Geoff Trickey BSc MSc CPsychol AFBPsS FRSA

Geoff Trickey BSc MSc CPsychol AFBPsS FRSA

Managing Director

Geoff is a Chartered Psychologist with a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Educational Psychology from University College London (UCL). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Through roles as Honorary Research Fellow at UCL, European Manager for The Psychological Corporation (San Antonio, USA), followed by a long association with Bob and Joyce Hogan at Hogan Assessment Systems (Tulsa, USA), he has been privileged to work with an exceptionally influential pool of talent and laid the basis for an informed global perspective on psychological practices. Geoff set up PCL in 1992 and has overseen its continuous growth to establish its current global presence. He now devotes much of his time to research-based consultancy and innovative product development.

Gillian Hyde BSc MPhil(Cantab) MSc CPsychol AFBPsS

Gillian Hyde BSc MPhil(Cantab) MSc CPsychol AFBPsS

Chief Psychologist

A Chartered Psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience, Gillian has particular expertise in assessing leadership derailment and creating personality assessments. Her work encompasses in-depth individual assessments, consulting on the management of extreme personality characteristics for individual and team development and researching derailment patterns within organisations.  She also designs tailor-made assessment solutions for clients and is an expert trainer on the Hogan Development Survey.

As Chief Psychologist at Psychological Consultancy Ltd, her client work ranges from one-to-one executive coaching to creating and validating bespoke assessment systems. She has worked with a diverse range of organisations including UBS, HBoS, Standard Chartered, VirginMedia, HMRC, The British Council and BMW.

Gillian has a BSc in Psychology from UCL, an MPhil in Criminology from Cambridge and an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London. She has served on the Steering Committee for Test Standards for the British Psychological Society and is a founder member of the Association of Business Psychologists.

Sarah Rasmussen MA MSc CPsychol

Sarah Rasmussen MA MSc CPsychol

Managing Consultant

Sarah graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Psychology in 2002 and went on to gain a Masters in Occupational Psychology from the Institute of Work, Health and Organisation at Nottingham University in 2003. She is now a Chartered Occupational Psychologist.

Her background in HR for Countrywide Property Lawyers provided her with valuable exposure to the recruitment industry, in which she was able to hone her experience with psychometric testing and assessment centre design.

As Managing Consultant at PCL, she is primarily responsible for delivering consultancy services across development and selection. This includes a number of areas such as senior level selection, personality profiling and coaching. Prior to focusing on PCL consultancy services, Sarah was heavily involved in the psychometric training arena. She has extensive experience of delivering BPS Test User Training, Hogan Assessments, EQ-i® and EQ-360® courses to private and public sector organisations throughout the UK, Europe and internationally.

Bianka Varga MSc

Bianka Varga MSc

Consultant Psychologist

Bianka holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from City University of London and she is a BPS qualified Psychometric Test User in Occupational Ability and Personality Testing (formerly known as Level A and B). Her professional interests include designing and delivering up-to-date, evidence-based assessment tools and development programmes for organisations. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, reading or visiting her family and friends in Hungary.

At PCL, Bianka is responsible for coordinating our BPS Test User Ability and Personality training as well as supporting our Senior Consultants with assessment centres, consultancy projects, individual assessments and client liaisons.

Simon Toms MSc PhD CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Simon Toms MSc PhD CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Research Psychologist

After completing his BSc in Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire, Simon was awarded an MSc and PhD in the discipline of Occupational Psychology. He is a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Scientist of the Science Council, and Principal Practitioner of the Association for Business Psychology. He can also be found on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) and the BPS Directory of Chartered Psychologists.

Simon has researched and written extensively around the subject of temporary employment. He has published a book, written academic papers, and presented his findings at national and international conferences. He was also awarded a place on the 2015/16 British Psychological Society’s ‘Leadership Development Programme’.

During his studies, Simon lectured at Coventry University and at the University of Gloucestershire. He has also worked as an associate with Quest Partnership Ltd and Capp in the area of selection and assessment.

At PCL, Simon has responsibility for research, product development, training and consultancy.

