Crossroads Board of Directors

chris blakeley

Chris Blakeley (Chair) is one of the founders of Crossroads Retreats. His is primarily an oversight role, ensuring that the charity stays true to its foundational principles. Chris founded Waverley Learning 17 years ago and is now one of a team of four Directors, supported by a close community of associate consultants. His business specialities include leadership development, business transformation, coaching and team facilitation.

hilary nickell

Hilary Nickell is a careers consultant, trainer and author. His Company (Surf In2 Careers) mediates independent and impartial careers, learning and training information to over 150 schools and 1200 Advisers nationwide. He also provides guidance in three International Schools, a regular Speaker at Career Development Institute events and is current Chair of the Careers Writers Association.

 maurice oshea

Maurice O’Shea (Company Secretary) has wide experience as both a Finance Director and Managing Director, turning struggling businesses into success stories.  He now heads up Orienteers which he founded in 2011, and works with associate experts in leadership, HR, operations and marketing to re-kindle businesses’ passion and purpose. 

 Chris Spray

Chris Spray runs his own consulting and coaching business, Spring Coaching & Consulting and is an NLP trainer.  Chris also supports the Operations Manager of Crossroads Retreats and is a Crossroads retreat guide.