About us

We are passionate about equality, fairness and justice and are motivated to help our clients make better people decisions with their diversity data. Our specialists can help you at every stage of your pay gap journey. Learn more about us here.

Board of Directors / Executives

Robert Baker Spktral Non-Executive Director

Rob Baker

Non-executive Director

Rob had a forty year career in Mercer, the global HR consulting firm, where his last role was as Leader of Diversity and Inclusion Consulting for the International Region. He works with organisations to help them develop diverse workforces and inclusive cultures, in order to retain the best talent, meet diverse customer needs and drive business success. Rob has been a passionate advocate for gender equality and equal pay throughout his career. He spent seven years on the board of PWN Global, the leading global women’s network: the last two of which were as their first male Co-President. He speaks and posts regularly on talent trends and the future of work, including the importance of achieving gender balance in the workforce and in the leadership of organisations.

Susanna Demelas

Susanna Demelas

Marketing Assistant

Susanna is currently a third year English Literature student at the University of Edinburgh. Alongside
her degree, she has spent time working and volunteering on the promotion teams for creative
projects such as film festivals and magazines, all of which were centred around issues of equality and
representation. As a result, she was able to combine her passions for marketing and gender equality
– something which she continues to do at Spktral.

John Hall Spktral Chair

John Hall

Chair

John is an experienced business leader with a breadth of executive and NED board experience across a variety of sectors, including founding, floating and Chairing an AIM listed plc. John has been a business angel for many years focussing on corporate governance and realising value for stakeholders.

Anthony Horrigan

CO-FOUNDER | Chief Executive Officer

Anthony is passionate about the use of technology to empower organisations to create equal futures by giving them the tools to make better people decisions with their data. Having left a computing science degree early to pursue his dreams, Anthony served for 25 years as a navigator and then a Fighter Pilot in the Royal Air Force.  In his spare time, when not upside down, he developed software tools for the RAF, one of which won him an award.

Linda Irvine-Thomson

SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE

Linda is an experienced sales and marketing manager who has enjoyed a successful career in biotech, pharma and within the academic research space. She has worked in both the corporate sector and as an independent business consultant. As a true creative, Linda is always looking to find new and innovative ways to champion workplace equity and to help organisations create inclusive opportunities in their workforce.

Philip Pritchard Spktral Non Executive Director

Philip Pritchard

Non-executive Director

With a background in international investment banking, holding senior client management positions in London and Asia, Philip now has a number of advisory and NED roles in start-up organisations in the technology, private equity and charity sectors. Having established and managed culturally diverse teams in financial services in Asia, Philip brings valuable first-hand knowledge and experience.

Melanie Snedden

Business analyst

Melanie is a physics graduate from the University of Edinburgh who has a passion for data analysis and statistics. Her experience of teaching physics highlighted the lack of diversity within the STEM subject areas, and within businesses as a whole. This has driven her to help make workplaces more inclusive for all.

Anna Thompson

Anna Thompson

Business Assistant

Anna is a fourth year Economics and Geography student at the University of St Andrews. During her time at university, she has been involved in projects aimed at developing ESG solutions for corporate firms and researching TMT stocks for the University’s student investment fund. She hopes to apply these passions at Spktral during a time where diversity and inclusion are a fundamental aspect of growing corporate governance requirements

Advisory Board

Tracey Ashworth-Davies Spktral Advisory Board

Tracey Ashworth-Davies

Advisory Board

As a senior HR specialist, Tracey’s expertise lies in the development and implementation of successful, business aligned HR strategies. She has over 20 years-experience as a Board level HR Director across multiple sectors and co-founded and became CEO of Bright Grey, an award winning life and critical illness insurer. Tracey holds non-executive roles in education and not-for-profit sectors and is a qualified business coach. She cares deeply about ensuring fair, inclusive and diverse workplaces and believes that Spktral can play a key role in helping organisations better understand how to achieve them

Fiona Hathorn Spktral Advisory Board

Fiona Hathorn

Advisory Board

Fiona is an experienced NED, the CEO of Women on Boards (UK) and an equities investment specialist. Passionate about the power of diverse and inclusive leadership, Fiona established Women on Boards (UK) in 2012 to support minorities applying for board roles. Over the last 8 years she has helped over 1800 individuals secure board positions and advertised nearly 20,000 board positions.

Iain Mackay Spktral Advisory Board

Iain Mackay

Advisory Board

With a background in tech, Iain is a highly experienced business leader and non-executive director who has worked across multiple sectors. Iain now specialises in scaling high-growth businesses and is currently on the board of a number of successful Scottish tech start-ups. He strongly believes in the responsibility of boards to understand, resolve and avoid pay gaps in their organisation. 

Innes Miller Spktral Advisory Board

Innes Miller

CO-FOUNDER | Advisory Board

Working in Central and Eastern Europe Innes led and worked with teams where diversity drove business performance. Having experienced first hand how bias can affect someones career, Innes was motivated to create real change through Spktral.  Having spent much of his career in financial services, he understands how a broad range of stakeholders including investors, can be a catalyst for positive, sustainable change.

