Our Core Team

Our Core Team

Our core team is responsible for the implementation and delivery of the strategy set by the Task Force. This team is made up of our one salaried employee, our Executive Director, secondees from a range of private, public and Third Sector organisations and a number of volunteers. Find out more about how to join the core team.

Current Core Team

cathy brown

Cathy Brown

Cathy has been with Engage for Success since it was formed in March 2011 as a secondee then volunteer, now returned as Exec Director.


Jo Dodds

Jo is an independent Social Engagement Consultant with specialisms in social media and employee engagement. She supports us on a part time basis with our digital and social media and regularly represents the movement in speaking at events.

jacqueline reed

Jacqueline Reed

Jacqueline joined EFS as Director of Research in November 2015, on secondment from the Department for Work & Pensions. She worked as a Management Consultant with the DWP. She is a trained Executive Coach and Coaching Supervisor and has coached a large number of leaders across government and in the private sector. She is also an Associate Trainer/Facilitator with Crossing Thresholds, delivering career development programmes designed for women.


Richard Mortimer

Richard is Head of Employee Engagement at the Ministry of Justice, and brings a wealth of experience as a practitioner in large and small organisations within the MoJ ‘family’ and across the Civil Service. He is able to give EFS two days a week, and has been re-writing our website content. He is spear-heading the launch of two new initiatives – Engagement Explosion Action Learning Sets, and EFS City Build Challenge.







Anne Wilsdon

Anne is the Engage for Success Community Manager and is on a 12 month secondment from HM Passport Office where she is the Engagement lead. She has a background in Operations, Event Management and Business change.  She is also a cross government coach and an accredited workplace mediator







Anke Black

Apart from my very first work experience, doing the newspaper run and my second, the vocational training to become a Land Surveyor, I have spent my working life in Customer Service. Accumulating 16 years of experience and having worked in a broad range of industries, I had a very proud moment a few years ago when I received a medal from the US Department of Defence for Outstanding Customer Service. I am always focusing on improving Customer Service, listening to the Voice of the Customer and in recent years truly recognising the importance of Employee Engagement, something I am very passionate about!







Vicki Hatton

Vicky is completing studies in marketing management and branding at the University of Gloucester, is an intern this year at Oracle, and is the Engage For Success Barriers Thought and Action Group Co-ordinator.







Cinthya Quijano

Cinthya is an Organisation Development Professional, and is the Director & Principal Consultant at Change Differently Ltd. She is the Engage For Succcess Cross Cultures Thought and Action Group Co-ordinator


Jon Hardy

Jon works for Boots UK and is handling our foundation set up







Veronika Celisova

Veronika is Employee engagement enthusiast working for Ambition charity in HR. She supports the Core Team as a volunteer.

jo moffatt

Jo Moffatt

As Managing Director of Woodreed, Jo‘s led the development of the specialist agency’s ‘inside out thinking for brands’ proposition. Passionate about brands and brand techniques as the catalyst for employee engagement, she takes a hands-on role leading projects for clients.  Jo delivers workshops, speaks and writes on the topic of employee engagement as well as being a regular host of Engage for Success radio for over two years.