Richard Naish

Richard Naish

Richard implements either learning or change management interventions targeted at increasing organisational effectiveness through better motivated, engaged and informed employees. Strongly believes learning alone is not an end in itself – any learning/change intervention must be targeted at increasing organisational success.

Specialises in helping organisations provide professional qualification training using best in class learning methods. Creates award-winning learning solutions that deliver real ROI. Proven track record in delivering high-quality, innovative and cutting-edge programmes whilst substantially reducing costs for blue chip clients. Previously head of training and development for organisations in UK and Asia-Pacific. Business Psychologist and qualified Chartered Accountant with PWC.

Richard designs bespoke professional development curriculums and programmes for global organisations across all sectors. Clients include: The Department of Health, QinetiQ, HMRC, Rolls-Royce, The Home Office and John Lewis. Delivering long-term projects of varying complexity for departments of 50 to 5,000 employees with diverse training needs.

Expertise areas:

  • Consulting with stakeholders at all levels to fully understand existing training programmes & identify knowledge gaps
  • Performing complete learning needs analysis, reporting to senior management with findings & recommendations
  • Designing a curriculum using innovative & flexible solutions to encourage buy-in and secure uptake
  • Partnering with external training organisations to provide improved training & accreditation for staff
  • Running pilot schemes, adapting original plans following initial trials before company-wide implementation
  • Providing regular updates for management with a full evaluation at the end of each contract to review all KPIs


  • Brandon Hall Award for Best Blended Learning Solution (2014) for an NHS leadership project
  • Boosted graduate recruitment for KPMG (USA) by creating innovative game simulation training
  • Commended for creating lasting business relationships between clients and external training providers
  • Reduced training costs by £0.75m p/a by producing video-based learning for NHS change management
  • Successfully introduced 360-degree feedback programmes into several culturally challenging organisations
  • Saved the NHS more than £2m p/a by implementing a new curriculum for doctors, increasing speed to competence

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