People first, consultants second

Meet Kindred, a carefully curated team of experts who share a passion for making businesses more agile and workplaces more human. Blending big consulting and industry experience, we set you on the path forward and then let you get on, through solutions that are practical and actionable. 

Meet The Team

Catherine Ferguson

Client Director

Through her background in insight development, innovation, and growth strategy, Catherine balances creative and commercial thinking. She is trained in qualitative research techniques that use advanced facilitation approaches to get under the skin of client challenges and surface actionable insights.

Kamila Jerichow

Client Director

Kamila is an experienced organisation design practitioner who has worked in various industries as a consultant and in-house roles. Her expertise covers defining and implementing new operating models, agile and business transformation, and managing transformation activity. Kamila combines innovative thinking with best practices to shape organisations beyond structures and roles. 

Michael Docherty


Michael is a strategic leader with deep digital transformation expertise. He’s worked in the telecommunications, internet, emergency services and not-for-profit sectors in organisations ranging from start-ups to multinationals, giving him a broad range of perspectives. Michael helps clients harness the power of digital to increase profits, look after people and have a positive impact.

Rahul Bhatnagar


Rahul is experienced across organisation design, project management, consumer engagement and sales. His work blends qualitative observation with data analysis to create organisational insights that allow teams to make decisions on how they grow and develop. Rahul recently completed his Masters at the London School of Economics in Philosophy & Public Policy.

Rebecca Ferguson


Rebecca is a passionate strategy and transformation consultant and an expert in operating model and organisation design. Through her in-house roles, she’s developed unique insight about how to practically help organisations to change. Rebecca partners with clients to set themselves up in the best possible way to meet their strategic objectives, collaborate and perform. 

Sam Browne


Sam is an experienced consulting analyst with a strong background in operations and project management. He has a proven track record of supporting the successful development and implementation of technology products to enable large-scale financial mandate delivery.

Claire Bealing

Associate Consultant

Claire is a CIPD qualified HR practitioner with experience in a range of sectors including several regulated businesses. She has significant restructuring experience involving organisation design, relocation, policy writing, reward, recruitment and workforce planning.  

Dawn Wright

Associate Consultant

Dawn is a senior HR professional who is passionate about partnering with businesses to evolve and transform. She has a strong focus on business success through the provision of commercial advice and guidance and a genuine interest in organisational performance to drive effective outcomes.

Elissa Coward

Associate Partner

Elissa has a background in psychology, co-led the set-up of the culture change practices at Deloitte and PA Consulting. Prior to consulting, Elissa has held a variety of senior HR roles. Her experience has helped organisations to navigate complex change, with clients such as EA Games, Turner/CNN, BBC, Citi, Aviva and Credit Suisse.

Lena Kuenkel

Associate Consultant

Lena has deep expertise in strategy development and organisational design, gained from her work leading the European team of the Centre for Public Impact (CPI), a Boston Consulting Group foundation. With a prior background in strategy and management consulting and degrees in business and economics from the Universities of St Andrews and Cambridge, she brings analytical rigor, structured thinking and a passion for facilitation to her projects.

Nicole Brigandi

Associate Consultant

Nicole is an organisational development specialist and certified leadership coach. Her research skills, combined with practical expertise and compassion, help her understand systemic barriers and cut through the complexity. She supports leaders, teams and organisations to shape workplace culture and to develop strategies for managing ambiguity 

Samantha Healey

Associate Consultant

Sam is a seasoned HR Director and Business Consultant with over 25 years of experience across various industries. She supports leadership teams with diverse needs to fulfil their strategic ambitions. Sam uses her coaching and collaborative style to create environments where people want to be their best, building effective approaches and solutions to deliver these ambitions. 

Veronica Azua

Associate Consultant

Veronica is an executive coach and organisational psychologist who began her career as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist. Her leadership development and coaching career started more than a decade ago at the London  Business School working with EMBAs and MBAs in London and Dubai. She has worked for KPMG leading the design and delivery of  leadership programmes for Partners and Directors, and previously was a  global talent manager for Burberry delivering leadership development in Europe and Asia.

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