Chris has worked with business, government and charitable organisations in multi-national and multi-disciplinary settings. In 2004, Chris founded Meridian Prime to help people and organisations make shift happen. As an organisational consultant, accredited Executive coach and facilitator Chris helps people, teams and organisations unlock potential and transform it into tangible value. Chris also designs and facilitates stakeholder engagement & dialogue processes, and is a consultant and researcher in the field of sustainable development.
As a consultant, Chris is the Executive Director of the EDGE Certified Foundation, the global business certification scheme for gender equality. She is on the Board of Directors for WOCAN: an organisation that works to strengthen women’s leadership and economic empowerment in agriculture and natural resource management.
She is also a member of the Kellow Learning Global Network of coaches, facilitators and change consultants. Chris was on the original Advisory Board of Oregon-based Ocean Outcomes – a US-based, internationally focused non-profit dedicated to creating locally-led, industry supported fishery improvement projects that lead to healthy environments, profitable seafood supplies and thriving fishing communities. As an Associate, she led and co-designed stakeholder engagement, coaching and development workshops for The Environment Council. Chris served in the Marine Stewardship Council’s leadership team as International Policy Director, and then spent five years as the MSC’s only Associate Director leading work of strategic importance to the rapidly growing sustainability certification scheme. Chris is a fellow of the RSA and a member of the Institute of Directors, the Association for Management Education & Development, the Organisational Development Innovation Network, and the Institute of Fisheries Management. Chris has an MSc in People and Organisational Development, a Certificate in Executive Coaching and a Post-Grad Certificate in Applied Science.
Edward Kellow – Associate
Edward is an especially creative, energetic and outcome focused coach and facilitator, with over 20 years’ experience in leadership and change. Edward is the Founder and Executive Director of Kellow Learning. For the last ten years Edward has worked at senior levels internationally and in 2012 Edward designed a course on Sustainable Cities for Rio+20 that won the international public vote for the best learning event. He has also delivered leadership programmes and workshops for inter-governmental, business and third sector organisations, including the British Council, Kumtor Gold, The Environment Agency (UK), Forum for the Future, Newmont Mining, Ofwat, Oxford University, the Sustainable Development Commission (UK), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Edward is a graduate member of the CIPD and has an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), London.