The Magenta HR Team
Ashlie Turner - Managing Director
Ashlie commenced her career by completing a graduate management training programme with Marks & Spencer where she specialised in HR and held various HR management appointments throughout the UK. She then gained national and international HR experience holding senior management roles for a management consultancy, financial services company and law firm. Ashlie founded Magenta HR in 2010 and following its acquisition in 2022, she is now a consultant to the company.
Ashlie has held a number of board appointments with various charities and is a founding Trustee of School Lunches for Kamuli, a charity in Uganda helping children maximise their potential by ensuring they receive a nutritional meal in their place of education.
Ashlie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, a member of The British Psychological Society and is a qualified workplace mediator holding Interpersonal Mediation Practitioners Certification with UK Mediation. She is a member of The Royal Merchant's Company of Edinburgh and a retired Assistant to the Court. Ashlie has a strong interest in education, is a school governor and works as a mentor for start-up business owners.
LINDA VAUTHERIN - CONSULTANT
Linda has over 7 years HR experience and has held roles in both the professional services and financial services arena. Her roles to date include HR Advisor at Tods Murray LLP, HR Consultant at Scottish Widows and HR Consultant at Lindsays WS.
Linda brings with her a variety of generalist HR experience including policy development, recruitment and selection, employee relations, performance management and employment legislation. She is a Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and has an MA (HONS) in Management with Human Resource Management.
Linda is a flexible, resourceful and self-motivated HR professional with strong customer focus and highly developed interpersonal skills that enable her to work with staff at all levels. She brings clarity of thought to her work and isn’t afraid to take the lead and offer direction. Linda adopts a fair and consistent approach and is committed to supporting organisations with the development and application of best practice HR processes.
Linda’s approachable manner allows her to establish client relationships quickly and effectively, tailoring practical solutions to fit the individual needs of each client.
DENISE HENDRY - CONSULTANT
Prior to this Denise worked at Director and senior manager level for two large U.S. multinational’s. Denise has gained international HR experience in Ireland and Holland working with large multi-national workforces. With several years in local government Denise has substantial public sector and trade union experience.
Denise has developed the skills and abilities to grasp issues quickly, gain respect, and support businesses to progress matters to a satisfactory outcome. With a deep understanding and knowledge of a number of industry sectors Denise provides innovative, tailored advice and solutions. By encouraging a collaborative approach, Denise strives to balance the achievement of business goals while keeping employees on side.
Denise is a graduate member of the CIPD, has an MSc in Industrial Relations and a LLB (Hons) Degree. She is an accredited Mediator with the highly acclaimed TCM Group, proficient in drafting and negotiating Settlement Agreements, and highly skilled and experienced in the ACAS early conciliation process.
GAYLE TEMPLETON - CONSULTANT
Consultant for Organisation Design and Leadership
Gayle has worked with a variety of international organisations over the past 17 years, including those in the Manufacturing, Financial Services and Media sectors. Operating at a HR Leadership level, she has developed extensive experience in all aspects of HR but particularly Organisation Design and implementation, integrating and restructuring multi site senior teams and working alongside business leaders to design and deliver commercially tailored solutions. Delivering core HR interventions, in areas such as Performance Management and Employee Relations are also areas where she has a depth of practical knowledge. Gayle is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Gayle’s career began as a graduate with BAE Systems, where she had a variety of HR and Marketing roles, laterally leading an HR Shared Service team. She then moved to RBS where she worked in a number of different divisions of the business, primarily in HR Business Partner roles with her final position being HR Leader for an international business employing over 2000 people. At CNBC, a division of the NBC Universal organisation, Gayle was HR Director for EMEA, responsible for all HR activity across the region and laterally for restructuring the Non-US business into one international management structure.
Most recently, Gayle worked with Standard Life on an interim basis, supporting their Strategic Corporate Centre.
Gayle is an outgoing, pragmatic and organised HR professional, who has worked successfully in many different environments, cultures and sectors. She is a strong communicator and relationship builder, able to work well with clients to deliver solutions which address situations and any underlying causes.
VAL STONES - FINANCE MANAGER
After studing a Science degree with Management Studies, Val has gained extensive experience heading up the finance departments across a number of smaller businesses. Val provides outsourced Financial and Bookkeeping support for Magenta HR as well as a number of other organisations, including Magenta HR clients. Val's experience of business, proactivity and attention to detail provides reassurance to the management team and she plays an integral function within the business.
KAY HOWARD - CONSULTANT
Kay has worked as an HR professional for over 20 yes and is experienced in both strategic and operational HR management. Kay has a very personable approach, developing relationships quickly, and is extremely knowledgeable, demonstrating a consistent record of implementing best practice principles leading to performance enhancement, customer satisfaction, business continuity and maximised profit.
Kay has worked as an independent HR Consultant since 2009, prior to that she was the divisional HR Manager for Lorne Stewart Plc., a construction company, where she identified, developed and implemented corporate and Divisional HR strategies. Kay also worked as an HR Consultant and Manager for Ceridian for a number of years, gaining expensive experience of employment compliance and TUPE Transfer during her time there. Kay works with the Magenta team to provide HR support to clients across the UK.
Abertay Students’ Association have used Magenta HR for 3 years now and have found the team welcoming, professional and always capable of any challenge we have presented them with. We have accessed the team for various aspects of our organisational needs including HR training, helping us to set up our online HR systems and in guiding us through challenging HR issues.
They have adapted well to a different way of thinking for students’ associations and the complexities of some of our contracts of employment we have. I would highly recommend Ashlie and her team.
Elley Petrie, CEO, Abertay Students Association