Our Experts and Partnerships

Leadership Effectiveness is about partnering with great experts that move you forward…

Kate Thomas

Founder & Director

My passion for launching NewlandRock stems from what is important to me – NewlandRock brings me closer to my clients. To make a difference in the effectiveness of leaders, their impact and overall success.

What’s unique to the NewlandRock model is the holistic approach my solutions offer. An immersive experience, combining my leadership effectiveness expertise, coaching skills with wellbeing and an inside out, mental fitness focus. Meaning, NewlandRock solutions are truly transformative.

Before launching NewlandRock, I spent 20 years working with businesses advising on talent-centric strategies, leadership effectiveness and organisational development. This career also took me overseas, working and living internationally – Asia, Australia, Ireland & UK. Spending significant time within fast-growing markets and advising businesses who were accelerating through change.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of leading the NewlandRock strategy is the opportunity to work with likeminded, talented and passionate experts. Meet the experts working with me…

They each bring something different of value, knowledge that compliments organisational development and energy for what will work.

Caroline Redman

Leadership Effectiveness is about…

Knowing and owning what really makes you tick, raising your energy and raising your game as a result.

Caroline brings 15 years’ experience as a leadership specialist & executive coach. As an executive development expert to CEO’s and senior leaders of FTSE 100 and other leading firms across Europe. You’ll work with Caroline on a 1:1 basis and group, team effectiveness projects.

Prior to starting an independent consulting career, Caroline gained significant experience working for Human Resource Consulting firms in Ireland and the UK. Her eight years as a leadership expert with Hay Group, included accreditations for a number of leading leadership effectiveness models and psychometrics. More recently acquiring certification for Lumina Spark and Emotional Intelligence – ECR360.

A broad client portfolio that includes financial services, pharmaceuticals, communications, transport, health, manufacturing, utilities, sectors.

Guy Day

Leadership Effectiveness is about…

Working with an organisation that needs what you know at an executive level. It’s about being in a role that will maximise know-how, skills and expertise.

Guy’s recruitment and executive search career spans over 20 years working internationally in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore handling executive search and senior recruitment across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US.

He supports NewlandRock’s executive assessment projects offering an external perspective and validation of specific skills.

Before founding BartonRock, Guy was CEO of two mid-sized recruitment and executive search businesses. Responsible for commercial success and direction of travel, he personally experienced the intricacies of making the right executive hire in a dynamic talent market.

His breadth of knowledge and exposure to executive talent places him in a confident position to assess and guide against what are critical skills. YOU receive a solid market benchmark overview v’s availability against your strategic objectives.

Hayley Lawes

Leadership Effectiveness is about…

Crafting a career that leads you towards what’s possible

Hayley is an insightful and energetic Leadership & Team Coach facilitator. She brings an empathetic approach, alongside a wealth of coaching qualifications, tools and techniques to her coaching work.

Prior to becoming a coach, Hayley worked for 15 years in the Digital Sector; working in fast-paced, creative environments In this ever-changing, dynamic environment.

You’ll work with Hayley when you need expertise to guide you towards creating a career path that brings you fulfilment and energy. Her clients say she is open, non-judgemental, fun to work with – she gets tangible results.

Hayley holds an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Brighton, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a member of the International Coaching Federation, holds qualifications in Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), Firework Career Coaching and is a qualified Lumina Spark Practitioner.

Jill Seddon

Leadership Effectiveness is about…

Bringing people and the organisation together to drives leaders towards achieving growth strategies through people.

Jill’s expertise delivers change and supports culture transformation through people – working at all levels to drive individual, team and organisational effectiveness.

Her experience spans the talent management lifecycle – Leadership Development – Leadership Assessment – Top Team Effectiveness – Diversity and Inclusion – Reward – Organisation Design and Development

Jill has successfully delivered across a number of sectors/industries – in particular Health, Life Sciences, Housing and Local Government and partners with NewlandRock across assessment and development campaigns.

Mark Quinn

Leadership Effectiveness is about…

Getting the best possible return for your investment and maximising reward for performance that drives exceptional leadership.

Mark brings a balance view to his advisory work. With 35 years’ experience split between in-house business roles and external senior consulting – he ‘gets it’ from both sides.

You’ll work with Mark across your people strategy when pay and performance is on the agenda. He brings a particular focus on the strategic relationship between organisational performance, individual performance and reward.

His vast expertise include – reward strategy & governance, – executive compensation, – incentive design & management, – job measurement & organisation design.

Mark’s sweet spot is excelling reward strategies for growth oriented, profitable, businesses.