Peter Saville is credited with establishing the modern industry of occupational psychology. He’s also one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, floating his company on the London Stock Exchange for a value of £240 million – with no outside finance.
Peter read psychology at the University of Leicester before doing masters and doctorate degrees at Brunel. He joined the NFER Test Division as assistant psychologist and rose to chief psychologist by just 27. He’s the only occupational psychologist to receive The British Psychological Society (BPS) Centenary Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology.
In 1977 Peter founded Saville and Holdsworth, which later became SHL PLC. Through it and Saville Consulting, he established Britain as a centre for psychometrics, cementing the concept of fair assessment worldwide. The number of major organisations that have used Peter’s work is testament to his remarkable ideas. In 2012 he received the highest BPS Award, the Honorary Fellowship.
Peter is one of the UK’s most creative occupational psychologists, with an impeccable reputation among organisations and academics. His measures for ability, personality, motivation and talent are used globally and have had a major impact on HR and a generation of psychologists. He developed the Occupational Personality Questionnaires, ground-breaking for their time, and the first commercial Big Five Personality Inventory. His innovative approach drives forward research and the application of psychology.
Peter has written over 200 publications and spoken in 60 countries. In The World
Anthology of Psychology Series, he’s described as “one of the most influential psychologists of our time”. Peter was professor of psychology at Queen’s University from 1991 to 1997 and has been a visiting professor at Kingston University since 1998.
Dave is an occupational psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience of consulting with global clients on performance and organisational development. His focus is on making sure that organisations can both unify their talent practices and get the most out of the result.
Dave has worked with a wide variety of organisations and sectors across the globe and is passionate about the vital role that HR can play in organisations. For the past 15 years he’s been helping HR functions to become more commercially focused, responsive and cost-effective by providing them with the thinking processes, models and knowledge that will help them to transform.
He’s a regular speaker at HR conferences and is well known in HR social media circles through his Twitter handle, @HRCurator. One of the most influential people on Twitter in the subject areas of HR, people/HR analytics and organisational development, Dave’s also been recognised as the “number one global brand” on Twitter for the future of work.
Clodagh specialises in applying behavioural science to help individuals and organisations achieve their potential. She leads the Workforce Science & Analytics Practice for IBM’s Smarter Workforce Division (EMEA), based in the London office.
Before joining IBM Clodagh spent many years as an internal consultant in global
financial services organisations. She’s also worked across many countries and industry sectors with both local and global organisations.
Clodagh is a former chair of the Association for Business Psychology, a member of the Engage Employee Advisory Board and founder and leader of the annual Workforce Experience Awards programme. She’s editor of Delivering Excellent Workforce Experiences, is rated by NodeXL as a top 5 social influencer on the topic of the Future of HR and is a guest speaker for various business psychology degree courses and conferences, including Chatham House.
As a senior learning professional in the chemicals industry and chair of the eLearning Network (a not for profit CIC), Phil specialises in using innovative learning methods, processes and skills to deliver business impact.
Phil has held both practical and leadership roles across many segments and sectors, and at UK and international level. His experience includes working for FTSE 50 financial services institutions, FTSE 100 and 250 telecommunications companies and global automotive brands, and in the UK learning and development supply chain. As a result, he has broad expertise in learning innovation, from products and processes to people.
In his current role as director and chair at the eLearning Network, Phil also takes responsibility for relationships with other trade bodies, is a judge on the national Learning Technology Awards and leads the committee responsible for the eLN annual conference.
A results-driven, people-focused individual, Mark has spent 18 years working in corporate management for FTSE 100 and 250 media and technology companies. As a result, he knows the power of creating teams with the right culture.
Mark has also been publishing director of Training Journal, the UK’s leading magazine for the learning and development industry. There, he launched the TJ Awards, which are now the biggest in the industry. And he regularly observed that companies weren’t paying enough attention to developing learning cultures or improving learning transfer.
His interest in this area continued when he set up his own sales and marketing consultancy in 2013. As a consultant and trainer, Mark worked with a diverse group of clients from all sectors, including banking, automotive and media and technology, as well as third sector organisations such as the Association for Business Psychology. And he made sure people transferred what they learnt from his training back to the workplace.
Finally, through his own research and by working with a number of industry professionals, Mark was able to bring the most important elements together to solve the issue of learning transfer – and Lentum was born. For the inquisitive mind, the name “Lentum” comes from the Latin word for “sticky”, as the company is all about making learning stick back in the workplace.