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About me


Anita is an experienced HR, business planning and strategic organisational design and development specialist with a passion for people development, supporting individuals and organisations through change and growth.

A Certified Professional Transformational Coach, Anita holds MSc degrees in Organisational Psychology, Supply Chain Management as well as a BA in HR Management. She brings over 20 years of strategic and practical experience in a variety of industries (government, logistics, cultural & creative industries, academic institutions, retail and hospitality) including strategic business planning, performance management, leadership development, Human Capital Advisory, management consultancy, coaching, training, professional development and assessments. She has supported hundreds of hiring managers, executive directors & senior management teams with critical hiring decisions. She has also coached leaders to the next level of performance in their current role, or in support of their advancement.

Anita has:

  • In excess of 20 years of experience in a variety of industries from sales, universities, logistics & supply-chain, construction & master development, government and the culture & creative industries

  • An  ICF coach credential and  is accredited in a range of psychometric instruments (DiSC, OPQ).

  • A member of the ICF, CIPD and a registered qualified test-user with the British Psychological Society.

  • Brings knowledge and implementation experience of training, career planning, professional and personal development, as well as coaching, mentoring and team-building practice and psychology.

  • 10+ years of experience designing and delivering training programmes specifically tailored to the needs to an emerging cultural landscape.

  • 10+ years of experience organisational design & development of cultural institutions, working with some of the most globally significant museum, culture and heritage partners.​

Qualifications & Previous Work

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Qualifications & Coaching Credentials

  • MSc Organisational & Business Psychology

  • MSc Supply Chain Management

  • BSc. Human Resource Management

  • Diploma Business Studies

  • Diploma English Literature

  • Train the Trainer

  • ACC (ICF Associated Certified Coach)

  • Professional Transformational Coach (ICF ACSTH & ACTP)

  • Licensed Assessment User -RQTU: Occupational: Ability & Personality

  • DiSC 

  • OPQ (Occupational Psychological Questionnare)​

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Cultural Projects

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi

  • Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

  • Zayed National Museum

  • Qasr Al Hosn

  • Cultural Foundation

  • Al Ain Oasis

  • Bait Mohammed Bin Khalifa

  • Mezyad Desert Park

  • Manarat Al Saadiyat & Art Studio​

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Business Planning & Organisational Development

Significant Projects

  • Business Planning & reviews, organisational design & development, long-term manpower planning, budgeting, job descriptions development for capital projects​

  • Design & Development of Career Planning & Professional Development Programmes  including:

    • Graduate Development Programme designed for Museums

    • Career Guide for Cultural & Creative Industries

    • Internship Programmes

    • Volunteer Programme for Abu Dhabi Art

    • CCI Analysis & Report

    • Training Needs Analysis 

  • Design & Delivery of a consistent nomenclature of museum & cultural institutions roles to enable the development of job profiles, grading structure and hierarchy across government departments, museums and cultural institutions.

  • Manpower planning, Nationalisation and succession planning in government entity.

  • Development of relocation and employee onboarding initiatives across a variety of industry sectors.

  • Development of a competency framework for cultural institutions.

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