Meet the team behind People Business

Andrea Gregory
Founder

Andrea is the founder of People Business. She is an experienced Human Resources professional, organisational development consultant, and facilitator. With a background of corporate senior roles including successful spells as HR Director, Head of Training, Head of Management Development, and other “people orientated positions” in...

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David Ive
Finance Director

David has over 40 years’ experience working in the Financial Sector. He holds Directorship with ten companies in the UK/USA.

During his career, he has worked for IDV, Longman Group, Hunter Group, Pearson and many more. On top of that, he also has experience setting up a number of companies in different industry sectors.

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Graeme Rainbird
Consulting Director

Helping people and organisations to be the best they can be is Graeme’s passion. With over 25 years consultancy experience in leadership and team development, cultural change, organisational development and conflict management, Graeme has worked with clients across many sectors(including finance, medical, pharmaceutical, retail, public and not for profit).

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Lucilla Kearsey
Senior HR Consultant

Lucilla is a CIPD qualified HR professional with generalist human resources experience in private sector organisations which include IT, media, and healthcare. Most recently as the HR Director for a global marketing services company, she is experienced in dealing with all aspects of employee relations, resource and talent planning, and organisational change programmes including TUPE.

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Natalie Chotai
HR Consultant

Natalie has over 20 years’ generalist HR experience, including 10 years at senior management level, most recently as UK HR Director for an internet security company.  She studied Psychology and Sociology at university, before completing her CIPD, and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.  She has diverse experience across a range of industries including Technology, FMCG, Oil and Gas, and Logistics, ranging from SME to large multi-nationals.

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Chrissie Saunders
Senior Learning and Development Consultant

Chrissie is a qualified Learning Consultant and Coach with over 28 years’ experience in learning, coaching, hr and training. Her diverse experience has been gained within a range of industry sectors such as retail, FMCG, consultancy and professional services in the UK and Middle East. Chrissie has a passion for people and their development and provides practical, client-focused solutions which help achieve personal and business growth.

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Sue Chesterman
HR Consultant

Sue has over 25 years’ generalist and international HR experience working in global matrixed organisations, most recently as HR Director in a travel technology company.  She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with a strong background in the retail and technology industry sectors partnering with commercial stakeholders and technology leadership to deliver customer solutions and services.

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Lisa Bolton
HR Consultant

Providing practical client and customer focused HR support in a professional and relaxed way to help her customers and clients deliver the best possible results has been Lisa’s specialism over the last 20 years.  Lisa is M.I.P.D qualified and has a wealth of HR and Development experience gained in various large blue chip organisations.

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Vanessa Pinto
HR Consultant

Vanessa is a CIPD qualified HR professional with generalist human resources experience in managing HR functions in private sector SME’s in the construction, healthcare, transportation and travel industries as well as larger public authority organisations and charities. She is experienced in dealing with all aspects of employee relations, organisational culture and behaviours and HRIS systems.

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Tracy Shattock
Senior Consultant

Following her post-graduate diploma in Human Resources Management, Tracy qualified with the CIPD and has been working in HR roles for 17 years.  With a diversity of experience ranging from multi-national FTSE 250 Companies to SME’s, Tracy has worked across a variety of industries including Professional and Business Services, Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Services, Financial, Service Centres, Technology and Communications, and Retail.. 

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Julie Ware
Consulting Support Manager

Having been with the business since 2006, Julie has been involved with all aspects of the company and is a veritable PB historian!

Julie started life in People Business as Andrea’s PA but has expanded her role over the years and is now our Consulting Support Manager.  A qualified Mental Health First Aider, she has a particular interest in wellbeing and mental health, and co-wrote our in-house wellbeing programme WorkWell.  She is also responsible for writing our curated client guidance and many of our blog posts.

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Lynette Daley
Office Manager

Lynette joined People Business in 2014 after a varied career within the oil and gas, recruitment, and airline sectors. Lynette is our problem-solver who enjoys organising and ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the People Business office. Her responsibilities include providing back-office and project support to Andrea and the HR team, general administration, financial support, and invoicing.

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Hayley Fletcher
Learning Advisor

Hayley has a background in Communications with experience both agency side and in-house, she has a keen interest in learning, training and coaching and is now applying her diverse skillset to the role of Learning Advisor at People Business. With a passion for people and their development she’ll be supporting the Talent Team with a diverse range of activities, all aimed at getting the most out of individuals and organisations.

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Katie Skelley
Accounts

After spending 5 years as a stay-at-home mum looking after her 3 children, Katie joined People Business in 2019.   She works closely with David ensuing the smooth running of the finance department and provides additional office support where needed.

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Hannah Bertrand
PA

Hannah worked for the BBC at TV Centre for 10 years. First working as a PA to Deputy Director of Television before working in Publicity organising the Seasonal Press Launches for 4 years.

After having her second child she took a career break we moved to Spain to experience different culture and lifestyle. She decided to stay and lived there for 14 years, managing an apartment rental company for 10 years in Marbella.

Hannah has now returned to the UK and  supports Andrea as her PA.

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Anne-Marie Senior
Consultant

Anne-Marie is a passionate and energetic Diversity and Inclusion specialist with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of organisations and sectors. She demonstrates strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills, is an excellent facilitator and coach with the ability to interpret complex organisational objectives into interactive and participative learning interventions. 

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Tony Bennett
Associate

Tony helps private equity and venture capital companies to maximise financial returns through proactive and hard-nosed people management – both within their own business and in their portfolio companies.

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