Group Representative Profile – Meriel Box
As Head of LJMU’s Leadership and Development Foundation, Meriel is responsible for implementing strategic organisational development initiatives, and a portfolio of leadership and professional skills development opportunities for all staff. To develop LJMU as a modern civic University and enable all staff to achieve their career aspirations. Her role involves consultation with people at all levels within the University to ensure effective support is offered to meet identified and emerging individual, team and organisational development needs.
The LDF provision underpins the People and OD Strategy. The LDF provision is informed by regional and national perspectives via our institutional partnership with agencies such as the LFHE, HEA, ECU and professional bodies such as the AUA and CIPD.
Meriel is a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) and Staff Development Forum and represents the SDF she is on the AUA Mark of Excellence Panel. Meriel is seconded part time to the LFHE as the Assistant Director, Membership for the North West of England, she is joint Chair of the UK & Ireland Organisational Development in HE Network.
Meriel is the University’s LFHE Aurora Champion. As a diversity role model she is an inclusive leader and is passionate about equality, she coaches and mentors people: to realise their full potential.
Meriel is also a member of the British Psychological Society; a member of the European Council for Coaching and Mentoring, and a member of the Organisational Development Network for Europe. She is an Occupational Psychometrics Profiler, and a Person Centred Counsellor. Meriel coaches people in leadership, management, public speaking, career development and work-life balance.
Meriel Box BA, PGDip, Counselling, BPS, FLHE, FSDF
Head of Leadership and Development Foundation,
t: 0151 904 6111