The business was established in 1993 by Caroline Dunk following several years as a management consultant specialising in organisation development and change with a major consulting firm. In 1997 she was joined by her husband Tony, who had until then been working as a senior manager in an international services business. Caroline and Tony are supported by a team of consultants, many of whom have been working with cda for over a decade.
cda works for clients across a wide range of sectors including Retail, Professional Services, Communications, Information Technology, FMCG, Automotive and Financial Services. Although we focus mainly on the private sector, we have also delivered successful organisational development in Higher Education, Health and Social Housing.
We work in accordance with five key principles which characterise the cda approach to consulting:
We focus on developing long-term relationships with our clients by providing straightforward, tailored solutions that develop self-sufficiency. We work in accordance with the principles of ISO9001 and are constantly investing in our skills to offer fresh ideas to our clients.
The cda approach works. Virtually all our clients come back to us for more; and some of our clients have been working with us for over two decades.
Caroline is cda’s Managing Director. She specialises in advising organisations on strategies which will drive business performance through their people.
Before founding cda in 1993, Caroline worked as a management Consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and led PWC’s private sector organisational development team in the North of England.
Since 1993 she has shaped and led major change projects for organisations including Allied Domecq, Barclaycard, Alpha Airports Group, Alliance Unichem, Lloyds TSB, T-Mobile, Heineken, the Cooperative Group, Grant Thornton, Arla, Microsoft, Astra Zeneca, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and also holds qualifications in Accountancy, Organisational Psychology, NLP, and psychometrics.
Tony is cda’s Design Director. His role is to ensure that Learning and Development solutions are developed to meet cda clients’ needs and provide the optimal mix of creativity, challenge, blend and pragmatism.
Tony joined cda from IBM where he held a variety of roles culminating in a position as UK Head of Sales for IBM Global Services.
Since 1996 Tony has led the development and delivery of successful programmes for Toyota GB, Toyota Motor Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, GNER, Welcome Break, Yahoo!, Northern Foods, Cooperative Bank and Schneider Electric. He has delivered training to delegates in the Middle East, Europe, South America, North America, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia and India.
He has a degree in Physics and holds qualifications in Marketing and Accountancy. He is also qualified in psychometrics and NLP.