Denise Nathan – Director

Denise Nathan is a management consultant specialising in personal development programmes. She currently provides programmes for SPNAC, Fast Track and Direct Entry and coaching for personal development.

Prior to setting up her own consultancy she was a member of the directing staff at the National Police College, Bramshill. She worked with a number of command courses and won a National Training award for her work at the College.

Craig Denholm – Consultant

Craig Denholm works as a consultant providing executive coaching to senior public sector leaders. He has extensive experience in developing and mentoring senior police officers. He is a trained Senior PNAC assessor and has acted as chair during Senior PNAC selection processes.

Craig has acted as an advisor during the development of PNAC exercises and been commissioned to independently validate new post graduate level degree courses. Before moving into consultancy Craig served as senior police officer, his last post being Deputy Chief Constable with Hampshire Constabulary.

He has extensive policing experience, both operational and in strategic development. He has also designed and led numerous internal senior selection processes. He served as chief police officer in three forces, including Commander in the Metropolitan Police Service.

Sue Harrison – Consultant

Sue retired from Essex Police in 2013 as the Assistant Chief Constable for Special Operations, having completed over 30 years in the police service. For the last thirteen years Sue has been successfully mentoring and coaching officers and police staff from a wide selection of Forces helping individuals to achieve their goals and career aspirations.

Sue also provides specialist support and assistance to women, BME and Direct Entry clients, using her extensive experience to help such client’s maximize their potential in policing.

Sue is a professionally qualified coach and trainer. She is also a trained and experienced mentor, assessor and facilitator. Sue commenced working for DNC in 2014.

Ben Eccles – Consultant

Benedict Eccles has developed a strong career as an international training consultant working in organisational Governance, Strategic Planning and Management in policing sectors.

He has worked with a broad client base including DFID, F&CO, EU, Home Office, international governments and national police training bodies.

He specialising in creating experiential learning opportunities through the use of video, role play and critical incidents for assessment centres. He has prepared senior officers for media interviews, SPNAC and senior appointments over the past 6 years. He is qualified in ability and psychological testing with the British Psychological Society.

Jenny McKibben – Consultant

Jenny McKibben was Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, leading a team of policy, partnerships, commissioning and performance monitoring specialists. Jenny has extensive experience of senior selection and appointments, both within ACPO appointments and OPCC staff such as Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer.

Jenny has been a consultant for Denise Nathan since September 2015, and previously was a senior selection assessor for the National Police Improvement Agency from 2008 – 2012 working in assessment centres for PNAC and HPDS. Prior to the establishment of PCCs Jenny was an Independent member of Norfolk Police Authority and a member of the Senior Officer Appointments Panel.

Jenny is a director of Revolving Doors Agency, a charity addressing multiple and complex needs.

Derek Benson QPM – Consultant

Derek Benson served as a police officer for thirty years, working for the Metropolitan Police Service and Essex Police, which he left in November 2015 as the Deputy Chief Constable.

Derek is an experienced assessor having been involved in recruitment and selection processes up to the executive level including SPNAC, as well as in multi-agency partnerships. He began working with DNC in 2015.

Dr Valerie Morris

Val is our psychologist specialising in psychometric testing and assessment. Val was Director of the Career Development Centre at the National Police College, Bramshill.

She has assisted in preparing candidates for the SPNAC assessment process for the last 12 years.

Eileen Arney 

Eileen Arney is an experienced facilitator and has trained and practised as an executive coach and mentor. She has designed and delivered personal development and leadership programmes and team development programmes, including for senior police officers.

She has worked in senior management roles, including as Assistant Director at Bramshill and as a senior civil servant in the Home office’s police department and was Teaching Director for Masters Programmes at the Open University Business School. She has had considerable experience of assessment and selection both as an assessment centre assessor and as a member of interview panels.

Eileen has had a number of articles published on coaching and talent development and is the author of Learning for Organisation Development (Kogan Page 2016) and co-author of Managing People (Routledge 2015).