Meet the Team

Here at Rainmaker we’re all experienced business managers.  Many of us have operated at Vice President or Managing Director level with some operating at European Director level in Multi National Companies.  All are now Consultants, Workshop Facilitators, Trainers or Coaches who can quickly grasp your needs and the nature of your business 
Stuart Whant
Stuart Whant
Background & Experience
Stuart has 25 years’ experience within the world of UK business and not for profit organisations – working within both strategic and functional business management, innovation and change management and HR delivering clear leadership and effective management. During this time, he learned his craft as a leader, agent of change, a team and individual coach and a group facilitator.
He has operated as a lead consultant with a wide range of clients in the UK and overseas for 19 years in the Corporate, SME, not for profit and public sectors specialising in designing and delivering impactful learning programmes, facilitation and senior 1:1 coaching.
Chris Stott
Chris Stott
Background & Experience
Chris has over 20 years leadership and business experience in the Armed Forces, manufacturing and the sales/service sectors including three years as the Managing Director of a German owned material handling company. He has worked in the UK and Europe in different leadership roles.
Chris has 15 years consulting and coaching experience across a variety of companies and sectors. He is passionate about enabling individuals to fulfill their potential and to fully engage with their organisation. His focus is in supporting individuals and teams to develop a culture that supports productive relationships, effective decision making, collaboration and improved performance.
Rory Fisher
Rory Fisher
Background & Experience
Rory has over 30 years senior leadership experience in large Blue-chip PLC’s for such companies as British Aerospace, BAE Systems, Capita and Ricardo, primarily in the Aerospace, Defence, Automotive and Outsourced services sectors. During his executive career he sat on a number of external joint venture boards and was a BAE Systems main board pension trustee for 12 years.
He now consults using his extensive international experience in Leadership, Strategy, Commercial, Programme Management, Transformation and Change. He is also an Executive individual and team coach with a number of senior level clients in the public, private and charitable sectors.
Simon Derry
Simon Derry
Background & Experience
Simon’s background is in operations, project and programme management and innovation management. Following his 5 years in The British Army in various operational roles, he joined the UK National Health Service (NHS) and was involved in the project management of hospital trust mergers and the introduction of Trust Status. On leaving the public sector he was Customer Services Manager for Psion UK Plc.
One of Simon’s areas of expertise is that of applying Project Management methodologies to real life client situations. He now operates as a successful international consultant.
Kay Wozniak
Kay Wozniak
Background & Experience
Kay has 30 years of experience in the public sector, working successfully in high-risk, highly regulated environments against a backdrop of scrutiny and (public) accountability.
She has worked at Executive level leading, designing and implementing organisational and strategic change to drive continuous improvement, and is renowned for her energy in engaging and developing people.
Kay excels at collaborative working having led successful, pioneering multi-partner programmes to achieve common purpose goals from disparate starting points.
Chris Machin
Chris Machin
Background & Experience
Chris has worked as our Operations Manager for over 20 years. She is the main point of contact in our head office in Marlborough supporting both clients and the Rainmaker-Coaching team in the smooth organisation and delivery of programmes.
Prior to joining Rainmaker-Coaching Chris has worked as a Producer/Production Manager in the media industry and also as a Registrar at the London Business School running executive programmes.
Sue Hetherington
Sue
Background & Experience
Sue has held senior sales leadership roles over the past 25 years. This extensive experience and exposure to diverse sectors allows her to tailor training and development to multiple markets, calling on ‘real life’ anecdotes to ingrain the learning and encourage behavioural shifts.
Sue’s delivery style is dynamic, engaging and highly interactive. She encourages and supports every delegate to submerse themselves in the learning material, enabling them to develop career-enhancing behaviours and return to their day-to-day roles eager to add value and deliver results.
Liz Stott
Liz
Background & Experience
Liz’s career spans more than 30 years with both FTSE 100 companies and not-for-profit organisations. She is a highly experienced business leader and a strong advocate for people and team development. She has consistently applied this across many aspects of the organisations in which she has worked including continuous improvement, project and programme management, strategy development, change management and organisational design.

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