About us

Developing teams, leaders and organisations

Red Rock International was formed in 2005 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 incredible people. RRI was created to help people live their best life at work. By influencing attitudes, developing skills and building relationships we have helped tens of thousands of people to live better lives at work and beyond.

We work from our offices in the UK, Qatar and Egypt to deliver programmes across the world. 

We have been working in Qatar since 2012 and have had a permanent presence since 2014. Our team is growing from strength to strength and we are enjoying working with a diverse range of organisations across all sectors.

Our vision and mission

To be a world leader in people and organisational development. To create inspirational and transformative leadership, team and personal development opportunities globally.

We value...

Adventure

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

Creativity

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.

Relationships

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

Transformation

We exist to bring about positive change, for our customers and partners, the communities we live in and in the environment that surrounds us.

Authenticity

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

A partnership based approach

We work with our customers to create development pathways that journey through experiential exercises, contemporary teaching, reflection on existing experience and coaching.

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

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.

Samuel Pate

Development Manager

Sam’s background in engineering and experience working for Rolls Royce, combined with his passion for adventure and challenge, has equipped him with the skills and experience to design exciting, valuable and relevant courses for our customers.
Sam is a new dad and working hard to keep up the surfing, climbing and mountain biking. Most at home in the outdoors, Sam knows first-hand the necessity of good leadership and teamwork in achieving objectives.

Rachel Knight

Project manager

Originally, a primary school teacher Rachel joined Red Rock as a team build facilitator. Having lived in Bahrain, Oman and now Doha, Rachel firmly sees the Middle East as home. Working with Red Rock allows her to fulfil her love of new challenges and meeting people from all over the world. When not working, Rachel enjoys the outdoors, especially running. Her love of cooking is also much appreciated by her family. If there is any time left, Rachel also loves to read!

Sarisha Govender

Accountant

Sarisha joined our firm in March 2018 and holds the position as an Accountant. She has many years of experience in the accounting, financial reporting, auditing and tax fields. Her most outstanding job qualities are her diligence about resolving technical problems, communicating with people, and being totally trustworthy. Professionally, she enjoys the challenge of identifying and solving problems, listening to the needs of business people, and managing the accounts in the company.
When Sarisha is not rolling out the numbers she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym and traveling. She also loves making Indian food.

Charlie Wilson

People development specialist

Charlie brings 20 years of experience in the academic, commercial, voluntary and education sectors to his role of course designer and trainer with Red Rock International.He spent four years at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, and then as a post-graduate at Durham University, working with a team of research geologists from the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil. This has given him a strong grounding with multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams.

Miriam Ashley

Operations manager

Miriam has a strong background in education starting out as a teacher, before moving on to run yearlong 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 of 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.

Christine Yassa

Administration Manager

Christine joined the RRI Qatar Team in 2018. She brings more than 6 years of administrative experience in office management. She manages our regulatory and legal compliance through our registered sponsor QFC. Christine also assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures and she manages programmes and practices within the company. Christine is originally from Egypt and moved to Qatar in 2014. She is an organized and well-planned person who likes to keep herself busy all the time. She loves spending time with her husband and child and in her spare time, she enjoys singing and listening to music.

Seif Rebah

Trainer

Seif’s background as a military engineer for the Tunisian Special Forces and subsequent work as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in Doha has equipped him for an active role in Red Rock. His enthusiastic and highly motivating style is greatly appreciated by Red Rock’s clients. Seif is especially passionate about involving people in the practical aspects of courses and highly committed to helping people get the best results. When not motivating others, Seif loves to be involved in sport and adventure.