa Major

Ursa Major

Customer Liaison Executive

After many years in the mountains, Ursus returned to the UK and now works with us on administrative and customer support tasks. Rumoured to be a bear.

Vicki Taylor

Vicki Taylor

PA to the Managing Director and Administration Manager

With her long experience of managing offices and her love of customer service, Vicki enjoys running the back office along with her team. Having fun and working hard – these go hand in hand with her love of travelling after nearly half a lifetime of globetrotting!

Amanda Lane

Amanda Lane

Centre Administrator

Amanda joined us in 2017 as our Centre Administrator. She deals with candidate enrolment and the varied administrative aspects of our courses. Can be seen on occasion walking her cats.

Les Jones

Les Jones

Senior Consultant

Les is a highly skilled and experienced HR expert who leads on assessment. Our clients value his unique ability to explore their ability and bring out the best from students. His professional focus is supported by a sense of humour that makes even an assessment a fun event!

Isobel Wilkinson

Isobel Wilkinson

Associate

Isobel is particularly good at encouraging and motivating those new to the HR role. An almost retired Associate who now plays more than she works, but still too young to hang up her HR boots!

Dave Radmore

Associate

Delivering HR consultancy to a range of organisations, Dave brings practical examples to those developing their skills. His approach is always practical and suited to the organisation, rather than ‘text book one size fits all’.

Kerry Forster

Senior Consultant

A creative thinker who is original, expressive and imaginative. Enjoys innovation and creating new solutions to old problems. Deals with real world issues in a practical and logical way looking for solutions that are useful and work well in practice.
Kevin Kent

Kevin Kent

Senior Consultant

Bringing to bear his wide experience of working with large corporations in the city, Kevin now consults and supports our CIPD Level 7 candidates. In his spare time he is known to enjoy disco dancing.
Peter Stokes

Peter Stokes

Senior Consultant

Peter guides and supports people to become more resourceful and stronger in key aspects of their working lives in a practical, fun way. He has an open and friendly approach, encouraging trust and commitment and a feeling of being in safe hands.

Gareth Preece

Gareth Preece

Senior Consultant

Having held senior roles at EY and as a Skills Specialist at the Department for International Trade, Gareth consults with us with a recent focus on the new government apprenticeship levy. His interest is on how HR and L&D can effectively lead the way within organisations.
Brenda Roper

Brenda Roper

Consultant

An employee rights and employee relations expert providing specialist consultancy and training on issues relating to discipline, grievance, capability and safeguarding. A retired ACAS senior advisor with many years experience as a conference speaker and pragmatic advisor.

Lesley Pearson

Lesley Pearson

Senior Consultant

Lesley is a procedure oriented organiser who plans well with a keen eye for detail. As a member of the team, she works with great resilience and diligence towards a common goal. She sees any problem as an opportunity, allowing her to display her supportive, nurturing gifts.