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Governance advisory

Empowering leaders, achieving success.

Our team is experienced in identifying and developing solutions to governance problems. We work with leaders to understand what is working well whilst identifying areas for improvement.

We walk alongside leaders to help them navigate people, legal, governance, and reputational challenges they face internally. We also aim to mitigate the risk arising from poor governance.

Our advice has been described as sage and candid, and we seek to provide clarity and consistency at all times. We usually offer to implement any recommendations we have made, and will help you prioritise those recommendations in a manner commensurate with risk.

Governance and leadership reviews

We specialise in improving governance. We help organisations develop meaningful strategies that connect with their teams, and review existing strategies to help maximise their impact. Where things need to change, we are unafraid to pose difficult questions.

We have conducted several governance effectiveness reviews that have resulted in transformation for organisations. We recognised that governance goes beyond policies and procedures, contracts and registers. In addition to assessing what you already have in place, we will also assess the leadership team’s effectiveness.

Independent governance audit

We offer a fresh pair of eyes because we recognise the import of governance, and the need to be ahead of not behind the curve. Leaders shouldn’t mark their own homework; it’s a sure-fire way to go wrong. It is indisputable that external auditors must be independent of their clients, and internal auditors must be independent of the colleagues they are auditing, however this is not always possible.

We believe a fresh pair of eyes can spot a range of issues, help leaders understand existing behavior, identify areas for growth, and turn things around early. Our comprehensive audit assesses structures, culture, governance, systems and processes which we evaluate against organisational strategy and mission.


The Dog

Sapphira (“Saphy”) is our sassy micro dog. She keeps us all in check and her Cavapoo charm wins over everyone who meets her. Her favourite place is on a sandy beach chasing a ball. She’s partial to a coffee shop with a comfy sofa but prefers a wine bar. Her adventures can be found on Instagram @saphythesplendiferous. If you’re lucky, you might find her pal Shuggie snapped there too.

Nadia Burrell

Nadia Burrell

Nadia is the Project Lead based in London. She works closely with organisations to get to the root of their problems and identify the road to resolution. She is also a trained Mediator. With experience working in the charity, government, and corporate sectors, Nadia has solved problems from every angle. Her favourite place in the world is Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech, enjoying the sunset and eating street food.

Tom Brewster

Head of Operations

Prior to this role, Tom worked with teenagers for ten years in church settings. That work cultivated a passion for helping people grow, develop and explore. He loves to see people working well together, and enabling teams to thrive and achieve their full potential. He is also studying for an MA, and is the director of Joyful Noise, a song-writing and publishing business. His favourite place in the world is the Lake District.

Owen Rees-Jones

Head of Marketing

After initially training as an architect, Owen made the move into digital advertising. With nearly a decade of experience in content production, programmatic advertising and creative strategy, Owen is passionate about the power of creativity and seeing how it can transform businesses. He is also always up for a beer and a board game and his favourite place in the world is probably somewhere in Africa.

Leah Brown

Founder and CEO

After a career as a corporate M&A lawyer, Leah found her voice through creative expression. Having written a memoir on transformation and becoming a self-employed consultant, Leah felt compelled to establish a problem-solving business that helped leaders get to the bottom of business-critical issues. With a long and distinguished track-record of managing crises, and as an accredited mediator, she is a regular speaker on leadership, governance, transformation and authenticity. In her free time, she enjoys engaging with the community in Thanet, walking Saphy on the beach, and hosting dinners. Her favourite place in the world is where she grew up in the Yorkshire Dales.

Hardeep Singh Kohli

Head of Business Development

After more than three decades in the entertainment and media industry, Hardeep is taking himself into the corporate world. People and communication are what Hardeep loves. He’s a BAFTA winning storyteller who wants to help you reconnect you with your original business vision, and re-defining your go-forward narrative. He has been a consultant in change management across politics, renewable energy, homelessness and myriad other sectors. His happy place is Brooklyn or anywhere he can smell his mum’s cooking!