Our people

Informal Networks principals:

We are a group of highly experienced and qualified organisational consultants, committed to working with informal networks to harness collective intelligence. We have an excellent track record of delivering successful assignments. Collectively we have a very wide range of disciplines and skills. Most of us have worked for a variety of international clients.

Neil FarmerNeil Farmer is a leading business change consultant. He has worked as an interim change manager and implementation specialist for several leading organisations. He has developed highly effective methods for making business change happen, based on new leadership approaches, key influencers and informal employee networks. They have been tested and applied in six of Europe’s most challenging and successful major change programmes.

neil.farmer at informalnetworks.co.uk



Mark HawkswellMark Hawkswell is an experienced coach and facilitator who helps solve business performance problems in a wide range of industries. This breadth of experience enables him very quickly to tune into the needs of his clients.
His focus is more on helping clients to develop and implement their own solutions than offering prescriptions. He coaches leaders and teams to tap into their existing knowledge and skills.

mark.hawkswell at informalnetworks.co.uk




Gideon MitchellGideon Mitchell is a consultant specialising in analytical problems. He has undertaken pricing and other analytical projects for Volvo Cars of North America, Chrysler Europe, Safeway Stores, BMG Records, Cathay Pacific Airways, TUI, De Beers, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and others. He has experience of public engagement, mostly in the public sector. Gideon is the CIO at Informal Networks and teaches Power Excel and business analysis courses for Learning Tree International on a part-time basis.

gideon.mitchell at informalnetworks.co.uk



James PlunketJames Plunket has an excellent track record in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. He has worked extensively with leaders to develop and implement strategies that help realise operational and financial benefits through improved employee engagement. James also coaches leaders, in all sectors, on the development of collaboration, within and between organisations, to deliver positive and lasting performance gains.

james.plunket at informalnetworks.co.uk



Peter WestbrookPeter Westbrook is an experienced manager, management consultant and trainer, primarily focused on helping people put their ideas into practice and contribute to positive change. He has particular expertise in the EFQM Excellence Model, Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Development, and in facilitating cultural change. Peter has worked in a wide variety of businesses and sectors

peter.westbrook at informalnetworks.co.uk