Jeroen van Bree, the EODF Chair, is a managing consultant at the Organizational Design group of Berenschot, an independent, thoroughly Dutch management consulting firm with an international orientation. Jeroen combines almost twenty years of consulting experience with the latest (academic) insights in the field to support managers in their task of organizational design, in the public as well as the private sector. A subject that has had his particular professional interest is enriching organizational design with elements from design thinking and game design. In 2013, he obtained a PhD at Nyenrode Business Universiteit based on his work investigating these issues. His book Game Based Organization Design was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Nick Richmond, the EODF Co-Chair, is a principal consultant of Tricordant, an organisational consultancy based in the UK (see www.tricordant.com). He worked in the manufacturing and process industries before joining Tricordant. Nick specialises in whole systems strategy, organisational design, and organisation transformation. His passion is to design today’s organisation for future success and thereby make a difference in the lives of all stakeholders. Major organisation design and strategic projects including projects in the NHS and public sector, Babcok, VT Flagship, G4S – Education and Skills, Boehringer Ingelheim, Scottish Power, Oxfam, ACCA, and a range of other projects in various sector. Nick is a qualified chemical engineer, was awarded an MBA with distinction and is a Managing Successful Programmes accredited practitioner. He is the EODF lead for the UK and was co-dean for the EODF 2014 conference.
Alastair Mitchell-Baker, the EODF Treasurer, is a Director at Tricordant, an organisational consultancy based in the UK (see www.tricordant.com). Over the last 15 years he has specialised as a consultant in strategic management and organisation development and design; in the 15 years prior to this he held senior roles in health care management including as Chief Executive. His consulting clients include many NHS organisations, councils, not for profit organisations and commercial companies. Alastair is a previous Board member of the Organisation Design Forum, a Visiting Fellow at Brunel Business School and Deputy Chair of a UK Regional Ambulance Service.
Mark LaScola, Managing Principal, ON THE MARK – is a leading global organization design and business transformation consultancy based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and London, UK. Since 1990, LaScola and the OTM team have successfully delivered over 400 redesigns and transformations for every type of business function, across most industries and on five continents and over 35 countries. OTM authored and owns one of the industry’s most comprehensive and integrated transformation solution from concept through implementation – doing things in organisation design no one else is doing. Mark and the OTM team have trained and developed over 5,000 executives, managers and internal change agents in OTM’s design and transformation solutions. Mark holds an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Jose State University (1985), where his work focused on systems theory and its application to human systems and processes. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fresno State University (1980). Mark regularly contributes to our field of practice by authoring and delivering original content in a variety of settings from teaching in MBA programs to industry presentations to virtual webinar series. Mark serves on the Boards of EODF and the Organization Design Community (ODC).
Manfred della Schiava is the owner and managing partner of the Wissens-Berater network (1995), focusing on knowledge management, the future of work (workplace innovation) and the organisation of the future. He has knowledge and experience in guiding Social Business Transformation processes in many different organisations. His personal mission is to support human beings in business environments to achieve well being, which is the key to achieve a healthy, inspiring and productive work-life. His fundamental consulting principle is from thinking to feeling. For individuals as well as for organisations.
Manfred was born in Dornbirn, Austria, graduated in 1984 from the University of Economics in Vienna, Business Administration, has traveled extensively throughout Europe and USA. He is an accomplished public speaker, enjoys yoga, Ayurveda cooking, skiing in the mountains and the music of Mozart and Jazz.
Judith Okonkwo is a Business Psychologist. She was most recently the Organisational Intelligence Consultant at an international blue chip organisation and has over 15 years’ experience as an in-house practitioner applying psychology in the workplace. She has deep expertise in the generative approach to knowledge management across disciplines, cultures and practices; along with both a passion for sharing content and the technological expertise to make this real. She has a particular interest in the expatriate experience, and is currently exploring this through research into globalisation and healthcare delivery. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Visiting Lecturer in Business Psychology at the University of Westminster.
Stuart Wigham MA, is currently a doctoral researcher specialising in Organisation Design and Workforce Psychology, he also runs his own consultancy in OD. In addition to this he is on the Board of Directors of the USA ODF. He’s expertise is within the Whole system school of thought with a particular interest in engagement principles and practice and applying Strategy, Reward and Equality principles. Stuart has spent much of his eighteen years’ experience within the UK local government in recent years adopting learning from commercial organisations and applying it within public sector at the most senior strategic level. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of the RSA and an Associate Fellow of the UK HEA.
Julia Flower is an independent organisation design specialist consultant. She leads and delivers organisation design, development and people change transformation programmes using industry standard OD methodology mainly for clients across large commercial and public sector organisations, in the UK and global. Julia’s special interests include the impact of culture and diversity as an output of organisation design. It is worth noting that Julia spent 15 years as a HR professional; she also worked as a visiting lecturer in Human Resources Management at Westminster Business School. She has a degree in Accounting and Business Management, a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She provides OD services to clients on an interim and consultancy basis.
Saket Bivalkar is a Business and Organisational Coach, helping organisations to grow in a sustainable manner, while making a point that people in the organization grow as well. He is based in Barcelona, Spain, while still working with organisations across globe. His work is based on a vast array of tools, such as Agile, Lean, Solution-focused coaching, NLP and Systemic coaching. Saket is a passionate serial entrepreneur, have exited from a few ventures. His principal focus is on leadership and that has led him to develop “Versatile Leadership” which is a framework for leadership development and Leadership Pipeline development. He coaches various executives in leadership and management.