The Board is responsible for the management and direction of the association, meeting virtually or in reality to work together on the development of our work. Our support team assist the board on smaller projects to drive the association forwards. Our administration team deal with all membership issues and administrative tasks for board members. If you feel you could volunteer for APDO, please get in touch.
Ingrid has a degree in Hotel Management, and started Organise Your House in February 2010. Not only does she have over 15 years' experience of working in Facilities and Office Management (for a group of 20 offices nationwide), she's also managed housekeeping in large five star hotels and worked as a lettings agent. Ingrid has been a member of the APDO Board since March 2012, been involved in organising the yearly conference for several years and has been the current President since March 2014.
Based in London, Juliet devises, writes and leads APDO training events and manages our social media accounts.
She is an Oxford-educated lecturer, certified coach, professional organiser and study skills consultant. 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 and is featured regularly in national and international media.
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.
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 coordinating our PR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nicki has extensive experience in Human Resources; working for many years for the Executive Board of an International Accountancy firm. Since she stopped work in London to raise her family, she has filled her time project-managing home refurbishments and working with a local building firm specialising in derelict projects. It was a logical step to join forces with her super organised friend, Heidi, to form All Organised in Kent. Nicki is proud to be a member of APDO and happy to assist with the You Tube channel.
Declutter with Jules was set up after decluttering her own home – and getting hooked. Last year, Jules left her full-time job to concentrate on her passion - and the rest is history. Favourite declutter job? It has to be kitchens!
Jules is on the Conference Committee as UK Speaker Liaison, and also organises the London Get Togethers three times a year. Outside work I enjoy meeting up with friends, karaoke, eating curry and watch zombie films on Netflix.
Bridget has been working alongside Emma Luck as Membership Administrator for APDO since June 2015. The day to day work for APDO is accepting new members, welcoming them, answering any queries members may have and checking their compliance is up to date. They also undertake admin tasks for the Board members. She also works for Vi-Va as a Virtual Assistant and runs a part time art gallery.
Emma is an experienced administrator with a first-class honours degree in Business Economics. She has worked across a range of industries including food manufacturing, internet research, business coaching and crowdfunding. Working alongside Bridget, she assists members with day to day membership queries and enjoys interacting with the members and being part of the friendly APDO team.
Jan has a degree in Hotel Administration, is a Fellow in the Hospitality Professionals Association HOSPA and started his career in hotels in the 5 star Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam.
With well over 20 years of experience in hospitality, Jan has been a finance director in Rotterdam, Dublin and currently the finance director of Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel on London’s Park Lane. Responsible for a hotel with 496 bed rooms , home to the largest ballroom in London, The Great Room, over £80 million in revenues and more than 750 staff members.
Jan is Ingrid’s husband, treasurer of APDO since late 2014, treasurer of the local scout group and loves to ski.
Shelina has lived in Dubai for over 12 years and is the founder of DeCluttr Me, which she started over 4 years ago and is now the UAE’s only licenced, professional organising service.
Before starting Decluttr Me, Shelina worked as an in-house Solicitor for large corporations in London and Dubai, including Emirates and Bertelsmann. Her focus was predominately on Compliance, Company Secretarial, Intellectual Property and general Corporate law, which allowed her to use her skills in organisation, negotiation and presenting to ensure each company was legally compliant at all times.
Shelina has become one of the first international accredited member of APDO (Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers UK).
Heidi’s degrees and work experience are in the Communications field. She worked as a communications officer, journalist and copywriter. After the birth of her children she got involved in interior design and received training and experience in home styling. In 2011 Heidi joined forces with Nicki Munns and All Organised was born. Her biggest interest lies in the psychological and physiological effects of clutter. Aspects of organising that she loves best are working with clients with hoarding tendencies and helping senior clients downsizing. Heidi’s other passion is porcelain ceramics.
Lisa started her Professional Decluttering and Organising service in 2016 following 10 years working in Adult Social Care, including managing a large multidisciplinary team. Lisa is still a registered Independent Social Worker, and along with general decluttering and organising, also offers support to people who hoard. Lisa loves supporting our new members, welcoming them and helping with any questions about where to look for advice and information, and who in the team may be able to help.