Meet the Team

Free employability support for ex-forces

The Management Team

Iain Downie

Manager

Iain heads up the LifeWorks team having spent 24 years in the Army. He has experience of many of the challenges that face the Armed Forces community and what it can take to overcome them. He leads the delivery and development of the programme.

Stephanie Cogdell

Operations Manager

Stephanie, a Chartered Physiotherapist, has worked on the programme as a Vocational Assessor since it began. She has since been promoted to Operations Manager and now uses her knowledge of all aspects of the LifeWorks delivery to help guide the team.

Shaun Maloney

Lead Trainer

With many years of training experience Shaun delivers the LifeWorks courses. Shaun served in the Army for over 22 years and has worked in the civilian sector since. We’re confident that you’ll enjoy Shaun’s relaxed and practical approach to learning.

On the Phones

Roger Leeder

Progression Advisor

Roger has nearly 40 years’ service in the Royal Navy and over 10 years supporting veterans. He delivers the vital follow-on support and motivation that enables people to achieve the work they want.

Diane Lawrence

LifeWorks Advisor

Diane has had a varied career in many customer-facing roles. She is now the friendly first point of call for anyone looking for more information on LifeWorks.

James Shoebridge

LifeWorks Advisor

James is one of our LifeWorks Advisors. He is the initial point of contact for LifeWorks Families and provides initial information and advice to anyone looking for more information on one of our programmes.