Dr. Diane Van Ruitenbeek
Prospect Associate

Diane is a highly qualified and experienced organisational psychologist, OD consultant and coach.

Her specialities include:

  • Strategic business planning

  • Transformational organisational change

  • Whole system thinking and working

  • Patient and community involvement and engagement

  • Executive and team coaching

Di has significant Board level NHS experience gained in her role as Chair of East Lancashire CCG.

As an organisational psychologist and OD consultant, she has worked at a strategic level with a wide range of Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Government Departments, Voluntary Sector Organisations and Social Enterprises.

As an executive and team coach she has worked with:

  • Chief Executives

  • Board Members

  • NHS Commissioners

  • NHS and Local Authority Directors

  • Project and Programme Managers

  • Hospital Consultants

  • Senior Nurses

  • Multi-Agency Teams

  • GPs


Other experience includes in working with front line staff, patients and residents in some of the most deprived areas in the North West, helping them to transform both the quality of local services and the lives of local people, through creative and innovative engagement approaches such as appreciative enquiry, participatory appraisal and co-production.


Diane is a visiting Lecturer at Manchester Business School, teaching on MBA and post-graduate programmes.


  • PhD

  • Dip CP

  • MSc

  • BA (Hons)

  • Organisational Psychologist(Hons) Philosophyy

  • MPhil Philosoph


Dr. Diane Van Ruitenbeek