Getting your Makers & Mentors relationship started

Ria Bailes, former Group Director of People & Change for One Housing, discusses her experience as a mentor and shares her tips for mentors and mentees wanting to get started.

About Ria Bailes

Ria is the founding director of Bailes Partners Consulting (BPC) and has spent 15 years working in private and public sector organisations helping them to get the best from their people. She has executive and non-executive director experience and specialises in improving business performance through effective leadership and people strategies. Prior to founding BPC she was the Group Director of People & Change at One Housing Group.

She has created leadership programmes targeted at building inclusive workplaces and enjoys working with leaders on their personal impact and how they engage with their people to inspire great performance.  Ria is skilled in strategy formulation and communication. She has established and grown new business ventures and led major organisational change and programmes. 

Ria is also one of our brilliant mentors.