Julie-Anne Griffith (formerly Kitt) was contracted initially by RDA UK to support the establishment of a new RDA Centre of Excellence in Central Scotland, and is currently working with the board of trustees to co-ordinate development work for the new centre. Although she considers her horse skills to be something of a rusty hobby these days, Julie-Anne is well known in the equestrian community having spent time during the past 30 years; running her own riding centre at Gilston Farm in Polmont, as a freelance coach, as a member of the Equine team at Oatridge College (now part of SRUC), and in management posts at Glasgow Group RDA and Equibuddy.

Most of her current roles now involve working with leaders and teams, in third sector organisations and small to medium sized businesses, to help them to take essential time away from day to day tasks to: develop and implement strategy, establish and manage quality processes, and manage projects and organisational performance. A registered BHS Instructor holding Intermediate Teaching and Stable Manager Certificates, Julie-Anne also has a Masters in Business Administration and is trained in Project Management and Business Coaching. She’s a true believer in life long learning, and you’ll usually find her exploring new theories or practices that can help people and horses to achieve their full potential.