Thank you all for making nominations for the incoming chair of the Society for Location Analysis, we had a huge response which is wonderful to see. It proves you’re all still keen to be part of the SLA and look forward to the future, under new guidance. So who did you nominate? Who will be our next SLA Chair?

Firstly, we would like to thank Jonathan Reynolds who has held the role for over ten years. Jonathan decided to stand down after many years of hard work which has ensured the continued success and growth of the SLA. His expert guidance got us through Covid with our first online events, saw the introduction of the Student Awards and some great workshops held at Said Business School, to name just a few initiatives.  We hope he will continue to be part of the committee and society in the coming years.

Who did you all nominate?

There was really only one person in the running with comments such as:

The most dedicated person I know in developing the locations analytics sector.

Well respected, well connected and an expert in location planning.

He has many years of experience in the industry and plays a key role in placing and developing people in the sector. I think he would make a great Chair!

It really was an easy decision for us to make because you all agree, there is only one man for the job.

A unanimous decision – Our new SLA Co-Chair is…

Can you guess who it is?

Congratulations goes to Steve Halsall, Director of Red Tiger Consulting, who has also been supporting the society with generous sponsorship for some years now. We will be managing a hand over and introduction meetings with the current committee shortly and hope to get some events confirmed soon.

Sharing the load with our new Co-Chairs

When we shared the news that Jonathan was standing down, Steve got in touch with us to express his interest in the role, with the view to sharing the responsibility with long time colleague Andy Thompson. It does seem timely since Steve and Andy were the founders of the SLA, way back when it was first created at GeoBusiness Solutions.

We hope you’ll all agree that having joint chairmen is a great option, allowing Steve and Andy to share the role, and gives us the expertise of two well respected experts in the field of location analysis.

A little bit about Steve and Andy

Steve Halsall, Founding Director Coaching & Consulting Lead

Steve is an experienced and well respected head hunter, location planner, trainer and coach at Red Tiger Consulting.

He has worked in analytics for over 25 years – with various senior roles in consulting and client side. He is also an experienced entrepreneur – having successfully started 5 businesses to date, two of which went on to be acquired. His real passion is to help build successful teams that evolve their capability (skills, software and data) in order to meet the ever–changing requirements of analysis and insight. Steve is also an ICF accredited Life and Business Coach, and thrives on helping his clients in a range of work and personal situations. In his spare time he is mainly kept busy with his two young children, following his beloved Liverpool FC and going on very long walks with his trusty working cocker spaniel. He also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for charity in Sept 2022 and plans to publish his first book in Sept 2023.

Andy Thompson, Founding Director (Red Tiger Coaching), Lead Coach

Andy is a strategic business leader with co-founder, start-up & corporate experience and is founding director of Red Tiger Coaching, working alongside Steve and his team.

He has a strong background in retail, leisure and commercial property development specialising in providing business services in consumer behavioural analysis and analytical data systems to clients in these sectors. He holds a great passion for developing people and helping them realise their full potential in both their personal and work lives. As an ICF accredited Coach he focuses on an individual’s self-esteem, coupled with good physical and mental health, in order to prepare for career success. A lover of the outdoors, Andy is often planning or taking part in some sort of outdoor activity or expedition – maybe kayaking or sailing, mountaineering or skiing or just sleeping out local to home under the stars, known as bivvying! Andy is married, with 3 grown up children and enjoys an active life with his family at home or on holiday.

We hope you will all join us in welcoming this popular duo to the Society for Location Analysis and thank you all once again for your nominations and comments. It has made our job so much easier.

Visit https://redtigerconsulting.co.uk/ to find out more about Red Tiger.

Please join us in congratulating our two new Co-Chairs… and we hope to introduce them in person at our next event.

If you would like to join our committee, please email us on info@thesla.org

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