Thought-provoking, challenging, incisive...... Claudine's vibrant approach to development draws individuals and teams into deep engagement. The experience vitally, stretches people to their fullest potential.

A gifted facilitator, qualified counselling psychologist and executive coach, Claudine brings fifteen years of well-rounded learning and expertise to baton&baton. Her career started off in the UK and then to Malta from where she worked both nationally and internationally within private and public sector organisations with individuals from diverse cultures and nationalities.

Her approach helps unlock higher levels of individual and collective performance by engaging senior leaders and teams in deeper conversations about the issues that matter right now whilst staying connected to the bigger goal. She uses her expertise in psychology to builds awareness, and the ability to be present and respond in the moment aligned with an individual’s inner and outer goals and external environment. Her approach creates more conscious leaders and teams, builds greater understanding of one’s leadership brand and on where the gaps are and on how to develop and build towards developing one’s potential to the full.

When off the clock, she enjoys reading, painting and dancing. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travelling.

Ellie is the Managing Director of baton&baton. She has 15 years’ experience of working with global leading FTSE100 companies across a range of industries, including financial services, consulting, telecoms, energy, entertainment and leisure. She also works extensively with entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs striving to become global leaders in their field.

Her passion lies in working with individuals and teams to develop their potential, harness their strengths and build their distinctive ‘edge’. Her international experience has helped her to develop a nuanced insight into cultural differences and the challenges leaders navigate as they transition into new roles, contexts and organisations. She brings energy, curiosity, a willingness to test assumptions and explore possibilities to help her clients reconcile individual and team needs with the bigger picture in an authentic and fulfilling way.

Prior to founding baton&baton in 2014, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Merrilly Lynch, and YSC (a global leadership consultancy firm). After leading a number of regional assignments for YSC in Hong Kong, Ellie moved to Mumbai to found YSC's India business in 2009 where she grew and headed the business for 2 years. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Malta, after which she was awarded the Chevening scholarship and obtained an MSc in Occupational Psychology at University of London.

Ellie is of Maltese-Swedish origin and grew up in Switzerland. She is a mum to two young children, Lily Rose and Sam. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, reading, travelling and has a big love of cultural heritage.

Maggie is an Associate of baton&baton, and sits on its Advisory Board.

She is a former KPMG Partner, where she worked for over 30 years in London, Paris and Frankfurt. 

She has extensive experience of working with global, mid-market and privately-owned corporates across a range of sectors, supporting them in their strategic activities.

Maggie is passionate about developing people professionally, particularly at transitional points in their career.  As a career mentor, Maggie draws on and shares her own long-accumulated experiences to help her mentees to build their confidence and to achieve their full potential, as they prepare themselves for leadership roles.  She also helps mentees to navigate the politics of the workplace, whilst staying true to their personal culture and values.

Maggie was born and bred in London, and has also lived, studied and worked in France and Germany, giving her international insight and cross-cultural awareness.  Throughout her career, Maggie has been a champion of Diversity and Inclusion.

Outside of work, Maggie’s interests vary from charitable activities to travelling to following Chelsea football club!

Marija is Baton&Baton’s Office & Project Manager and brings structure to a team spread around the world.

A Communications specialist with close to 15 years’ experience under her belt, she has worked for the private sector, NGOs, and within a Minister’s private secretariat, joining our team from Malta’s leading media company, Times of Malta. 

Recounting stories has been a common thread throughout, an element of her job which helped her develop a natural curiosity about human nature and a genuine interest in anyone she meets, whatever their background may be. Marija has also ideated and organised several high-profile events, seeing her collaborating with international journalists, representatives of the European Commission, foreign ministers, and top brands, among others. 

Having lived in Italy, Marija is very fluent in Italian, together with English and Maltese, her mother tongues. She is also conversant in French. Mum to Sebastian, Marija is a self-confessed culture junkie, bibliophile, foodie and eager traveller, and is passionate about human rights.

Peggy is a registered Industrial-Organisational Psychologist and organisational development specialist with over 15 years’ experience partnering with HR and the line designing, driving and implementing integrated people strategies. She is specialized in executive assessment, leadership development, talent management, executive coaching, assessment & development centres, as well as recruitment & selection.

She has extensive exposure to boards, senior executives, middle management and graduate populations. She has experience of working with global leading FTSE100 companies across a range of industries, sectors including but not limited to - FMCG, oil and gas, financial services, retail, pharmaceutical and airlines. Strong global benchmarks gained through significant international and cross-cultural experience. She has designed and delivered assessment centres, leadership and development interventions in countries including the UK, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan.

Prior to working with baton&baton, she worked with YSC and SHL. She was born and grew up in Hong Kong. Peggy worked in YSC’s London and Hong Kong offices for 7 years and SHL for 7 years. She worked in Beijing and Shanghai for 4 years and headed the SHL China Buiness in Shanghai for 2 years. She holds BSc In Psychology from the University of Hong Kong and obtained an M. Phil of Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Sophie Giles, is an experienced business psychologist with commercial savvy.

She has extensive experience working with senior executives across a range of industries – Digital Media, Professional Services, Financial Services, FMCG, Engineering, Retail – and geographies given her own experiences at a leading investment bank, as an outplacement and change consultant, and latterly over nine years at a premier business psychology consultancy.

Sophie is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, drawing widely on the rich research this professional training, expertise and membership provides. She founded her own consultancy, Mantis Insight, and laterally partners with baton&baton on client engagements and thinking in the leadership and talent space.

baton& baton have this exceptional talent at ‘getting under the skin’ of people, giving you an accurate assessment of strengths and match for the role. Thanks to their insights and support our new executives have made a huge impact on our business, strengthening our leadership team in a significant way.