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The IIBA UK Mentor Scheme has started May 2016 in Edinburgh, Manchester, and London, and Virtually.

Registrations now closed.

The mentor scheme pilot was run in 2015 to understand the process and appetite for running a UK BA mentoring scheme open to both members and non-members.  Having reached a successful conclusion, we've decided to implement the first full 12 month scheme across three locations, with live events kicking off in:

The mentor scheme will run for 12 months and will provide its members with an excellent Professional Development opportunity and experience.

The mentor scheme will be delivered by a professional mentor coach and facilitator, Janice McNamara and will be managed and supported by an experienced BA and mentor, Karl Shepherd (IIBA UK Professional Development Director).  


(12 month Mentor Scheme Joining Fee)

All costs of event attendance are covered in the joining fee listed above. Please remember to register on the events as invites will go out to scheme members once final payments are made.

Some features of the scheme are listed and described below.


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Karl Shepherd, CBAP
Professional Development Director IIBA UK
Mentor Program Manager
Karl Shepherd
Karl is a global Business Analyst Lead for Shell Downstream Business Portfolio IT and has nearly 20 years BA experience. He is responsible for delivering IT for strategic business divestments globally for Shell across a variety of markets. He is a founding member of the Shell Global BA Excellence Team.  Karl firmly believes that BA's can improve their own professional development leading to better performance and greater opportunities, and mentoring is an excellent platform to do that. Karl joined IIBA UK as co-founder of the IIBA UK North branch in 2009 and took the role of Chairman on for two years before taking on Communities Director role for North, Scotland and Midlands.  Karl then focussed his efforts towards professional development and has been the IIBA UK Professional Development Director since 2012.  In the last two years Karl has led the pilot and subsequent delivery of a UK wide mentoring scheme.

Janice McNamara
Professional Mentor coach & facilitator
Mentor Program Facilitator & Mentor Coach
Janice McNamara
Janice McNamara is an ILM qualified executive coach and mentor. She is a coach to CEO's and Senior Managers in major utility companies, manufacturing, education and the third sector. She has a passion for mentoring and the profound impact it can have for both the mentor and mentee. She delivered a 6 month mentor training programmes for managers in 22 SMEs during 2014/15 and played a key role in the IIBA UK pilot mentor scheme. Janice is also a highly experienced facilitator, mediator and trainer delivering bespoke development programmes in leadership, team performance and relationship building. Working independently for 16 years across the UK and internationally with multi-national private companies to small community based organisations. She is delighted to contribute to the IIBA UK mentoring scheme and the positive impact mentoring can have for Business Analysts and the IIBA.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Please direct any enquiries or questions directly to:

Karl Shepherd
Professional Development Director