AC, UK Advisory Panel

Nick Thorogood
Nick Thorogood

Nick Thorogood has always taken an active interest in the development of staff both on his team and within the TV industry. Having worked his way up from a junior runner's role to a senior commissioning role at ITV he is only too aware in this era, how important training and development and coaching can be for a genuine improvement and development of the work force. Having completed his ADP at the London Business School and worked with a number of high profile industry coaches, Nick decided to invest more in the up and coming talent within the TV industry. He was asked to be involved as a member of the Executive Committee of the TVYP – the Edinburgh TV Festival programme specifically for 18-25 year olds. Nick is also a member of the Food Foundation.

Professor Cary L Cooper PhD CPsychol FRSA
Professor Cary L Cooper

Cary L. Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, and Pro Vice Chancellor at Lancaster University, author/editor of over 120 books (on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology) and has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio. His fellowships include the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Professor Cooper is past President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of the first UK based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management (having also won the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to management science from the Academy of Management). In 2001, Cary was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his contribution to occupational safety and health.


Professor Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol FAC FBACP FIHPE FISMA FRSA
Professor Stephen Palmer

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching, London, UK. In 2001 he became the UK’s first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at the Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University. In the 2000s he was an Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University and in 2005, he set up the UK’s first Coaching Psychology Unit based in the Psychology Department. He is an Honorary Consultant Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stephen is an award winning Chartered Psychologist, an APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Supervisor, International Society for Coaching Psychology Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor. He is President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Honorary President and Honorary Fellow of the International Stress Management Association, Honorary Fellow and former President of the Association for Coaching. He is publisher of the Coaching at Work magazine.  Stephen has written/edited over 40 books including the Handbook of Coaching Psychology (with Whybrow) and has a further 6 books (with Gyllensten) on Psychological Stress, Resilience and Wellbeing being published by Sage in September, 2015. His interests include coastal walking, art and jazz. 

Euan Semple
Euan Simple

Ten years ago, while working in a senior position at the BBC, Euan Semple was one of the first to introduce what have since become known as social media tools into a large, successful organization. He has subsequently had four years of unparalleled experience working with organizations such as Nokia, The World Bank and NATO helping them learn how to make the most of this wired-up world of work. Euan is highly connected to some of the most influential movers and shakers of this new environment and his workshops have already been experienced by many diverse audiences worldwide.