Marie Blakesley

Senior Consultant, Leadership and Talent Consultancy

Marie is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. As a senior consultant she leads assessment, development and restructuring projects with our clients, advising them on best practice methodology and implementing robust, fair and objective processes. Marie’s expertise includes the design and delivery of assessment and development exercises as well as designing psychometric tools. Marie has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a Registered Test User of Occupational Ability and Personality Tests. She is qualified in the use of the OPQ, Wave, PAPI, NEO PI-R, HDS, FIRO-B, TDI and LJI.

Marie has worked in HR for a central government organisation, and has also supported a wide range of clients including public sector, not for profit and global private sector organisations in a consultancy context. This experience enables her to draw upon best practice in the public and private sectors while remaining sensitive to the specific needs of individual clients, understanding the pressures and requirements facing the public sector. Her recent work includes designing and implementing a large scale sifting and assessment process for both external and internal candidates for roles within the senior civil service. She has a particular interest in the challenges facing the health sector, and has worked with a range of NHS Trusts during her time at GatenbySanderson.