Maureen Walkingshaw is a senior HR executive with over 20 years’ extensive experience operating at leadership level in a range of roles within major complex organisations. 

Maureen recently left BT after 12 years, having held the role of HR Director for the Business and Public sector division for the last 6 of those years.  She was heavily involved in building new organisation structures and in supporting newly appointed leaders through development programmes, mentoring and coaching.

Maureen is a natural people leader who adapts her leadership style to the situation, inspiring and engaging others to achieve success whilst creating an environment and culture that nurtures trust and integrity.

She is currently a governor of a major College in Northern Ireland, Belfast Metropolitan College. This role has given her the opportunity to experience the public sector and to gain good knowledge and a broader understanding of the leadership challenges facing the Education sector.

Having completed a coaching qualification in BT, Maureen has gradually built up her competence in this area and has enhanced her skills through Corporate Coach International and is now an executive coach with RTC Leadership and Coaching.  She is particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion and has coached a number of female leaders as part of the RTC Women as Leaders Programme to help them take their careers in a positive direction.