Our Trainers

Meet Our Team of Trainers


Vernal Scott

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

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

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.


Victoria Sena

A dynamic and innovative regulatory expert with over 10 years of financial services experience in a wide range of roles across the public and private sectors.

Victoria has worked successfully with C-level in the UK and internationally on business development, risk and remediation.

Experienced in design and delivery of highly complex and sensitive projects both in-house and as a consultant. Victoria has worked for the Bank of England in the Authorisations, Banking and Insurance divisions as a Supervisor and Risk Specialist. Seconded to Parliament as a Treasury Committee Specialist and Whitehall as a Policy Adviser. Victoria has written high profile technical reports on risk, policy and regulation that were published on behalf of the Bank of England, Whitehall and Parliament.


Jude-Martin Etuka

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 www.diversity-is.com, a blog which addresses a host of organisational topics covering Diversity Strategy, Talent Management, Organisational Development, HR and People Development, etc.


Peter Thompson

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.


Teresa Norman

A writer, analyst and facilitator with a strong background in HR.

Teresa has authored dynamic elearning products that take the learner through a dynamic and grounded journey. She is a published author, her articles use real live case studies with theory to help the reader understand how high quality facilitation helps teams move forward. She publishes regular blogs on EDI.

She is an experienced trainer, facilitator and career coach.

Teresa has worked as a diversity consultant for the last four years following a career in the civil service. Her civil service career included working for four years as Head of Diversity at the Department for Transport and five years working at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office. As a consultant, she has worked across all sectors: private, public and voluntary. Her work includes analytical reports on a range of EDI topics as well as delivery of training courses and facilitation.

Teresa is trained in Myers Briggs, Firo B and Saville and Holdsworth personality questionnaire.


Rebecca Griffiths

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.


Nick Gallagher-Hughes

Nick Gallagher-Hughes has more than 30 years’ experience within T&D in both public and private sector, including local authority, police, national security, hospitality, further and higher education.

He is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and CIPD. In addition to his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Hull, he has a PGCE in Further Education, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership & Management and Post-Grad Certificate in HRM.

He is also a qualified Belbin Practitioner. He is the former Chair (2015-2018) to the Staff Development Forum (www.sdf.ac.uk) a professional body representing Training and Development, Organisational Development and HR colleagues in Universities across the UK and was Staff & Organisational Development Officer at Harper Adams University (2002-2018).

He continues to work with Higher Education institutions as well as public and private sector businesses across the UK, on areas such as Project Management, Unconscious Bias, Mental Health, Equality & Diversity, Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring.

Since leaving Higher Education he shares his time between his two great passions – training and dance. As well as his involvement with Marshall eLearning, he is CEO to D-Cubed Consultancy and TopLine Dance Products as well as owner of TopLine Dance, Arts and Fitness Studio, based in Stafford.

In November 2019 he became a member of the Stafford Chamber of Commerce and now sits on their steering committee.


Mark Crabtree

A qualified coach, mediator and facilitator; Mark has over 30 years’ experience of leading the development, management, implementation and delivery/facilitation of engaging learning and organisation development strategies and initiatives.

After studying at Newcastle University, Mark moved into the field of training and organisation development. He enables organisations to develop people and structures in line with their strategic ambitions. He is results orientated, self-motivated and a supportive leader who works closely with key stakeholders in complex and diverse organisations.


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