Executive Board

Nadia Harrington

Nadia Harrington is a consultant, trainer and HR professional with experience of strategic, business partnering, leadership and delivery roles in private and public sector organisations. 
Her experience has been gained within large and medium sized organisations in a variety of sectors; nationally and globally.  Her career has focused mainly on organisational development and people performance which has resulted in extensive expertise within the area of learning and development. She has held roles as a Strategic HR Manager with responsibility for People Development for a large public sector organisation as well as L&OD Head of Service, OD Consultant and L&D Management roles.  
Nadia has led and implemented cultural and engagement strategies, and managed behavioural change programmes. She has worked in the public sector in political environments as well as the commercial environ of private sectors. 
Currently she is Managing Director of Harrington Associates and Operations Director (designate) for EMCC UK. Nadia is passionate about Mentoring and Coaching and is proud to be part of the EMCC team. She holds a post graduate qualification in Executive and Business Coaching with PBCoaching through Leeds Metropolitan University and is the founder of the Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership. She is qualified in HR, Training, Employment Law, and is an NLP Practitioner. 

Mark Robson

Mark Robson is President of the EMCC UK. Up to his retirement at the end of 2017 he spent more than thirty years in the brewing, food and detergent manufacturing industries, holding a number of international leadership positions in operations, R&D and purchasing. In 2010 he became an internal coach in addition to his day-job, and in 2014 became a supervisor to a number of the coaches in his organisation’s coaching scheme. Mark continues to work with both coachees and coaches at his old organisation. 

Mark has an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring from Sheffield Hallam University. His Masters dissertation project followed the introduction of internal supervisors to his coaching scheme. He is currently working on his PhD, His research is seeking to understand how employees who take on the role experience being an internal coach and what impact the role has upon them.

Rita Symons

Rita is the Knowledge Exchange Director. She has over 25 years senior leadership experience in the health service and local government and, having acted as an internal coach for many years, she left a CEO role in the NHS in 2016 to pursue coaching full time.

She is Managing Director of her own consultancy and as well as 1:1 coaching, she supports formal leadership programmes in the NHS. She also works specifically with third sector organisations, particularly focusing on social impact.  She has carried out research in the area of individual motivation in system leadership, and is keen to apply this research in the area of coaching.

She is gaining experience in the design and delivery of coaching programmes and is excited about contributing to the development of coaching and mentoring practice. She joined the Board as she is convinced of the value of professional organisations and wants to do her part to encourage new and established coaches to join EMCC UK.

Peter Duffell

Peter is the Governance Director for EMCCUK. He is an experienced, board level, executive and personal coach with 30 years business experience before becoming a full time coach. He has worked in senior roles with a number of global Financial Services organisations such as HSBC and UBS. He has many years practical experience of coaching and mentoring individuals in a leadership capacity and has led a number of organisational transformations.
 
Peter has an MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes University and is a qualified Coach Supervisor.
 
Peter has coached at senior levels in a range of different organisations, from Financial Services to Education and Health. He is currently a retained coach for a number of Health related organisations and has a number of large organisational clients. In addition, Peter also works with a number of personal clients.

Peter Waggott

Peter is an experienced international sales professional and coach, for over 25 years he’s worked for complex global organisations. Peter works with SME’s and organisations to support them in their growth plans specifically around Sales. This work has covered a number of areas including sales strategy, marketing, coaching, mentoring, service design, course design & delivery, workshops and 1-2-1’s. He’s an accredited coach with the Academy of Executive Coaches, offering Executive Coaching and 1-2-1 coaching, supporting people with neuro-diversities.
He’s also an Executive Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, Business School. In his role as an Executive Fellow, Peter works with under-graduates & post-graduates to help them understand sales at both the University’s Aberdeen and Qatar campuses. Peter is interested in making our EMCC offer more visible, as he feels coaches have a vital role to play in helping businesses and organisations, particularly in the current environment. He would like to see EMCC take a more practical hands-on approach in helping members to understand and develop their coaching business, and especially, to show sales, while challenging, can be fun and not as uncomfortable as it may seem.