Lee Carnell

Lee Carnell

Web Developer

Lee joined PCL in July 2009 after ten years of developing web services for the loyalty/benefit sector. His key role is to develop and integrate new technologies into the psychometric testing platform that PCL operates. Lee is also responsible for the technical management and maintenance of PCL’s websites.

Alex Reid BSc MSc

Alex Reid BSc MSc

Assistant Systems Developer

Alex graduated from the University of Bangor with both a BSc and MSc in Computer Science. Before joining PCL Alex spent two years working as a Web Developer in the software industry, creating solutions for the automotive sector.

At PCL he is responsible for assisting in the technical management and maintenance of PCL’s online assessment websites.

Liane Abrams BA (Cantab)

Liane Abrams BA (Cantab)

Digital Content Editor

Liane graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Philosophy. She spent some time working in retail before joining PCL and spends her spare time reading, writing and walking with her pug, Zuko. Liane has taken part in charity fundraising in the past, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012 to raise money for Practical Action.

Liane joined PCL as an Administrative Assistant before becoming Office Manager, and is now working in our marketing department as a Digital Content Editor and studying for a marketing qualification. Liane is responsible for producing and editing written content, maintaining PCL’s website, and managing PCL’s social media activities.

Amanda Collins BSc

Amanda Collins BSc

Accounts Administrator

Amanda returned to PCL in 2018 in the Finance Team, having previously served as Office Manager in 2013.

She obtained her degree in Microbiology with Medical Bioscience from the University of Kent, Canterbury. After leaving university she worked in some of the major pharmaceutical companies within the UK, and spent a year working in Switzerland within the same industry. Her career changed directions when she started working at Sandpiper Accountancy Ltd in 2014, and she is very happy to be back at PCL.

Outside of work, Amanda spends most of her time raising an energetic toddler. However, she has been bitten by the running bug and has somehow found the time to progress from a ‘couch to 5K’ app to running the Cabbagepath 10 miles (twice), and she now runs regularly.

At PCL, Amanda works within the Finance Team to handle invoicing processes and deal with client queries.

Melissa Asante

Melissa Asante

Office Manager & Executive Assistant to Managing Director

Melissa joined PCL as Office Manager in 2019. With several years’ experience as an Office Manager, she has also worked as an HR Manager after gaining a Level 5 CIPD in Human Resource Management in 2016. Melissa brings a wealth of experience in operational and commercial awareness. Melissa is also a contemporary collage artist and, as well as art, enjoys writing, reading and interior design.

At PCL, Melissa is responsible for managing the day to day running of the office, operational strategies and assisting clients with queries and technical support.

Nicola Shergold BA MSc CPsychol

Nicola Shergold BA MSc CPsychol

Associate Consultant Psychologist

Nicola graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Psychology with European Studies (French) in 2000 and went on to obtain her Masters in Occupational Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, the following year. She is now a Chartered Occupational Psychologist.

Nicola has extensive experience in the design, development and running of assessment and development solutions for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. She previously worked for a consultancy specialising in assessment centre design, and further developed her knowledge and expertise working in assessment and development-focused roles at both the BBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland. She has designed, run and validated assessment centres for a wide range of roles including graduate, entry-level and senior roles.

Marie Nordling BSoc.Sci MSc

Marie Nordling BSoc.Sci MSc

Associate Consultant Psychologist

Marie completed her MSc in Occupational Psychology through the University of Leicester. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and holds Certificates in Test User Ability and Test User Personality (formerly Level A and Level B).

Previously she worked extensively with a variety of psychometric assessment tools in both South Africa and the UK. In addition, she has a background in training and development, as well as recruitment and selection. 

Jackie Barber BSc (Hons), MSc

Jackie Barber BSc (Hons), MSc

Associate Consultant Psychologist

Jackie graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in psychology and gained a distinction in her MSc in Occupational Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also holds a Certificate in Performance Coaching and British Psychological Society Test User Ability and Test User Personality (formerly Level A and Level B) Certificates.

Before completing her masters and joining PCL, Jackie was Marketing Communications Director at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), part of the DMGT group, with a global team and responsibility for sales and marketing campaigns, corporate communications and investor relations. Prior to that she was PR Manager for the UK and Europe for Mercer, the global HR consultancy.