Gavin Pommernelle, Executive Coach

Gavin Pommernelle


  • Executive Coaching & Leadership Development
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Consulting & Solutions
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Organizational Design
  • Strategic Business Growth
  • Talent & Team Assessment

Having led talent management and solutions over 20+ years of global talent leadership roles across multiple industries, Gavin brings a unique, culturally informed and pragmatic perspective to his client partnerships, As a coach he works with c-suite and senior executives across healthcare, technology and marketing services sectors, from start-up to large established organizations, to raise the bar on their personal and team effectiveness. His talent consulting work, strategy design, change management and organization design work, leverages highly effective discovery methods to determine critical business needs and appropriate solutions.

Prior to consulting, Gavin was CHRO at Synovate, a London based global market research business and Harte Hanks Inc. Earlier in his career he led the HR function for Pentland Brands PLC in London and Hong Kong after successfully completing quality and sales roles in his native South Africa. Gavin earned his MBA from Heriot Watt University and completed programs at Ashridge University (Leading Strategy & Change), Cranfield University (Advanced Project Management), and certification with the International Coach Federation. Currently, he volunteers on the Board of

  • International Coach Federation Certified
  • ICF – PCC level accredited
  • Genos EI Practitioner
  • PXT Select Practitioner
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team certified facilitator
  • British Psychological Society assessment level 2 certified (personality inventories)
  • Original degree: Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) with majors in Industrial Psychology and Economics (University of Natal, South Africa)