When clients hear us talk about our ‘development team’ they often imagine a group of developers. However the majority of our resources are in content generation, research and writing. When clients work on a new project with us, our core discipline is instructional design. Only when we have developed a well-written and well-researched script do we let our graphic designers and developers begin work.

So when you collaborate with Marshall E-Learning on a custom project, you liaise with a single project manager who will bring in different specialists to help complete the project. Our approach is less process driven than the purely production house e-learning companies. We provide a highly consultative approach, which means the people you talked to about a possible solution at the start of your e-learning project are the same people who work with you throughout the project.

Where others may charge more for this, calling it ‘consultancy’, we just call it good customer service.


David Marshall – Founder and Managing Director

David’s vision to create e-learning of a corporate standard without punitive price per head costs has meant Marshall have now trained over 500,000 people in the UK and now work internationally as far afield as Australia.

He is the inventor of several learning technology systems and known as a specialist in diversity and inclusion.

He runs several social enterprise projects, the most important being a revenue-share partnership with leading children’s charity Barnardo’s.

David was formerly Head of Research at Penna Consulting PLC. He studied English and History at University of Sussex and law at the College of Law, London.

In 2015 he was nominated for Diversity Entrepreneur of the Year.

David’s articles and commentary can be found on our blog. You can contact him at

Watch a short video of David discussing successful e-learning: how we build our programs


Michael Moran – Non Executive Director

Michael worked with David Marshall at Penna Consulting PLC and was asked to be non-executive director of Marshall in 2003.

Michael Moran is CEO and Founder of 10Eighty, a career and talent management consultancy. Michael was Chief Executive of Fairplace and a main board director of Savile plc prior to setting up 10Eighty. Fairplace is part of the Savile Group, an AIM listed plc. The Savile Group was placed 16th in the Sunday Times top 100 small companies in 2010.

He is a frequent commentator in the press and media, which includes a range of topics on ‘successfully managing your career’ and talent management.

Most recent media mentions have included CNBC, Radio4, Financial Times, City AM, Financial News, Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Grapevine and HR Magazine, to name but a few. He writes a careers column for People Management, a blog for the Human Resources Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Thompson Reuters HR Portal.

Michael has a degree in Economics, and a MBA from Warwick Business School.

Daniel Whiston – Head of E-learning

Formerly Head of Multimedia Scriptwriting at Wide Learning, Daniel has worked as an e-learning consultant focusing on Instructional Design since 2002.

Daniel has extensive experience of producing award-winning content for public and private sector clients both in the UK and on an international basis, including the BBC and the NHS, and for companies such as Diageo, Tetra Pak, IKEA and Heineken.

As well as working with clients to define Learning Outcomes and media treatments and then writing storyboards for interactive courses, Daniel also operates in the areas of curriculum design, training needs analysis and usability.

Although comfortable working with an extremely broad range of subject matter areas, Daniel has a robust background in producing online diversity and recruitment training for Universities, Local Authorities and private organisations.

Daniel has worked with Marshall E-Learning since September 2009, developing interactive e-learning courses across a range of subject areas.

James Sellers – Learning Management System Manager

Based in our Leeds office James Sellers runs our learning management systems which complement our e-learning offering.

James has implemented a wide variety of commercial and open source learning management systems for a wide variety of public and private sector organisations.

He has a BA in Economics and Business Management.

Tamar Elderton-Welch – Instructional Designer and Marketing Lead

Tamar is an Instructional Designer and Marketing Lead at e-learning consultancy Marshall.  

Key areas of interest are learning theory, gamification, and emergent technologies.

With a background in Ancient History, Tamar likes to keep in touch with the latest journals and publications that relate to religiosity in Roman Egypt. In the rest of her spare time, she can be found indulging in systems building (NUC and PC), cocktail blending, geocaching and gaming.

Vernal Scott - Equality and Diversity Consultant

Vernal is now available to offer advice and support from our London office.

He is a hugely experienced diversity practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in management and working on the full range of equality/diversity issues. Posts held include Head of Equality at Islington, and before that, Head of HIV services for Brent.

