Meet The Team

We are passionate about learning and about changing the workplace.

 

To create this change we work with the best creative people who understand the problems - that is why we have built a remarkable team who push themselves daily to acquire new skills and to get better at what they do. The team includes talented developers, content writers, course designers, customer service operatives and all of them strive to deliver a product and service that encourages our clients to see the value in workplace learning.

 

Together, we have spent years considering and researching every detail and ingredient that should go into an online learning platform. We have done this so that you do not have to.

 

Based in Wales, we are passionate that we have the best people to support our growing client base and we do not outsource any element of the solution. This means that we can effect change very quickly and react to customer requests with speed. 

 

People are amazing. Give them the tools to learn!

 

The team were finalists at the 2015 e-Learning Awards in the e-Learning Development Company of the Year Award and have been selected in the Digital Dozen 2016, one of the 12 Welsh businesses putting Wales on the digital map.

 

Tom Wood, CEO, My Development Zone

Leading the My Development Zone team, Tom is a specialist in e-Learning and team development. Having been responsible for the 1st generation OBELISK platform all those years ago, he now sets up and runs learning solutions for companies across the globe. In 2014, Tom was a winner at the Leading Wales Awards for his commitment to developing sustainable business practices for the future.

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Stu Rolls, Learning & Development Leader, My Development Zone

Stu is responsible for ensuring our customers get the most out of My Development Zone. A learning and development specialist, he is keen to help you blend online learning with face to face delivery and to help you embed My Development Zone into your business.

Paul Hayle, Head of Service Delivery, My Development Zone

Paul is the first contact point for thousands of our My Development Zone users. Managing the Account Management team, he will ensure that your user experience is at a high level. If you have any queries or need any supervisor support then please contact Paul who will help in any way he can. Look out for his monthly emails, too, which include important site news and information as well as a gentle reminder to continue your studies.

 

Tim Smith, Platform Development, My Development Zone

An ex teacher and examiner, Tim is charged with keeping the cogs turning under the bonnet of My Development Zone. He is passionate about education and is always looking for ways in which the platform can be developed further to increase the learning journey for our users. When he is not building new features into the platform, you can often find Tim cleaning up the code to ensure that My Development Zone runs as quickly as it does.

 

 

Hazel Brewer, e-Learning Design Team Leader, My Development Zone

With a background in creative design and teaching, Hazel is the magic behind the courseware and graphics designs. Skilled in taking difficult technical learning material and turning it into engaging and manageable e-learning modules for our users, she is passionate about making learning visual and appealing to the eye.

 

 

 

Lisa Powell, e-Learning Designer, My Development Zone

Lisa is studying for her Masters in Creative Writing and joined the My Development Zone team in 2014. She uses her excellent proof reading and writing skills to support her design work on the course creation team. Lisa enjoys the challenging aspects of making learning engaging and simple to follow.

 

 

 

 

Nicola Mathias, Business Development, My Development Zone

Nicola is responsible for helping new businesses sign up for My Development Zone. She will normally be the first point of contact for those firms looking for a free trial and she will help users better understand the system and make sure they achieve the maximum benefits on offer.

Jayne Skyrme, Business Development, My Development Zone

Jayne is responsible for helping new businesses sign up for My Development Zone. She will normally be a first point of contact for those firms looking for a free trial and she will help users better understand the system and make sure they achieve the maximum benefits on offer once they come on board.

Dr. Nathan Matthews, Content Writer, My Development Zone

Nathan recently completed his Doctorate of Philosophy by Research and now writes and proof reads all of our new business skills content on the platform.

Peter Townsend, Marketing Manager, My Development Zone

As Marketing Manager, Peter is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy for My Development Zone.