The group of professionals who staff the Working Conference includes some members of the Institute, and some people from our network of professional colleagues. They meet twice a year to review the previous and next Conferences, and to discuss professional and technical issues. The members of the Institute are: Derek Raffaelli, who chairs the College, Gilles Amado, Ken Eason, Penny Jones, and Lisl Klein.

Other colleagues are:


Miranda Alcock

Miranda Alcock is an organisational consultant and executive coach who has applied psychodynamic systems thinking to work with the public sector, in education and with NGO’s for 25 years. She has extensive Group Relations experience as Director and consultant with Birkbeck College and The Tavistock Centre. She is currently working with Embrace Dignity in South Africa. She is a Jungian analyst, and runs the supervision course for the Society of Analytical Psychology. She sits on the Council of Governors for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Francesca Cardona

Francesca Cardona is an organisational consultant and coach with considerable experience in consulting to teams in a variety of organisational and cultural contexts facing issues of change and transition. She has taught on several leadership courses and is currently practice tutor on the professional doctorate 'Consultation and the rganisation' at the University of East London & Tavistock and Portman Trust. She coaches senior and middle managers from global organisations in London Business School programmes.


Stanley Gold

Dr Stanley Gold has been staff member on several Bayswater conferences with Lisl Klein, and the late Harold Bridger in Australia and the U.K. He provides specialist services in executive counselling to individuals, groups and wider organisations. He brings to his work a background as a senior Psychiatrist, training and supervising Psychoanalysts and senior Academics at Monash University Melbourne, where he was Chair of the Centre for Psychodynamic Studies. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Organisational and Social Dynamics and is currently President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (

William Halton

William Halton is an independent consultant and executive coach with a systems psychodynamics approach to the human dimension of organisations. Following a sociology degree and professional psychotherapy training, he has taught extensively in both psychoanalysis and organisational theory. He has worked on leadership programmes in different countries and is currently visiting faculty to the Advanced Personal Leadership programme at Henley Business School. He has coaching and consultancy experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors. 


Jo Kennedy

Jo Kennedy is a Lead Partner in Animate. She has 20 years experience working as consultant with statutory, voluntary and faith based organisations in Scotland and internationally. She specialises in change management, strategic planning, evaluation, participation and leadership coaching. Jo is currently working on a major change programme in the community health sector in Scotland. She has a particular interest in supporting organizations or individuals to work in a more a systemic and integrated way with faith and values.

Errica Moustaki

Errica is a Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Business Coach, and Founder Director of Careers  in Depth. She coaches senior executives, board members and teams both in the UK and internationally in a variety of business sectors. She has lived and worked in the UK, Israel and the USA and is attuned to the dynamics involved in cross-cultural transitions, communication adaptations, and resilience development.

Errica’s background includes teaching on the MA ‘Consultation and Organisation’ at the Tavistock Centre, UK, and the  MA on Consulting & Coaching in Context at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands; designing, directing and delivering MBA coaching and career development programmes at  CASS, International Hellenic University Business Schools.

Sandra Schruijer

Sandra Schruijer PhD, is Full Professor of Organization Sciences at the Utrecht University School of Governance, and Full Professor of Organizational Psychology at TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Her research involves the psychological dynamics of conflict and collaboration within groups and between organizations. Sandra heads Professional Development International, an institute that organizes professional development programmes and consults organizations and managers with respect to collaboration and large-scale change. She is a member of ISPSO.

Marlene Spero

Dr Marlene Spero has a background in sociology and business, and now works as an executive coach and organisational consultant with a particular interest in leadership,  intercultural dynamics, change and transition.  She has worked internationally on leadership programmes and consultation programmes at the Tavistock Clinic, Sussex University and Birkbeck College.  She has a wide experience of working internationally within the private and public sectors including   business, health, religious, education, IT, and defence organisations.  She is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, teaches at the Institute of Group Analysis and is also an Associate of the Right Management Consultancy.