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Meet the team

Jackie Brooker founded the company in 2014, her ambition was to enable organisations to realise their growth by unlocking their people potential.

The team partner with clients to create a bespoke HR strategy driving their ambitious plans to fruition.

Jackie Brooker - Managing Director

Jackie Brooker-Managing DirectorWith over 20 years of experience in HR working for some of the worlds' leading organisations in their field, Jackie is a highly professional and experienced HR director. She has a BSc Hons in Human Psychology, Diploma in Personnel Management and MSc in International HR Management.

She is a trainer, facilitator, performance coach and mentor, working with leaders and managers to help them grow and develop personally and professionally. Jackie is also a trained Conflict Management Coach.


 

Louize Carroll - Consultant HR Director

Louize Carroll-HR DirectorIs a fully qualified HR Director with an MA in HR Management and has over 15 years generalist HR experience with specialist knowledge in employee relations. Louize has worked in both large and small organisations in a variety of sectors including logistics, hospitality and travel.

With her highly adaptable and flexible approach, she prides herself on delivering a down to earth and personalised service that delivers business results.


 

Kim Smart - Consultant HR Director

Kim Smart-HR DirectorWith over 20 years of experience in HR management, Kim is a highly regarded HR leader and has worked in senior management for global organisations.

She has specialised in employment law, global compensation, benefits and managing mobility. Kim is hugely enthusiastic and committed to her role and works tirelessly for clients to help them achieve their goals.


 

Lesley Knighton - Executive Assistant

Lesley Knighton-Executive Assistant With a background in the insurance sector, Lesley has many years' experience in the day-to-day running of departments, leading and managing teams, operations and administration. She understands the complexities of managing people and of business strategy and development.

Since starting at Dakota Blue Lesley has established herself as an invaluable member of the team who's anaytical skills and adaptability are a huge asset to the consultancy.


 

Catherine de Vaal - Marketing and Communications

Catherine de Vaal-Marketing and CommunicationsWith a background in publishing and communications, Catherine has worked as an Editorial Business Manager and Communications Officer in lifestyle magazines, membership organisations and an NGO.

She brings creativity and headphones to the office!

 

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"The work undertaken made a spectacular difference. I highly recommend Dakota Blue to any business looking for diagnosis of skills gaps or developing and implementing growth."

Denise Robins Director, Affinity Fostering Services What our clients say about us