Strategic Consultants

Gordon Kerr
| Strategic Consultant Legal Services
gordon kerr

Gordon Kerr is an Edinburgh-based lawyer, specialising in the wide range of legal and tax issues which impact on relocation businesses. Formerly the MD of Team Relocations, Gordon uses his relocation industry background to provide legal guidance which recognises the practical realities and challenges facing relocation firms.

His experience includes working on European and global relocation projects for a variety of major multi-national companies. Gordon is legal adviser to EuRA and writes the Legal & Tax Report in The EuRApean.

Fiona Klomp
| Strategic Consultant Communications
Fiona Klomp EuRA

Much as Fiona enjoyed her studies, the moment her final collection came strutting down the runway, she knew fashion design wasn't for her.  Jobs in PR, communications, event management, corporate fundraising, even celebrity & artist management, would follow in London, South Africa and Antwerp. An exciting and winding road of self discovery that would lead to finding her calling as a copywriter and corporate communications specialist.   

Fiona has been writing for ABRA - the Association of Belgian Relocation Agents - since 2009 and joined the ABRA Board as Affiliate Member Representative and Chair of their Communications Committee in 2012.  Her broad experiences as both a communications professional and an expat give her a close affinity with our industry.

As our Strategic Consultant for Communications she will be offering EuRA wide-ranging support. From content planning and social media strategies through storyline development to project managing the development of our new website, Fiona is closely involved in how we communicate with our members and the outside world.   

Peggy Love
| Strategic Consultant Intellectual Content
Peggy Love

Peggy Love has been involved in the global relocation industry since 1994 when she founded Full Circle International Relocations.  In 2008 she sold Full Circle to Dwellworks, created an education division of the company, and served as Managing Director until 2015 when her tenure with Dwellworks was complete. 

Peggy is a frequent speaker at global industry conferences and has been an active member of EuRA since the association’s beginning in 1999.  She was awarded the Exceptional Services to Relocation Award from EuRA in 2014. Peggy will continue her affiliation with EuRA as Strategic Consultant for Content. In this capacity she will work with the conference presenters to organise, oversee and manage their session development.     

Dr. Carmelina Lawton Smith
| Strategic Consultant Education
Carmelina Lawton Smith

Carmelina is a coaching and development specialist who combines her private practice with the role of Strategic Consultant - Education for EuRA. She has been involved in international training and development initiatives for over 25 years, working with companies such as IHG and Nielsen. With EuRA she has been involved in the design of the highly successful MIM programme and supported the implementation of on-line training. She is also an approved mentor for those seeking to attain EuRA Fellowship.

Carmelina also supports the work of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University Business School where she delivers consultancy services and training master-classes. She specialises in management and leadership development together with one-to-one executive coaching.

Carmelina is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Association for Coaching. She writes regularly for publication and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching as well as Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Stress Prevention & Wellbeing. She has presented at a number of conferences and is a member of the Oxford Brookes University Supervision Conference Academic Board.

Martina Scharwey
| Strategic Consultant EuRA Global Quality Seal
Martina Scharwey

Martina Scharwey is the founder and owner of KMS Consult (www.kmsconsult.de), a Quality, Process and Risk Management as well as HR Consulting company.

From 1990-1994 she worked at Arthur Andersen & Co in Chicago and Frankfurt on the application for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and developed and implemented Quality Management systems based on ISO 9001 and Total Quality Management. Furthermore she delivered consulting services in professional HR management and worked as a trainer.

In 1995 Martina founded her own consulting company. In addition, she works as a Quality Senior Lead Auditor for one of the leading international Certification Bodies.

During more than 25 years experience in the fields of Quality, Process, Risk and HR management Martina completed many consulting and training projects very successfully:

  • Development and implementation of customised Quality Management systems and preparation and training clients' employees
  • Management workshops regarding ISO 9001, process management, risk management, change management and TQM
  • Training for clients with different topics, e.g. content and interpretation of the ISO 9000 family, planning and implementation of internal and external quality audits, quality techniques, risk management, project management, team development, internal communication, customer orientation and focus, complain management.
  • Planning and conducting internal and external audits in companies of different branches and sizes.

In 2008 Martina developed the ‘EuRA Global Quality Seal Standard’ for relocation organisations and is up-dating the standard based on new developments in quality management, rules and regulations and requirements by customers, clients and Global Management companies in relocation business annually. She develops and conducts international Global Quality Seal Training sessions. Her extensive quality and process management experience is mirrored in several pubclications in Germany.

Martina holds a Diplom-Kauffrau (graduated in business administration) from the University of Mannheim and an EOQ Quality Systems Manager and Quality Auditor.