Director of Legacies and Stand Up to Cancer, Cancer Research UK
"Caroline was engaged to help us build a clear programme to effectively aid us move into our new organisational structure. It was a big one, and we needed to be organised, to move at pace and stabilise the team. She got a handle on what we were trying to do quickly. She spoke to the right people to understand the situation fully and wasn’t just reliant on me. Getting this 360 view was a great benefit.
She used this insight to set up a way forward that was right for us and didn’t present us with a ‘programme management by numbers’ solution. It was a difficult multi-faceted project and we needed someone who had the experience of large cultural change projects and could think logically about what needed to be done to allow action to happen. Her work absolutely gave us this and her experience helped to achieve what was needed.
In addition to this Caroline was a brilliant sounding board for me and the team. Having a neutral person who is experienced and can draw things out gently but with focus was immensely helpful.
She also was brilliant at keeping momentum and spirits up, and regularly brought her fantastic facilitation skills to bear. I would definitely engage Caroline for more work in the future."
"I worked with Caroline at Cancer Research UK (CRUK) on the Francis Crick Institute Programme. Caroline led the complex challenge of preparing for the transfer of the London Research Institute to the Crick. She led her own project team as well as a broader virtual team drawn from a wide range of professional and scientific disciplines, all of whom were inspired by her openness and the sense of involvement she created. She modelled the attitude needed for delivery through her own determination and by frequently going the extra mile. She worked effectively across boundaries between three organisations, always aiming to get results collaboratively in the interest of all the parties to the transfer. "
Jon Cook, Programme Manager
"Caroline and I worked together for a number of years at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. Caroline undertook a number of reviews within the Institute to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of specific operational areas. Her thorough and inclusive approach resulted in pragmatic and implementable recommendations to leadership. Caroline undertook a number of complex and challenging projects during her time at the LRI. What stands out for me was her ability to deliver these to the highest standard whilst maintaining excellent relationships across the scientific staff group."
Ava Yeo, Operations Director
"Caroline was a member of my management team when I was Director of the Tavistock Institute. We took the organisation through a period of significant change and Caroline was responsible for a number of important projects, including the relocation of the offices and the rebrand of the Institute. She managed these projects with sensitivity to the staff impacted by the changes whilst at the same time ensuring they were delivered effectively and efficiently."
Phil Swann, Executive Chair