The team is led by Kate (CEO) and Ian Buckingham (Strategy and Consultancy Partner)

The CEO’s domain, the Board room is filled with hero leaders.


There can only be a few.


Yet middle and line managers are the true engagement pivots. They are the chief engagement officers. There are many more of them and their influence is constant.

Team member Kate
Team member Ian
Team member Neil
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Mary Dawson
Ben Hardman


Core consulting team members are all highly experienced and qualified coaches, each with distinctive specialisms. The team is led by Kate (CEO) and Ian Buckingham (Strategy and Consultancy Partner).

Team member Kate

Kate Hargreaves

Founder and CEO

Kate is a highly experienced, qualified, skilled and intuitive executive coach and management consultant focused on sustainable outcomes and recognised as the go to name for people development in the North East. She creates safe spaces quickly, guiding people to engage in the conversations that really matter, empowering and motivating teams to commit and take action towards the attainment of collective goals and ambitions from a position of clarity and well-being.

While raising a family and charting a successful development path at the sharp end of management and leadership development, Kate completed her professional qualifications, including an MBA and a Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training, at Northumbria University’s highly regarded Newcastle Business School.

Kate is an accomplished network builder, Events Organiser and Contributor for the Association for Coaching for whom she also runs co-coaching sessions. She is a proud Trustee of the West End Women and Girls Centre (WEWGC), a charity aimed at tackling gender inequality and the disenfranchisement of women and girls locally, nationally and globally.

Kate has oversight of all Mosaic clients and programmes and leads on many, ranging from developing coaching capability through to leadership development and developing sustainable culture change.

Team member Ian

Ian P Buckingham

Strategy and Consultancy Partner

Ian’s consultancy and coaching pedigree spans corporate, agency and interim roles at senior leadership levels for high profile organisations in a range of sectors.


He is our lead strategist and was the founding MD of Omnicom’s London, New York-and mainland Europe-based Interbrand Inside. He also has strong ties to Nottingham and Leicester University’s MBA and growth strategy programmes.

A writer of some renown, Ian is People Management Magazine’s HR fixer. He has authored two business books that are based on case studies he has been responsible for driving and which explore the intersection between the people disciplines (OD, especially coaching, leadership development, stakeholder engagement and culture change) and brand or reputation management. Although he was exploring the importance of walking the talk long before many, this pivot remains Ian’s sweet spot.

A strong believer in holistic coaching, the development of systems and the link between individual and corporate accountability, as well as being an accomplished leadership coach he is our communications, engagement and change specialist. Not afraid to roll up his sleeves when required, the clients and teams he’s represented have won various accolades for innovation and results focus.

Very much a values-driven consultant, Ian has a particular interest in promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion at work and at home as everything and everybody benefits, especially the bottom line. With Mosaic and elsewhere, Ian has partnered with UK and international clients largely drawn from the CEO’s office, HR, Marcomms and Change functions to help them evolve sustainably.

His clients include organisations as complex as Tarmac, BP and Shell through to other heavy industries, most of the UK banking names, numerous government, public, education and third sector organisations as well as the NHS and healthcare brands.

“A leader’s job is to look to the future and see the organisation, not as it is, but as it should be.”

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Team member Neil

Neil Mundell-Phipps

Coaching and L&D consultant

Neil is a leadership specialist and coach for Mosaic Partners with a flair for results-driven L&D. A highly engaging, experienced, and person-centric leadership and team coach who also honed his craft at the sharp end of the airline industry, Neil creates the right environment for people to show up authentically, unlocking their potential, and leading to self-mastery. He has been lucky enough to work on global leadership projects, in places such as USA, Hong Kong, and the Middle East.

Neil holds an accreditation in Training, awarded by the University of Leicester, and a Diploma in Leadership and Management. He is also accredited in a wide range of psychometric instruments including Insights Discovery, MBTI, Lumina Spark and i3. He is a qualified coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapist.

A fellow advocate of bringing your true self to work, Neil is incredibly active in his local community. He is a respected Magistrate, Chairman of his local Parish Council, and a foster carer. All of these roles and areas of interest play to his strengths of being passionate about creating and supporting a society where everyone has the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the world we live in, whatever unique form that may take.

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Annie Wildman

Operations Lead

Annie is a super organiser with over 30 years’ experience providing executive support for organisations as diverse as English National Ballet and the mobile phone network 3 UK. A massive fan of the arts and culture, Annie has an MA in Music from the University of York and enjoys choral singing and amateur dramatics although her favourite role is corralling the team here at Mosaic.

“Remember you are noble because you are made of stars and humble because you are of earth”

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Kelly Cowburn

Leadership and Design Consultant

Kelly is at the heart of many of our most successful projects and programmes as one of our lead designers. She has considerable cross-sector experience and expertise, and excels at project management. When she’s not at her desk, you’ll find her on her latest epic hike.

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Jo Munn

Programme Manager

Jo is the engine driving our key development programmes. She has extensive experience managing projects and clients, and is an accomplished L&D and consultancy services manager.

Mary Dawson

Mary Dawson

Coaching Psychologist

Another passionate advocate of personal authenticity, Mary works at the relationship interface between home and work, to help fellow leaders gain deeper, more powerful insights and self-awareness from both current and past experiences in order to overcome obstacles, make the most of opportunities and achieve their goals.


She is a proven leader and director in her own right. With over 25 years of experience in the NHS, working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and senior manager, her skills are now applied in the leadership and coaching arena. Mary is also an accomplished well-being practitioner, specialising in the use of sound as a therapeutic and developmental catalyst.

Ben Hardman

Ben Hardman

Trainer, coach and consultant

A highly motivated, assured and experienced training and development professional and personal performance specialist, Ben has a proven track record in cultivating high performing individuals and teams across sectors. His work is based on a philosophy of wanting to make work more enjoyable and fulfilling Ben loves engaging with people and creating the right environment that allows them to become the best they can be by influencing the way they think, act and behave.

He has a wealth of knowledge and experience across the full Mosaic people development system including attraction and retention; leadership development and culture change; performance management, succession planning and identifying value add opportunities.


Ben has proven himself in multi directorates and at all client levels and settings from Customer Service & Sales to back office and support, winning a few team and individual awards for clients along the way.

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