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Meet our team


We’re proud to not only work with some fantastic clients, but also to have an inspiring bunch of talented people in the Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Team

Ben Hunt-Davis

Director & Keynote Speaker

Since retiring from competitive sport in 2000, I’ve worked as a keynote speaker and performance consultant here at Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Our clients have included many of the FTSE 100 companies and the exciting growth area...

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Tom Barry


Having worked with established leadership businesses in various roles since 1988, I jumped at the chance to start something new with Ben. We met just before the 2012 Olympics and stuck to our vision through that hectic summer: to become...

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Harriet Beveridge

Head of Performance Programmes & Keynote Speaker

I co-authored the book, Will It Make the Boat Go Faster? with Ben. We’d already worked together as Performance Coaches for a number of years helping individuals from diverse companies (including Ernst & Young, Royal Mail and Barclays) maximise their...

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Chris Martin

Commercial & Marketing Director

I spent the first 16 years of my career in the world of Financial Services with MBNA, Citigroup, GE and Santander. In the latter years, as Commercial Director, I ran some of the large retail P&L’s for GE and Santander. It...

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Cath Bishop PhD

Senior Performance Consultant & Keynote Speaker

I work as a leadership speaker drawing on my practical experience from two high pressure careers as an Olympic rower and a senior diplomat specialising in conflict stabilisation. In my rowing career, I competed at three Olympic Games, Atlanta, Sydney and...

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Jon Harding

Senior Performance Consultant

I have over 20 years experience as a business coach, team coach and facilitator. I have worked with leaders and leadership teams in new ambitious businesses and with leaders and leadership teams in established global businesses. My clients include Shell, National...

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Jamie MacPherson

Senior Performance Consultant

I have been working in the world of Leadership Development for fifteen years having completed a masters degree in Sport Psychology. In this time, I have worked for Lane4 and Blue Sky People development consultancies before joining Will It Make...

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Alison Price

Senior Performance Consultant

I am a Chartered Psychologist and I have worked as a peak performance coach since 2006, helping thousands of people to make more out of their work and lives. I am the author of an internationally published book, ‘Psychology of...

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Steve Ingham PhD

Head of Performance

I have been lucky enough to work full-time as an applied sports physiologist since 1996 and have provided support to over 1000 athletes. Of whom over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest...

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Gwyn Rogers

Senior Performance Consultant

For me, it’s all about spotting and developing the potential of individuals and teams.  My buzz comes from seeing them achieve things they never thought they could, and seeing the business perform better as a result. I’ve been doing this...

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Kate Keaveney

Client Director

With over 18 years of experience spanning the Telecommunications, HR and Psychometric industries, working with a range of clients across all industries, Kate is a Client Director at Will It Make the Boat Go Faster? Kate started her career as an...

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Helena Wilton

Business Development Manager

Beginning my career at Microsoft I soon realised personal development was a passion of mine - I attended just about every training course available. Since then I've spent 2 years working at an employee engagement start-up in Sydney and travelling...

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Leanne Hayes

Head of Client Services

I spent most of my career to date working in the corporate event industry as a Project Manager, including a year and a half living and working in New York. A week-long event for 1000 employees for a leading Pharmaceutical...

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Sarah Easter

Client Services Manager

In my role as Client Services Manager I am able to apply my 12+ years of project and client relationship management skills to making a positive difference in business. I have a background in people management, with proven project management ability,...

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Ellie Barry

Head of making it happen

I’m here to look after pretty much everything that goes on in our business and provide support to the wider team. After spending a year working in Sydney, Australia, I moved back to London, and joined Will It Make The...

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