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Elizabeth McManus

Head of Leading Transformation and Engagement and Principal Consultant

English, French


Elizabeth joined The Oxford Group as a Principal Consultant in 2016 and is now Head of Leading Transformation and Engagement.

Business background

Elizabeth is a sector specialist working with knowledge and expert organisations (e.g. law firms, pharmaceutical, technical, gas and oil, financial services businesses, and specialist public bodies), which operate in complex and highly regulated environments, and are seeking to perform more profitably. She enjoys helping clients become highly successful by bringing quality and humanity to the leadership of their organisations.

As Head of Leading Transformation and Engagement, Elizabeth supports organisations across the UK and Europe on raising their business performance. She has substantial client experience in working with experts and with the creation of high performance in complex environments. Elizabeth is clear sighted and intellectually rigorous in her approach.

Areas of expertise

Knowledge and expert development; increasing employee and stakeholder engagement; influencing; senior leader development, emotional intelligence at work; collaborative communication.

Education and professional memberships

MA Hons in English Language & Literature (University of Oxford)

CIPD; accredited user of: 5 Conversations, OPQ, WAVE, Level B qualified BPS.

Client successes

Clinical Commissioning Groups – Board development.

CP Kelco – Executive Board development.

Givaudan – Quality Conversations programme supporting ‘increasing engagement’ focus.

EC Harris – Created and delivered development programme focusing on high performance leadership.

Environment Agency – Designed and delivered talent programme for high potential technical experts.

Legal & General – Expert leader programme: created and led senior expert leadership programme with ‘positive digital disruption focus’.

RSA – Senior leadership development programme.

Sanofi – International leadership development centres.

Technip – Delivered global leadership programme and mentoring programmes.