Meet the Team
Working as part of the Marketing team, Emily looks after the email strategy and website content. When she’s not at her desk Emily is often out galivanting the UK (and occasionally Europe) spreading the Agile philosophy.
Her evenings and weekends are taken up by sailing, allotment digging and exploring the great outdoors! “Live your life and eat cake!”
As well as acting as Personal Assistant to our CEO, Emmy’s main role at the Agile Business Consortium is within the Finance & HR team; processing orders, handling payments and helping to keep our Finance Manager sane. In her spare time she likes to eat junk food, watch movies and cuddle other people’s dogs.
As Head of Corporate Relations, I connect with organisations and individuals who wish to become more involved in the world of agile. I enjoy tapping into the thinking of thought leaders and sharing that across the Consortium’s global network through my webinars, presentations, and collaborations. Outside of work I enjoy family life, days out and trying something new. Love the variety of life as I feel it energizes me. Love getting away from it all and walking in the countryside/outdoors in all types of weather! Another great passion of mine is music and singing. Life wouldn’t be life without it!
John Williams - Chief Executive
John Williams is the CEO of Agile Business Consortium, and has an extensive background in the public, private and third sectors, including stockbroking, inward investment promotion, international business, banking and higher education. He has lived or worked in the Far East, Middle East, North America and Europe as well as the UK, and has owned companies in the UK and Hong Kong.
John is also a Director of the Transformation Trust, a charity supporting disadvantaged youth in the UK, and has worked with the Probation Service, HRH The Prince of Wales’ Business Trust, the Cabinet Office, and has work-shadowed a member of the Royal family.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Commercial Managers.
Josie is currently on maternity leave.
At the Consortium, Josie’s role involves being the primary contact for the International Ambassadors, keeping them up to date with any news or developments taking place.
Outside of work, if she is not crafting things or taking photographs, Josie is trying to keep her cockapoo puppy out of trouble.
Karen Hicks – Business Analyst
As Business Analyst Karen manages the relationships between our third-party suppliers and determines system development requirements for new products, she supports our existing WordPress and Drupal websites alongside any other third-party software and hardware used within the organisation. She is also responsible for the procurement and maintenance of the IT hardware and software.
At home Karen is Director of her own jewellery business and her two daughters are committed to the performing arts.
Kim Whitmore - Head of Publishing
My role is to provide tactical management of the Consortium’s products and resources, reviewing and editing publications, managing global knowledge content, and ensuring that products are produced on schedule, on budget and of high quality. Hobbies include sea-kayaking, live music, art/photographic exhibitions, independent cinema and chilling on the beach.
Rachel McLinn - Head of Membership
At the Consortium, Rachel’s role is to be the voice of the member network at HQ. She looks after the member strategy and is the first point of call for member enquiries. Rachel also leads the ambassador programme for the Consortium, supporting our representatives all over the globe.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys yoga as well as curling up on the sofa with a good book.
Radhika works closely with our partners and the Consortium to enhance the partner relationship and to support their success on a day-to-day basis.
An avid traveller, she enjoys discovering new places and being immersed in the local culture. Radhika is also passionate about learning new languages - she speaks six foreign languages!
Tamsin Fox-Davies - Head of Brand
Tamsin Fox-Davies is our Head of Brand. As well as directing brand strategy for the organisation, she leads Generation Agile – the Consortium’s campaign to embed agile skills into education for all ages and create a generation of agile talent.
When not at work, Tamsin is an avid reader, enthusiastic amateur gardener, and can’t stop collecting rescue dogs.