Hilary is a highly experienced consultant operating at senior level with Boards, Chief Executives, senior managers, and
elected Members throughout the UK and internationally. He specialises in strategy, leadership development, coaching,
performance improvement, evaluation, and significant organisational change and development - including mergers, partnership
working and alliances. His wide knowledge - of effective strategic development and change processes in public service,
professional, not-for-profit and voluntary organisations - includes resource-getting, effective use of data and
quality systems. Hilary has also extensive expertise as a facilitator, coach and developer.
He holds an MBA with distinction in strategic management (1991)
and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), a member of the Experience Network,
and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Hilary was a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School. His
own positions over the past 20 years - whether as Board member, Chair, or Trustee - of several housing trusts, educational
bodies and charitable organisations, inform his consultancy work. This experience and insight enable him and the HBMC team
to engage with the complex issues and challenges which clients need to work through, to achieve the best outcomes.
Hilary takes the lead responsibility in HBMC assignments and is the initial point of contact for discussing your organisation's
needs. Hilary takes personal responsibility for leading on strategic development, designing leadership programmes, and for
the HBMC team to deliver projects on time and at value-for-money prices.
Hilary is co-author
with Ruth Lesirge of:
- Plan for the Future,
- Leading turnarounds, ACEVO, 2013
- Leading innovation, Caritas, 2013
- Rightsizing Your Organisation, ACEVO, 2013
- Making and Taking Efficiency Gains, ACEVO, 2013
- Strategy for Boards, Caritas, 2013
- Reinventing Your Organisation, Caritas, 2012
- Measuring Up (Balanced Scorecard), Charity Finance, 2012
- Measuring Board Effectiveness, Guardian Voluntary Sector Network, 2012
- Building Better Boards, Guardian Voluntary Sector Network, 2012
- Gift or Burden: cost/benefit of leadership development, Caritas 2010
Hilary was the lead author of Widening Access Through Nurse Leadership
(Help The Hospices, 2012) and of Added Value, Changing Lives: a social capital study (Voluntary Action Westminster, 2006).
He conducted the literature review for A Question of Balance: A Guide to the Chair and Chief Executive Relationship, Association
of Chairs, 2015
Hilary's other publications
- Work Experience in Hospices: A
Scoping Study, Hospice UK, 2016
of Talking Together Programme, TimeBank, 2015
of Hospice UK Education & Training Project, Hospice UK, 2015
- How to Create Consortia, Charity Finance, 2012 (co-author with John Gillespie)
- Whose Localism, Cass CCE, 2011
Equality and Diversity, ACEVO 2011 (co-author with Shameem Malik and Sharmila Kar)
- Big Society, Cuts & Consequences, Cass CCE 2010
- Really Intelligent Commissioning, ACEVO 2009
- Vertical integration: option for collaboration (VCS-Engage 2007)
- Design for Health: a case study on the design of a mental illness unit and the issues of community
consultation (Mind 2003)
- Strategies for Success
(co-author with Perry Walker; NCVO Publications 1994)
Hilary is fortunate to work with a very talented team
of experienced professionals whose specialisms cover: organisational design and development; governance and leadership; policy
development and political awareness; marketing and branding; communications and staff engagement; consultation methodologies;
merger and alliance building; action research and action learning; executive coaching; mentoring and personal development;
and survey design and data analysis.
Ruth is an expert in governance for charities and not for profit organisations, and an experienced executive coach. She
was a member of the 2013 ACEVO Governance Commission and is a founder member and Chair of Trustees of the Association of Chairs.
She and Hilary have undertaken several governance reviews together as well as wider strategy and organisational development
Ruth was previously Chief Executive of the Retail Trust (elder care) and also of the Mental Health
Foundation (policy and practice research). She is a co-author of Tools for Tomorrow and Getting Ready for Enterprise (both
NCVO Publications), and of the Trustee Recruitment Guide (Governance Hub). She was a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass
Business School and Head of Governance for the Cass CCE Consultancy. Ruth is a current Trustee of the Bishopsgate Institute
and the London Film School. A qualified teacher, with a previous career in adult community education, she was latterly
Principal of a local authority adult education service. She is a recognised writer and BBC broadcaster in the field of adult
literacy, and holds post graduate qualifications in both adult education and voluntary sector management.
regularly collaborates with Ruth, working together as HBRL Consulting.
Christine specialises in coaching and mentoring, leadership development, change management and strategic planning. Christine
worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in HIV/Sexual Health before becoming Chief Executive of two HIV/AIDS charities and then
Breast Cancer Care, a position she held for 9 years. She has an MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation and Social Policy at
the London School of Economics.
Christine is currently consulting in the health
and social care field, with projects including the development of the first mentoring scheme for Social Workers (and latterly
Registered Managers), commissioning and developing a range of leadership programmes for the social care sector in collaboration
with Ashridge Business School, and facilitating a series of patient events for a cancer charity. Christine has been
a Lay Member of Brent Clinical Commissioning Group and is currently a trustee of the Royal Free Hospital Charity.
Irene is a highly experienced organisational consultant working with a background in national
NGOs, housing associations and in higher education. Her focus is on undertaking projects involving complex and large scale
organisational change and development. She has an MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies (with distinction), University
of Surrey, and a Certificate in Group Work, Institute of Group Analysis. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute
of Personnel and Development and an NCVO Approved Consultant.
As an experienced consultant Irene draws on models
from business and humanistic psychology to work with Boards, leaders, strategic and operational teams who want to develop
organisations and teams and achieve their goals. She has particular experience of working with hidden conflict enabling possibilities
for creative change. As well as long term consultancy projects Irene has facilitated Board and team development, larger group
conferences, action learning sets, management learning, and coached individuals in leadership roles.
Jacqueline specialises in working with Boards and leadership teams to promote a productive governance
culture and providing essential understanding of financial management as key tools in delivering the changes that organisations
need. She regularly facilitates boards and senior staff across the corporate, private, public and voluntary sectors
both within the UK and internationally. Her main areas of expertise relate to the legal responsibilities of company
directors and trustees, strategic thinking and best practice in financial governance. She has an MSc in Corporate Governance
and Business Ethics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is a qualified lawyer (Barrister) with an LLB from London
University, in addition to being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Tim specialises in mergers, developing new business models, service review and funding and resourcing.
Tim has recently completed 7 years as Chief Executive of Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau. He was previously a solicitor
with Russell, Jones & Walker (now Slater & Gordon), and a professional musician. He has an MSc in Voluntary
Sector Management with distinction from Cass Business School.
As a charity Chief Executive, Tim had considerable success in securing
significant public service contracts and funding from Trusts and Foundations. He was also instrumental in developing
consortia and cross sector partnerships to bring additional resources into the information and advice sector.