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Our People

We each have our own style, developed along a wide variety of career paths and have picked up specialist knowledge in different disciplines, from our consulting staff to our practice team. What we all have in common is an obsession for quality, an unflinching resolve for doing the right thing and an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • "From day one, Oaklin was intellectually stimulating while still also being friendly and supportive. I was in at the deep end from the start, and quickly found myself doing the type and variety of work which genuinely challenged me and grew my expertise."

    Thierno Barry, Consultant

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We are looking for smart, energetic and entrepreneurial talent to help us solve our clients’ biggest challenges and leave them enriched for having engaged us. Our interview process is thorough and you will meet a lot of interesting people on that journey. Join us and make a real difference.

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  • Oaklin employees are a fantastic bunch of people who are always open, down to earth and good for a laugh!

    Alex Lee, Associate Partner

Steve Girdler


Steve is an experienced consultant and is excited to help clients tackle the increasingly complex set of challenges they face. He sees necessity of innovation and transformation in order to develop novel solutions to the unprecedented problems we now face. He has 15 years’ consulting experience across energy, financial services and the public sector and has worked on projects covering customer remediations, business design, change management, cybersecurity, innovation, talent management, and integrations and divestments.

Nikki Briant

Associate Partner

Nikki has experience delivering large-scale complex change programmes across Insurance, Retail Banking and Energy sectors. She has successfully led strategic, operational and technology transformation projects for global FTSE 100 clients. She joined Oaklin after six years with global management consultancies, completing both industry and project management specific qualifications.

Nikki brings a proactive and creative approach to deliver flexible, high-impact programmes and projects tailored to the needs of our clients. Outside of work she spends most of her time playing sport, recently representing Great Britain at Tag Rugby.

Dominic Hurndall


Dom heads up our team in the USA. He helped set up Oaklin in 2009 and established the US office in 2013. He is a graduate of Durham University, has an honours degree in Archaeology and is an alumnus of London Business School. He also spent over six years in the military before starting his consulting career at Accenture.

Dom has Board level experience in government departments and FTSE 100 companies. He is a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner and an experienced project manager. He has worked on a range of assignments including business strategy, outsourcing, films and communications and IT programme delivery. He has worked extensively in energy, aerospace, financial services and the public sector.

Dom also spends a lot of his time risking his neck racing sailing boats, whenever work allows of course.

Sophia Debney


Sophia is a consultant at Oaklin, with experiences ranging from business analysis, business process design and service design to digital and technology implementation across scaled Agile projects. She is motivated by solving complex problems and is able to manage competing and changing priorities through strong organisation and dynamic personable skills. Sophia is deeply involved in the Inclusion and Diversity team within Oaklin and is passionate about taking bold steps towards creating an inclusive and diverse culture both inside and outside the workplace.

Sam Bentley


Sam is an experienced Project and programme Manager who is comfortable working across agile and waterfall deliveries, private and public sector organisations, and small to large projects. He is at home in high pressure complex environments and prides himself on building effective self-managing teams and finding solutions for difficult problems.

Amongst other roles, Sam has also previously worked as a Business Interface Manager, developing product vision and building buy in for delivery throughout business and technology teams, and as a Service Manager maintaining and improving live service, and transitioning new services into live support. He therefore has a well rounded and strategic view of how to extract maximum value from the projects he leads.

Stephanie Meehan


Stephanie Meehan is Oaklin’s Operations Director and International Business Coordinator. She is no stranger to consulting having previously worked at Deloitte, Andersen Business Consulting and the Berkeley Partnership. She has a master’s degree in health psychology as well as degrees in psychology and traditional Chinese acupuncture.


Catriona Young

Associate Partner

Catriona is a project and change management professional who is known for building strong client relationships. Catriona has led and supported programmes of work across the public and private sectors, and has experience of all stages of the project lifecycle from inception through to delivery, working with clients to deliver strategic outcomes, including revenue-growth, process-optimisation and benefits realisation.

Catriona joined Oaklin from EY, is a graduate of the TeachFirst Programme, and has a BSc in Human Biology from the University of St Andrews. Despite living in London, Catriona is happiest wearing wellies in the country, a remnant of growing up in rural Scotland.

Anil Gupta

Associate Partner

Anil is a project and programme management professional with a focus on technology transformation. He is proficient in agile and waterfall methodologies. Anil has mobilised and led major IT and business change programmes across private and public sectors, including the launch of a mission-critical communications network and the rollout of nationwide fibre infrastructure. His experience also extends to product management, business process improvement, operating model design, and service delivery.

Anil is passionate about emerging technologies and product innovation. He merges an analytical approach with the ability to quickly assimilate abstract concepts, identify associated business impacts, and define a change approach that maximises business outcomes.

Grant Laten

Associate Partner

Grant has more than a decade of experience in delivery leadership, strategy development and execution, technical innovation and operational transformation across industry and government. He joined Oaklin after nearly eight years with Accenture and has led award-winning strategy and delivery projects in more than 25 countries.

Always keeping the customer front and centre, Grant’s career highlights include leading a technology merger critical to the UK's Covid-19 response, managing an intelligence strategy and innovation group, deploying logistics systems to embassies around the world, overhauling $3.5b of procurement spend, planning and supporting rapid war zone drawdowns, expediting security clearance processing, streamlining traveller screening operations and delivering the technology for a £180m smart meter roll-out.

Grant previously worked for Apple and completed internships in development banking and foreign policy. He graduated with honours from the Argyros School of Business and Economics in California.

Krishan Mistry

Business Analyst

Krishan is a highly motivated Business Analyst with a masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. At Oaklin, he has supported the delivery and change management aspects of digital transformation at a global petrochemicals company. He also created a corporate level strategy for a leading UK plumbing and heating merchant. Krishan enjoys playing a key role in the CSR working group and is keen to support wider communities through Oaklin’s charitable partners. 

Miriam Grant

Business Analyst

Miriam is a highly driven Business Analyst with experience predominantly in the pharmaceutical industry. In her work, she has delivered service and organisation transformation projects for a data hub at one of the top 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies. She is a key member of the Oaklin Wellbeing and Pharmaceutical Proposition working groups and is always keen to contribute to the culture at the firm. Prior to joining Oaklin, Miriam worked in pre-clinical research and events management in the charity sector, with a graduate degree and a masters in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds.