The APDO Team

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 Jansen

  • President

    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.

    www.organise-your-house.co.uk

  • Juliet Landau-Pope

  • Head of Training

    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.

    www.jlpcoach.com

  • 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.

    www.clutterfairy.co.uk

  • 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.

    www.ideaforyourspace.com

  • 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.

    www.dottheisorganising.co.uk

  • 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 coordinating our PR.

    www.atidymind.co.uk

  • 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.

    www.sortmyspace.co.uk

  • Sarah Bickers

  • Membership Team

    Sarah set up her business Free Your Space in January 2014 fulfiling a long term dream- helping people simplify their homes and get organised.

    She works with a variety of people helping them tackle an area they’ve been putting off, as well as clients with ADHD or hoarding tendencies.

    She has benefited hugely from the support APDO provides so now helps by fielding initial enquiries about becoming a member.

    www.freeyourspace.co.uk

  • Amanda Manson

  • Membership Team

    Amanda spent 18 years in the insurance industry, latterly as an Operations Manager, before taking voluntary redundancy in 2011 and establishing Orderly Office and Home. Having been very much involved in improving efficiency, streamlining processes, improving systems and co-ordinating office moves, Amanda was keen to use her skills to become a Professional Organiser, assisting both domestic and corporate Clients in restoring order to their lives.

    Methodical, and with an eye for detail, Amanda looked after the Compliance issues for APDO for 18months until 2014, and is now pleased to offer support and guidance to existing members with their membership queries.

    www.orderlyofficeandhome.co.uk

  • Karen Taylor

  • Membership Team

    Karen, who has over 20 years sales and business experience, learnt that being organised certainly helps oil the wheels along the way when you are also managing a busy home life. Karen set up her business, DeClutter Angel, as she loves to help individuals with organising, she also offers an interesting range of sales and organisational corporate solutions. On behalf of APDO Karen enjoys helping welcome and support our newest members as they embark on their journey with us.

    www.declutterangel.com

  • Nicki Munns

  • Youtube Coordinator

    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.

    www.all-organised.co.uk

  • Anna Blackwell

  • Conference Team

    Anna has been an APDO member, based in Surrey, for over 5 years and is also a
    House Doctor consultant. She has experience in decluttering and
    organising, having worked with a variety of clients and their different
    needs. From single rooms, whole house clearing and re-decorating, to helping with sheds and garages - you name it, she's sorted it!. She considers herself very lucky to be able to earn a living from doing something she loves and really enjoy seeing the positive changes she can make for people. She is delighted to be part of the Committee organising the annual Conference in 2017.

    www.propertyperceptions.co.uk

  • Jules Langford

  • Conference Team

    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.

    www.declutterwithjules.co.uk

  • Sammy Ryan

  • Conference 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.

    www.strictlyorganised.co.uk

  • Bridget Kimber

  • Administration Team

    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 Luck

  • Administration Team

    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.