Claire Vane

Managing Director

Claire Vane, Managing Director of Integrated Resources, is an HR and Search Consultant with particular expertise in European search, resourcing, performance improvement and management, HR operations, process re-engineering, strategy execution and HR transformation through organisation restructuring and coaching. She has spent the past 10 years developing and delivering the consultancy and outsourcing offerings of Integrated Resources across the spectrum of strategy and HR consulting. Her particular passion lies in releasing potential either within an organisation and/or particular individuals within it.

Prior to this, as an HR director (operating globally and in Europe), she focused on organisation transformation by ensuring that the organisation was branded appropriately in relation to its target market for business development and recruitment, and so that it could realise its full commercial potential through rigorous and enabled processes and systems. Claire has worked with many organisations and in a variety of sectors, helping them to define as well as implement their resourcing and HR strategies.

When not at work, Claire can be found at the piano or on the tennis court.

James Vane

Operations Manager

James is an experienced Operations Manager, first of all in the NHS working for the Chief Nurse in the Midlands and latterly for Integrated Resources. After a degree in Business & Innovation at the Academy of Contemporary Music, James has been able to hone his skills both in leadership and strategy as well as operations. His degree was a combination of business, psychology, law, and music. He has gained high-level experience inside and outside the music industry, both for a renowned classical concert pianist and other well-known artists.

He has huge experience of HR project management and has a special interest in the areas of psychometrics, lead generation and recruitment. He has worked with small and medium-size enterprises as well as blue-chip clients across a number of sectors including life sciences, hotel and leisure, manufacturing industry and professional financial services. His time in the NHS was busy and demanding as part of the COVID19 response team and the Regional Vaccination Operations Centre in the east of England.

Areas of work have included project management, strategy design, data collection, project implementation and secretariat duties for a number of major committees.

Lucy Carlson


Lucy’s career has had people development at its core; as a teacher, trainer and HR professional. Lucy combines her people, commercial and organisational skills and experience to get to the heart of an organisation, and help drive success by appropriately engaging, enabling and inspiring their people. She is a passionate advocate of devising and delivering meaningful learning and development activity, linked to business goals, and evaluated to prove effectiveness. She has over 25 years’ experience of working both in-house and consultatively with organisations and individuals across a variety of sectors and disciplines; from teachers to lawyers, marketers to doctors, civil engineers to care home workers.

Lucy works with managers and leaders, helping them set up for success and get the best from their people. With a particular interest in DEI, she also helps clients develop an inclusive culture.

Outside HR, Lucy still dabbles in acting (when not tweaking her fantasy football team).  

Claire Hollister


Claire has a passion for people focused operations. She has been involved in the development, implementation and improvement of people operations for UK and global professional services organisations for over 20 years.  Her management consulting background allows her to take a holistic perspective, making the connections that other people often may not see, finding pragmatic solutions to problems and moving quickly from initial analysis through to business as usual.

Claire has managed all aspects of the HCM function and has been part of a global HCM Leadership team with responsibility for the development of a global HCM transformation programme.  Claire’s project experience includes: conducting a review of a performance management for a global consulting business then designed and testing a new approach to address issues found by the review; developing the framework and associated policies and procedures to support a new Global Mobility function; developing the HR framework for a UK business to address integration issues including alignment of bonus schemes, performance reviews and employee contracts; and managing redundancy programmes.  She has wide experience of developing engagement to ensure change happens at team, functional and corporate levels.

Outside of work Claire is often found on the side of a football pitch.

Emma Dent


Emma joined Integrated Resources as a consultant in November 2021. She began her business career running her own artist enablement agency, supporting musicians through promotion and tour booking on the European continent. Following a move back to the UK, she held operational and commercial roles in the insurance claims handling sector, before moving into an HR role where she was tasked with transforming the organisation’s approach to people. After achieving her CIPD level 7 qualification in HRM, Emma transitioned into HR consultancy and has never looked back. 

