The Team

Caroline Rowland

Founder, Managing Director, Chartered Psychologist

Caroline is an occupational psychologist specialising in assessment for selection and development. She has around 1,500 executive assessments under her belt and a global outlook which is reflected in her experience.

Having operated as a psychologist for 3 out of the top 4 Global Executive Search firms, Caroline has worked with many of the FTSE-100. She has also worked directly with a wide spectrum of organisations including PE-backed businesses, leading international retailers, charitable foundations and digital trail-blazers.


Chartered Member of British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
Ma (Hons) in Psychology, University of Edinburgh
MSc in Occupational Psychology, London Guildhall University

Paul Surridge

Director, Leadership & Assessment 

Paul has over 14 years of experience in the design and implementation of leadership assessment and development programmes, working with many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations across multiple industry sectors.

His main area of expertise is in individual and team assessment and development, ensuring that clients have the right leadership capabilities required to drive their strategy. He has designed leadership frameworks, individual and team assessment centres, high potential programmes, 360 feedback processes and a range of leadership development solutions.


MBA (with Distinction) and Diploma in Management from the University of Leicester
BPS Test User: Personality and Ability trained

Paul is a truly ‘global solutions’ provider and he works consistently with drive and empathy. His work style is indicative of a genuine trusted adviser and, along with his advanced business acumen, he is able to interpret and clarify complex needs and approaches in large organisations



Laurence Moss

Director, Management Consultant, Ex-HRD

Laurence’s background includes assignments with international organisations ranging from household name FMCG’s to PE-backed portfolio companies as well as coaching work with investors. He creates and implements talent, resourcing and organisational development strategies which have delivered tangible commercial benefit.

Laurence’s areas of interest and expertise include leadership assessment, executive coaching, succession management and top team effectiveness.  He has helped his clients identify the capabilities needed to drive success,  build a pipeline of talent for key positions whilst maximising the impact and effectiveness of senior executives and leadership teams.


Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development
Ma (Hons) in English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
Post Graduate Diploma in HRM, University of Westminster
Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching, Academy of Executive Coaching
Systemic Team Coaching, Academy of Executive Coaching

Helen Barker

Chartered Psychologist and Executive Coach

Helen is experienced in engaging senior leaders in assessment and development experiences that are insightful, meaningful and personally resonant. Her corporate experience spans Sales Management in FMCG, Talent Management in Investment Banking and Consulting for Business Psychology firms in Asia-Pac, Europe and the UK.

She has designed and led talent assessment and culture change projects for global clients across a range of sectors and is an accredited AC Coach, coaching supervisor and facilitator.

As an Organisational Psychologist she has deep experience in the assessment and psychological profiling of individuals for key organisational roles, and has advised on senior talent decision making up to Board level. As an Executive Coach and Facilitator she brings a brain-based approach, blending a practical focus with depth of insight into the individual and what makes them tick, enabling key shifts to occur


Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Ma (Hons) in Psychology, University of Edinburgh
MSc in Occupational Psychology, London Guildhall University
Postgraduate Dip. Counselling Psychology, CAE Singapore
Certificate in Coaching Psychology, Centre for Coaching, UK

Helen has a thorough understanding of what makes an executive tick and how global organisations operate. As a result of your work with us we have re-energised our team, fast tracked talent development pathways and accelerated performance. The wise counsel you gave to the Executive Team throughout was invaluable.



Nana-Efua Lawson

Chartered Psychologist and Executive Coach

Nana has over 15 years’ experience as an internal and external consultant specialising in leadership coaching, design and facilitation of leadership development programmes, team coaching, senior team effectiveness and talent assessment and development.

She has particular interest in women in leadership, minorities in leadership and evolutionary leadership. As a coach and facilitator, Nana sees her role as a thinking partner who encourages and challenges clients to reflect deeply and take action.

During her career, Nana has worked with senior executives and high potential leaders in many organisations, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She has held senior positions with a number of consultancies and global companies, both in the UK and overseas.


Chartered Occupational Psychologist (CPsychol)
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Edinburgh & MSc Occupational Psychology, University of Surrey
Certified Executive Coach; International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited; Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision (APECS) accredited

Nana is a highly insightful professional, with a clear understanding of drivers, motivators and barriers to individual and team effectiveness and development. Using a combination of well recognised assessment and profile tools, coupled with her own highly tuned observational and interpretation skills she is able to offer a full range of coaching and support to individuals to develop their effectiveness, both from a career and personal perspective. She is incredibly personable and great fun to work with. I would recommend Nana for Leadership Development Programmes, particularly of Senior Level Teams



Anita Kotla

Business Psychologist, Leadership and Assessment Expert

Recognised for building trust-based relationships with senior business leaders, Anita combines business psychology expertise with a commercial and pragmatic mindset. Her previous experience includes two decades with a large multinational organisation, where she focused on leadership development and assessment in a global context. Experienced in working across a variety of cultures, she has delivered work in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

She is skilled in designing and leading leadership development programs; designing assessment centres, assessor training, conducting selection and development assessments, assessment of potential; group facilitation, executive coaching and team effectiveness.

Her particular interests are in cross-cultural leadership and using assessment as a tool to facilitate higher quality insights in both selection and development contexts.


Postgraduate degree in Psychology, London Metropolitan University
MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Poland
Ability and Personality testing (BPS Level A and B)
Graduate Member of British Psychological Society since 2006

As leadership programme manager and facilitator, Anita challenged us and was clearly very experienced with our dilemmas. She is organised, reflective, engaged and professional as a coach and psychologist. She provided thought-provoking insights with the right level of advocacy vs coaching, which enabled the group to ask good questions of ourselves