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Meet the IOL Team


Neal Anderson

Professional Standards Manager

I believe the outdoors provides a space where human potential can flourish and as the IOL Professional Standards Manager I want to help shape a profession where everyone can be valued for their strengths and have the support, guidance and opportunity to excel. My career began in aerospace design, but a passion for learning and development led to a Masters in Recreation Management, instructing, teaching and leading outdoor centres.
I am known for my training, facilitation, functional and strategic leadership skills and also work as a consultant within the private and public sector and with elite competitors. I am a Qualified Teacher, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Supervisor and the elected chair of the IOL North West Region.

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Louise Keir

Operations Manager

I joined IOL in 2007, prior to this I worked for Adventure Education Training running the administration and finance for their Learning and Skills Council Apprenticeship contract. I started my career in the pathology department of my local hospital sorting specimens, I then moved to administration in a community health centre and the outpatients department of a local hospital. A house move and a career change followed, underwriting mortgages for a building society. During this time I studied with the Open University and I have a BSc(Open), I covered various topics but included Environment, Health & Disease and Oceanography. I have developed various strengths and skills and along with a ‘can do’ attitude which embraces change, the outdoor sector is ideal for me.

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Fiona Exon

Media and Events

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