About the founder

Kirsty Bashforth spent 24 years at BP plc pursuing a career in commercial leadership, operations and organisational dynamics, working in UK, US, Denmark and Belgium. She is a non-executive director of Serco plc and Kier Group plc, an independent governor of Leeds Beckett University in the UK and has an Economics degree from Cambridge University. 


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QuayFive commissioned by BP and in partnership with ThinkFutureUK to examine women's and men's career choices and limits of corporate policies. The report was completed July 2017 and launched at BP's head office in London January 2018

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PR & Media


Guest masterclasses - "Planning your first NED role and beyond", in partnership with Hays. Contact Hays for more info.
Jan 2018 - London
May 2017 - Birmingham, London

Speaking at CIPFA Annual Governance & Leadership Conference, Belfast Nov 17

Speaking at Bazaar at Work Summit,
London Nov 2017

Speaking on "Developing an inclusive culture & the role of HR" 
Oct 2017

Judging the 2017 ABP Awards in the Change Management Category Jun-Oct 2017

Kirsty Bashforth moderated the London Business School Energy Club event on Disruption & Innovation Apr 2017

Kirsty Bashforth moderated Build your Business with Bazaar at Work London Mar 2017

Magazine Column

Kirsty writes a fortnightly article for Harpers Bazaar. Her most recent articles can be read here:

How to keep your top talent

How to know if you're hiring the right person





Kirsty Bashforth's blog on what it takes to create a diverse & inclusive culture October 2016