Our People

Leadership Team

Stephen Daly BEng (Hons) MSc MAPM – Managing Director 

Project & Programme Management - PPM

Stephen is a highly capable PPM consultant with a significant amount of experience in the management, planning and control of Projects and Programmes up to national infrastructure size. A qualified Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineer with a huge spectrum of industry and sector experience from the nuclear decommissioning, nuclear new build, defence, petro-chemical, manufacturing and energy markets. A specialist in the establishment of project management and controls, planning and control of major projects and programmes, programme delivery, earned value management systems and project controls platforms and tools.

Stephen is experienced in assisting businesses and organisations undertaking business improvement initiatives, PMO development, event recovery actions and major project establishment. An excellent communicator Stephen quickly establishes relationships with Project team members, senior management figures and key stakeholders including regulatory bodies.   


Michael Preston MSc – Director of Training & Compliance

Training, Leadership & PPM

Mike is a highly experienced Training specialist with over 20 years of experience in Military, Security, Nuclear and Engineering sectors. An experienced Project Manager working in and around the major project environment with several UK based clients and tier one contractors since 2014.


A Leadership expert, through 16 years of exemplary military service and several years researching leadership and psychology up to MSc level, with Portsmouth University. Mike also specialises in developing leadership capability at all levels within organisations and possesses a unique ability to explain complex concepts clearly and understandably.

Qualified in coaching/mentoring and a senior trainer Mike can help develop the skills and competence of trainers to enhance the overall learner experience. Vastly experienced working with apprentices, training providers and universities for the entire spectrum of career development, including funding streams such as apprenticeship levy, industrial training levy and LEP funding.



If you are interested in the services we offer please feel free to contact us directly to arrange an initial consultation with one of our Leadership Team. Being a small and personal consultancy business, we're sure we can impress with our understanding of your Business ambitions and requirements, our attention to detail and our absolute dedication to satisfying our Clients.

The Herne Group (UK) Ltd

© Copyright.

All Rights Reserved.


Suite 2.12,

Unity House,

Westwood Park,