Mel came to London for one year and 20 years later she’s still here, married to a Brit, and has two boys.
In the health sector he works across provider, regulator and commissioner environments to develop system-wide and organisational strategies and improvement initiatives that balance quality of care, financial sustainability and operational performance. Nick can also draw on a range of experiences in several other sectors.
Nick has run several ultra-marathons and as a retired rugby enthusiast he is working on his unfinished novel.
24 October 2017Trust the TrustHospital performance will only have a chance to recover when stakeholders get together. #TrusttheTrustNHS...
Umbar is a freelance digital artist and photographer and has been published in major international fashion magazines including Elle and Asiana. She also designs skins for 3D virtual reality gaming via Second Life.
13 March 2018Breaking free: when legacy lets you downLetting go of legacy housing systems in favour of modular best in breed technologies can give housing associations a better...
9 March 2018Joining the data dots in public housingHousing associations capture a lot of data as they go about delivering their repairs services, but they don’t always exploit...
6 March 2018How digital transformation delivers an experience led housing serviceTargets for improved operational efficiency and a better experience for service users needn’t be mutually exclusive...
Principal & Digital Lead
James is Gate One’s knowledge lead, which involves developing compelling go to market propositions and methodologies. Away from work he enjoys exercising, which currently entails pounding the streets of London training for the Brighton marathon, and socialising with friends.
Tim gets great satisfaction from the singular moment when plans turn into irreversible action, and believes it all ultimately comes down to people. He is no stranger to this having survived the BBC reality TV show ‘SAS: Are you tough enough’!
8 February 2018Talking to the outliersFirms should focus their resources post-merger on two small groups of staff: the enthusiasts and the sceptics....
When she is not working, Lucy has numerous hobbies: travelling, theatre, running…but her passion is dance, which she still makes time for regularly.
22 January 2018Gate One is an MCA Awards 2018 finalistNominations in three categories including the Consulting excellence award for client service & value...
Kirsty is also a qualified cosmetologist, natural and holistic therapist and Swarovski Crystal jewellery maker.
Finance & Operations Manager
Working principally in the financial services and public sectors, he has extensive experience of hands-on delivery of high profile, complex global transformation programmes, governance of £multi-billion change portfolios and building organisations’ capability to deliver change themselves.
Now with a young family, Alex does what he can to indulge his passions for travel and sport. He looks forward to returning to previous exploits such as a self-guided 4×4 safari through Botswana.
28 July 2016A recipe for action: developing strategic flexibility after BrexitFor many UK businesses, this has probably never been truer. The vote for Brexit has taken many by...
Having worked across a broad range of FTSE100 organisations for 20 years, David specialises in complex digital, portfolio and enterprise-wide target op model transformations. He regularly coaches and challenges board level teams to lead effective change.
David is also an active investor and a board member of several start-ups. He is fascinated by the innovation process and how to infuse the entrepreneurial mindset into larger organisations.
16 November 2017Supporting young local entrepreneursThe next chapter in Gate One's contribution to our community...
Claire plays a key role in Gate One’s people and talent team to shape the strategic direction of the firm. Away from work Claire is usually busy with is a house renovation project or exploring the local countryside.
Simon has spent over 15 years leading and delivering change programmes in multiple sectors, with a focus on healthcare and life sciences. He specialises in helping leadership teams to achieve large scale change execution and culture shift.
A founding partner and director of talent at Gate One, Simon passionately believes that building a growth mindset culture of coaching and continuous improvement creates profound development opportunities for our consultants and lasting change for our clients.
1 March 2018Are consultants ready for radical transparency?Aspiring to higher standards of accountability and authenticity...
16 January 2018Re-thinking talent in consultingWhy autonomy, mastery and purpose matter most...
As an Australian, Caro enjoys exploring London’s restaurants, theatres and historical sites, travelling as much as possible, and getting outside to celebrate any (comparatively rare) day with blue sky.
Outside of Gate One Liane fuses her art and consulting skills, providing start-up advice to people with creative and alternative business ideas.
