The coaches

Who are the coaches?

We have a number of Associate Coaches who have a brilliant track record in coaching public service leaders and managers from an international background and in the UK.  You are welcome to select a coach based on their profile and we will explore their availability for you. Alternatively, you can leave it to us to match you with one of our experienced coaches.

Please see their brief profiles below:

Dr Ranjit Manghani

After nearly 16 years as a Merchant Navy officer, Ranjit joined the UK Ministry of Defence Police and subsequently joined the Police Staff College as an Assistant Chief Constable and Police Syndicate Director. He is a qualified executive coach and mentor and has coached and mentored senior police officers, both nationally and internationally. He holds Level A and Level B (Intermediate Plus) in occupational testing from the British Psychological Society and is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. Ranjit has coached senior police officers, both nationally and internationally. His international clients include senior leaders from Norway, Holland, Ireland, USA and France. He has been a Master's Degree in Education, a Master's in Applied Criminology through Cambridge University and a Doctorate in Change Management. Ranjit is also a Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Sheena Matthews 

Sheena is a leadership and executive coach. She has been a member of the Board of a major public-sector training business, a Director of a FTSE 100 international training subsidiary organisation and Change Manager in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. As a consultant and former senior civil servant, she has contributed to major reform initiatives in the public sector (most recently in the UK, EU, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cuba, Ethiopia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Nigeria, Poland and Montenegro). She has spoken at a number of international conferences (including in China, South Africa and India). Sheena has been helping top teams and Boards work more effectively together to meet the standards for good governance and corporate leadership and she coaches individuals to increase their confidence, to realise their career aspirations or, if at a crossroads, make the right decisions about their careers.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a Member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council, a volunteer mentor and is qualified to use a wide range of personality, ability and competency psychometric tests. As an Associate Consultant at PAI, Sheena has contributed to international programme design and delivery including Strategic Leadership, When Citizens Complain, Improving Service Delivery and the Uganda National Social Security Fund. She has recent experience coaching senior executives from international organisations both online and face-to-face in-country.

Janet Waters

Janet is an experienced executive coach, learning consultant and facilitator of leadership, change, management development and action learning. Janet has extensive experience in management, leadership and organisational development both in the UK and internationally. She has worked in the public sector at a senior executive team level and for the past ten years as a coach, consultant and trainer in the UK and international public sector, as well as the private sector. Janet has a qualification in coaching from the Henley Business School, a Master's Degree in Human Resource Development and is a Member of the CIPD. Janet has a passion for people and career/talent development and coaches managers and leaders, some of whom are participating in leadership and talent schemes run at PAI. She is able to combine her coaching and group coaching expertise with 360 degree and psychometric tests and personal feedback, where relevant, to provide clients with insight and perspective in handling their career development and performance challenges. She works with both individuals and teams to support performance, change and development priorities.

She has been part of the PAI team supporting organisational change programmes and co-designing, directing and delivering the Choosing the Right People, Next Generation Human Resources, Strategic Leadership and People Skills professional development programmes. She has recent experience coaching senior executives from international organisations, both online and face-to-face in-country.