Authenticity is the Institute’s central value and underpins our other four of collaboration, achievement, ownership and vision. Charles Hampden-Turner is our Authenticity Ambassador and comments as follows:

 “The important thing about authentic leadership is that we are fleetingly looking in the right place for leadership ability. Authenticity points to inner-conviction being consistent with what is communicated and the impression made on others, who are then likely to reciprocate. Rather than being yet another trait or form of competence it focuses on what lies between people”


Kate Cooper

Head of Research, Policy and Standards

Kate shapes an innovative research programme at The Institute of Leadership & Management designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens. Her role is informed by her career as a senior academic in a university business school, focusing on strategy, leadership and professional development. 

Kate is also a conference keynote speaker, internationally, and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio, is a Forbes contributor and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.

Caitriona Deakin


A results-driven and customer focused specialist with expertise in shaping strategic direction and driving innovation to deliver increased sales. With a proven track record of delivering high quality work and extensive experience in delivering demanding business development targets in highly competitive sectors including Insurance,Gas Safety, Media, Healthcare, MOD and IT.

Elaine King

Director at Wildlife and Countryside Link

An experienced CEO with 20 years of management in the third sector.

A specialist in, but not limited to, environment, nature conservation and animal welfare. Skilled in strategic and partnership management. Experienced in advocacy and policy development at the highest levels, with an ability to apply scientific expertise to complex policy problems. A dependable communicator, expert in dealing with online, broadcast and print media. Proven ability in marketing and fundraising.

Christina Di Nolfo

Head of Advisory Partnerships, EMEA at Thomson Reuters

Building the Strategic Advisory Partnerships for Thomson Reuters in EMEA. Working with the Advisory Partners to develop joint value propositions, build an enablement structure and go to market model. Accompanying the Partners, for whom I am responsible in joint client presentations etc. Working across Thomson Reuters Risk and Finance portfolio in all things content and data with a focus on Regulation, Compliance and Risk.

Georgie Frost

Share Radio’s, Financial Broadcaster of the Year

Headline Money's Financial Broadcast Journalist of the year, Georgie is a multi-award-winning journalist and radio presenter of over ten years. In 2016 Georgie was shortlisted in the Audio Production Awards Best New Voice in radio category and named Personal Finance Journalist of the Year runner up at the Santander Media Awards.

She has been the host of Share Radio Morning since our launch in 2014, after moving from the BBC as a sports broadcaster and presenter. She began her career as an intern at CNN before moving to the North East with Global Radio during the collapse of Northern Rock.

Georgie aims to confront financial exclusion by demystifying money matters to give everyone the confidence and the tools to make better financial decisions for themselves. Share Radio Morning reflects her broad range of interests including personal finance, consumer affairs, property, careers, health, ethical and behavioural consumerism and campaigning issues. She also co-presents a podcast with the team from This is Money, the financial website of the year.

Georgie is passionate about learning and has an MA in Political Communications, Politics and Media Law at Goldsmiths, a PGDip in Broadcasting, as well as a history degree from Bristol University. Her own money weakness is buying books.

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