Tom Brown

Tom has been Director of Dods Training since 2016, after launching the international training business in 2013. He has worked with government clients in over 30 countries around the world and holds an MA in Politics (specialising in India-China relations).

Alice McDavid
Head of UK Training

Alice has worked at Dods Training for five years. As head of UK Training Alice leads on business development for UK wide training. Alice develops strong relationships with new and existing clients through gaining knowledge of their strategic learning and development gaps as well as specific team and individual needs. She engages with clients across sectors to assess capability gaps and put in place the right training solutions.

Tina Seth
Business Development Manager

Tina Seth is a government career expert and former Chief of Staff for the UK global visa service. Experienced at leadership and leading through change through capability building, policy and operational roles.

She has supported Civil Service transformation, working closely with Ministers and Directors, developing deep insight into the workings of Government.

Tina has developed leadership programmes for Whitehall, including the Future Leaders Scheme and supported CEOs in the wider public sector build capability in the face of rapid change.

She now works with clients across sectors to diagnose capability gaps and develop solutions that have real and lasting impact, with a focus on demonstrating return on investment.

Christine Tokar
Senior International Project Manager

Christine comes from a career in the development/humanitarian aid sector in Canada and with the Red Cross mainly in West and East Africa. She manages all aspects of our large scale projects and high profile client relationship. Her portfolio includes government, development bank, UN clients in Africa, Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Tony Shaw
Development Director

Following a 30-year career in the Civil Service Tony took over as Director of Development at Dods Training in 2007.  His role includes designing challenging policy programmes such as an ILM accredited Diploma in policy leadership and management. He delivers a wide range of policy, governance and communications training, liaises with business contacts and manages our pool of associate trainers.  

Simone Douglas-Knights
Project Manager

Simone comes from a 10-year career as a Middle Leader and Lead Learning Practitioner in the Education sector. Her background is in the training and professional development of teachers and modern languages teaching. Her career in teaching was followed by 4 years in the development sector leading the operations of worldwide training events for senior civil servants. Simone now works with our UK clients as a Project Manager coordinating short- and long-term programmes for government departments, charities and NGOs. She manages relationships with delivery teams, clients and participants, ensuring the smooth running of our UK wide training courses.

Mike Watts
Head of Parliamentary Unit

Prior to Dods Mike spent 21 years in the Civil Service, all within the Department of Education. His last role was as Parliamentary Clerk and Departmental Select Committee Liaison Officer. In July 2008 Mike became the Head of the Parliamentary Unit at Dods Training. He now deliveries training on Parliament, Government and Legislation to various UK Government Departments, UK Private Sector companies and International clients.