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.

  • Lesley Spellman

  • Head of Mentoring and Website Development

    Lesley directed her passion for people, homes and organising into her North-West-based business, The Clutter Fairy in 2010. With a background in project management and training for large organisations, she loves nothing more than driving projects forward both with her clients and within APDO. As head of mentoring, she is delighted to share her insight and expertise with individual members to promote business growth and success. Most recently she has managed our new website development to reflect our growth and ambition.

  • 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.

  • Isabelle Lamy

  • Head of International Liaison

    After 15 years in marketing and moving around the world Isabelle Lamy graduated in interior design in Paris and worked for IKEA. She then set up her company IDea for your space as a professional organiser, mixing her strengths of organisation and passion for interior design and helping people. In addition to her native France, Isabelle has lived in three different countries and enjoys being immersed in new cultures and meeting new people. To nurture the link between APDO and its international counterparts is the perfect role for her.

  • Sue Darby

  • Head of Conference Management

    Sue’s early career gave her a wealth of experience in setting up systems and processes, business development, marketing and publicity. In 2014 she set up her own company, Dot the i’s Organising’, to help other people enjoy the considerable benefits gained from having order in their lives. Being part of the APDO community and the support it offers through its inspirational members, has been a vital contributor in getting her business off the ground. It is a real pleasure for her to lead the conference committee and be involved in an event in the APDO calendar that is so important to all its members.

  • 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.