The Chalfont Project was founded by Leandro Herrero and Caroline Tierney to provide professional services on organizational architecture across industries.
As a leading academic put it, the so-called ‘war for talent’ may be a distraction from the real issue: how to host that talent within the company, whether the internal and existing talent, or the external and to be acquired. The Chalfont Project focuses solely on the organizational (structural, functional, operational, etc.) aspects of the company, big or small. We are organization architects.
Since its inception, The Chalfont Project has maintained a strong intellectual and pragmatic linkage with the behavioural-social sciences. This background and human-sciences approach is brought to the table in its engagements, coupled with a very pragmatic, results-driven orientation. It is this combination of pragmatism and thought leadership in the behavioural arena that distinguishes The Chalfont Project from other consulting organizations.
The Chalfont Project is a privately owned, limited company registered in England working internationally.
We help our clients to create the organizational conditions to attract and retain good people. We call these leadership conditions because we conceive leadership as the creation of a lasting environment that binds people together and generates wealth.
We help our clients map the organization’s journey towards its vision and goals. We believe that people travelling together on that journey constitute the organization’s human and social capital – the true capital of any firm, big or small. We believe that a successful journey requires aligned objectives and a set of common maps.
We design and help implement structures and systems where diverse people can work together, structures that work across geographical and cultural borders and that are in themselves an innovation and a source of business advantage.
Leandro Herrero is the ‘Chief Architect’ of projects for our clients. For many years he has been on a quest to create Remarkable Organizations. A clinical psychiatrist and academic by background, Leandro moved into the corporate sector taking up senior leadership positions in several multinational companies both in Europe and the US. His behavioural sciences background is coupled with his hands-on management experience. He co-founded The Chalfont Project Ltd from where he developed innovative solutions to organizational design, culture, leadership and from his large work with corporations he pioneered Viral Change™, the new global standard for large scale, peer to peer behavioural change. Leandro has written five books on leadership and change, is an acclaimed speaker and has a large community of followers of his “Daily Thoughts’ blog.
Co-Founder of The Chalfont Project and Senior Partner of Viral Change™ Global LLP (a sister company of The Chalfont Project), Caroline draws from an international career spanning 16 years within EU and US pharmaceutical companies where she held R&D and commercial roles. Educated in Ireland and the US, with both, scientific and business qualifications, she has consulted for over a decade to international blue chip clients in areas of leadership and change. Having worked abroad all her career, Caroline draws on an in depth understanding of diverse cultures, behaviours and team dynamics and runs Accelerators (Leadership tools to inject new thinking in teams and larger groups) based on the body of work of Leandro Herrero. Caroline leads the Certified Associate Programme for The Chalfont Project’s Accelerators (Disruptive Ideas, Reboot! and InnovACTions) which are available on licence to third party selected practitioners.
Pierre A. Morgon is Chief Executive Officer of MRGN Advisors and Chief Operating Officer of The Chalfont Project. He is also Regional Partner for Switzerland at Mérieux Développement, Chairman of the Board of Virometix, Non-Executive Director to the Board of Theradiag and Non-Executive Director to the Board of Eurocine Vaccines. He holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy, a Master in Business Law and a MBA. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD, IMD and MCE executive programs. Pierre has over 30 years of experience in the global life science industry and in healthcare information technology. Through these local and global positions, he has acquired direct experience with leading multi-cultural teams, driving corporate transformations and leading partnerships and integration of acquisitions in diverse markets, geographies and organizations. He also brings the perspective of the investor and of the shareholder in driving value growth through high performance organizations.
Dominic Keohane has an extended and comprehensive career in the corporate world and consulting in the areas of OD, HR and L&D. In his consulting assignments, Dominic has served both the public and the private sector. He is a senior and dynamic people and change professional with very diverse and versatile experience, supporting change process and workforce transformation.
Dominic has experience in many markets from Finance to Media and has worked on global transformation throughout his career. A believer in leveraging the social and community aspects of human behaviour to foster a collaborative approach to change and success.
Akiro is a Venezuelan-Hungarian professional educated in Venezuela and in the US at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. His academic background is in industrial, mechanical, and civil engineering earning two Bachelors and a Master in science. He has worked in areas of innovation management and technology transfer in Venezuela, the US, Spain, and the UK – managing clients in many more countries. Akiro is a very dynamic, fast thinking professional who brings to us a very fresh view of the world from his experiences as an expat; he fits very well with the global view needed to succeed in change management.
Ian Garrard oversees all things financial within The Chalfont Project and sister companies where he acts as the company secretary. Whilst remaining very involved in all our business plans and strategic decisions, Ian is Partner of Viral Change™Global L.L.P, part of The Chalfont Project and leads the establishment of Joint Ventures and other partnerships both in The Chalfont Project and Viral Change™ LLP, in which collaborations he takes an active role. Ian is a certified accountant with significant tax experience in working with corporations of many sizes, including those in the City of London. He has been a member of The Chalfont Project leadership since the inception of the company and helped its growth and development through both an advisory and a hands-on role.
A Psychology graduate, Charlotte liaises with clients on behalf of the partners and associates. Often the first port of call with the company, Charlotte helps to establish the needs of clients and direct enquiries to the right members of the team. Central to the smooth running of all projects, Charlotte handles the administrative aspects of the company and applies her practical and cultural experience to a wide variety of fields, from project management to executive assistance of key profile individuals, sales management, procurement, IT administration etc. Charlotte has worked with companies of many sizes, big and small in the private and diplomatic sectors. She has lived in France for several years before returning to the UK.
Anett specializes in organization and leadership culture development. She works with senior executive teams on building vision and aligning people around tangible goals. Her own corporate experience is an invaluable asset in this respect. Anett is also a leading practitioner in Viral Change™ and a key member of the client/joint Project Teams in the implementation of these programmes. Anett has more than 20 years of experience in organizational consulting. She is based in Düsseldorf and conducts international consulting assignments. She also has a particular interest in inter-cultural training and development. She works in English as well as in German and speaks conversational Spanish.
In his 30-year career as a consultant, team facilitator, speaker, writer and developer of multimedia programmes, David Trickey has managed over 500 people development projects focusing on building global leadership competencies in over 100 of the world’s most demanding organisations. He is one of Europe’s most experienced intercultural management specialists and is an associate faculty member teaching Global Leadership Skills at a number of Business Schools. Seven years ago, he became one of the first consultants to work alongside the pioneer of Viral Change™methodology, which he combines with his insights into how to succeed across cultures. David is a British national, lives in Italy and speaks English and Italian.
Annalisa Angelini is an experienced project manager, project leader and event coordinator. Based in Milan, she has a diverse background spanning journalism, communication, publishing and event management. She has 19+ years of experience as a writer, editor and executive in Production, Online Magazine Management, Online and Offline Publishing, Editorial Content Development, Journalism, PR, Press Office, as well as invaluable experience in designing, managing and running cultural events. She has degree in Anthropology, an MBA, an HR master’s degree, a bachelor degree in Counselling Psychology; she speaks multiple languages having lived and worked across Europe.