Diane Walton
Managing Partner

Diane has a background of management expertise in the food industry and is the Managing Partner of Fairstead Development.  Diane holds a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) and together with coaching qualifications brings these skills together in a rare combination of commercial business acumen and leadership development.

Diane works with key leaders to identify the real issues and works with high potential and talented executives to develop their leadership skills to perform at their current and next level positions.  A skilled learning facilitator and trainer, Diane has a combination of business focus and empathetic coaching skills to both challenge and support learning in a business environment.

Key Expertise

  • Director and executive coach
  • Leadership and management development
  • Strategic and management reviews
  • Facilitating learning at all levels in an organisation
  • Client relationships
  • Business management

Main qualifications

  • MBA
  • Coaching ICF cert
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Diploma in Management
  • Transactional Analysis


Diane enjoys the outdoors, growing dahlias, sailing and maintaining her old Moody boat Maihu. Winter weekends are spent watching and supporting her son play rugby and summer sailing as much as possible. The socialising aspects of rugby and sailing are also a major interest of Diane’s.