Annabel Scarfe MBE

Annabel is an experienced director (both Executive and non-Executive), facilitator, consultant, and coach. She knows health and social care very well having worked with and for the NHS and its partner organisations for over 30 years.

Annabel is a skilful facilitator and coach who works with boards, executive teams, and senior multi-professional teams and with individuals on a one to one basis. She has expertise in designing and then managing large-scale organisation and leadership development programmes within the context of merger and new start-ups. She moves from concept to detailed delivery with ease and her expertise within leadership and OD is widely recognised. She has designed and led talent management programmes for Chief Executives and Directors and has an outstanding track record in the design and delivery of tailored selection and development centres.

Prof David Mathew

David’s main consulting focus is on coaching individuals and senior management teams and advising on leadership development and organizational change. His clients range from global brands, European retail and media companies, to the NHS and UK public sector. He has worked with senior civil servants from most UK government departments.

He is the Founder of industry-leading Teams and Leadership (, a cloud-based team and leadership development platform empowering organisational change. The platform offers free resources on team and leadership development for individuals and teams who want to increase their effectiveness and ability to work well together without the help and expense of an external coach.

Before founding Change-fx with Simon Standish in 2000, David worked at top management level for The Body Shop International plc and as Deputy Director at The King’s Fund, the UK’s leading healthcare think-tank. His early career was spent in management consulting in European multi-nationals, and at the BBC where he spent ten years as a senior manager, first in market research and then in television production.

He has held Visiting Professor roles in The Business Schools at Imperial College, London and Kingston University. He spends his research time reviewing the latest high quality evidence on organisation development (mainly meta-analyses) then spends a lot more time on making the results accessible to everyone.


Simon Standish

Simon Standish

Simon is a specialist organisational change and development consultant working in both the private and public sectors. He is experienced as a project manager, process consultant and team facilitator in situations varying from organisational mergers, to the design and start-up of new services and organizations. He has particular skills in assessing and developing strategies for change as well as helping clients on implementation through the application of sound programme and project management. Group and team facilitation are a key part of his work with a particular emphasis on Board and top team effectiveness. His passion is for enabling cross functional and cross organisation teams to secure beneficial change with speed.

Simon’s change management skills were developing during his early career within operations management and human resources working for Esso and Phillips Petroleum. He extended the range of these skills across sectors working as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse, Kinsley Lord and Ashridge Consulting. He formed Change-fx with David Mathew in 2000.

He knows the world of healthcare very well having worked across private, public and third sector providers of hospital and community based services. Recent projects have included developing new organisational and service strategies for NHS organisations as well as supporting the practical aspects of service integration. His work in public services has extended internationally to include work on the restoration of services in Iraq and EU projects in Eastern Europe on effective governance. Simon has experience as a NHS Non Executive Director.

He is co-author of the book, People Projects and Change published by Premium Books in 2006.


Peter Gluckman

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Peter is an experienced trouble shooter and problem solver for top teams and organisations, with extensive board and executive experience covering health, local government, charities, and voluntary associations. His experience covers:

  • Complex systems involving many specialties or agencies that are keen or need to collaborate, but experience frustration or barriers to reaching agreement on how to make progress together
  • Bringing a supportive but challenging approach to his work with Boards, executive teams, and groups of all backgrounds by identifying shared aims and reducing tension through negotiation and conflict resolution strategies within and between organisations and sectors. His aim is to assist others in creating innovative yet practical means by which the collaborating organisations achieve more together than they do separately.

Recently Peter has provided independent chairing and facilitation of multi-agency groups and enterprises confronting difficult decisions and transformation programmes. He has led service strategies, reviews, evaluation, health and equalities impact assessments and service reconfigurations. He has mentored a wide range of clinicians and senior managers over the last twenty-five years. These include international research clinicians, NHS Trust executives, senior nurses and senior managers appointed as board-level directors for the first time; and senior managers for whom director-level posts are their next appointment. His work is focused on enabling them to understand the tensions and multiple objectives impacting on them and to develop techniques to achieve resilience at both personal and professional levels.

His support to public health approaches throughout his NHS career led to the Faculty of Public Health awarding him honorary membership in 2000. Peter is also the co-founder and director of the PHAST, the Public Health Action Support Team (, a community interest social enterprise company, and he is a specialist consultant on patient, service user and public engagement to Verve Communications (