Charles Lauder is an experienced organisational development consultant, coach and facilitator with a unique mix of skills and particular expertise in equality, diversity and inclusion, organisational change, and communication skills.

Blending group and individual work (including coaching) he has helped senior management teams to think differently and lead and manage change, often within challenging circumstances – such as constrained finances or mergers and restructures. Charles provides tailored services that assist organisations to embrace and embed D&I in their mainstream operations.

He has worked extensively with NHS Trusts, local authorities, and arts sector organisations in the UK and Europe. Previously (1997–2014) he was joint managing director of his own company, Talawa Consulting, specialising in D&I.

He is also a film, television and theatre director, with a slate that includes Coronation Street, chart-topping live concert recordings by Happy Mondays and The Farm and two short films – Blue Irises and the award-winning Journey.