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WENDY PRITCHARD ASSOCIATES

1990 - present

Consultancy to help top management of organisations to manage complex strategic change and improve effectiveness

 
   

WOLFF OLINS BUSINESS LTD  

1989 - 1990

Director of Organisational Behaviour

 

A Board appointment leading a new service to help clients adapt their organisation's style and capability

 
   

SHELL INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM COMPANY LTD      

1974 - 1989

Head of Organisational Effectiveness

1981 - 1989

The focal point for organisational effectiveness and management of change.  Provided a consulting service to top management of Shell Operating Companies worldwide, as well as to corporate management.  This has included work with Shell companies in Australia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, Gabon, Kenya, Norway, Netherlands and UK

 
   

Organisation Development Adviser

1974 - 1981

Developed and ran a department of organisation development consultants engaged in helping different parts of Shell to diagnose problems and develop ways of coping effectively with their changing environments

 
   

Whilst at Shell advised outside organisations on planning and managing change

 

These included the National Health Service, Department of Health, British Telecom, F-International, Video Arts, London University

 
   

RANK XEROX (UK) LTD

1969 - 1974

Organisation Development Manager

 

Set up and ran a department of behavioural scientists developing personnel systems.  Provided general advice on organisation diagnosis and change

 
   

EDUCATION

 

Oxford High School

 

Exeter University

1964 - 1967

     BSc (Hons) Psychology        

 

London University, Birkbeck College

1967 - 1969

     MSc Occupational Psychology  

 
   

NON-EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

 

Chairman of Camden Garden Centre Ltd

1989  -  present

(which provides work and horticultural training for disadvantaged people. Awarded “Garden Centre of the Year 2002”)

 
   

Member of governing Council of Royal Holloway, University of London

1990  -  2000

   

Member of Highways Agency Advisory Board

1996  -  1999

   

Trustee of Citizens Advice

2000  -  2005

   

Chairman of Management Committee, Burnham Overy Harbour Trust

2003  -  2007

   

Trustee of Charity Rescue Wooden Boats

2011 -  present

   

Governor Burnham Market Primary School

2012 – present

   

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Chairman of Occupational Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society

1984 - 1987

   

Member of editorial board of Personnel Management

1985 - 1989

   

Member of National Health Service Training Authority

1988 - 1990

   

Fellow of British Psychological Society

1989  (elected)

   

Member, King’s Fund College Committee

1994  - 1995

   

Senior Associate, Cambridge University, The Judge Institute of Management Studies

2001 - 2006

   

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