Donna Hicks

  

Marketing Manager, agil8

Location: London, United Kingdom


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Activity

Donna Hicks attended event, "Berlin: 2014"

Donna Hicks un-attended legacy event, "Amsterdam"

Donna Hicks un-attended legacy event, "London"

Donna Hicks attended event, "Paris: 2013"

Donna Hicks attended event, "Paris: 2013"

Biography

Donna Hicks is an experienced Capability Development and Marketing professional, with a strong record of delivering marketing, knowledge management and training services in a demanding business consulting environment. She has over fifteen years of experience in organising and directing quality work efforts to maximise team and organisational performance and is a collaborative and dynamic team manager, with a confident and outgoing personality and strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

Donna spent 2.5 years with RADTAC (until June 2012) prior to setting up a new Agile Training and Consultancy business, agil8, with her partner, David Hicks.  Prior to that, she worked for 17 years with Management Consultancy Accenture.  At Accenture, Donna was responsible for developing and implementing the global capability development strategy for the firm's Consumer Goods and Services industry group.  Working with RADTAC as the Marketing Manager also afforded the opportunity to learn about Agile business consulting and, in particular, Scrum.  A Scrum approach is now being used for all of her projects in order to implement a strong marketing capability for agil8.

Donna's personal interests include social media and marketing, Tae Kwon-Do, and living "The Good Life".  She has two daughters, lives in beautiful countryside in the SW of England, and would like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro one day (among a lot of other things!).

Work experience

agil8 Ltd, Marketing Manager
September 2012 - Present, London, United Kingdom
Marketing Manager - among a lot of other things...

RADTAC Limited, Marketing Manager
January 2010 - June 2012, London, United Kingdom
Responsible for setting up strengthened marketing capability as well as for setting up various administrative functions.

Accenture, Global Capability Development Lead, Consumer Goods and Services
September 2001 - June 2009, London, United Kingdom
• Defined and managed delivery of the Global Consumer Goods & Services Capability Plan • Developed training strategy for the industry and associated curriculum • Used capability blueprint process in order to provide direction for capability development program, globally, regionally, and driven by industry Foundation Offerings program • Managed global team involved in supporting delivery of overall program • Created communities of practice to enable tacit knowledge sharing • Developed skills surveys in order to determine training skills gaps • Managed content development activities in support of target offerings • Organised training sessions to fulfill specific capability development requirements • Responsible for overall content architecture for the industry • Managed transition of data from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Portal Platform

Andersen Consulting, European Knowledge Manager, Consumer Goods & Services
September 1999 - September 2001, London, United Kingdom
• Provided knowledge management services to the Consumer Goods practice in Europe: project enablement, knowledge retrieval, harvesting, packaging and disseminating, training • Supported offering development activities – soliciting, capturing and organising new assets and tools

Andersen Consulting, West Europe Knowledge Specialist, Consumer Products
September 1997 - September 1999, London, United Kingdom
• Managed knowledge development activities for West Europe Consumer Products Practice • Created standard processes for client project knowledge capture which were implemented worldwide • Managed consumer products content housed on global Lotus Notes databases

Andersen Consulting, West Europe Knowledge Specialist, Strategy Practice
September 1995 - September 1997, London, United Kingdom
• Managed knowledge development activities for Strategy practice in West Europe • In additional to global databases, set up Lotus Notes database housing knowledge capital, communications, contact information and practice support materials • Provided KX training to full Strategy practice (130+) through small, locally delivered sessions

Andersen Consulting, PA to Global Managing Partner
July 1992 - September 1995, London, United Kingdom
• Provided PA support to a series of managing partners within Accenture, from regional leads to global Strategic Services lead partner. • Responsibilities included secretarial assistance, events planning and management (eg 200+ partners at Victoria & Albert Museum for sit down meal with entertainment), meeting organisation and support

Various, PA and secretarial roles
May 1987 - July 1992, London, United Kingdom
• Senior Secretary to 2 company directors, RPS Clouston, London • Personal Assistant to Managing Director, EC Glendinning, London • Features Assistant, BBC Radio Drama • Secretary to Organiser, BBC Radio Drama