About Latent Capability

Latent Capability is a Leadership and Organisation Development company based in the English Lake District that provides top-quality expertise and support to help individuals and organisations be more effective, change and grow.

 Our Values

Our values are integral to the way we operate.  They are literally, ‘The way we do things around here’ and inform our decision making and action.  They are:


There’s more than enough to go around. Sharing knowledge and know-how is good and how we will help make the world a better place to live and work.


We believe and do what we say.  We will be honest in our interactions, even when that is difficult or uncomfortable.  We believe learning needs to be useful, practical, and applicable.  If it doesn’t add value, we won’t add it


People and relationship are at the heart of everything we do.  We believe that everyone is of worth and can contribute, whatever their background, role, or creed


We believe in sustainable patterns of work and play that allows you to be more effective in and out of the workplace. Work is part of your life and life is part of your work. Making them work together and work for each other is central to our mindset

 Meet the team

With extensive experience working in start-ups through to blue-chip global organisations, we only use top-class consultants who have real-world business experience and a track record of equipping people with the skills, mindset and capabilities needed to thrive in the increasingly complex and dynamic ‘Information age’ of business.  These include:

Roger Porthouse – Managing Director

Roger is a skilled facilitator, coach, and business change specialist and has worked with executive and senior teams in Europe and the US and across several industry sectors including local government, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, construction, defence, power generation and the charitable sector.

Prior to a career in consulting, Roger was a director of a blue-chip global pharmaceutical company, leading an international and multi-cultural team in change and delivery in a highly regulated and compliant environment.

He understands what it takes to be able to step back from the immense pressures of the day job and put good theory into practice. He delights in new learning and discovery and has a vision of a world where people are equipped to perform at their best and be at their happiest.

As well as his consulting experience, Roger holds a Post-Graduate in Business & Executive Coaching (University of Central Lancashire) and is a full member of the Association for Coaching.  He is also certified in ‘Everything DiSC’® Practitioner, a GPI® Practitioner and an RQi™ Resilience Master Practitioner.

Dino Laudato – Head Coaching Consultant

Dino is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is also a business coach, facilitator and accomplished business leader, supporting emerging leaders to find their voice and organisations to successfully negotiate change.

He has spent many years in multi-national organisations at senior levels working to drive efficiencies through standardisation and enable high productivity as a means of achieving competitive business advantage.

His work in organisational change focuses on how new ways of working can leverage IT as the catalyst for culture change.

Drawing on his experiences of living and working around the world, Dino believes success is achieved in the synergy of engaging the talents of people, process and technology.

As well as his consulting and leadership experiences, Dino has an MSc in Information Science and an International Coach Federation diploma in coaching. He is also certified in ‘Everything DiSC’® Practitioner, a GPI® Practitioner and a RQi™ Resilience Practitioner.

Andy Harmer – Senior Consultant

Andy is an experienced consultant with over 20 years-experience and a demonstrated capability to enable organisation, team and individual performance. He is skilled in delivering large-scale, whole organisation transformation and culture change initiatives and is able to flex in the moment to meet emerging needs.

John Hardwick – Change & Performance Consultant

John is a chartered Chemical Engineer, has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and is currently a visiting lecturer on change management at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).

He has over 35 years’ experience in production, manufacturing and line management, including periods as Site Director, Supply Chain Director and Director of Learning and Development for GlaxoSmithKline.

He is also a Lean/Sigma master Blackbelt and has conducted lean diagnostic activities in Europe, Japan, South America, India, North America and the UK. He is a certified MBTi (Myers Briggs) facilitator (Step I and Step II).

John has a passion for helping “UK Plc.” and has a reputation for enabling ‘bottom-up’ change, engaging and empowering teams to deliver extraordinary results.