Our talent team focuses on growing and managing our group of independent consultants. Senior team:


Buzz joined Eden McCallum in 2014 and is responsible for building our talent pool of consultants and shaping great teams.

Before she joined Eden McCallum, Buzz spent 10 years at McKinsey, initially as a business analyst before returning after an MBA at Columbia Business School and time at NTL Interactive. Her work focused on strategy and performance transformation across a range of industries, predominantly healthcare, public sector and latterly in agriculture. Buzz has also worked for Technoserve in Kenya, Wildlife Conservation Society in New York and most recently as a strategy advisor to Farm Africa.

Outside of work, Buzz loves being outdoors (ideally when the sun is shining!) and is a keen horse-rider, hiker and skier.

Emma joined Eden McCallum in 2011 with a focus on building our talent pool of independent consultants. She is hugely energised by the conversations she has with consultants and hearing about their rich and diverse experiences and takes real pleasure when they are staffed on their first assignment with Eden McCallum. Prior to joining Eden McCallum, Emma worked at McKinsey & Company. She headed up the international recruiting team, based in London, who attracted and selected students studying at UK universities for all international offices.

Outside of work, you can find Emma training for and participating in 10k and half marathons. She is also a qualified run leader, BASC sports diver and an enthusiastic photographer. She also enjoys travelling.

Catherine joined Eden McCallum’s Talent Team in 2017 with a focus on shaping and building exceptional consultant teams. She additionally holds responsibility for operational improvement across the firm, as well as our relationships with external partners and providers.

Following a degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University, and two years with Teach First on their Leadership Development Programme, Catherine started her consulting career with Capgemini Consulting. As part of their Business Model Transformation practice, she focused on operating model, transformation and change management projects, and worked across a number of industries including retail, financial services and utilities.

Outside of work Catherine is a keen horse rider and runner, and loves spending time in the countryside. An enthusiastic “Foodie”, she enjoys great food and wine and loves to travel to explore these.

James joined Eden McCallum’s Talent Team in 2015 with a focus on building great project teams.

Prior to this, James’ career began at JRBH Strategy & Management (since renamed ‘Board Intelligence’), a boutique strategy consultancy. There he worked as a consultant in industries including Media, Entertainment, and Pharma, later becoming the firm’s Operations Director. He went on to gain an MBA from London Business School.

James has an undergraduate degree in Biology from University College London.

Outside of work, James loves running alongside the Thames and cycling through the French countryside (refuelling on wine and cheese).

Sara joined Eden McCallum initially in the client team before moving across to the Talent Team in 2015. Her current focus is on shaping and building great project teams.

She began her career in publishing, working with multiple magazine publications in the music industry following a degree in English Literature.

Outside of work, Sara loves trying to keep up with her energetic toddler and, if she has time, baking a cake or two to feed her secret (but unlikely) ambition to enter the Bake Off!

Franka joined Eden McCallum’s Talent Team in 2019 as Head of the Benelux, overseeing all of our consultant activities in the Benelux.

Before she joined Eden McCallum, Franka spent almost 6 years at Simon-Kucher & Partners, a strategy consultancy focused on marketing, sales & pricing. There she was a Director and managed a range of projects across sectors such as Consumer Goods, Professional Services, Software, Healthcare and Construction.  She was also responsible for recruitment and people development for her local office in Amsterdam.

Franka has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Groningen.

Outside of work, Franka plays korfball (a typical Dutch sport) and loves skiing and exploring new cities and countries.

Helen joined Eden McCallum in 2011 and now oversees all of our consultant-focused activities.

Prior to joining Eden McCallum, Helen was part of Accenture’s strategy group and spent nine years working with Oil, Gas and Utility companies, particularly relating to Business Unit strategy and M&A for clients worldwide.

After Helen’s English Literature degree at Nottingham University, she joined the Civil Service focusing on issues related to the environment and transport.

Helen has recently ditched the gym in favour of outdoor workouts in the park and can often be spotted hanging off the monkey bars in all weathers.

Ritika joined the Talent Team in 2020 to help Eden McCallum deliver great client service by building exceptional teams.

Prior to this, she has 4 years of management consulting experience with the India offices of EY and PwC.  At PwC, she was part of the Consulting Corporate Division headed by the COO focusing on practice management and partner support.  She then moved to EY following her MBA, where she was a Senior Consultant working with the Strategy and Transaction Advisory service lines.  Whilst there, she worked on a range of projects for global companies including IT services, Telecom and B2B services covering post-merger integration, go-to-market, strategy and transformation.

She immensely enjoys boxing and kickboxing in her free time and after following tennis for many years on television, she has now accepted the challenge to play it as well.