We create thoughtful, ambitious learning solutions that drive performance, value people and spark beneficial change. We are passionate about the public sector and the pivotal role of great learning and development for all. We develop and deliver training at scale for police forces, for the wider public sector, for private businesses and for individuals.


Managing Director

  • Joining Enlighten in September 2020, Ellie brings a breadth of experience from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
  • With degrees from Cambridge University and Warwick Business School, Ellie has also served as a police officer in London in Hackney, Lambeth and Westminster. Ellie’s passions in policing centred on protecting vulnerable people, with a particular focus on domestic abuse. Ellie also held a senior role in setting up the Met Police’s response and disclosure to the Undercover Policing Inquiry.
  • After leaving policing, Ellie has successfully developed agile and innovative organisations in the legal technology sector and the adult social care world.
  • She is passionate about learning and development for people and for policing and lives in South London with her family.


Training Director

  • Charlie has a wealth of experience leading large organisational and national programmes, delivering talent management, L&D and OD strategies both in the UK and Internationally.
  • Among many other senior roles he was Head of Leadership and Talent for the College of Policing until recently and has also led high potential development schemes and diversity programmes. He has also been a tutor with the Open University Business School and for cross-sector leadership programmes.
  • He is a fellow of the CIPD, holds an MBA, and a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and his strategic understanding is invaluable to Enlighten.


Head of Learning Services 

  • An experienced educationalist, learning technology specialist and outstanding-rated teacher, Elle is Enlighten's Head of Learning Services.
  • Having brought training to over 500k learners globally, Elle curates and designs the EnlightenOnline learning platform as well as develops our Associate Network and in-person learning practice. She works closely with programme leaders to ensure teaching effectiveness and tangible outcomes against objectives.
  • Elle studied Chemistry at the University of Bristol, then moved to London to undertake a PGCE at the Institute of Education, UCL.
  • She has always had a passion for understanding how people learn and making the best use of technology. Long before 2020’s shift to online delivery, Elle was producing blended learning solutions that focused on efficient use of participants’ time and robust feedback & assessment methods to rigorously test and refine delivery.


Operations & Delivery Manager

  • Peter joined Enlighten after 12 years at Japanese multinational Mitsui & Co. Ltd. During his time at Mitsui, he worked in a wide range of Accounting, Business Process Management and Internal Audit functions, and was involved in several large projects, including IT system rollouts and the establishment of centralised accounting services across the EMEA region.
  • He has also established monitoring and auditing procedures across a range of departments, accounting and business functions. He specialises in building efficient and effective business processes, and is committed to delivery of excellence.


Operations & Services Coordinator 

  • Prior to joining Enlighten Danielle spent 8 years in hospitality successfully managing several thriving businesses.
  • She is an experienced organiser with excellent customer service skills.
  • She is responsible for liaising with our clients, both business and the public and providing the level of service of which we are so proud.
  • Her organisational abilities assist with the smooth management of our courses and client relations. Everyone needs a Dani!


Board Advisor

  • Mary has extensive experience of leadership in the public sector and of delivering consultancy services to government. She has deep expertise in risk identification and mitigation, crisis management and leadership of transformational change in the public sector.
  • She spent 25 years in UK government, working at senior levels in a range of law enforcement and security organisations, including the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
  • Her last government roles were in the Home Office, firstly as Director for National Security and then as Director General for Crime, Policing and Fire. She was a member of the Home Office Executive Management Board.
  • After leaving the Civil Service, Mary joined McKinsey & Company, the global consultancy, as one of the leaders of the UK Public Sector Practice, serving clients in law enforcement, justice and security around the world.
  • Mary now runs her own consulting business, focussed on law enforcement and security. She is a Non-Executive Director of the National Crime Agency.


Board Advisor

  • Nick has substantial experience of critical risk-management, delivery and transformation roles at the very highest levels of the police service.
  • He has exceptional strategic skills as well as a track record of delivering organisational change and operational performance in politicised environments.
  • His police career began with Leicestershire Constabulary, where he worked in uniform and detective roles leading major events and serious crime investigations.
  • He also served in Thames Valley Police as Assistant Chief Constable and Avon and Somerset Constabulary as Chief Constable.
  • He was also CEO of the National Policing Improvement Agency, leading the primary interface between the police service and the technology supplier community throughout the period of its closure.
  • In his time as a chief officer, he was national spokesman for Covert Investigation, Legislation, Criminal Intelligence, and Finance.
  • Since leaving policing he has developed a successful consulting practice, giving strategic advice to organisations in the police technology and training markets.


Founder + Board Advisor

  • Educated at Cambridge University he has since worked extensively in Human Resource Management, Strategic Operations Management and Change Management.
  • He is an established senior leader in the disciplines of new business development, IT project implementations, organisational change and delivering operational excellence.
  • When not in the UK, Nick has a commitment to development in himself and others and works with a number of training organisations and partners in the UK and South Africa.
  • Nick maintains a non-negotiable commitment to high quality, competitively priced products and exceptional customer service.