Ann Pemberton, Managing Director


Leadership and Team Development, Behavioural Assessment, Performance Management, Coaching and Mentoring.

Ann’s wealth of experience in the learning consultancy, training design and delivery arena stems from a training background gained in both the financial services and construction industries. Her ethos is all about building excellent and long term relationships with her clients, really understanding their business needs and helping her learning audience to be enthusiastic and committed to developing their skills and abilities.

As well as being an Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), she is accredited to use a range of psychometric instruments including MBTI (Steps I and 2), SDI, Thomas International PPA (formerly known as DISC), OPQ and is a Member of the British Psychological Society. This gives her unparalleled access to a wide range of assessment and development tools and instruments.


Since creating Open Road Learning in 2004, Ann has worked predominantly in the construction, and oil and gas sectors, building up a wealth of knowledge within these particular industries. This has since progressed into the engineering, manufacturing and logistics sectors, together with pockets of voluntary work within the charitable sector.


Ann adopts an upbeat, enthusiastic and facilitative approach to her training. She’s not afraid to question and challenge as she believes this can help people explore options and help them make informed choices about the behaviours and styles they choose to adopt. She is very supportive and always promotes a ‘risk-free’ training environment in which participants can trial and practice new ideas, as well as enjoy the learning experience.

Interesting facts about Ann

Ann is a great animal lover. She supports many animal charities and is very passionate about equine and canine welfare. She is the proud owner of a retired greyhound named Megan. She also enjoys the occasional glass of wine and has an eclectic taste in music, especially Gary Barlow!  Just in case you were wondering where the company name came from, Gary’s first album is called ‘Openroad’.

Looking forward to this event, we promise to make it engaging and though provoking.