Now at Gate One, Alex is supporting a major European packaging firm with a customer segmentation project. He is also involved in supporting the growth of our digital proposition and capabilities in the travel and transport sector while supporting an incubator business concept.
Away from work, Alex is training for his next triathlon and enjoys throwing various cooking ingredients around the kitchen.
At Gate One, Alex’s work has included the implementation of a global CRM platform at a major travel operator and a leadership role in the transition service agreement team of an international pharmaceutical company.
Outside of work, Alex has completed several marathons and is currently training for a Tough Mudder challenge.
Outside of work you can usually find Helen making the most of London’s culinary delights or planning her next travel adventure.
HR & Recruitment Manager
When not working, Mark is often found, camera in hand, seeking to get the elusive perfect landscape shot.
Finance & Operations Director
Grace is a keen traveller and has recently explored southern Africa where she tested the boundaries of her comfort zone through sky-diving and quad biking over some of the world’s biggest sand dunes. She enjoys dancing and trying out unusual gym classes.
26 January 2018Winter: the accidental emergencyShifting from fire fighting to sustainable solutions: supporting the move to Accountable Care Systems...
Throughout her career Selina has played an active role in partnerships with charities, something she continues to do as Gate One’s CSR lead. Outside of work Selina enjoys reading her trusted Lonely Planet guide – deciding on the next adventure, spending time with her family or baking up some delights in the kitchen.
Ben has a great track record in growing consulting businesses. He has held partner and VP roles responsible for creating new services and building teams at well-known consulting and technology firms in the UK.
As a keen record collector and guitarist, when he’s not creating dishes in the kitchen Ben enjoys listening to and playing music.
Ali is very protective of our brand and likes nothing more than starting conversations that have Gate One clients at their heart…well, that and having a laugh with her children.
6 December 2017Gate One announces new head of digitalUmbar Shakir brings 17 years' experience in digital...
2 December 2017Public sector approved supplierGate One is on the Government Management Consultancy Framework RM3745...
24 October 2017Recognition from the MCAWe are delighted to now be members of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA)....
12 October 2017The Gate One RebrandOur story All of us at Gate One has change hard wired into our DNA. That’s one of the reasons...
Ali El Moghraby
Sarah is a typical kiwi and will literally jump at the chance to do anything outdoor adventure or adrenalin packed, getting her bungy jump fix before she left.
Finance and Operations Assistant
A proven problem solver, James specialises in operating model design, portfolio management, customer strategy and experience, and performance improvement. James relishes building high performing teams to work side by side with clients on their most complex and high profile programmes.
James is a seasoned explorer with his countries visited tally at 40 and counting, including a 2017 visit to France where he fulfilled his lifelong dream of representing Great Britain in the (now IOC-recognised) sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
18 July 2017Why Beautiful Operating Models FailReal change needs a non-traditional approach...
Gemma enjoys exploring the world on two wheels, two skis or a surfboard, and will try to cram in a European mini-break at any given opportunity.
20 February 2018Beyond the 30-day planTaking a patient, longer-term view of post-deal implementation is the only realistic way to deliver synergies from complex business integration....
6 February 2018Opening the gate to the next chapterGemma Sarjeant reflects on what makes Gate One different and why she loves working here...
20 December 2017Reinventing Santa Inc.A festive take on boosting Santa's digital capability ...
7 April 2017Integration cultureManaging the people dimension of a complex integration...
At Gate One, James has supported one of the UK’s largest retailers in the redesign of its operating model. He is helping to build Gate One’s digital capabilities and is undertaking a Digital Strategy course with Google.
Outside work, James loves endurance sports and travel.
James leads Gate One’s Health and Wellbeing offer, and is passionate about supporting teams to maximise their impacts in and out of work. Outside of work he enjoys getting away from it all in the fells, alongside travelling the world with his family.
Away from work Jennifer enjoys travelling and socialising at one of London’s many brunch spots. She is also a frequent runner, currently training for the London marathon.
Outside of work, Mark is a keen property developer, with a number of successful projects behind him.