Bill Critchley

Bill is an Organisation Psychologist specialising in developing organisations’ capacity for change and innovation. After an early career in marketing, he completed an MBA at Cranfield and discovered a love for Organisation Behaviour and OD. He began his OD career at Sheppard Moscow before moving to Hay Management Consultants and then to Ashridge Business School where he was a founder of Ashridge Consulting. He pursued his psychological training at Metanoia in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis and has an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Middlesex University.

Bill founded the Ashridge MSc in Organisation Consulting and Doctorate in Organisational Change, plus the Coaching for Organisation Consultants programme. He is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University. He has a particularly deep knowledge of Complexity Theory and its application in OD. He specialises in coaching and facilitating Executive Boards and supervising coaches and OD consultants. He has used dialogic OD practices to address gender imbalance at Board level and has facilitated cultural change in local authorities. His clients appreciate his ability to be frank and courageous yet reflective and humble in expressing his keen insights. He enjoys working with OD practitioners to help them find their unique voice, express diverse views and minimise power differentials, address cultural norms and develop comfort with working in ambiguity.