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Prof John Adair

John is a leading author and lecturer. In 1979 he became the world’s first Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey. His 50 books have been translated into 25 languages. Today he is best known as the pioneer of Action Centred Leadership (ACL). China gave him the title of Honorary Professor of Leadership and he has recently held the United Nations Chair of Leadership. John became the first Director of Studies at St George’s House in Windsor Castle while on sabbatical leave from Sandhurst in 1968. He has been a pillar of Windsor Leadership since its inception and became an Honorary Fellow in February 2006.                   

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Alan Coppin OBE

Alan has extensive cross-sector leadership experience. He was a management consultant with KPMG before joining Wembley plc and then Historic Royal Palaces, both as CEO. He chaired The Prince’s Foundation and a number of plcs and served as a NED on the RAF Board and a FTSE 100 plc. Alan has been a speaker and chair on Windsor Leadership programmes and is co-author of Timeless Management, editor of Great Britons on Success and author of The Human Capital Imperative. He is currently an Honorary Member of the Public Chairs’ Forum, a Senior Independent Panel Member for DCMS Public Appointments and a Mentor for the Cabinet Office led diversity mentoring scheme.

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Prof Peter Hawkins

Peter is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School,  founder and Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and Renewal Associates. Over the past 40 years he has worked with leading companies co-designing and facilitating major change and organisational transformation and developing senior leadership teams. He has been a keynote speaker at international conferences on leadership and culture change, and teaches at several business schools. He is a Board member and Chairman of a number of small companies and charitable trusts. Peter is the author of several best-selling books and influential papers. 

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Prof Andrew Kakabadse

Andrew is an Academic Fellow and became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2014. He is Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School.  Following 30 years at Cranfield University School of Management, Andrew stepped down in 2012 as Professor of International Management Development and was awarded Emeritus Professor. Andrew has consulted in the UK, Europe, USA, Far East, Russia, Georgia, the Gulf States, India and Australia. He was Vice Chancellor of the International Academy of Management and Chairman of the Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society, 2001. He is working with several corporations on a major world study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice.

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Russell King

Russell King is Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman of Aggreko plc and Spectris plc. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Hummingbird Resources plc, Senior Independent Director of Interserve and Independent Non-Executive Director at advisory firm BDO. Prior to his portfolio career, Russell was Chief Strategy Officer and an Executive Committee member at Anglo American plc. He has broad international experience in HR, Strategy and Business Leadership.  Russell is co-author of Strategy, People, Implementation: Taking Strategy to Action Through Effective Change Leadership, published in 2015.

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Keith Leslie

Keith is Chairman of the Mental Health Foundation and mentors senior leaders in Government. He began his career with Royal Dutch Shell in general management roles around the world 1982-93. He then spent 13 years with McKinsey, becoming a partner in 1998. He joined Deloitte in 2006 as a partner, focussing on transformation opportunities in the public sector. He has chaired the boards of several charities. Keith acts as counsellor to senior leaders on issues covering organisation design, top team and board performance, leadership development and front line performance improvement.  He features regularly in major conferences and journals.

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Prof Amin Rajan

Amin is founder CEO of CREATE-Research, a UK based think tank that specialises in future trends in global fund management. Amin offers strategic advisory and coaching services to CEOs and CIOs in global fund houses on both sides of the Atlantic.  He is the author of 21 reports on fund business, appears on radio and TV and has contributed articles to the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Global Investor, Financial News and IPE.  He has presented at over 100 events in the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. Amin is a visiting professor at the Centre for Leadership Studies at Exeter University and until recently a fellow at Oxford University's Said Business School.

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Prof Gillian Stamp

Gillian is Director of the BIOSS Foundation, and for twenty five years has worked as a sounding-board for leaders as they look to the future. Building capacity with people and institutions, she has offered support, reflection and counsel to chairmen, chief executives and senior staff in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Belgium, Hungary, India, Singapore, Australia and South Africa.  This has been in both the private and public sectors, with military and religious organisations, social enterprise and not-for-profit groups. In each consultation she blends strategic assessment and human insight, helping clients make sense of uncertainties, clarify opportunities, and initiate positive change.