Members Of The Panel

Richard Gott (chair) founded the MemberWise Network in 2008, a network of, and best practice resource for over 4,000 membership organisations and association professionals. He works with a range of leading membership organisations and associations to improve membership value, engagement and growth. He has worked at a senior management team level at organisations including the Law Society, Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), National Assessment Agency (NAA), College of Optometrists (COO), and the British Dental Association (BDA).

Ali Orr is the Registrar at the Science Council, which was established by Royal Charter in 2003 to advance science and its applications for the public benefit. The Council sees its core remit as helping to build public trust in science and scientists, with the Council’s Chartered Scientist designation (CSci) as being to that goal.

Professor Sunitha Narendran is Director of Research, and Head of Business and Management at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London. Her background is in Organisational Psychology and HRM. Prior to her academic career, Sunitha worked in HRM roles in a number of multinational organisations.

Susie Kay is Founder of The Professionalism Group, specialising in non-profit governance and the promotion of professionalism in the educational, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. She is the author of three books, a mentor and a busy speaker on personal and professional development issues. Susie has worked for many years in professional associations and membership organisations, advising on the wider aspects of professionalism and professional development.

Dr Stephen Gourlay is a Reader in Leadership, HRM and Organisation at Kingston University Business School, and is an Academic Member of the CIPD. His interests include employee engagement, knowledge management, organisational learning concepts and theory, and perspectives on research methodology that break with traditional views, such as quantitative versus qualitative.

Amanda Rosewarne has a background in occupational psychology and extensive experience in the CPD field. She has advised hundreds of organisations on the provision of CPD, and has worked with numerous professional bodies, regulators, and trade associations regarding their CPD policies or requirements. As Director of CPD Accreditation & Research at the Professional Development Consortium, she consults and advises a multitude of organisations, from professional bodies, to corporate employers, to small training providers on ‘becoming CPD ready’ and implementing CPD best practice within their organisations.

Callum Grant is a Director of Trailight, a compliance technology business, where he provides regulatory SME and has responsibility for products. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years in a variety of roles ultimately specialising in training and competence (T&C).  He is a widely recognised T&C practitioner and as Chair of the T&C Strategy Group, works with the FCA and the industry to engage on and embed T&C good practice particularly in relation to accountability and professionalism. He has also been involved in developing industry standards for T&C schemes and National Occupational Standards for Training and Competence.