Barbara Rose

Barbara primarily worked in an editorial capacity for an international News Feature Agency and later, again in an editorial and research capacity, for a political government adviser,  journalist and author who also specialised in international security.  Barbara was Chief Editor of regular restricted access international security reports circulated at the highest level. Qualifiying as a Medau teacher in the 1990s, Barbara enjoys exercise, movement and dance, and is the current Chair of Medau.

Innes Milne

Innes became Chair of the EMDP in 2007 and has a background in Human Resources Management.  After working in both the public and private sectors she joined an OD consultancy in 2006 and has worked in the US, China, Africa, SE Asia and Eastern Europe. Innes is keen on all sports, and is a horse rider, swimmer and particularly interested in tennis and keeping fit. Innes is passionate about what EMDP, KFA, the Fitness League and Medau do and believes that keeping active and moving is the key to a long and healthy life.

Jane Dewar

With a career spanning roles such as head office banking financial control division, management with Marks & Spencer, management consultancy, practice management, various company secretarial roles and recent public sector contract roles, Jane has a broad business acumen. She is a qualified Level 3 KFA teacher and also holds a Nutrition and Weight Management qualification. In her spare time, Jane enjoys walking, group exercise and technology.

Julie Evans

Julie is an Independent Board Member. Julie has a background in finance, project management and fundraising having spent her career working in banking, consulting and sports sectors. She currently works for Charity Bank, a bank for good.

Karl Read

Karl has a keen interest in sport and fitness, competing in triathlons and cycling time trials for many years. Karl has worked in the public sector for 24 years, including local authority leisure management and Sport England. He currently works for North Norfolk District Council as Leisure and Locality Services Manager responsible for all sports/leisure facilities in the district. In his spare time, Karl enjoys photography, art and cinema.

Paul Szumilewicz

Paul has spent 13 years working in financial services, firstly with Lloyds Banking Group and currently with HSBC. He has worked across most fields of Retail and Wealth Banking globally, spending time in Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Lebanon and the UK. Paul is a keen runner, football enthusiast, enjoys racket sports and yoga, loves boot camps and, more recently, Paul ran the Polar Ice Marathon and a Desert Marathon in Jordan.

Pete Fullard

Pete joins us as a successful business leader, with over twenty years' experience growing an online learning business, focused on the retail and hospitality industry. Pete is driven by a personal belief in the potential of people and that when people are learning, developing skills, changing behaviour – that’s when they’ll really shine. In his spare time, Pete enjoys yoga, swimming, cycling, skiing down and walking up mountains. His interests include music, food, wine, and overall health and well-being.

Prelini Chiechi

Prelini serves as VP Marketing EMEA at Bazaarvoice, the world’s largest shopper network connecting people, products, brands and retailers at each stage of the buying journey. With over 20 years of experience from high growth companies, Prelini has led marketing initiatives for blue chip companies including Lotus Software, IBM, Adobe and Lithium Technologies. Prelini enjoys keeping fit (having run four marathons), the arts and being involved in community initiatives.

Salah Mirza

Salah Mirza is Head of Finance & Administration at The Institute of Ismaili Studies and was formerly Head of Finance & IT at Cancer Research Technology. Salah has many years of experience including senior finance and operation positions in the bio-pharmaceutical and the education sector. Salah is a qualified FCCA, has a Diploma in Company Direction, and is an affiliate member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In his spare time, Salah enjoys going to the gym and watching sports and theatre productions.

Sarah Price

A recently retired chemotherapy nurse, Sarah teaches 5 Fitness League classes a week. Leading on Fitness League/EMDP training activitity and development, she also trains student teachers at Level 3 and is responsible for marketing and development within the Fitness League. Sarah also has a particular interest in teacher/organisational coach mentoring. When not teaching, Sarah is a watercolour artist and rugby ethusiast, regularly supporting Harlequins and England.

Simon Campbell

Simon started his career in accounting before moving in to business operational and IT roles and is currently Group IT Director at Ricardo plc, responsible for provision of global IT services. An advocate of exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Simon is a former international hockey player. Simon now runs, especially over the South Downs, to unwind and earn calorie credits for craft beer, coffee and cake. Simon is known to navigate by reference to independent coffee houses and pubs.