Our people

Our personal touch is what sets us apart: when you work with us you don’t work with account managers and new business people – you work directly with experts who are honest and true to our values, each and every day. This isn’t just what we do – it’s who we are.

Our team

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Ryan Casey

Communications assistant

Ryan is our Communications Assistant. He joined us through the Kickstart program. He is also currently studying part-time for a degree in Computing and I.T.

He enjoys reading novels and comics. He is also a big film buff and can talk about them all day!

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Laura Gibson

Personal Assistant to Trish Driver and Kate Cahn.

Office manager

Laura is our super helpful Office Manager and Assistant to Trish and Kate. She also uses her brilliant organisational skills supporting Kate in the Project Office. Laura loves working with both the ANN team and our clients and her sunny personality lifts all our spirits! 

 

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Tricia Driver

Founder and Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Our founder, Trish Driver, is a diversity and inclusion strategist with over 15 years’ experience working with clients across a wide range of sectors to achieve true culture change – both in-house, and as a consultant. She is a youth mentor and qualified coach and a regular keynote speaker on all matters diversity and inclusion. 

 

A New Normal is built on the pillars of our founder's passion for her subject, genuine expertise, creative problem solving and authenticity.

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Julie Martins
Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

 

Julie is a Diversity & Inclusion Strategist with over 20 years Corporate experience.  Her responsibility has been Stakeholder Management with roles including; Marketing & Communications, Sales and Recruitment & Resourcing. 

 

Throughout her career D&I has remained at the forefront and continues to be her passion. Julie also has a Psychology Degree and is Media trained.  

Cheryl Morgan

Trans Awareness Trainer

Cheryl is our expert on transgender issues. She is available for training and consultancy services.

 

Cheryl underwent gender transition in the 1990s. She has lived and worked in Australia and California as well as the UK. Her clients for training work include the NHS, the police and various universities.

 

Cheryl is also an acknowledged expert on trans history in the ancient world.  

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Kate Cahn

Business Operations Manager

Kate supports us with her ninja-like project management skills, keeping track of all of our client commitments and looking after our business operations.

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Tricia Driver

Founder and D & I Strategist

Our founder, Trish Driver, is a diversity and inclusion strategist with over 15 years’ experience working with clients across a wide range of sectors to achieve true culture change – both in-house, and as a consultant. She is a youth mentor and qualified coach, completing her training at Henley Business School, and a regular keynote speaker on all matters diversity and inclusion. She was selected for NatWest’s prestigious Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme.

 

A New Normal is founded on the pillars of Trish’s passion for her subject, genuine expertise, creative problem solving and authenticity.

Cheryl Morgan

Trans Awareness Trainer

Cheryl is our expert on transgender issues. She is available for training and consultancy services. 

Our advisory board

We’re fortunate to have an experienced and expert network of partners and associates who we collaborate with on projects. Our Advisory Board are a support and a sounding board for the work we do, and we're proud to introduce them here:

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Stephanie Bishop

Emerging Careers Leader, Direct Line Group

Expertise: Future talent life cycle, Emerging talent recruitment, graduate recruitment.


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Rob Matthew

Head of Client Services, Alexander Mann Solutions

Expertise: RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), recruitment trends, candidate attraction


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Susie Harris

Founder, Hello Social Media

Expertise: marketing and social media


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Andrew Harmel Law

Technical principal, Thoughtworks

Expertise: technology sector and neurodiversity


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Grace Bench

Business partner, The Pirbright Institute

Expertise: employment law


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David Bannister

Account Executive, Dell EMC

Expertise: sales and marketing

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John Newman

Project Manager, American Express

Expertise: technology & IT sectors


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