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Our Team

We are proud of our amazing and award winning team.

Each member of the MAD-HR team has the experience and expertise to make a positive difference to your business. Individually we are unique in our experiences and knowledge, together we are MAD-HR. Whatever challenge you are facing, we have what it takes to fix it.

We are passionate, accountable and get results for your business.

Carole Burman

Carole Burman, FCIPD MIOD

Managing Director

Managing Director and Founder of MAD-HR, Carole has over 30 years of experience working in the world of HR. She prides herself on her ability to help clients grow their business and attract, retain and engage talent by building a positive employer brand.

Charlotte Bate, FCIPD


Charlotte has worked as an HR Professional, Trainer and Coach for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in delivering transformational HR support to businesses of all shapes and sizes, whilst always working with honesty and integrity.

Liz Owers

Liz Owers, FCIPD

Head of Client Services

As an HR leader with over 20 years of experience across a variety of sectors, both in-house and as a consultant, Liz is passionate and committed to supporting businesses to achieve their objectives through aligning HR strategy and interventions to commercial needs with a people centred approach.

Sophie Hughes

Sophie Hughes, Assoc CIPD

HR Consultant

Sophie is a pragmatic and conscientious HR professional, with a wealth of experience in the private healthcare sector delivering best practice HR in areas such as recruitment, onboarding, performance management, offboarding and delivering efficiencies through effective HR systems. Sophie is passionate about employee engagement and building meaningful relationships with clients, enabling her to provide a first-class HR support service to deliver the goals of the business.

Lucy Pakes

Lucy Pakes, MCIPD

HR Consultant

Lucy is a highly experienced HR professional, having worked in both the public and private sectors. As well as HR Consultancy, she has worked in manufacturing, local government, financial services and the newspaper industry. Lucy has a wealth of experience in supporting managers with employee relations issues, delivering HR-related training and developing HR policies and procedures. She is passionate about client service and taking a pragmatic, commercially focused approach. She enjoys building collaborative relationships with clients, working together to deliver successful outcomes for the business.

Jo Button

HR Consultant

Joanne is a diligent and conscientious HR professional with 15 years in-house experience within the Financial Services, Retail and the Transport sectors, delivering best practice in all areas of HR including development of policies and procedures. Her strengths lie in establishing and developing HR operations and experience in implementation of HR information systems to drive operational efficiencies.

Amanda Redwin, MCIPD

HR Consultant

Amanda has over 25 years of HR and business experience. She is particularly experienced in the employee relations arena but has worked across the full range of HR activities, challenging the status quo and developing and delivering initiatives to improve employee engagement, profitability and growth. Her approach is to establish strong relationships with clients and having run her own business she is particularly sensitive to the challenges faced by SME’s.

Robyn Fraser, Assoc CIPD

HR Consultant

Robyn is a HR Professional who has almost 10 years’ experience working in generalist HR roles within various sectors including Construction Education, Community Services and Social Housing. She is level 5 CIPD qualified, has a passion for empowering workplace wellbeing and is committed to delivering the best HR service possible by ensuring she understands the needs of her stakeholders, encouraging best practice and also ensuring she is continuously developing her own knowledge and skills.

Camille Nickson

Camille Nickson, FCIPD

Learning & Development Associate

Camille is an experienced L&D professional having been an HR Director and Organisational Development Consultant. She has over 30 years of experience working in the commercial, public and education sector. She has an excellent track record of developing talent, focusing on delivering positive outcomes for the individual and business.

Shelley Measures

Client Engagement Manager

As client Engagement Manager, Shelley has been working with businesses to get the best out of their people for over 10 years. Results driven and passionate about making a difference, her aim is building truly collaborative, trusted relationships focused on shared values of accountability and integrity delivering value driven authentic services for our clients.

Jo Lewry

Jo Lewry

Office Manager

Jo is our Office Manager with over 16 years’ experience working in administration. She works behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly so the team can provide the best service possible for our clients.

Andrew Laws

Andrew Laws

Marketing Associate

Andrew has been helping clients promote their businesses online for over 20 years and approaches digital marketing in a pragmatic way. Andrew and his team are creative, enthusiastic and focused on results.

Debbie Watson

Deborah Watson

PR Associate

A former journalist and global PR manager, Deborah is an award winning communications professional who works with business leaders to help them enhance their media engagement and hone their brand voice.

MAD-HR Director Carole Burman joins The Consortium

We are thrilled to share that our Managing Director, Carole Burman has joined The Consortium as an Associate. 

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