Abigail combines both charitable and corporate sector experience with management consultancy experience gained working as Senior Strategist with top 5 global consulting firm. Accenture. With considerable management consultancy experience spanning over 23 years Abigail has strong skills in strategy, business planning, organisational development and project management. In an increasingly complex environment she brings invaluable approaches to help third sector organisations to develop the skills to assess and respond to shifting challenges, to align operations or to improve impact and efficiency.
A dynamic, pragmatic leader with a special ability to engage employees Abigail has worked alongside senior management teams in both interim and consulting roles. She has devised and delivered new strategies, implemented change programmes and significantly enhanced operational performance for a wide range of organisations, including in the health, higher education and social equality sectors. She also has extensive experience of working with UK regional Development Agencies (RDAs) as well as of transferring science innovation from universities to industry.
Abigail holds an MBA as well as NCR and Business Link Leadership and management qualifications and has worked at Board and Director level with a variety of national and global organisations including Astra Zeneca, ICI and the Leeds Jewish Representative Council. She is a highly credible communicator at Board level and is Vice Chair of Governors of a local school as well as Vice President of two charities.