We care as much as you do

Founder Karen Drury and fe3’s talented associates have been around the block a few times, it’s true. Our experience is national, international, with FTSE 500 companies and public sector organisations, but also with small organisations. We have worked on projects in a wide range of sectors from publishing to pharmaceuticals and from education to policing, but assignments all have one thing in common...we care about our projects and their outcomes.

All this specialist advice, under one roof

The breadth and depth of experience from our associates allows us to offer some pretty niche, top-quality advice, both from London and further afield. There aren’t many briefs we can’t cover in the change communication and leadership fields.

Flexible teams at your fingertips

Because we work with associates, our teams can be as large or as small as you, and your project requires. We work to our strengths, you avoid paying for the overheads of a large corporate office.

Our associates’ biogs and experience are shown below.

meet the team

Karen Drury



Coach and Communications Specialist

Corporate bits:

Initially in theatre, halls management, arts development, and then went into PR. General PR background, finally specialising in internal communication (20-odd years)

Experienced designer and deliverer of training, and in ensuring that corporate communication aligns with brand values, both inside and outside the organisation

Masters in Organisational Behaviour, qualified coach, English graduate, BPS qualified to Levels A & B in psychometric testing.

Clients include/have included: Janssen Pharmaceutical Group, Vauxhall Motors, National Union of Students (NUS), GSK, Shell, BT, Investors in People UK, The Teacher Training Agency, Deutsche Bank Global Equities, Camden Borough Council, Qualifications and Curriculum Agency (QCA).

More interesting bits:

Played Rizzo in amateur production of Grease; once handed George Harrison his guitar for a photo shoot in Birmingham

Secret ambition - to sing backing vocals for The Rolling Stones

Pet hates – People who queue jump on buses; paper cuts

Guilty pleasures:

70’s boy bands; Telegraph Fantasy Football, garden centres


Charles Phelps


Corporate bits:

More than 35 years’ experience in the public sector across a wide range of operational and senior leadership roles.

20 years' experience leading national talent management, learning and organisational development strategies.

Executive coach and tutor in public and private sector, including OU Business School.

Director of not for profit cross sector leadership programme, currently delivering CIPD programmes.

More interesting bits:

  • Once featured on Spitting Image as he arrested a journalist, dressed as a punk
  • A previous fan of tennis, golf and cycling - but now finds it hurts too much

Guilty pleasure:

Celebrity Jungle nonsense.

Keith Hackett

Keith Hackett


Corporate bits:

Projects focused on improving individual, team and business performance to achieve goals faster within complex systems and organisations.

Operated at very senior management level for more than ten years and for the last three, this has included strategic business development at Diplomatic levels across the Middle East. In the last ten years, he has won more than £3m in consulting and service tenders.

Keith is Bristol Business School graduate, Prince2 certified and a senior practitioner coach. He’s worked in both public and private sectors, with a great deal of experience in the NHS.

More interesting bits:

  • Very, VERY allergic to lemon
  • A committed Russophile – even speaks some of the language!
  • Dances a mean salsa
  • Guilty pleasure:

    Nothing I'll admit to!

    Siegfried Marynissen


    Corporate bits:

    Spent over 31 years at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in a variety of communication roles at a local, regional and global level. Recently started his own communications consultancy.

    Worked on all kinds of communication programmes (corporate branding, product communication, employee engagement); currently focusing on senior leader communication coaching, issues management and communicating organizational change programmes.

    Applies innovative creative ideas in bringing ideas across in an effective way with maximum impact.

    More interesting bits:

    Loves to promote typical Belgian products like beer, chocolates, French fries (which were invented by the Belgians) and the saxophone (yes, Mr Sax was a Belgian)

    Guilty pleasure:

    Eating too much chocolate

    Leigh Jackson


    Corporate bits:

    More than 30 years’ corporate communications experience at senior and strategic levels in the BBC, in UK central government and in the global services sector. Specialisms include stakeholder engagement, change communications, employer branding, employee engagement and insight research.

    ICF-accredited Coactive coach and leadership development designer and facilitator/trainer. Works extensively with the media and tech sectors and with senior corporate communications practitioners wanting a career uplift.

    Also does leadership 360 assessments and insight research consultancy for corporate clients – stakeholder insight, customer insight, employee insight, employment value propositions, cultural audits, etc.

    Leigh has a MSc in Organisational Behaviour, a PG Dip in Psychosynthesis Counselling and is a licensed FireworkTM career coach, and licenced practitioner of Lumina Spark, Lumina Emotion and Lumina Leader/360 psychometric tools.

    More interesting bits:

    worked as a government policy wonk helping to shape economic policy for the UK videogames industry in the mid-late noughties. And is still connected to videogames through her work as Deputy CEO of the NFP Women in Games (WiGJ).

    Leads WiGJ mentoring programmes for aspiring women leaders. She is passionate about championing greater gender diversity in the sector.

    Guilty pleasures:

    Steely Dan tribute bands

    Fried eggs and bacon