About us

Developing teams, leaders and organisations

The Red Rock International team have been involved in people development since 1993. We began working in Qatar in 2012 and have had a permanent and growing presence since 2014. Our team goes from strength to strength and we are enjoying working with a diverse range of organisations across all sectors of the Qatari economy. 

Red Rock International was founded by Nick and Robert and soon after joined by Nader. Together, they have gone on to be leaders of an organisation with more than 30 employees. By influencing attitudes, developing skills and building relationships we have helped tens of thousands of people to live better lives at work and beyond.

Along side our team in Qatar our offices in the UK, Egypt, Morocco and Korea enable us to deliver culturally relevant training to a global audience. 


Vision, purpose & values

Our vision...

...is to be a world leader in transformative leadership, team and personal development.

Our purpose is...

to help people in organisations to establish sustainable positive changes.

to create an inspiring workplace where staff are fulfilled, developed and valued.

to develop a thriving and sustainable business.

to have a positive social and environmental impact.

We value...


We believe that overcoming challenges – physical, mental and emotional – creates powerful opportunities for growth.


Our training draws on our own experience and business practices; we live what we teach.


We exist for people, creating an open and safe environment in which to live and work. We develop long-term relationships with our customers and partners.


We strive for originality and refuse to be tied to convention. We value simplicity, elegance and beauty, whether in our natural environment, the way that we work or the courses that we design.

Meet our team

Nick Ashley

Co-founder & MD RRI Qatar

After working as an engineer for a few years controlling large items of chemical plant with computers Nick became increasingly fascinated by how teams work together. This coupled with a passion to start up a business and create some jobs, resulted in the beginning of the Red Rock International community. Nick’s experience of intense adventure leadership programmes, corporate adventure races delivered in the wilds of Kazakhstan’s Steppe and glamourous hotel based senior management training courses has placed him well to lead our business in Qatar. Married, 4 large children and still likes to think he can run well.

Robert Landon

Co-founder & People Development Specialist

Do you have a business plan, or staffing challenge? Robert is always keen to get involved with discussions to develop people and businesses. Since co-founding RRI in 2005, he has played many roles and currently leads the UK team and develops programmes for our customers.As a break from the laptop and video calls, he loves seeking out the steep parts of Scotland – on mountain bike or foot. Robert and his wife Beth have four children. 

Miriam Ashley

Operations Manager

Miriam has a strong background in education, starting out as a teacher before moving on to run year-long development programmes for students wanting challenging overseas placements before University. Her time as HR director for an international NGO gave her good grounding in all aspects of L&D. Miriam is one of Red Rock’s most gifted facilitator/coaches with a real skill for drawing out learning from the exercises and helping individuals to apply it to their context. A perfect day for Miriam involves a windy walk on a beach followed by a meal shared with her four (almost!) grown up children.

Amal Perera

Team Build Project Manager

Amal brings his background in event management and strong technical skills to the team. He leads our team build delivery operation utilising his great people skills and ability to get things done.  As well as managing our technology platforms Amal designs custom apps for use on our team builds and leadership development courses. In his spare time Amal focuses on taking part in global gaming competitions, consuming Japanese food and sharing the entertaining of his two toy dogs with his wife.

Wendy Morris

Finance & Administration Manager

Wendy joined Red Rock International Qatar in February 2020. She is an Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in financial and management reporting and asset management. Wendy loves everything about business. Networking, systems, organised processes and procedures are her thing. If there is a better way to do things Wendy will find it. She manages our regulatory and legal compliance through our registered sponsor QFC.  Helping people reach their potential is important to her. She loves connecting people with people. After living in South Africa, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and now Qatar it is not surprising that travelling is top of her personal to do list. Spending time with her family, fitness and photography is what she loves to do when she is not working

Euan Taylor

Business Development & Marketing

Euan joined Red Rock International in March 2021, leading our sales and growth strategy.  Based between the UK and Qatar, Euan worked for over 15 years in corporate Learning and Development teams, bringing a wealth of experience, and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs.  Euan is passionate about customer experience, and is always available to support through the stages of scoping, design, delivery and evaluation. Having lived and worked around the world, he understands the challenges and opportunities when delivering impactful learning solutions in a global context.

In his spare time, Euan loves to travel with his young family and experience different cultures and cuisines.

Anji Effat

Administration Manager

Anji joined RedRock International in 2021 after graduating from Georgetown University majoring in International Economics and with a minor in Philosophy.  At RedRock International, Anji supports our Team Builds and L&D courses.

In her spare time, Anji enjoys being creative, active and prioritizes physical well-being. You can find her either at the gym, doing yoga or painting some abstract pieces.

Matthew Ashley

Marketing Assitant

Matthew brings a unique blend of creative problem-solving skills to the RRI Qatar team. With 9 years of experience as a freelancer for RRI, and a background in acoustic and audio engineering, Matthew joined the team as a permanent member in 2023 as a Marketing Assistant.

Matthew also runs his own music production business, where he hones his skills in creativity and innovation. You can regularly find Matthew swimming laps at the local pool or exploring the Welsh coastline.


Chams Othmane


Chams is a systemic leadership and team coach, facilitator and assessor.  He has 15 years cross-cultural leadership experience within international organisations and regularly delivers training to senior teams in Arabic and English.

Chams is an ICF Coach, Mentor and Supervisor.

Misbah Mansha


Misbah began her career as clinical psychologist in Pakistan. She then moved to the UK, and did a PGDIP in cognitive behavior therapy to learn more about connections between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Misbah is always amazed to see that how changing our perspective can transform our lives into being more creative and fulfilling. She believes in supporting individuals to maximize their potential through finding motivation, meaning, and rethinking their assumptions, so people can courageously work though complex and stressful situations. Working in a variety of settings from private sector to NHS, she has always enjoyed helping people to identify and work through issues to create a positive change in their lives, so they are able to live happier and healthier.

Apart from work, she enjoys spending time with her family, her three cute children are the soul of her life. She loves nature, and has multiple hobbies like painting and baking

Dounia Marei

Senior Trainer

Dounia carries over 20 years of experience in; establishing start-ups, managing business support services, human capital development, corporate and life coaching as well as business consultation across several industries and functions. 

Dounia leads many of our Arabic language leadership programmes.  Her style is highly relational and she brings the best out of participants

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