Meet the people who'll be collaboratively working with you at Golden Marzipan

"In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years."

Peter Lunio

Transformational Change Expert

An industrious mind, Peter Lunio is our Director and Lead Practitioner in analytics at Golden Marzipan. Passionate about challenges, he also brings a wealth of both strategic and operational expertise in business reviews. An MBA graduate, Peter has worked with Ernst & Young and LogicaCMG and has over 15 years’ experience in international consulting, working with clients such as 3M and Black & Decker, amongst others. An authority on the key trends in VFM, cost reduction and sustainable transformation, he has published articles with the NHF, as well. His role at Golden Marzipan is to advise clients in helping them deal with their issues, providing coaching and support to our associates while ensuring that we continually deliver an outstanding client service. Peter has been facilitating our Friday’s morning breakfast briefings, met with great reception. What he loves the most is making a difference and bringing satisfaction when delivering quality support to our clients and associates. Peter is confident about Golden Marzipan’s branding, being one-of-a-kind consultancy that goes the extra mile. As a good sports lover, he likes engaging in walking, playing football, and watching sports. There is always time for gardening and supporting local charities in his agenda.

"A man with new ideas is a madman, until his ideas triumph."

Steve Dungworth

Director & Digital Advisor

A creative mind, Steve is a natural born problem solver and an advanced practitioner in managing successful programmes. Having specialised in large and complex digital transformation, he instinctively understands the practical reality of creating the right digital strategy. He excels at tailoring this to the business situation while fixing underperforming services. He’s also won awards for the improvements he’s made while keeping a keen eye on the improved customer and user. He likes having tons of fun by team-working for The Golden Marzipan. With his decisive approach, he has confronted the pandemic unknowns by presenting outside-of-the-box business projects like The Breakfast Briefings. His inspiration is to be found on an honest and hard-working approach. Whenever he’s not at work, Steve enjoys walking, watching horse racing and the pleasures of good wine.

“If had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

Andrew Giles

Technology Expert
A reflective, hard-working personality, Andrew Giles is the Technology Lead at Golden Marzipan. As an expert software engineer, he is responsible for aligning the group with a strong technical direction. In a supportive way, he’s been establishing a technical vision, while managing the technical quality of team deliverables. Among his many responsibilities, Andy also runs the group’s Agile Tech alongside the ICT risks. Having previously worked as an IT director of two housing associations, he’s always been driven by honesty, integrity and loyalty. He has a passion to do the right thing. During his free time, he really likes to enjoy his holidays, eating out and hill walking.

Rebecca Stockdale

Design Sprint Expert

Rebecca is an accomplished workshop leader and a creative thinker. She enjoys helping teams achieve their goals and has more than ten years of expertise in digital, process transformation, user experience, and innovation. As a lean practitioner with a user-centric perspective, she develops low-risk, broadly embraced solutions.

As a certified coach and positive and organisational psychologist, she knows how to build cohesive teams that succeed. By utilising emotional intelligence and creating psychological safety in a joyful and dynamic setting, teams may release their creative side and produce novel ideas.

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”

Louise Cope

Business Change Expert

With over 25 years of experience working at a senior level in both service leadership and change, Louise has a strong track record and reputation for making a difference to individuals, teams, and organisations. An MBA graduate and practitioner in Change Management, Managing Successful Projects, Agile and Prince2 Project Management, Louise brings experience from many different specialisms, including IT, digital product development and implementation, merger and acquisitions and large-scale people re-structure to name a few. 

With a passion for travel, Louise loves to explore some of the world’s most beautiful locations – enjoying a glass of wine and delicious local food along the way.

“There is no cure or improving of the world that does not begin with the individual self.”

Suzanne Shaw

Learning & Development Expert

Optimistic and passionate about her work, Suzanne Shaw is the Learning and Development Consultant of the Golden Marzipan Group. She helps people to be their personal best whilst working collaborative with others. She has worked with a number of Housing Associations over the last 10 years introducing ‘Insights Discovery’ and cascading it through management tiers. A warm practitioner, she is inspired by the passion that the team have in making a difference A dependable facilitator and a gifted listener, Suzanne enjoys the great outdoors by running, walking, and playing tennis in her free time. To compensate this, she also enjoys eating her daughter’s amazing cakes!


“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”

Mohammed Yasser

IT & Infrastructure Expert

Meet Mohammed our seasoned IT professional with a proven track record of managing sophisticated infrastructures across private, public, and higher education sectors. He has a  unique ability to masterfully navigate the entire technology stack, encompassing infrastructure, networking, and system development.

Mohammed’s area of expertise is a  testament to his adaptability and prowess in the IT realm. He excels at leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve ambitious goals, effortlessly guiding you through complex projects. His astute management skills have been instrumental in delivering major IT projects, ensuring seamless execution and outstanding results.

When you engage with Mohammed, you’re not only investing in his wealth of experience but also in his unwavering commitment to drive innovation. He can identify and leverage cutting-edge solutions that will position your organization at the forefront of the rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Connect with Mohammed at or call 0333 210 7531.

Chris Elliot

Transformation Expert

Chris is an award-winning expert in business transformation, ICT transformation, project/programme management, and strategic procurement (beacon council) for the housing and local government sectors., He has a unique combination of skills in the public and private sectors, including managing the procurement function for Michelin UK and improving the manufacturing process (incl Oracle financials P2P implementation across the U.K.)

As the Chief Operating Officer of an innovative housing joint venture from 2012 to 2014. He oversaw the acquisition of a joint venture partner and the subsequent development of 300+ affordable homes and community facilities in the Staffordshire Moorlands district.

ICT Interim Management, Shared Head of ICT, Digital Strategy, Business Transformation, Programme Management/Recovery, Procurement, Shared Services in Local Government, & Housing are some of his specialities.

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