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Occupational Psychology Case Studies


Management Due Diligence & Organisational Redesign pre-PE Acquisition

The leadership team of a privately owned contractor who provide services to NHS patients was to be prepared for sale to a private equity house. The CEO had deep concerns about the behaviours and governance practices of the leadership team as well as reporting lines and organisational accountability.

A Finance Director Appointment for a Hospital Trust

A major regional NHS Foundation Trust had been going through a period of rapid change and had experienced a high turnover of trust executives at a time when stability was sorely needed.

Director Leadership Development for a Fast-changing NHS Central Service

A major NHS agency had created a shortlist for a board appointment via one of the big six executive search firms However, they wanted an independent leadership assessment of each shortlisted candidate as the client felt that a third party would add objectivity in the assessment…

Regular assessment for a major teaching NHS Trust

A major teaching hospital wanted to retain a supplier of bespoke psychometric profiling and candidate feedback as part of their better hiring strategy. They approached The OPG to provide this service for all appointments at grade 8a and above.


The OPG and The Ramsey Hall People & Change teams was asked to design capability development centres initially for 150 managers. But after successful implementation, this grew to over 300 managers. They tool place across multiple sites and geographies. The cohorts varied from senior operational staff to support managers and team leaders.

Assessment Centre to Support Global Life Sciences Organisation Restructure

A global life sciences innovator decided to restructure its sales force into a more Key Account Management and market focussed structure. NHS spending constraints, global competition and performance management concerns had highlighted the need for change. Hence, The OPG was approached to advise on an assessment centre solution.


A telco with a reputation for innovation had historically been successful because of its outstanding technical capability. Rather than its outstanding leadership. The global recession and industry advances eventually led to financial crisis. Resulting in a lack of confidence in the leadership of the business by their bank.


NHS Foundation Trusts regularly engage The OPG on Trust board, leadership recruitment and succession planning issues. Our consultants are frequently instructed to assess internal and external candidates. Roles assessed range from COO to grade 8a leaders.


The business had been actively marketed by its PLC owner. A tier 3 aerospace engineering business it was acquired by a Private Equity (PE) House. Performance issues were quickly identified. The Managing Director was under pressure to instigate rapid change at individual director and organisational levels. The M & A project had essentially failed to deliver value.


Poor leadership practices had been identified within a well known charity. Ramsey Hall’s Executive Search Practice was engaged by the Trustees to recruit a new CEO. The brief was to provide stability and to inject fresh leadership into the charity.

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