Maximum HR: Our people

Maximum Performance joined forces with The In-House Training Company back in 2008 and have established a number of other brands and divisions since then, so as well as Maximum HR the group now comprises:

Cyrus Cooper

Cyrus, Managing Director of Maximum Performance, is an exceptional international trainer, facilitator and coach.


Elizabeth Crosse

Elizabeth is one of the 1% of coaches in the world to have attained the International Coach Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coach credential.

Rosanne Bernard

Rosanne is an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach with substantial experience gained in both the public and private sectors.

The wider team

Andrew Deighton

Andrew is an executive level HR professional with significant development and talent management expertise and a track record of building strong relationships with senior business leaders. This has been developed through working in a FTSE100 engineering and manufacturing organisation in roles across Aerospace, Naval and Commercial Marine, Nuclear and Operations sectors as well as corporate positions. Read more HERE.

Clare Joghee

Clare is an organisational change consultant, a leadership development specialist and an executive coach, with nearly twenty years’ experience in the Civil Service, wider public sector and other organisations. She has worked with senior leaders across government departments (including the Home Office and the Cabinet Office) to support all aspects of strategic change. Read more HERE.

Gill Rouse

With over 20 years in HR, communications and change management, including ‘big 4’ (PwC) and international experience with IBM, A&T, BT and ICL, Gill has significant expertise in human resource development, with particular skills in management development, coaching and team-building. She is able to influence at senior levels, whilst also being a practical, ‘hands on’ person, with a good understanding of business issues. Gill has excellent facilitation and conflict management skills and has helped a number of senior teams to successfully improve their working relationships and productivity. She has built up an extensive mediation practice over the last few years. Read more HERE.

Janet Hayes

In her 30 years in HR, Janet has worked across a wide range of sectors including professional services, banking, the public sector and manufacturing. With deep experience as a senior HR business partner and HR project leader, she has an exceptional track record of successfully developing talent, transforming back office functions, and improving employee engagement through organisational change and managing performance. Janet has strong listening and influencing skills, as well as the ability to think laterally to develop innovative, business-focused solutions for HR issues. Read more HERE.

Judeline Nicholas

Judeline has more than 30 years’ learning and development experience, working with clients in the public, private and charitable sectors on training and consultancy projects in the UK and the US. Her key specialism is equality, diversity and inclusion: supporting clients by reviewing diversity policy and working practices, and by designing and delivering diversity training programmes to build capacity and give businesses a competitive edge. Read more HERE.

Kate Young

 Kate specialises in effective communications to help people manage change. The other elements of her consulting practice are management development: leading and empowering your people, facilitation and training: creating the spark for action and personal development: coaching for success. Read more HERE

Katie Heath

Katie offers executive and career coaching to senior managers and is accredited by the Association for Coaching. She is a professional, non-directive coach with a sound track record in supporting people during their development and career journeys within a global context across a range of cultures. Katie uses her warm but challenging approach to create a space for her clients which is supportive, reflective and practical, where she works together with them to help them explore and realise their full potential and achieve their goals. Read more HERE.

Laura Walker

During her 25 years in HR, Laura has worked for respected businesses across six different sectors – retail (John Lewis), pharmaceuticals (GSK), insurance (Aviva), oil and gas (Centrica), defence (BAE Systems) and luxury goods (Burberry). A specialist in talent management, organisation effectiveness, and learning and development, she has an exceptional track record of designing and implementing new and innovative strategies and services. Read more HERE.

Macarena Mata

Macarena is a highly experienced specialist in mediation and conflict resolution. She works in these areas as a mediator, conflict coach, trainer, assessor, supervisor and researcher, both in the UK and internationally. She has been an accredited mediator since 2005, and is experienced in mediation across all three main practice sectors – workplace mediation, family mediation and community mediation. Read more HERE.

Rachel Coleman

Rachel is a highly regarded training and HR professional. Her background as an HR and L&D business partner gave her broad experience of formulating, advising and supporting on HR matters across all organisational levels. Read more HERE.

Ruth George

Ruth is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with over 15 years’ experience in senior HR roles with household names such as Next, Homebase and Fujitsu. She has expertise in HR audit, policy drafting, consultation and implementation, talent management, absence and performance management, organisational change (including mergers, acquisitions and integration work) and HR strategy. She is commercially focused with a proven track record in providing high quality, professional advice to large corporates and SMEs alike. Read more HERE.

Toni Trevett

Toni has more than 25 years’ HR experience. Formerly an HR Director within the BAA group of companies, she is an independent HR / employment law consultant and lecturer. She was the youngest member ever appointed to the Employment Tribunal judiciary. She has worked with numerous organisations as a consultant, auditing HR policies, procedures and practices as well as managing complex and sensitive issues such as redundancy, TUPE transfer, reorganisations, etc. An author and trainer, she is also a lecturer for the CIPD graduate qualification. Read more HERE.