Bridget is a highly motivated and experienced senior executive and Board member, with 25 years business leadership experience gained at the highest level of Legal, Financial, Management Consultancy, Retail, Government and Charity organisations.
She works in both executive and advisory capacities bringing independence, impartiality, integrity, constructive challenge, wide experience and a valuable set of personal qualities.
Bridget currently has Board positions with Mills & Reeve LLP, KCHFT (Kent Community Health Foundation Trust) and here at Kilburn & Strode.
In 2006 Bridget set up Bridget Skelton Ltd – a business created to enhance executive performance. Since then she has worked with Chairs, Chief Executives, Senior Civil Servants, Senior and Managing Partners, Directors and top-level business executives to support their achievement of personal and corporate goals.
Bridget was with PA Consulting Group for 12 years and as a Board member, member of the Management Committee and a leader of PA. She set strategy and led management to achieve results of £320m, employing over 3000 consultants in 26 countries. She managed the People and Organisational Change Practice, and the Global Business Transformational Group with revenues of £18m and £62m respectively. She chaired the Corporate Partner Election Committee, for three consecutive years, which was responsible for the standards and performance of 160 Partners. She played a lead role in an American acquisition for PA.
Bridget is a results-driven individual with a track record of delivering excellence, demonstrated by the achievements of multiple clients and their organisations.
She understands complex issues, is collaborative but decisive, working on both strategic and tactical matters. She is described as a “highly effective model of professional practice, innovative, insightful and challenging, but also empathetic, practical and supportive.
Won Lloyds TSB World Class Change award for strategic work in business design, and transformation of practices delivering £8m savings. Awarded Management Consultancy Association (MCA) Prize for redesigning Barclays support functions resulting in headcount reduction and cost savings of 25%.
Won Drapers Record New Retail Independent Business of the Year Award 2005. Judged on a unique and compelling selling proposition, a commitment to customer service, a strong business plan, as well as an impressive financial performance.
Supported two Civil Service Permanent Secretaries achieve accolades for good leadership practice in the Departmental Capability reviews. These leaders communicated a clear, compelling and coherent vision for the future of the organisation, as well as developing people with passion, pace and drive.