Business Steward


Estelle chairs the Steward’s Board at Riversimple. She is driven by the desire to support organisations in achieving their strategy purposefully, accurately, efficiently and sustainably. Her experience, covering project management, sales & marketing, knowledge management, quality systems, safety management, environmental management and governance, has been achieved by working at the highest levels in Fujitsu, Alstom, the Financial Ombudsman Service, Lloyds Register and the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) where she served as Chairman and Head of Profession. She is currently a Director and Co-Founder of Strategic Arrow.

Her background in a wide variety of roles and sectors; tech, mechanical engineering, financial services, business services and a global professional body has been deliberate and for a purpose, enabling Estelle to compare approaches, and identify best practices no matter from where they derive.   Estelle has also been instrumental in advising the IoD, ISO and UKAS on new approaches to corporate governance. Whilst still supporting the CQI and Strategic Arrow clients on leading-edge governance, assurance & improvement practices, Estelle also supports the Engineering Council as Trustee and advisor.

Known as a clear thinker, straight talker and inspiring speaker, Estelle often comments on governance and quality matters (the FT, Forbes, City A.M., Ethical Board, The Director, European CEO, The Grocer) wanting to unpick governance misdemeanours and always being prepared to speak truth to power.