Our Team

Our team are experienced researchers and training programme writers, facilitators, keynote speakers, mentors and coaches and between them have worked with SMEs and large cross sector businesses delivering transformational programmes from the front line to the Boardroom.

Toni C. Eastwood OBE, MBA 
Transformation Guru in Chief

Toni has spent the last 28 years carving out her own career in research, leadership, talent and skills development. Launching Quantum Vantage Ltd in 2016, her award-winning research and talent programmes have helped hundreds of organisations and 1000s of individuals, she knows what it’s like to have a huge ambition and leave the familiar behind. Previously Director of Talent at a FTSE 30 Company developing and implementing the talent and skills strategy from shop floor to Boardroom for 116,000 employees. In particular leading the Gender and pipeline programmes in support of the Davies report 2011.

Toni has published research and economic strategies around the skills, diversity and inclusion agendas at Ministerial and senior levels within key Government departments including Skills, Business, Cabinet, Treasury and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Her research and analysis have driven regional and sector skills strategies across UK since 2004. This includes the design and delivery of multi-million-pound government programmes and initiatives working with Regional Development Agencies, LEP’s, ESF, ERDF, UKCES, National and Regional Industry and Sector Bodies such as Skills for Logistics, Sports England. Toni was awarded her OBE in 2007 for her work and contributions to Diversity and Inclusion. She has been interviewed on Sky TV, BBC’s Breakfast, LBC Radio and appeared in articles in various magazines and national media including, Worldwide Who’s Who, The Guardian, Observer, BDaily, Yorkshire Living and many more. Quantum Vantage programmes are developed out of Toni’s passion to challenge and support like-minded individuals and organisations.

 

Toni’s Published Work

·         The Woman Beyond – Six Secrets to Success (2018)

·         Breaking Barriers, Women in the Workforce (2003)

·         Breaking Barriers – Women and The Glass Ceiling (2003)

·         Breaking Barriers – Social Inclusion, BAME (2003)

·         Women in ITEC – DTI (2004)


Pauline Stewart JP
VP Leadership and Creativity

Pauline works within our client organisations delivering research alongside Visionary Leadership Programmes, stimulating new thinking that creates energy and vision to do things differently. Guided by company principles, Pauline believes that she and Toni make a meaningful difference to both Individuals and their organisations. Pauline is an experienced in programme delivery specialising in AGILE Project Management, having designed and developed the training for 1000 people in readiness for the 2012 London  Mayoral elections and developing and running the  Hertfordshire Police Annual Recruitment and Placement plans to strict Home Office Rules, most recently Pauline has designed and delivered the strategic Leadership Transformation Programme for NHS Digital.  

Pauline and Toni between them have over 50 years’ experience working with senior teams in almost every sector and most of the UKs top brands, inc , ASDA, Airbus Defense and Space (EADS) Ltd, Balfour Beatty, Barclays, Barhale, Barnardo’s, BBC, BT, Cemex, City of London Police, DRS, DHL, EBay/PayPal, Greggs, HM Treasury, Kier, Land & Marine Engineering, MAN, Manchester United, Microsoft, Morrisons (Wm) Supermarkets, Nursing and Midwifery Council, NHS Digital, Rank Group, RBS, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s, Skanska, public and private sectors to name but a few, plus 1000s of SMEs across the UK.

Jane Dennehy
PhD, MSc, BA Research Specialist

Jane is a qualitative and quantitative researcher with expertise in gender, sport and labour market. Writing in multiple formats – books, articles, research papers, infographics, blogs. Jane is an advisor on operational and marketing strategy, governance and gender equality to NGO’s, private and third sector organisations. Jane has been a lecturer at Leeds Business School, Leeds University- Gender and Equality Comparative European Perspectives Module for post and under graduates.  

Jane’s published work

  • Seven Faces of Women in Sport, Co-editor (forthcoming book Emerald publishing, 2018)
  • Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance, Scotland Chapter (Routledge, 2018)
  • A Call for Change in Women’s Sport in Scotland (The National, May 2015)
  • Women’s Football in Brazil (Sport and Development Special Edition 2014)
  • Gender, Management and Competition, Palgrave MacMillan (2012)
  • Competition and Innovation, Refractive Thinker Series, (2011)

Toni and Jane have worked together in various guises since the early 2000’s particularly around, Gender and Social Mobility.

Dr. Ross Moloney, Research Specialist Adviser

Ross has a long history of working in skills, employment research and policy and has a particular interest in developing innovative methods of delivery, particularly relating to marginalised groups, including first generation migrants, rural communities etc. Researched and taught at two Russell Group Universities and worked at very highest level of the debates. Previously at Sector Skills Development Agency and UKCES, Ross was most previously CEO for Skills for Logistics. Ross is a trusted and regular contributor to many organisations on skills and employment research. A trained and distinguished quantitative and qualitative researcher, Dr Moloney is our lead research adviser.

Gwenn Winters, VP Research

Gwenn Winters is a widely respected expert on skills and labour market information. Holding a PG Cert in Research Methods, she has designed and delivered a range of large-scale research projects for various clients in the space. Gwenn has worked closely with other sector bodies in the production of LMI to inform skills policy and qualifications. She programme managed and documented the successful delivery of the large and small projects by applying a range of PPM techniques. Ross, Toni and Gwenn have co-authored some of the most important research reports in the area of employability, inclusion, talent and skills.

Ross, Toni and Gwenn have worked together for over 15 years and they have delivered major research projects, for Government Departments, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Sector Representative Bodies.