Our Business Managers


Julie Lee BSc (Hons) MSc.
Business Psychologist

As a valued member of Zircon since 2001, Julie has extensive experience in designing and delivering behavioural interventions for blue-chip organisations. She is a specialist in talent management with a particular interest in the identification of high-potential individuals and leadership development. She has both in-house and consultancy experience, working both in banking and the insurance sectors and as a consultant across a wide range of sectors including Retail, Education, Government, Telecomms, Professional Services and Financial.

She specialises in selection and assessment and has been involved in Assessment/Development Centre design and implementation, competency modelling as well as designing, leading and facilitating a range of training programs. She has also achieved her Level A and B and is licensed to use the NEO-PIR, OPQ, Firo-B, MBTI, HDS, Wave, Talent Q Dimensions and the 16pf.


Andy McBurnie BSc (Hons), Msc
Occupational Psychologist

As a practising Applied Psychologist, Andy has extensive experience of working in a variety of public and private sector organisations and has been involved with designing and delivering assessments for selection and development for several years. Andy has a keen interest in personal, team and organisational development and has designed interventions and programmes that incorporate a variety of elements including coaching and assessments. He is also a keen sailor, holding a Yachtmaster Instructor qualification and utilizes this experience to incorporate sailing activities into the development and engagement activities he facilitates. He has designed and delivered training packages, mainly in the area of assessor and interviewer training, and has carried out evaluation of existing training. He is also experienced in utilising statistical analysis for evaluation.

Andy holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology. He has BPS Level A and B Certificates in Occupational Testing and is trained to use a number of psychometric personality tests including: OPQ; HDS; WAVE; NEO-PIR; 16PF; JTI; 15fQ+; JCA ie and te (Emotional Intelligence).


Jim Bloomfield
Management Consultant

Jim is an experienced consultant who specialises in the assessment and development of people performance. His projects, a number of which have been international in scope, have included the design and delivery of objective selection processes, facilitation of assessment and development centres, and conducting one-to-one feedback and coaching sessions. Clients he has worked with include HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, BT, EMI, DWP, Home Office and E-ON. Jim is Level A and B trained, and accredited to use tools such as OPQ32, Wave, NEO PI-R and Dimensions.


Debbie Hance CPsychol AFBPsS
Chartered Occupational Psychologist

Debbie is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with more than ten years’ international consulting experience. Since she gained her MSc in Occupational Psychology in 1995 Debbie worked on a wide variety of projects from delivering management-training programmes to designing, facilitating and executing high potential talent assessment. As well as carrying on her work with development centres, covering all the different aspects and stages (e.g., developing competency models, designing exercises, training observers, observing, report writing, feedback and coaching sessions), Debbie has also concentrated on the areas of performance management, training, selection, assessment and executive and career coaching.



Richard Cooper BSc (Hons), MSc
Occupational Psychologist

Richard is a Business Psychologist with over 20 years experience in supporting and improving the performance of large organisations through the development of individuals, teams and effective people processes. He has designed and delivered a large range of projects involving management and leadership development, performance management, selection and assessment and customer service development. With a background in retail management, Richard brings a pragmatic and customer focussed approach to the application of psychology in the work place. With BPS Level A and B Certificates in Occupational Testing, he is trained to use a number of psychometric tests including: 16pf, MBTI, NEO-PI-R, Hogan, OPQ, Firo B and Wave.

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