With an HR generalist background, Emma brings her operational and commercial experience to HR. She has a proven track record in recruitment, adeptly identifying and attracting top talent to meet the strategic needs of businesses. Her expertise extends to working with senior business leaders to design people strategies that support their business goals, including effective recruitment processes that align with company culture and objectives. Emma also excels in project management and the implementation of change programmes. Specialising in employee relations, she enjoys the challenge of resolving complex problems in both individual and collective employee-employer relationships. This includes ensuring that policies and procedures are appropriate and compliant, fostering proactive performance management practices, and handling grievances and disciplinaries effectively should they arise.

In her spare time, Emma keeps a toe in the water of music and promotion, performing as a singer and guitar player in an Americana band and promoting local singer songwriters at music events.

Tina McEwan


Tina’s career has taken her from corporation tax and international tax advisory with EY, where she trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked with a range of listed companies, start-ups and large private entities to holding CFO/COO roles in Cambridge start-ups and SMEs with responsibility for Finance and HR, Legals and Operations.  Key to her success is collaborating with her senior leadership colleagues on setting the strategic direction and translating strategic objectives into business plans, defining overarching organisational objectives which are then cascaded down to individual objectives.  

Tina is a strong advocate of encouraging organisations to consider how both human and financial resources can perform at their best through allowing everyone to challenge assumptions, think big and allowing staff to speak up.  Tina is passionate about creating work environments that allow individuals to use their strengths to perform autonomously at their best and to understand how they contribute to the organisation’s overall goals and success through setting clear and understandable individual objectives that link the HR strategy to the overall business strategy. Having a background in finance, Tina promotes the development of key performance indicators to support SMART goals allowing visibility of progress and achievement both in financial but also non-financial terms.  

Olga Valadon


Originally from Greece, Olga began her professional career 27 years ago after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Education and her Master’s degree in Management. Following a 20-year career in Financial Services, Olga joined Deloitte in 2016. The most recent position she held was Chief of Staff. Over the course of her career, Olga managed and delivered multiple change initiatives, working with teams and leaders in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. She has held a variety of leadership positions and served as a sounding board and advisor to many leaders in her organisations, including members of Boards and Executive Committees. At Integrated Resources, Olga specialises in outsourcing services, regulatory compliance strategy and implementation, strategy and culture frameworks, and the design and delivery of leadership programmes.

Olga is a lifelong learner. Her passion for continuously pushing herself beyond her comfort zone drove her to seek out, throughout her career, the roles that would allow her to grow personally and professionally. She is an ICF accredited coach, EMCC accredited team coach, certified change manager, strategist and culture change leader.

When not working with clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and pursuing volunteering work whether it is coaching charity leaders or mentoring the next generation of women leaders.

Tracy Millett


Tracy joined Integrated Resources as a Consultant in June 2023, following a 20-year HR career working mainly for large Corporate Organisations. With a strong talent and development lens, Tracy is also a Leadership and Career Transition coach but is equally happy advising on managing people risks and developing the right HR strategy for an organisation.

Tracy is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, with a particular focus on mental health. Following a role supporting HR delivery in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Tracy reconnected with HR in the UK by completing the Daniel Barnett Virtual Employment Law Academy.

Outside of work, Tracy is a mum to twin girls and has two stepchildren with her partner Colin. She is also a lifelong lover of horses and horse riding and her family owns a horse and two dogs.

Liz Nicholson


Joining Integrated Resources in March 2022, Liz brings with her a wealth of experience from a career spanning both publishing and the charity sector.

After an initial career as a commissioning editor in book publishing, and after a break to bring up her two sons, Liz embarked on a second career in charity development and fundraising. As Development Manager and then, latterly, Director of a quirky small historic house museum in Mayfair called Handel House - where the composer Handel lived for 36 years and wrote much of his famous music including Messiah, and where Jimi Hendrix lived briefly in the 1960s - Liz was successful in raising funds and leading planning for a major capital project at the charity. As director of the museum, Liz was involved with recruitment and restructuring and these are now her areas of focus at Integrated Resources.

Outside work, Liz enjoys spending time with her two young grandchildren and plays a lot of bridge. Post-Covid, she is thankful to return to theatre, opera and foreign travel.

"Initially sceptical about the power of good human resources input, I am now a complete convert. Integrated Resources is indispensable now to our business both for recruitment and for understanding employment law and performance management, just for starters."
Tim Clark
IE Music

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