Alan Plunkett Spktral Advisory Board

Alan Plunkett

Advisory Board

An earthquake engineer come management consultant, Alan’s work includes corporate restructures, turnaround and design and delivery of digital services – including the GOV.UK “Transparency in Supply Chains” and “Gender Pay Gap Reporting” services. He’s passionate about promoting organisations who care about diversity and equality. That’s why he joined Spktral – to give leaders tools to help them see more clearly how to make a difference.

Consulting Team

Rhiannon Harfoot

Consultant

Rhiannon works with organisations, Boards and Executives or discrete teams to better understand and articulate their cultures in order to drive rapid and transformational change. We believe that without a culture congruent with Brand and Strategy, delivery of objectives is an uphill battle. Creating a culture which delivers for employees, customers, the bottom line and future direction of your business (with an eye on the Future of Work) creates an efficient, engaging organisation benefitting all stakeholders.

Rebecca Hill

Consultant

Rebecca has worked for major global professional and financial services organisations including EY where she was a global director in strategy, people and organisational change. She has substantial experience building and leading diverse teams and projects including EY’s award winning global Women. Fast forward programme, profiled annually at WEF Davos. Rebecca is part of the UK delegation to the Women20 forum an official engagement group of the G20. She was recently named a top 50 Advisor for Leadership and Management by Enterprise Nation – the UK’s leading organisation supporting SMEs for her work through her business Wise Sherpa.

Michelle Gyimah

Consultant

Michelle Gyimah is the Director of Equality Pays, a gender equality consultancy dedicated to closing workplace pay gaps. Michelle’s unique understanding of workplace challenges enables her to embed practical application into her consultancy. She is a passionate advocate for enabling women (and men) to progress in their careers no matter their outside of work responsibilities and lifestyle choices. Michelle has over 12 years’ experience of working at the Equality and Human Rights Commission as a gender equality advocate. 

Denise McQuaid

Consultant

Denise helps organisations create the commercial and people operating systems required to optimise business performance by focusing on resources, investment, data, customer and technology. In building a competitive advantage the diversity and inclusion agenda is often overlooked, with limited consideration given the frameworks that need to be in place to embrace diversity and inclusion as a business advantage. Denise works with leadership teams to deliver this.

Nigel is founder of Marriott Statistical Consulting. They work with people in research, intelligence, modelling, forecasting or planning roles who need to collect, measure, present, analyse and interpret data and use the results to make decisions about the present or plan for the future. They have also developed expertise in gender pap gap reporting data analysis. As a member of Royal Statistical Society, Nigel has given evidence to the Treasury Select Committee and assisted in a number of government consultations on the subject.

Aduke Onafowokan

Consultant

Aduke is a project management professional with large scale project implementation experience in the private and public sectors with Deloitte, British American Tobacco, Financial Conduct Authority, and Ministry of Defence. Aduke also champions gender equality and diversity, and inclusion. She is a graduate of the INSEAD Gender Diversity Programme, founded The Sister Sister Network in 2016 and has most recently established Inclusivitii, a diversity and inclusion consultancy.

Our Partners

Clusivity helps organisations to take a data-driven approach to their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Its SaaS tool has been designed with specialist practitioners to capture where barriers and bias exist across gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and socio-economic background. It can be up and running in minutes, pinpointing areas to celebrate and areas for improvement. Clusivity’s targeted quick-win and longer-term action plan helps drive change while providing baseline metrics to measure progress against.

Connor help organisations to evolve so their people can thrive. Working with renowned organisations in the UK and globally, they provide expert advice and personalised solutions in the areas of culture and people development; exec team and board development; leadership and manager development; exec coaching; team development and targeted support for under-represented groups such as parental returner programmes.

Hive is an employee engagement and feedback platform, powered by people science. Forward thinking people-focused organisations including River Island, Travelodge and Northumbria Police partner with Hive for an agile approach to employee engagement. Hive’s employee survey tools allow HR teams to gather timely and targeted feedback, turning insights into action for positive organisational change.

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Paydata is leading reward management consultancy, committed to making lives better at work. Established over 20 years ago, they provide the expertise, insights and tools to help HR professionals to deliver pay and reward practices in a fair and equitable manner. They operate across multiple sectors with services covering salary benchmarking, reward strategy and design, pay review and analysis, research and insights.

Wedlake Bell LLP is a Top 100, London-based law firm with 68 partners supported by over 175 lawyers and support staff. They provide a full range of services to our clients and their legal services are grouped under four areas: Business Services, Real Estate, Private Client and Disputes. They empower clients by providing quality legal advice, insight and intelligence. The firm is large enough to advise on complex matters, but of a size to ensure that its people and work remain exceptional and dynamic.

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