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Irene Afful (MSc)
Master of Science (MSc), Police Leadership

All About Me

As the first ever black female Detective Inspector in the history of Merseyside Police, Irene is a force for change. Setting herself as a pioneer & role model Irene has coached & mentored minority group employees throughout her 30 year career in the public sector, focusing on resilience & mindset whilst developing tools to enable success.


Designing, developing & delivering leadership programmes instrumental in increasing the recruitment & retention of BME, females & other minority groups to the force. She worked as a consultant for the College of Policing, supporting 21 forces nationally with the recruitment, retention & progression of minority groups.

Utilising her wealth of experience, Irene is now the proud Founder & Owner of Ametrine Coaching & Consultancy supporting clients across all industry sectors within the public, private & third sectors.

Irene’s specialist areas –

  • Creating positive action initiatives to attract & retain under-represented groups in leadership

  • Organisational culture change

  • Professional mediation services

  • Workshop design & delivery services

  • Business & Personal Coaching


01299 896371



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