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About skills4success

/media/pages/library/lawriecatt.jpgHi, my name is Lawrie Catt. Prior to setting up Skills4Success, I gained over 30 years experience of working with major international management consultancies and clients worldwide, across a range of industries.

I have assembled a team of well regarded individuals experienced in Higher Education, The NHS and Manufacturing who work well with every organisation to generate significant improvement and achieve outstanding results. 


Meet the Team

Geoff Kendall Smith - Advisor /media/pages/library/geoff-kendall-smith.jpg

With significant experience of implementing Lean Transformation and IT system implementations, I have worked with a multitude of clients worldwide to bring about Transformational change. More recently, working with the University of Bournemouth, the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield in Interim Director roles, overseeing significant transformational change agendas. Skills4success frequently call upon Geoff to provide guidance on key IT challenges facing the HE sector.


Jenny Briggs - Advisor /media/pages/library/jenny-briggs.jpg

As a former Director of King’s College London, one of the world’s leading teaching and research Universities and a former Governor of Roedean School, I have significant experience of the education sector and frequently provide input to Skills4Success on a variety of challenges facing the higher education sector.



Richard Fumarola - Advisor /media/pages/library/rich-fumeralouse.jpg

With over 15 years experience as a Senior Executive (VP/Director) with 10 years as Global /EMEA Account Director for BPO companies as well as managing projects for Blackwells University Bookshops. Richard has been instrumental in leading teams in improving business processes, aligning organisational structures, work processes, and identifying critical customer criteria to enhance the customer experience and support new business revenue streams. 



Nick Dalton - Advisor /media/pages/library/nick-dalton.jpg

With HE clients that have included the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the University of Warwick and Cardiff University Nick is well versed in understanding the specific needs of the sector. Nick has considerable experience of driving performance within HE Estates and procurement functions to generate £’s millions improvements.


John Fenton - Advisor /media/pages/library/john-fenton.jpg

With a wealth of experience in driving transformational change across a diverse range of organisations John provides significant insight and support to clients to implement radical improvements and management reporting systems that drive significant return on investment.



Natalie Snodgrass-Tan - Advisor/media/pages/library/natalie-snodgrass-tan-website.jpg

Natalie is a development coach, accredited mediator and facilitator with 17 years’ experience of the UK higher education sector, specialising in supporting individuals and teams through mindset and behavioural change, conflict management and resolution, and career transitions. She works with clients internationally on a wide range of topics including personal and career development, resilience and wellbeing, and effective management and leadership


Miriam Peel - Head of Operations Southern Hemisphere/media/pages/library/image1.jpg

I've been very active in the Higher Education sector. Much of my recent work has consisted of delivering the Transformation Development Programme at the University of Warwick and mentoring teams with their chosen projects. Prior to involvement within the sector I worked for 15 years as a Senior Manager within the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. I began my career as an NHS Graduate Management Trainee. Since then, I have worked with a wide cross section of NHS services and organisations in both an operational and strategic capacity. From my base in New Zealand, I'm well placed to cover client needs in Australia and New Zealand.



Sharon Seipel - PA 

An organiser by nature it soon became obvious that my career would focus on organising people and places. I have spent many years assisting Directors and Board Members of large organisations such as the NEC, Birmingham Airport, major Chambers of Commerce and local councils but also have taken pride in assisting new start ups and SME's.  


With a team of highly skilled and experienced individuals we will  work with you to drive and deliver significant improvement. Here are just a few of our most recent clients: 

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