Doug is a Chartered Psychologist and a Registered Occupational Psychologist.
He has considerable experience in the assessment and development of senior executives and in organisational development, executive coaching, leadership transitions and management audits. In addition to his psychology qualifications, Doug has completed extended business management programmes at Manchester Business School and IMI (now IMD), Switzerland.
After an early career in management consultancy, Doug spent a period in general personnel management as Head of HR at Forward Trust Group Ltd. Subsequently, he was Head of Group Management Development at Midland Bank Group (now part of HSBC) and then Managing Director of Midland Career Services Limited. He was a Director of MSL Group Limited and Managing Director of MSL Human Resource Consulting Limited. He and his fellow directors sold MSL Group in July 1997.
Doug moved into independent consultancy and he was a director of AGC Consultants Ltd - a firm of business psychologists - and subsequently co-founded Corporate Insights Ltd (CIL) with Anton Fishman. CIL was taken over by what now is Alium Partners Ltd and Doug remains an Associate Director at Alium.
As a business psychologist, he has worked at individual, team and corporate level with national and international clients in finance and banking, IT, professional services, retail, manufacturing, hi-tech engineering, chemicals, trading and energy. He has also worked in the public sector with clients such as the Cabinet Office, Inland Revenue (now Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs), and Cambridge County Council.