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The IIBA UK Mentor Scheme for 2019 - Virtually.

Registrations will open in Nov 2018

Kick-off Jan 2019

The mentor scheme will run for 6 months and will provide its members with an excellent Professional Development opportunity and experience.

The mentor scheme will be delivered by a professional team including Liz Calder (IIBA UK Communities Director), Janice McNamara (professional mentor/coach), and Karl Shepherd (IIBA UK Professional Development Director).


(6 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 over 20 years BA experience. He is responsible for delivering IT for M&A deals globally for Shell across several class of business. 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 five years Karl has led the development of a BA mentoring scheme and subsequent successful delivery at national and global level.


Dr Liz Calder
Communities Director IIBAUK - North and Scotland
Mentor Program Manager
liz calder
Liz is a Director for IIBA UK and has been actively supporting the UK communities and events since her role on the board.  Liz has also been an active IIBA UK member at events and importantly has first hand experience of the IIBA UK Mentoring Scheme having participated in 2016.  Liz is a consultant at Blue Raccoon Ltd, an Information and Technology services company.  Liz also also worked for AstraZeneca around Information architecture and Management.  Liz is a Doctor of Materials Science.


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. Janice devises bespoke mentoring programmes for higher education institutions and trains CIPD mentoring qualifications, she also played a key role in the IIBA UK pilot mentor scheme and the role out of the first program in 2016/17. Janice is also a highly experienced facilitator, mediator and trainer delivering bespoke development programmes in leadership, team performance and relationship building. Working independently for almost 20 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:

Liz Calder
Communities Director IIBAUK - North and Scotland​