Relational Analytics is governed by its own board, appointed by the board of Relational Research.


Michael Schluter CBE

Chairman of Board: Relational Research and Acting Chairman of Board: Relational Analytics

Michael trained as an economist before working as a research fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute, and economics consultant with the World Bank in East Africa. He and his wife Auriel have 3 married children, and 12 grandchildren. Michael is now a social entrepreneur and has launched many charities whose work includes international peace-building (Concordis International), alternative finance (Allia) and social policy (Credit Action). In 1994, Michael launched the Relationships Foundation; he is also on the board of Relationships Forum Australia. He is co-author of The R Factor (1993), Jubilee Manifesto (2005) and The Relational Manager (September 2009) and has contributed to a number of other books looking at social issues from a relational perspective. He is an experienced speaker who has addressed audiences all over the world, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s new year honours in 2009.



Prabhu Guptara

Executive Director: Relational Analytics

Prabhu is currently Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Management and Public Policy at William Carey University (Meghalaya, India), publisher of the global magazine The International Indian, and Director of King’s Kurry, the best-known Indian food company in Switzerland. Born and educated in India, Prabhu spent fifteen years as Executive Director, Organizational Development for Wolfsberg (a subsidiary of UBS). He has also served as a governor of the Polytechnic of Central London and as a member of the Council of the British Institute of Management. He has contributed widely to radio and television in the UK and other countries, and has written for The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times and other publications. He is included in Debrett’s People of Today and in Who’s Who in the World.


John O’Brien

Independent Member of Board: Relational Analytics

John O’Brien has extensive experience as chairman or chief executive of organizations in the public, private and voluntary sector. A chartered accountant by training, he is an entrepreneur with interests in a number of businesses, including the Astons Transport Group, previously the UK transport business of the Veolia Group, which he acquired. Prior to that acquisition, John was the UK representative of Veolia across all its businesses (Water, Waste, Energy and Transport), as well as being the Chairman of its transport businesses in Australasia and the UK. He has held senior positions in the rail industry, including being the Government’s Franchising Director, where he was responsible for the delivery of the initial franchising of Britain’s 25 passenger train companies and their subsequent management. He was a founder member of the Government’s Commission for Integrated Transport, and has held chairman/chief executive roles in both the retail and media sectors. He is extensively involved in charities, chairing the Board at St Martin-in-the-Fields Limited and the Westminster Abbey Foundation. He is also Chair of Trustees at Action for Children, Care, and Care for the Family.



Paul Mills

Independent Member of Board: Relational Research

Having studied for a PhD in financial economics at Cambridge University, Paul Mills joined the UK Treasury in 1992. After periods in macroeconomic modeling and financial regulation, he specialized in government debt management, culminating in establishing the UK Debt Management Office in 1998. Paul remained at the DMO as head of policy and deputy CEO until returning to the Treasury in 2000 to lead policy sections managing the UK government’s balance sheet (debt, cash, and currency reserves) then financial stability and regulation. He joined the IMF in 2006 and has worked on global financial stability, the U.S. financial system, innovative risk transfer, climate change and financial markets, and Islamic finance.


Catherine Hammond

Independent Member of Board: Relational Research

Catherine worked for nine years as a strategy consultant in the telecoms industry, undertaking work for operators, regulators and government agencies in Europe and Asia. Her responsibilities included the development and review of quantitative models, assessment of business plans, development of market forecasts, collation and analysis of benchmarks, development of white papers and leading client workshops and major presentations. She is an experienced project manager and mentor, holding a degree in mathematics from Cambridge. She is also a qualified teacher. Catherine is currently full-time mother to two young children.


Tim Young

Executive Member of Board: Relational Research

Tim has over 30 years’ experience in advising clients on strategy implementation, organizational design and performance improvement across a wide range of sectors internationally. These include both the public sector (healthcare and education) and the commercial sector (financial services, technology and professional services). He has worked with clients on large-scale projects ranging from sectoral reform and organizational strategic transformation through to internal projects such as culture change, process or relational improvement. Tim is a co-founder of a consulting firm (Renuma) and a non-executive director of a financial institution (BFC Group).  He is an accredited Relational Technical Specialist and a Member of the Institute of Directors.