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Mark Crabtree

Founder at Mark Stephen Crabtree Consulting

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

I am an award-winning facilitator, qualified coach, mediator and with over 30 years’ experience of leading the design, development, management, implementation and delivery/facilitation of impactful and engaging learning and organisation development strategies and initiatives.

I can draw upon my experience from three sectors in the work I do:
HE Sector, Local Government and Retail


Over 16 years’ experience in the HE Sector holding senior positions at Durham University:

2002 to 2007 Training and Development Manager, responsible for the provision of engaging leadership, management and personal skills development across the institution;

2007 to 2015 Assistant HR Director (Training and Development); leading the University’s approach to people and organisational development;

2015 to 2018, Assistant Director of the Centre for Academic, Researcher and Organisation Development with specific responsibility for leadership, management and organisation development;

As a qualified mediator and coach, I also led the establishment of the University’s Mediation Service and was co-director of the service from June 2014 to October 2018.


2011 Times Higher Education (THE) Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development” for a leadership programme called “The Strategy Academy”.

2014 shortlisted for THE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development for “The Leading Research Programme”.

Available For: Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
Speaking Topics: Organisation Development, Leadership, Leading and Managing Change

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Company Type: Individual
Business Unit: Organisation Development and Leadership Development
Theatre: Global

Areas of Expertise

Change Management 34.90

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Higher Education & Research

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1 Book
Reshaping HR
Routledge Publishing
December 17, 2020
Coauthored with Professor Julie Hodges, the publication explores the role of HR in leading transformational change. Are HR functions structured appropriately? Do HR professional need to explore new ways of working and develop new capabilities to be at the forefront of change? The book explores and critically evaluates current thinking and through global research looks at how HR can be reshaped.

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Tags: Change Management



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