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Lawrence Darvill wears numerous hats within the Business Analysis field. Lawrence is the main organiser of BA Management Forum events and is a Director with AssistKD.


Gail Oxley has 20 years experience of Business Analysis across a range of industries including healthcare, telecommunications, digital broadcast and financial services. Over the years she has carried out a range of business analysis roles including full lifecycle business analysis, product development and strategic analysis and more latterly business architecture consultancy. She currently works for Nationwide as a Business Analysis Practice Manager. She is passionate about developing business analysis capability, creating a strong sense of community as well as helping to develop the BA profession more broadly.


Debbie Paul, FBCS CITP, is the Managing Director of Assist Knowledge Development, a training and consultancy company specialising in business analysis, business change and solution development. She has extensive experience in all aspects of business analysis and business process improvement. Debbie jointly edited and wrote the best-selling BCS publication, Business Analysis, and is also the co-author of the BCS publication Business Analysis Techniques. Debbie is the BCS Chief Examiner for Business Analysis and is an accredited SFIA consultant. Debbie is a regular speaker at business seminars and is a founder member of the BA Manager Forum.


Corrine Thomas has over 20 years of experience as an analyst across a range of industry sectors, including Local Government, Healthcare, Telecommunications and Financial services. She is currently Lead Business Analysis Capability Manager with Virgin Media and is a certified trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP. She is passionate about developing the Business Analysis profession and coaching her team. In her current role, she is growing and developing a large BA practice that provides business analysis to change programmes across many of Virgin Media’s business functions. Prior to this, she has spent many years based within IT teams working as an analyst on change projects, where she has influenced the roles taken by the analysis teams.


Event Feedback

“I’d just like to say that I thought this event was the best ever – thank you.  The speakers were knowledgeable and engaging, and I found the break out sessions a really good way to drill down into some of the issues raised. – I’m definitely looking forward to the next one.”


M.S – Head of BA Practice - Vehicle Leasing Organisation



Congratulations to Jan Doherty, Sandra Leek and Terri Lydiard (senior BA’s with Lloyds Banking Group),
Adrian Reed (Blackmetric) Beth Downing (Diligenta) and Vicky Rothwell (CMEC) who are the
first six applicants to successfully complete the Expert BA Award. All applicants exceeded the expectations of the assessors and have confirmed the
advanced level of capability the Award sets out to recognise.



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