The APDO Board

The Board is responsible for the management and direction of the Association, meeting virtually or in person on a regular basis and working closely together.

  • Ingrid Jansen

  • President

    A Dutch mum of two, Ingrid started her company Organise Your House in September 2010. With 15 years' experience of working in facilities and office management, she loves tackling all room in her clients' homes but specialises in wardrobes, kitchens and paperwork. Besides decluttering and organising she loves ski-ing and singing with Rockchoir.
    Ingrid has been a member of the Board since 2012, organised all our recent annual conferences and took over as President in 2014.

  • Juliet Landau-Pope

  • Head of Training

    Based in London, Juliet devises, writes and leads APDO training events. She is an Oxford-educated lecturer, certified coach, professional organiser and study skills consultant. Founded in 2008, her business, JLPCoach, combines life coaching, decluttering and training for adults and teenagers to improve time management and organising skills. She also teaches social sciences at the Open University, runs workshops and is featured regularly in national and international media.

  • Zoë Short

  • Head of International Liaison

    After working for 15 years within the Further Education sector, Zoë decided to repurpose her skills and knowledge to set up her business - So Sorted at the end of 2016.
    She helps entrepreneurs and professionals struggling with clutter and disorganisation helping them gain clarity, order and calm. She works with a broad range of clients, using different strategies and thoroughly enjoys seeing the transformation that often occurs in people’s lives and businesses.
    Always open to new experiences and adventures she is delighted to be involved in developing relationships between APDO and it’s international counterparts, in her role as International Liaison Officer.

  • Sammy Ryan

  • Head of Conference Management

    With a career in Human Resources, Advertising, Film and Television, Training and IT , it is easy to see how Sammy has become fascinated with developing processes that make people’s lives run smoothly.
    She loves using a common sense approach to help her clients solve their ‘flapsi-hapsi’ situations, minimise all that tedious admin and discover how technology can really work for them.
    Six years ago she discovered Professional Organising – an exciting next step in her career. Then she found APDO – a group of like-minded and supportive people equally excited about our profession. She is very much looking forward to being part of the team.

  • Kate Ibbotson

  • Head of PR and Social Media

    Kate's business A Tidy Mind allows her to combine several passions: simplifying life, home organisation and motivating people to change. She believes that decluttering and organising are vital for well-being and that the message should be spread far and wide! For this reason she is extremely excited to be involved in promoting APDO social media and managing our PR.

  • Katherine Blackler

  • Head of Partnership Liaison

    Katherine has joined the wonderful world of Professional Organising from a corporate background including Events Management, Personal and Executive Assistant roles, Office Management and Project Management.
    Her experience in the corporate world means she is the perfect choice to liaise with our corporate and charity partners.

  • Sarah Bickers

  • Head of Membership

    Previously a physiotherapist working with disability, and with an interest in ADHD, Sarah is well equipped to help clients overcome obstacles to being organised. She started Free Your Space in 2014 & enjoys working over a longer period to achieve real change.
    Professional development is a priority and so she is proud to be an APDO member. Starting small by volunteering for APDO with a couple of small projects, she is now head of membership- helping things run smoothly as possible for members.
    Sarah loves encouraging new small business owners, so is excited to be part of APDO’s training team.

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