Meet the team…

We really care about making an impact through our work. Ensuring this happens consistently relies on having a talented, dependable and passionate team. Basis is a made up of a core team of people with rich experience of enabling transformation in the public sector. We are supported by a trusted network of dedicated associates who bring a broad range of skills and expertise drawn from an equally broad range of sectors. Together, we think we've got the capability to tackle even the toughest of societal challenges

Dennis Vergne   I have a passion for enabling transformational change that sticks; turning ideas into effective practice and behaviours.  Although originally from Holland, most of my work has been within the British public sector, ranging from over thirty local authorities, the NHS, probation services and central government.  After gaining an MSc in this field (Oxford - Distinction), I set-up RedQuadrant, a successful full service public sector firm, with Benjamin Taylor in 2007, before becoming Managing Director of Basis.

Dennis Vergne

I have a passion for enabling transformational change that sticks; turning ideas into effective practice and behaviours.

Although originally from Holland, most of my work has been within the British public sector, ranging from over thirty local authorities, the NHS, probation services and central government.

After gaining an MSc in this field (Oxford - Distinction), I set-up RedQuadrant, a successful full service public sector firm, with Benjamin Taylor in 2007, before becoming Managing Director of Basis.

Matt Barnaby   Hello, I'm Matt. I help to run Basis as well as delivering Projects, running training and supporting our interims.  I’ve been doing Agile, Service Design and Prototyping for many years now, all over the world. It's a way of working that really excites me.  What really makes me tick is knowing that I help people to deliver better services that make life better for people.

Matt Barnaby

Hello, I'm Matt. I help to run Basis as well as delivering Projects, running training and supporting our interims.

I’ve been doing Agile, Service Design and Prototyping for many years now, all over the world. It's a way of working that really excites me.

What really makes me tick is knowing that I help people to deliver better services that make life better for people.

Rebecca Roberts   Hi, I’m Rebecca - I relish opportunities to create order where there is confusion. I learnt how to design and deliver creative solutions within a Transformation Team for a West London council, which means I really understand how to get to grips with complex problems and support teams to focus on delivering small concrete changes.  Currently working on projects in Adult Social Care at the London Borough of Bexley, I create order out of chaos and think strategically about how to make life better for the service user.

Rebecca Roberts

Hi, I’m Rebecca - I relish opportunities to create order where there is confusion. I learnt how to design and deliver creative solutions within a Transformation Team for a West London council, which means I really understand how to get to grips with complex problems and support teams to focus on delivering small concrete changes.

Currently working on projects in Adult Social Care at the London Borough of Bexley, I create order out of chaos and think strategically about how to make life better for the service user.

 
Izzie Hurrell   Hello, I'm Izzie, a Consultant and 'Head of Getting Things Done' at Basis. I have an academic background in Psychology, and a professional background in mental health prevention and intervention in the education system. With a passion for politics I cannot seem to shift. I relish the challenge of team engagement, working in an Agile capacity of iterative change to overcome complex problems in complex Services.

Izzie Hurrell

Hello, I'm Izzie, a Consultant and 'Head of Getting Things Done' at Basis. I have an academic background in Psychology, and a professional background in mental health prevention and intervention in the education system. With a passion for politics I cannot seem to shift. I relish the challenge of team engagement, working in an Agile capacity of iterative change to overcome complex problems in complex Services.

Joe Badman   Hey, I’m Joe. Before joining Basis I worked in the public sector for a decade. I started my career witnessing first-hand the seriously complex challenges that face people who come into contact with public services on a daily basis. This has motivated me to pursue a career focused on solving those challenges.  I love using service design and agile methodologies to help people find innovative solutions to the complex challenges they face. I’m also a bit of a specialist in helping public services to trade and diversify their income streams to ensure they remain sustainable for the long term.

Joe Badman

Hey, I’m Joe. Before joining Basis I worked in the public sector for a decade. I started my career witnessing first-hand the seriously complex challenges that face people who come into contact with public services on a daily basis. This has motivated me to pursue a career focused on solving those challenges.

I love using service design and agile methodologies to help people find innovative solutions to the complex challenges they face. I’m also a bit of a specialist in helping public services to trade and diversify their income streams to ensure they remain sustainable for the long term.

