Our People

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At Konnect Learning we like to make it all about you and your growth, but on this page we get to introduce ourselves and how the Konnect Learning family all work together to make it happen. We’re proud of the team and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Our people are the lifeblood of Konnect Learning – without our dedicated, energetic and driven team we’d be just another faceless business. But we’re not. Come see the team behind the events and training.

Dana Lightbody

I started Konnect Learning with an idea that I could create something different. I wanted to deliver conferences and training that enabled real people to step up in their careers and enjoy a valuable learning experience. I wanted the freedom to ensure that every single product that came from my company that reflected my values, was excellent and my staff really believed in excellence in all we do.

That was 5 years ago. I am extremely proud of what has been created since then and of the people that work alongside me. I stepped aside as MD in 2016 when I had twins, so my management is part time now. We’re not a family business anymore but I still consider Konnect Learning my other family.

General Manager
Sam Wallis

When the opportunity arose to create a company that did things differently, working alongside my closest friend, I jumped at the chance. Here we are, five years later and I’m stunned by, and super proud of, what we’ve created.

When Dana stepped aside in 2016 and I took the reigns, it enabled me to grow and learn as a manager. This is something I hope I will always do and an attitude I love to impart in my staff. I take pride in my ability to nurture and train new staff, of creating an environment which everyone enjoys and promoting excellence in all we do.

Head of Marketing
Brock Ashton

I joined the Konnect Learning team in April 2018 as we were preparing to re-brand ourselves and launch a number of new brand entities and I’m really proud of the work we do, the advice and training we provide to our customers, and the overall values we hold as a company.

Outside of the office you’ll find me indulging in my favourite hobbies: time with my partner and our dog, discovering fresh sushi and enjoying old whiskey.

Assistant to Head of Marketing

Working closely with the Head of Marketing, Harlow’s creativity, energy and passion for life help bring new ideas and insights to campaigns. When she’s not in the office, Harlow spends her free time pursuing her two favourite interests: sleeping and running. You’ll probably find her chilling at the beach with her best friend Ralph the beagle or sleeping diagonally across the bed, much to the annoyance of her parents.

Sponsorship Assistant

Peppa performs the crucial role of supporting our Sponsorship Sales Team. Her diligence is second to none when it comes to chasing attention and barking up the right tree. Just like a dog at a bone, Peppa never lets go of a good opportunity that encourages mutually beneficial results for our partners and sponsors. When not hard at work on (or under) the desk, Peppa is most likely to be found digging up leads in the garden, planning getaways to the dog park or relaxing in the afternoon sunshine. At the ripe old age of 7, she still has the spring in her step you’d expect from a 2 year old.

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