About Stonac Ltd

Stonac supports organisations develop and deliver business change programmes. In doing so, we ensure business outcomes are at the heart of the set up and planning process. We have managed many such programmes, so fully understand the likely pitfalls and how to avoid them. This includes working the full programme / project life cycle as well as PMO set up and management.

Such change carries risk and absorbs money and focus from the ‘day job’. It is, therefore, imperative that change is led properly, from start to finish. We can provide that leadership.

Stuart Copeland

Stuart Copeland

A proven deliverer of Business Change across many diverse sectors, with specialist capability in Automotive, including OEM, Retailer and Support organisations. Recent successes involve programmes in the ‘Future Auto’ world, including Agency and B2C Digital Services.

At the heart of a dynamic and bespoke approach, Stuart demonstrates a powerful knowledge of business operations and the ability to turn strategic desires into deliverable projects. This includes a deep understanding of potential pitfalls, their costs and how to avoid them.

Highly adept when working with customer teams, their suppliers, and consultants, Stuart has a gift for delivering on time and within budget even when team members are doing the ‘project as homework’.

Practical expertise is underpinned by a sound theoretical background: Prince2 accredited, member of the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute for IT, Institute of Interim Management and BCS.

Author of the ground breaking research based “The People Project Triangle: Balancing Delivery, Business-as-Usual, and People’s Welfare”.

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Fiona Copeland

Fiona Copeland

Fiona is a patient advocate for Rare Diseases who was awarded a British Empire Medal for chairing the PCD Support Group and raising awareness of PCD in the 2021 New Year’s Honours.

She promotes, chairs, and directs a large variety of national committees, groups and advisory boards working to promote knowledge and development of genetic disorders, blindness, cancer support, and health research. She has co-written numerous academic papers on PCD. She has an excellent track record working with the NHS helping to set up new services.

She is also a highly effective PMO Manager, Working with organisations in support of their change programmes in areas such as:

  • Project management and reporting for: Stonac Ltd, Atonic4, Picsolve, David Lloyd, Whitbread, Costa, VWG, HSBC
  • Software development, UAT, and implementation for: Programmexpress
  • Process review, design, and improvement: Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC

Fiona is a director of Stonac Ltd and Co-Founder of Atonic4.

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Our Associates

Simon Knocker, thebigteam

Simon KnockerSimon is an experienced Programme / Project Manager Manager, Change Manager and Facilitator with a strong track record for on time and on budget deliveries that involve cultural transformation, business process, people and technology changes. Strong industry experience in the following industries: automotive, retail, service, logistics, financial, and system solution providers (particularly CRM).

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Darren Marshall, CMI Synergy

Darren MarshallPragmatic and delivery focused, Darren set up CMI Synergy in 2002 following a successful career in the petrochemical industry and several years in management consulting.

Over his career he has gained a wide range of project management and business consulting experience across diverse industry sectors. His extensive track record encompasses delivery from complex construction projects to business change and transformation across public and private sector clients.  LinkedIn Profile 

Kerry Thomson, Akeno

Kerry ThompsonKerry is a pioneer who welcomes a challenge. From high profile projects that require the structure and rigour of her programme and project management capabilities, to exciting innovation and transformation assignments that require stakeholders to become energised and engaged, Kerry is there to inspire, lead and deliver.

Adept at understanding and translating complex and technical matters, as well as presenting to Senior Leaders and Directors, it’s the flexibility of Kerry’s skills that are so welcomed by Clients.  LinkedIn Profile

Steve Bellew, Emva

Steve BellewSteve is an e-commerce and business transformation specialist with twenty years of experience in the retail and automotive sectors.

Having helped Argos set up their e-commerce team and the UK’s first Click and Collect Service. He then went on to work for Tesco Direct and Carphone Warehouse.  He has rounded off his retail experience working for Volkswagen Group UK.

He set up Emva in 2020 to help organisations implement change.          LinkedIn Profile 

Our Partners

thebigteam Ltd

We work with thebigteam Ltd on an associate basis.


We work with ProgrammExpress helping clients with their programme and project reporting.

Parceman Hill

We work with Parceman Hill as a trusted associate.

Parceman Hill



We work with Elevenci offering automotive consultancy services.