About Kay

Kay Allen

An experienced coach, offering a practical approach, helping you to succeed.

Kay has over 25 years experience operating at board level in an executive and non-executive capacity within large complex organisations. A commercially focused leader, with excellent communication, influencing and change management skills; she has significant experience in leading transformational change that has delivered improved performance and results.

An agile, strategic thinker with vision, enthusiasm and an inquisitive approach. Her collaborative high energy leadership style, allied with her passion for engaging on social and ethical issues, allows her to maintain a culture of honesty, trust and professional integrity.

Kay has worked for B&Q, BSKYB, Royal Mail. She has been a Commissioner on the Disability Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She also served as a NED on the Department for Work and Pensions PDCS Board. She has run her own successful consultancy for 10 years specialising in Responsible Business and Diversity and Inclusion.

In 2010 she was asked by Downing St to look at Responsible Business Practice of small business as part of the Big Society Team. As a result she created the on line digital platform ‘Trading for Good’ which is now owned by BITC. She was also a founding director of Really Useful Stuff, an online marketplace for disabled people.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Fellow of St Georges House Windsor

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to Equality

"Kay's support, compassion, challenge, coaching and direction as my mentor have made a significant contribution to my growth as a CEO. I gain so much in what is really quite a short amount of time in sessions and come away feeling reflective, energised and with greater insight and foresight.”

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