Colin Davison

As our Chairman Colin has a wealth of business experience. He was formally CEO of Abbey Protection Plc and was instrumental in securing its Stock Market Flotation and subsequent sale to an American Insurer in 2014. Since retiring from Abbey, Colin has invested in a number of start-up businesses and is a Princes Trust Mentor. He also supports Coventry City... but we try not to hold that against him!

Simon Howes
Managing Director

In 2007 Simon co-founded Abbey HR Services which became AHR Consultants following a successful Management Buyout with our Chairman, Colin Davison in May 2017. Originally from Bristol, Simon now lives in a small village near Rugby, Warwickshire. He runs regularly and has completed the Great North Run 19 consecutive times. Simon is also a Princes Trust Mentor.

Rob Elliott
HR Operations Manager/Senior HR Consultant/Solicitor/Trainer

Rob has over 19 years’ experience working in HR and employment law, 17 of those as a qualified solicitor. He is vastly experienced in HR and employment law and also responsible for all Employment Tribunal matters. He advises on the whole gamut of HR issues ranging from discipline and grievance, through to discrimination, TUPE, and redundancy/ restructures. Rob is passionate about delivering solutions tailored to the client’s aims, many involving complex situations that require balancing risk with achieving the desired outcome. Outside of work Rob enjoys spending time with his young family, and training, coaching and competing in CrossFit competitions.

Carol Moor
Senior HR Consultant

Carol has an extensive career in HR, working in a wide range of industries including retail, financial services, local authority, charities, tech companies, hospitality and leisure. As a HR Director, Carol has worked both nationally and internationally. She is a trained Coach and supports leaders in getting the best from their people.

Christine Cullen
HR Consultant

Christine is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with a Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management and has over 30 years HR experience which includes a number of years as Head of HR in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, utilities, automotive and logistics. She is used to handling complex ER cases and has significant experience of working with trade unions at a local and national level.

Charles Waterlow
HR Consultant

Charles has spent his working life in HR, including time with Next and Olympus Sports as HR Director. He co-founded AHR Consultants (formally Abbey HR Services) in 2007 with Simon. Charles is another 'sporty' member of the team having cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats, completed four marathons and 19 Great North Runs with Simon.

Nick O'Kane
Employment Law Paralegal

Nick has over 5 years’ experience in employment litigation, acting for both claimants and respondents. Nick began his career in the voluntary sector with an employment rights charity based in Birmingham where he also served as trustee and treasurer. Moving into HR and employment law consultancy Nick continued developing his skills as a litigator. Nick prides himself on building strong client relationships by providing pragmatic solutions to the full range of employment law challenges.

Kate Willson
Training Associate

Kate is MCIPD qualified and has a strong HR and development background with many years experience across a wide range of organisations. She has experience in designing and delivering training on a wide range of management development subjects. She is qualified in a number of psychometric tools and profiling instruments which she uses for both selection and team or individual development. Away from work, Kate enjoys walking in the countryside, exercising and spending time with her family.