Organisational Growth Consultancy

As a consultant I aim to create positive sparks and innovative and appreciative ways of working within and between organisations. With 20 years’ experience in international development and peacebuilding, I offer:


  • Leadership and management development programmes
  • Organisational culture change processes
  • Organisational cohesion and healing
  • Strategic planning for projects, programmes and organisations
  • Processes to achieve organisational internal and external congruence with values
  • Programme impact analysis and development
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Leadership and executive coaching

I am a sharp analyst and strategic thinker, as well as being practical and action orientated. I have worked in demanding positions including Regional Director and Country Director, primarily in Asia, and I bring experience from the Middle East and Africa too. I have consulted for and worked with American Friends Service Committee, British Quakers, Conciliation Resources, Humanity & Inclusion, the Quaker UN Office, Sightsavers and UNDP.  I am currently a member of the Rethinking Security Council, a Trustee for Sense International and for Lansbury House Trust Fund and a volunteer prison visitor.  Committed to the values of authenticity, justice and equality, I work with integrity, compassion and creativity to spark awe, connection and brilliance with my colleagues and associates.

I am currently evaluating a complex global project with appreciative enquiry and deep learning priorities in collaboration with Joe McMartin. Together we bring a wide skill set and range of international, US and UK focussed experience. Joe and I share a common set of values and enjoy working creatively together. I can curate an aligned team of consultants to meet your needs.


“Lucy has been one of our most trusted and valuable consultants. Her ability to thoughtfully facilitate and convene leaders in difficult conversations is unsurpassed, and her diligence and analytical skills lend to very strong research projects”

Kerri Kennedy, International Associate General Secretary, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia


“Lucy has excellent people skills, listening and building rapport through her honesty and producing work punctually”

Jonathan Woolley, Director, Quaker UN Office, Geneva


“Lucy brings vast knowledge and practitioner experience across the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding fields. This, combined with expertise in disability rights made her the obvious choice for us. Her thoughtful approach, insights from practice, willingness to share and discuss ideas and commitment to the issues are exemplary. You can rely on Lucy to deliver the product as agreed to a high standard and within whatever deadlines are set. She is also a great pleasure to work with”

Sally Holt, Editorial and Research Manager, Conciliation Resources, London