Alan is Chair of the Trustees of The Telos Foundation. After serving as an instructor in Avionics in the Royal Air Force he graduated from Loughborough University. The variety of teaching methods he experienced benefited him in his approach to the way individuals and organisations learn. He spent several successful years as a teacher, the MD of a clothing business, Director of Marketing of a leading law firm, combined with international rugby union, coaching both England and Wales. A founder member of Telos Partners he grew fascinated by the way people can achieve long-term success by developing a clarity of purpose and values, articulating it to their team, then helping them to achieve success too.
He helped to establish The Telos Foundation, to sustain the legacy of Sustainable Success for leaders of Charitable Organisations, long into the future.
Iain is Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Southampton. After graduating in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, he underwent postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology, and reproductive medicine, in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Cambridge.
He was Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow from 1993-99, and Head of School and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton from 2004-18. Iain’s current roles include being a Non-Executive Director of MDDUS (Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) and Chair of the Steering Committee for the Centre for Workforce Wellbeing.
After graduating with a BSc in Sociology and Criminology Jenny worked for a privately owned IT services company as part of the core team which gave her an excellent grounding in company administration.
Jenny joined Telos Partners in 2006, she had a varied role looking after the finances and project managing a number of clients. Now, as a dedicated project manager she manages a portfolio of international clients. As someone who likes to be organised, her preference is to take ownership and meet deadlines, whilst making sure that others deliver on their commitments too.
In her role as Secretary to The Telos Foundation, Jenny is responsible for supporting the Trustees with compliance, arranging meetings and coordinating grant allocation.
Peter qualified as a chartered accountant and spent 15 years as a partner with Deloitte and, through merger, Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He was a member of the Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry and this inspired him to move to consulting on the development of businesses and organisations to achieve long-term sustainable success. Peter works internationally with chief executives on the transformation of their businesses and their growth, both organically and through acquisition. The long-term nature of the pursuit of sustainable success means that relationships with key executives continue over many years. Peter has been integral to the development of The Telos Foundation to support the Sustainable Success of the leaders of charities.
Sarah is a qualitative research fellow at Swansea University. After graduating in Anthropology and Sociology at Swansea University, Sarah worked in market research in the Travel & Tourism sector before pursuing a role with Cardiff University to support the implementation of a European Funded programme to support Leadership Development in Industrial South Wales which in turn introduced Sarah to Telos Partners.
Sarah's time with Telos allowed her to follow her academic pursuits with her doctoral research focused on patient centred care in gastroenterology and outpatient settings. Before joining Patients Know Best, Sarah contributed to the review and evaluation of the delivery of local mental health services and dermatology services in Wales. Sarah's current role as the lead for the implementation of Patients Know Best in Wales involves working closely with NHS Wales and other stakeholders in digital health in Wales to bring the first patient controlled health record to the welsh population.
Sarah is also the Vice Chair for an all Wales skin charity, Skin Care Cymru, and has been instrumental in setting up the first Cross Party Group on Skin that raises the profile of skin health in Wales.