Windsor Leadership draws on the expertise, experience, support and commitment of key people to enable it to achieve its mission.
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Meet the team
Lesley became Chief Executive Officer of Windsor Leadership in 2013. She has over 30 years’ experience in both the private and voluntary sectors. The combination of both her careers as an international banker, working in London, Johannesburg and New York, and as a leader in the voluntary sector, has given her an interesting perspective on the challenges and innovations in both sectors.
Prior to joining Windsor Leadership, Lesley was Director of the Man Charitable Trust for four years and over the last 13 years Lesley has been a Trustee of numerous charities. She has a strong interest in the arts and was a Trustee of Wigmore Hall and the Barbican. Currently she is Trustee of The Mayors Fund for London, Alcohol Research UK and The European Union Youth Orchestra.
As both her personal and professional life have demonstrated, she is passionate about effecting social change, making a real difference and creating a better society for future generations.
Jonathan joined Windsor Leadership as Head of Operations in 2011. He acted as Interim Chief Executive between January and June 2013 before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer, covering all elements of programme delivery, finance, and staff and relationship management.
Jonathan founded and managed his own event management business, Penguins Events, in 1985, organising conferences, team development, private, and bespoke events all over Europe. He then managed and developed the award winning venues of Altitude London at Millbank Tower in Westminster, before taking on his role with Windsor Leadership.
Jonathan is also Chair of the Governors for Upton House School in Windsor and is a fundraiser for the sports for the disabled charity, Sportsable.
Katherine joined Windsor Leadership in November 2016 as PA to the Executive Team.
Katherine has over 20 years’ office support work experience in various corporate organisations, including most recently a global cosmetics company, where she was the Executive Assistant to the VP of Strategy and the VP of Human Resources.
Ashley joined Windsor Leadership in 2015 as Head of Business Development and Marketing, having spent his career so far in business and higher education.
Prior to joining Windsor Leadership he worked for Henley Business School at the University of Reading on Executive Education open and custom programmes, then as Director of MBA and DBA Recruitment, combining the latter as a personal tutor which included delivery of personal development sessions across all modes of their Executive MBAs (which he still does as an external tutor).
He holds an Executive MBA and Masters in Business and Management Research from Henley Business School. Ashley is also a Research Associate at Henley Business School, studying for a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). His research area is how leadership development can help leaders develop their spiritual values. Ashley is also a member of the British Academy of Management.
“Banking crisis signalled end of greed is good – time for CEOs to get in touch with inner guru” The Conversation, 2014
“In search of the Holy Grail: spiritual intelligence in business management” Liverpool, UK: British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings 2013
Marion joined Windsor Leadership in 2016 as our Client Relationship Manager with responsibility for Business Development activities with a primary focus on nominations for all Windsor Leadership programmes. She will be working closely with Ashley Arnold, Head of Business Development and Marketing to initiate, maintain and develop ongoing activities in this area.
She comes to use with over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry, most recently in management and events in the luxury hotel sector.
Jo graduated from Bournemouth University in 2000 and moved to York to work for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
She was responsible for a large number of events throughout the UK of which the most rewarding was a large conference in York, with the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, as keynote speaker.
Jo then relocated to Berkshire and worked in London organising large conferences internationally within the energy sector, before joining Windsor Leadership in 2008. In her current role she is responsible for running many of our programmes.
Holly joined Windsor Leadership (WL) in 2016 as Programme Manager after working for three years at assistance dog charity, Canine Partners, organising their wide range of events.
She graduated from The University of Exeter in 2012 and has gone on to be involved in events teams within a number of different organisations. These have ranged from fundraising focused events to weddings. In her current role Holly works within the programme delivery team coordinating and developing WL’s programmes. She is also responsible for booking speakers on to the programmes.
Helen joined Windsor Leadership in 2016 as Programme and Event Administrator. In this role she provides administrative support to the Programme Managers as well as to the Relationship Manager for the breakfast briefings and annual leadership debate.
Helen comes to us with experience of document control, in the pharmaceutical industry, assisting the Quality & Compliance group within the Quality Assurance department. She also has experience working in an educational environment for a Nursery and Childrens’ Centre and before this, held a customer service role in the UK sales office of a stationery manufacturer in Germany.
Liz joined Windsor Leadership in 2013 and is responsible for securing the Chairs, Facilitators and Speakers for our programmes.
She has over 20 years experience in the private and charity sectors, most recently in events and volunteer management for the National Trust. She secures all Chairs, Facilitators and Speakers for the leadership development programmes held by Windsor Leadership at Windsor Castle and Cumberland Lodge, as well as managing Alumni Relations.
Jane joined the Windsor Leadership team in 2014 to bring the finance and HR functions in-house. She has held a variety of charity and commercial finance roles both in her native Australia and in the UK, most recently with Arts Council England where her passion for the arts, history and desire to be involved in worthwhile projects was amply rewarded.