Oakland's Experts

Oakland’s partners and leaders are experts who share a passion for making a difference – fast. We get to the core of issues very quickly – the result of long term experience – as both senior managers and advisors.

Delivery is supported via a sizeable team of experts - combining sector experience with a deep knowledge of both our services and ethos.  We are always on the lookout for talented people with the right skills and experience profile to join our team. click here to find out more.

John OaklandChairman

John Oakland is one of the world’s top 10 gurus in quality & operational excellence; Executive Chairman, Oakland Consulting; Emeritus Professor of Quality & Business Excellence at Leeds University Business School , a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and a Member of American Society for Quality.


Mike TurnerSenior Partner

Mike uses quality management processes to identify risks and drive improvement. With a career in operations management and a recognised leader and author in strategic business improvement, Mike is known for his pragmatic approach and ability to work with boards to de-risk businesses and build success.


Rob OaklandPartner

Robert has extensive experience of helping large and complex organisations in both the private and public sector achieve sustained performance improvement.


Rod ScottPartner

Rod has extensive experience in helping global companies improve their operational performance, primarily through Lean performance improvement, process-driven transformation, business model redesign and managing organisational change.


Richard CorderoyManaging Partner

Unlocking the power of data in organisations – improving data quality and using advanced analytics to transform delivery and customer service.


Andy CrossleyPartner

Andy has been working in the management consultancy and technology industry for over 10 years. His focus has been around identifying how technology can be optimised to bring about positive business change. He has delivered projects in public and private sector organisations across the UK, Canada and Dubai. He has worked across many sectors, including government, financial services, aviation, utilities and rail.


Simon VearManaging Consultant

Simon has 18 years' experience in managing the implementation of large scale change programmes- primarily in operational environments where his focus is on reducing costs while improving quality and delivery.


Katey Twyford

Lead Research Associate - Oakland Institute for Business Research and Education