Our Team

GDP is truly global, with team members covering all continents.

Leadership Team

Consultants – Around the World

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Project Team

Waseem Ilyas

Head of Digital

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Arifa Syed

Head of Consulting

We ALL have a role to play in making our workplaces more diverse, equitable, and inclusive

Megan Manning

Operations Manager

I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.

Irina Neagu

DEI Consultant

When everyone is included, everyone wins.

Meera Shah

Senior Project Manager

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.

Raluca Ciuperca

Project Executive

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

Calum Gaudette

Project Executive

The minute we become an integrated whole, we look through the same eyes and we see a whole different world together.

Rebecca Iveson

eLearning Project Manager

We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.

Corey Ashley

Digital eLearning Assistant

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.

Our Leadership

GDP is led by Farrah Qureshi, a globally recognised expert on diversity and inclusion.

Our Story

Founded in 2009, GDP pioneered a new approach to business and management consultancy based on embedding principles of diversity and inclusion across organisations, impacting every business division and department.

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Our global network of consultants, trainers, researchers, learning designers and delivery partners work globally and virtually to deliver outstanding results and exceptional value.

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Farrah Qureshi


Farrah Qureshi is the CEO of Global Diversity Practice. She is globally recognised as one of the foremost experts on diversity and inclusion consultancy and training.

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Deborah Lewis

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Joel Brown

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Maria Salkeld

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Pellegrino Riccardi

Pellegrino is a cross-cultural expert, motivational speaker, teacher, and communications consultant.

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Ha-Young Woo

Ha-Young Woo, studied and worked in the field of OD and HR in Seoul Korea, Perth Australia and Minnesota USA.

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Paola Carranco

Paola Carranco founded TalentLab in 2013, striving to improve work dynamics within companies by focusing on organizational culture, psychometric evaluations and talent development, among others.

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Dr. Pete Jones

Pete is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with a background in psychometrics and assessment.

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Alan Richter

Alan Richter is an Affiliate Partner of The Future Work Institute and one of GDP’s consultants in the US.

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Sandra Hayes, Ed.D.

Dr. Hayes is an adult learning expert who facilitates organisational change by emphasizing collaborative negotiation processes.

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Marco Noordeloos

Marco is an executive coach and consultant with 15+ years of management, training and organization development experience in NGOs and IGOs in 30+ countries on six continents.

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Sharon Wang

Sharon Wang provides strategic consulting service to clients in the fields of organisation transformation and talent management.

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Debra Lee

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Duncan Smith

Duncan has been advising and consulting to organisations on diversity and inclusion for more than 25 years in the United States, Western Europe, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Dr. Niru Kumar

Dr. Niru Kumar has been powerfully impacting and transforming lives through a unique blend of expertise in modern medicine, psychology, coaching skills and NLP.

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Mona Lau

Mona Lau is a renowned leader of global diversity work from Wall Street to continental Europe and multiple countries in Asia. She was a co-founder of Women on Wall Street & European Women in Business.

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Eric Toh

Eric is an experienced executive coach, facilitator, trainer, business consultant and futurist.

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Bronson Hlatshwayo

Bronson Hlatshwayo is an FWI Associate who is a life coach and facilitator on transformation, diversity management, unconscious bias, leadership development, customer care, personal branding and networking.

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Thais Compoint

Thais Compoint is an internationally acclaimed specialist in inclusive leadership.

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