Kate Duffy   Hi, I'm Kate. With a background as a senior level creative and more recently working collaboratively with brands to make social media work for them, I now join Basis with the drive to put our message out there and get things done.  I've a strong belief in the importance of an effective Adult Social Care system, for me it's all about being part of a team that is helping to make peoples lives better and helping to solve the problems they face.

Kate Duffy

Hi, I'm Kate. With a background as a senior level creative and more recently working collaboratively with brands to make social media work for them, I now join Basis with the drive to put our message out there and get things done.

I've a strong belief in the importance of an effective Adult Social Care system, for me it's all about being part of a team that is helping to make peoples lives better and helping to solve the problems they face.

 
Katharina Schaal-Mulacek   Hi, I’m Katharina and a Consultant at Basis. Prior to joining Basis, I worked in the Austrian public sector and in various international organisations abroad. I have an academic background in public administration and economics.  Having experienced first-hand the complex challenges the public service face today I decided to pursue a career in consulting to support people overcoming these challenges. Through an agile approach and service design I want to help find innovative solutions.

Katharina Schaal-Mulacek

Hi, I’m Katharina and a Consultant at Basis. Prior to joining Basis, I worked in the Austrian public sector and in various international organisations abroad. I have an academic background in public administration and economics.

Having experienced first-hand the complex challenges the public service face today I decided to pursue a career in consulting to support people overcoming these challenges. Through an agile approach and service design I want to help find innovative solutions.

 
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Meet our consultants…

Isabelle   An experienced strategic leader with a track record of delivering organisational set-up and growth to enable the delivery of improved outcomes for all ages. She has a deep knowledge of the national children’s services agenda including children in care and family poverty issues.

Isabelle

An experienced strategic leader with a track record of delivering organisational set-up and growth to enable the delivery of improved outcomes for all ages. She has a deep knowledge of the national children’s services agenda including children in care and family poverty issues.

Clive   An extremely knowledgeable lead intervention adviser within Children’s Services. Clive has extensive knowledge of approaches to transformation making sustainable improvements within councils.

Clive

An extremely knowledgeable lead intervention adviser within Children’s Services. Clive has extensive knowledge of approaches to transformation making sustainable improvements within councils.

Bethan   A seasoned brand and communication strategist with experience of working with several global brands, across multiple sectors. In 2014, she left the agency world to take on a new challenge, starting a new business in the property sector, with the development of a crowdfunding platform. This venture gave her experience of fundraising, closer insight into platform development, investor pitching and financial management.

Bethan

A seasoned brand and communication strategist with experience of working with several global brands, across multiple sectors. In 2014, she left the agency world to take on a new challenge, starting a new business in the property sector, with the development of a crowdfunding platform. This venture gave her experience of fundraising, closer insight into platform development, investor pitching and financial management.

 
Sarah   Sarah is a qualified social worker who has 25 years of experience of working with children, young people, families, and carers. She has extensive knowledge of safeguarding, quality assurance, integrated working. She also has a proven ability to manage and deliver improvements within Children’s Services.

Sarah

Sarah is a qualified social worker who has 25 years of experience of working with children, young people, families, and carers. She has extensive knowledge of safeguarding, quality assurance, integrated working. She also has a proven ability to manage and deliver improvements within Children’s Services.

Michele   Michele is a Design Thinker and Service Designer with experience in varied sectors such as Education, Recycling, Healthcare, and Marketing. He has an MA degree in Service Experience Design & Innovation at the University of the Arts London, where he gained experience in a variety of projects with UK and EU institutions.

Michele

Michele is a Design Thinker and Service Designer with experience in varied sectors such as Education, Recycling, Healthcare, and Marketing. He has an MA degree in Service Experience Design & Innovation at the University of the Arts London, where he gained experience in a variety of projects with UK and EU institutions.

Nick   Nick brings a broad skillset and synergistic perspectives having expanded his abilities with training and experience in project management, modern design techniques, facilitation, co-design methods, and different organisational / leadership approaches. Nick thrives in challenging projects having applied himself in roles at the UK's most demanding organisations, and recently in a leadership position working with local government on a major post-apartheid public services innovation project in Cape Town, South Africa.

Nick

Nick brings a broad skillset and synergistic perspectives having expanded his abilities with training and experience in project management, modern design techniques, facilitation, co-design methods, and different organisational / leadership approaches. Nick thrives in challenging projects having applied himself in roles at the UK's most demanding organisations, and recently in a leadership position working with local government on a major post-apartheid public services innovation project in Cape Town, South Africa.