Our bloggers

Learn a bit more about the team behind our blog:

Emma Birchall, Managing Director

Emma joined the team in 2013, lured by the opportunity to conduct cutting edge research that’s both academic and applied. Emma’s work on FoW involves reviewing literature and making contact with research teams to distil the latest in thought into something accessible to business users. She’s also actively involved in the FoWLab jams, getting to grips with client requirements and developing provocations. In her spare time, Emma provides mentoring and workshops for Future First, a charity aimed at raising ambitions and levels of achievement in young people.

Harriet Molyneaux, Managing Director

Harriet derives great enjoyment from successfully delivering complex global projects, with a focus on simplifying them for clients to enable achieving their goals.  As head of digital engagement, she focuses on building collaborative crowd-sourced solutions. Harriet has deep expertise in supporting organisations with tuning in to their Employee Voice and purposefully applying enterprise social media. In addition to this she works on strategic development and marketing of our Jams. Her previous experience includes advising on the core sustainability policy for a global luxury shopping chain, directing the world’s largest insurance telematics conference and speaking on radio shows about microfinance in West Africa. She studied Philosophy and Italian Literature at The University of Edinburgh followed by International Relations at King’s College London.

Anna Gurun, Associate Director

Anna produces research insights in support of the Future of Work Research Consortium, and bespoke client projects, including designing and delivering content at our Future of Work Masterclasses. With extensive research experience on cross-cultural networks and social groups, Anna is passionate about using academic insight to help businesses solve the challenges of the future, and exploring how they can help their employees navigate the trends shaping the future of work. Before joining HSM, she completed a bilingual PhD in Social History, comparing British and French social movements from the 1970s. Outside of work, Anna enjoys travelling and cooking.

Sally McNamara, Asia Pacific Director

Sally has over 15 years’ experience working in marketing, business development and most recently in change management for global companies such as Siemens, BBC and DLA Piper across Australia, Hong Kong, and the UK. Having been one of the founding members of the Innovation function at DLA Piper in London, Sally’s particular interest relates to building change programs that acknowledge the psychological obstacles that always arise when it comes to change, in addition to the technical aspects and plans required. She is endlessly fascinated by the psychology of change and organisational behaviour. Sally enjoys regularly facilitating group sessions on the emotional skills required for change and the future of work and delivering key-note addresses at various corporate conferences.

Sally holds a Bachelor of Business (Major in Marketing) from RMIT University and a Graduate Diploma in Change Management from UNSW (AGSM).

Graham Oxley, Senior Consultant

Graham works closely with clients to deliver strategic transformation programmes in our three main practice areas: culture change, people experience and inclusion & diversity. He is responsible for the business development and delivery of HSM’s signature crowd-sourced collaboration Jams, which help clients make evidence based decisions through engaging the collective intelligence of their workforce.

Before HSM, Graham worked in conference production, managing a portfolio of technology and finance events. He did War Studies and History at King’s College London and spends his spare time largely watching sports and thinking of the next place to go on holiday.

David Takacs, Digital Support Manager

David Takacs is responsible for coordinating the digital elements of our Jam projects and works closely with Harriet. His main responsibilities include information security, coordinating our virtual team of facilitators and overseeing the development and configuration of our bespoke Jam platforms. David also works on the visual design of our client events. His previous experience includes market research and policy analysis at a Hungarian think tank, and advising high-ranking NATO officers at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium.

Callandra Horobin, Consultant

Callandra is a Consultant at HSM and graduated with a distinction from University College London, studying an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She is interested in applying academic research to current issues and exploring how businesses can benefit from a forward-thinking approach in today’s changing times. Outside of work, Callandra loves to engage her passion for history by visiting museums and galleries, as well as painting with watercolours and delving into her ever-extending reading list.

Charlotte Jenkins, Marketing and Community Manager

Charlotte joined HSM as Marketing and Community Manager after graduating from the University Exeter with a First Class degree in BA Human Geography. She spent several years periodically assisting in running operations in an investment management business, and thus developed a keen interest in being involved in the organisation and logistics of running a successful business.

Outside of work, Charlotte loves to keep fit by running and gradually completing her extensive bucket list by travelling to places such as Hong Kong and Mongolia.

Isabella Grassick, Consultant

Isabella is a Consultant at HSM. Her main responsibilities include the project management and delivery of our Collaboration Jams, whilst working closely with clients for a bespoke approach to strategic transformation. She is passionate about gender equality and particularly enjoys analysing culture in the workplace.

Before HSM, Isabella was a Programme Manager and Quality Assurance Engineer, working in the Defence and Aerospace industry. Previously, she graduated with First Class honours in Politics and International Relations from Loughborough University. In her spare time Isabella enjoys running and experimental cooking.

Tom Goulding, Analyst

Tom is an Analyst at HSM. He completed his BA and MPhil in Economics at the University of Cambridge. He is interested in leveraging academic insights to help businesses future-proof themselves against impending demographic and technological shifts.

When not in the office, Tom is an enthusiastic runner, aspiring cook, and a trustee of an education charity.

Nader Sleiman, Project Management Intern

Nader Sleiman is a Project Management Intern at HSM. He holds an MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Organisational Change and Development from the University of Manchester, and a BBA in Management with a minor in Philosophy from the American University of Beirut.

Nader previously worked as a human capital consultant for an SAP gold partner in the Middle East, servicing clients in Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. His specific expertise is in human resource information systems pertaining to performance management and recruitment while his research focuses on the effect of social inequalities in employment outcomes and career development.


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