Douglas Strycharczyk - CEO
Doug is the CEO of AQR and for AQR International – Founded in 1989, AQR is now recognised as one of the most innovative (and fast growing) test publishers in the world working in more than 80 countries.
AQR established its reputation initially as a leader in Team Building and leadership development. Doug’s work has been featured on BBC Television where Prof John Adair described the material as “highly effective”
In recent years, Doug has worked with Professor Peter Clough to define mental toughness and to create the world’s leading measure of mental toughness. Doug is now recognised as a leading authority on the application of mental toughness to the worlds of work, education, sport as well as social applications. His expertise is focused on helping organisations develop performance, increase retention and employee engagement and more effectively dealing with issues such as bullying and the impact of change.
Doug has more than 30 years expertise in a variety of Line, HR & Consultancy roles with a number of blue chip businesses. Doug’s areas of expertise also include Organisational Development, Senior Management/Leadership Development and Top Team Assessment.
Claudine Rowlands - Commercial Director
Claudine’s areas of expertise include: Application of assessment methodologies and measures with users and clients. Commercial Partnership development, DIgital Marketing and Quality Management
She brings to AQR experience in a number of areas including finance, sales support/customer service, marketing and product management having held roles across a variety of sectors from printing and production through to the leisure industry.
Monika Czwerenko - Head of Operations
She has valuable expertise working in the European Integration Committee during the Polish accession to EU as well as being active member of the university organisation where she was focused on maintenance of cross border contacts.. She speaks English and Polish (native speaker) and is currently developing her Spanish, Dutch and German language skills.
Professor Peter Clough - Technical Director
In his role, Peter supports the continuing development of the Mental Toughness concept and its application as an important part of the solution for individuals and organisations who seek to improve performance, wellbeing and agility in the 21st Century with all of its challenges.
Peter works on AQR’s behalf with key clients around the world – particularly in supporting senior leadership teams in creating resilient and proactive cultures. This includes coaching senior leaders when need.
Dr John Perry – Product Development Director
John also leads on the exploration of Mental Toughness and its application in a wide variety of settings a variety of applications – from sport, through education and the world of organizations and business.
John is an excellent presenter and is very much in demand as a speaker on mental toughness and related topics.
Toni Molyneux - Business Psychologist and Project Manager
Toni holds a British Psychological Society accredited degree in Psychology from the University of Chester and a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology from The University of Manchester. She also holds Level A and B qualifications in Occupational Test Use, is a graduate member of the BPS and a practitioner member of the Association for Business Psychology.
Dylan Jones - Marketing and Product Development
Sylwia Rybak - Head of AQR Polska
She specialises in conducting training on AQR’s psychometrics products and development programmes . She also delivers teambuilding and management, leadership, motivation and improving interpersonal skills of managers. She also designs and runs Assessment and Development Centers and consults on HR projects including recruitment and development.
Peter Wortley – Associate Consultant
In his last major role, as General Manager of a UK Division of Magna (with 600 staff) he turned around a loss making entity to a performing profitable £75M turnover division.
Peter works closely with AQR and has an in-depth knowledge of their tools and expertise in their application in a wide variety of situations. Peter’s main focus is the provision of executive coaching to senior managers.