Vernal is also author of the non-fiction Polari-shortlisted book, God’sOther Children: A London Memoir. Available from Amazon, his book is referenced in a television documentary which will hit our screens in the autumn. Other than providing a supportive resource to our clients across all matters relating to equality, inclusion and diversity, Vernal also delivers compelling workshops on diversity and unconscious bias.

He can also help to put on your events in respect of Internal Day of the Disabled Person, Black History Month, LGBT History Month, World AIDS Day, and other relevant national or international events.


Michael Howard - Equality and Diversity Consultant

An inspirational and passionate equality, diversity and inclusion consultant with over 24 years of experience in providing individual and organisational solutions for all aspects of these and related areas.

Possesses a very broad range of knowledge and experience in all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion through working in, and with the private, public and not for profit sectors. This has included development and delivery of a spectrum of organisational focused solutions to a range of issue including compliance, cultural change, embedding equality and diversity, all with a focus on enhancement of organisational efficacy.

In addition has successfully developed and delivered bespoke training on equality, diversity, inclusion, safeguarding, employability and recruitment, bias in decision-making, unconscious bias and its impacts.

Also has been instrumental in developing effective strategies and policies covering equality, diversity, inclusion, recruitment and pay.

David Loader - Compliance and Financial Training

David has worked in the financial markets since leaving college. Initially involved in the debt and equity markets he then spent a considerable time in the evolving derivatives markets.

David rose through various roles including working with fund management and externally in various industry committees to senior management where as a Director with key responsibility for operations he oversaw much change and development in the processes, procedures and risk management profiles of the firms he was associated with.

This wealth of experience has enabled David to author some twelve titles on subjects including areas such as operations management, derivatives, clearing, settlement and custody, fund administration and operational risk.

He also works closely with CLT International and Manchester University Business School on their Advanced Certificate & Diploma in Fund Administration.

David is a highly regarded and sought after trainer who works internally with a wide range of major organisations in the UK and internationally, as well as leading public training programs for major training companies.

Jude-Martin Etuka - Organisation Development and HR Consultant

In addition to providing consultancy on areas ranging from unconscious bias to inclusive leadership, Jude-Martin is the client relationship manager for our clients in Australia.

Jude-Martin is a Management Consultant with over 10 years’ experience working in the Human Resource Management and Organisational Development (OD) functions in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and Australia. Previous roles he has held include; Organisational Development & Reform Project Manager, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), Principal Consultant, Symmetra Consulting, Head of Diversity and Talent, Capita Consulting, UK, and Lead Resourcing Business Partner, Transport for London (TfL).

Jude-Martin combines his knowledge of HR and OD, and his passion for training and facilitation to ensure strategic diversity initiatives are linked to People Development needs, building workforce capability, and developing a competitive advantage.

Jude-Martin gained his BA/MA from the University of Oxford, where his studies in Philosophy and Theology focused on topical issues including aspects of historical diversity with a focus on women, and minority issues, etc. He also has an MA in Human Resource Management, and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

He has written a number of articles that have appeared in Management publications. He is the Author of, a blog which addresses a host of organisational topics covering Diversity Strategy, Talent Management, Organisational Development, HR and People Development, etc.

Peter Thompson - Organisation Development and HR Consultant

Peter has 30 years of practical experience in leadership, management, workforce development, education and training gained within the public sector including Local Government, Health and Social Care and the NHS.

He has extensive experience in design and delivery of wide ranging training and development interventions in both group and one-to-one situations and has been an associate with Marshall E-Learning since 2002.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, holds a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and is a passionate supporter of life- long learning.

Rebecca Griffiths - Associate Member

Rebecca is an associate member of the Marshall team.

She joins Marshall with a background of delivering internal and external consultancy in employee engagement at companies such as SAP, Deutsche Bank, Bupa, UK Power Networks and SIS Betting.

She has worked in the field for over six years, and her work is supported by an MSc in Occupational Psychology.

She uses her educational background, plus experience in the industry, to develop materials that engage employees and help people to develop a deeper understanding of the processes involved in ensuring people remain engaged at work.

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