About us...

Two heads are better than one...

Shelley Thornton and Jeremy Kite are the directors
of Heart 2 Head. We have enjoyed successful
high profile careers offering professional
services to the public, not-for-profit, and
private sectors. 

We both have our own distinctive styles and approaches. But we are always flexible to meet your needs and cultures.

Together we make an excellent team.


Shelley Thornton

Shelley is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant, a Joint Honours Graduate in Economics and Social Policy and a Fellow of the Institute of Consultants.  She has over 25 years of management consultancy, interim management, auditing, policy-making and both executive and non-executive experience gained in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. She also has international experience. She has started-up successful businesses as well as helped established organisations to improve or change.

Her personal qualities include honesty, openness, integrity, objectivity and fairness. She is decisive and tenacious. A conceptual and strategic thinker, Shelley is adept at solving complex problems in a timely, realistic, practical and creative way. Constructive challenge is one of her key skills. She fits in well in most environments – quickly gaining the trust and respect of people from diverse backgrounds. She is articulate, flexible and displays good insight. She is also an artist.

Executive Roles:

  • Heart 2 Head Ltd - Director (current)
  • Zurich Financial Services - Senior Partner
  • Audit Commission - Associate Director
  • CIPFA - Assistant Director

Non-Executive Roles and Other Interests:

  • Doncaster Children's Services Trust Ltd - Non-Executive Director, Chair of Finance & Infrastructure Committee, Chair of Audit Committee (current)
  • Cornwall Housing Ltd - Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Performance & Delivery Committe (current)
  • Scope - Independent Non-Executive, Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Remuneration & Nomination Committee
  • Local Authority - Independent Member of Standards Committee
  • Policy-making/advisory boards - Various policy-making and advisory boards on aspects of governance both in the UK and interantionally. Authored publications on good governance
  • Start-ups - Involved in start-ups in an advisory or executive capacity


We have been very successful in fitting in well with the style and culture of a wide range of organisations - and winning the hearts and minds of a diverse group of people. We are confident we can work well with your organisation.

“Shelley and Jeremy are amongst the best
I have worked with”

Visit our 'Clients' Views' page here for feedback from other clients we have worked with...

Jeremy Kite

Jeremy is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant, a Geography Graduate and a Fellow of the Institute of Consultants. He has 30 years of experience in managing and in providing strategic consultancy support and advisory services and solutions to public service and private sector organisations. He has been responsible for a number of successful start-ups and is also an experienced school governor. 

Jeremy has a calm and professional manner which promotes confidence and assurance in those that he deals with. He handles complexity well and has excellent business analysis skills. He uses these analytical skills to help organisations develop effective strategies and solutions. He builds and maintains business-like relationships within and outwith organisations. He fits in well with the culture of clients whilst maintaining an objective mind.


Executive Roles:

  • Heart 2 Head Ltd - Director (current)
  • Zurich Financial Services - Senior Partner
  • Eversheds - Head of Local Government Services
  • CIPFA - General Manager Advisory Services
  • Transport for London - Financial & Business Analyst
  • London Borough of Bromley - Commercial Accountant
  • London Borough of Lewisham - Principal Accountant
  • London Borough of Camden - Works Accountant
  • Grant Thornton - Auditor & Insolvency Administrator

Voluntary Roles:

  • Warlingham School - Academy Governor, Chair of Finance & Facilities Committee (current)
  • St Peters School - School Governor, Chair of Finance & Facilities Committee

Corporate and Partnership Governance, Corporate and Partnership, Risk Management, Culture & Conduct, Constructive Challenge, Investigation. Heart 2 Head, Shelley Thornton, Jeremy Kite.

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