Meet the Directors

Geof EllinghamGeof Ellingham - Chair  

As Chair, Geof’s job is to keep the Board focused on big, strategic issues and to work with Mary, our Chief Executive, to maintain good communication and alignment between the Board and our excellent staff team.  He also leads the Consortium’s ambitious transformation programme.

The rest of the time Geof is an executive coach and Agile consultant, and is involved in the modernisation of the UK credit union sector.

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Myriam Hamed TorresMyriam Hamed Torres - Vice Chair and Software Development Manager

Myriam is a dynamic Software Development Manager and Agile Coach at Thomson Reuters based in London. She is the Vice Chair of the Agile Business Consortium and the PMI UK Agile Forum; primarily working on a partnership between both organisations to boost awareness of the benefits of Agile Project Management across industries and sectors.

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Barbara RobertsBarbara Roberts – Director for Professional Development

Barbara ran one of the DSDM Early Adopter projects in 1995 and has been actively involved with DSDM and the Consortium ever since. As a certified Agile Business Consultant, Barbara has run and supported Agile transformations in all business sectors. Barbara has been involved in the creation of many of the Consortium’s products:  She initiated the creation of AgilePM, co-authored Estimating for Agile, and most recently led the team creating Agile Portfolio Management.

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Katie TaylorKatie Taylor - Director  

Katie spent many years as a self-employed consultant, working on a wide range of projects for the likes of British Aerospace, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), British Gas and Astra Zeneca.  She specialised in enabling communication between different levels of staff, especially during times of radical change. Currently, lead for Agile Culture and Leadership.  “Work doesn’t work” for many people who are not engaged – we are part of the movement to make a positive change.

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Peter Coesmans Peter Coesmans - Independent project/programme manager

An independent project/programme manager, Peter Coesmans’ goal is to focus on available talents to get the job done, “I believe it’s people that create success, not processes and procedures.”

Involved with DSDM and Agile since 1997, he was the first DSDM practitioner and trainer in the Netherlands, and was one of the first DSDM certified consultants.  He has led projects and change programmes across a number of industries: food, energy and high-tech sectors, for Dutch government and in research, all of them non-IT related.

More recently, Peter’s focus has been about sustainability: social, ecological and economical.

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Islam ChoudhuryDr Islam Choudhury - Associate Professor Kingston University (International Director Agile Business Consortium)

Islam believes in the Agile mind-set and has a passion and commitment to promote the successful Agile way of working to people all over the world, including university students. As the International Director, he leads the development and expansion of a very successful International Ambassadors scheme. In his day job Islam is an Associate Professor at Kingston University and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, cycling and going to the gym.

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Andrew Craddock Andrew Craddock - Agile Consultant, Trainer, Coach and Mentor

Andrew came to Agile, through DSDM, as a Project Manager at British Airways in 1997. Shortly after beginning his second career helping others build their Agile capability Andrew became a director of the Consortium – a role he has held for nearly all of the last 15 years, mostly focused on the evolution of Consortium products.  Away from work Andrew has a small collection of classic cars and an incredibly understanding wife.        

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Philip AlexanderPhilip Alexander - Director

Philip has worked in a combination of strategic and operational jobs for startups and established businesses. Throughout his career working for the UN, Accenture, a venture backed startup, and running his own businesses, he has applied Agile principles and methods. His current interest with the Consortium is on Agile Strategy and HR. 

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