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Meet the team

Our team are on hand to support you with any enquiries you may have. To contact one of our team please call                            01753 830202 or email us.

Lesley King-Lewis

Chief Executive

Lesley became CEO of Windsor Leadership in 2013. She has over 30 years’ experience in both the private and voluntary sectors, having been an international banker, working in London, Johannesburg and New York, as well as a leader in the voluntary sector. Lesley has been a Trustee of numerous charities, including the Mayor's Fund for London and the Barbican. Currently she is Trustee of The Lloyds Bank Foundation and The European Union Youth Orchestra, as well as a Non-Exec Board member of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). Lesley is passionate about effecting social change, making a real difference and creating a better society for future generations.

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Jonathan Story

Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary

Jonathan has been with Windsor Leadership since 2011 and oversees operations, programme development, finance, HR, and stakeholder relationships. He founded and managed his own event management business, Penguins Events, in 1985, delivering conferences, team development and bespoke events all over Europe. Prior to joining Windsor Leadership, he managed and developed the award winning venue and event space at Altitude London in Millbank Tower, Westminster. Jonathan is Chair of Governors for Upton House School in Windsor and is involved with Sportsable, a charity for disabled people promoting integration through sport as well as developing Paralympian athletes.

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Ashley Arnold

Head of Business Development & Academy Lead

Ashley joined Windsor Leadership in 2015, following a career in hospitality, business and higher education.  He holds a BSc (Hons) in Hospitality Management, an Executive MBA and an MSc in Business and Management Research from Henley Business School.  In 2017 he established the Leadership Academy at Windsor Leadership, to focus on continued development of leaders across multiple sectors, post-programme. Ashley is an avid advocate of  personal development and continually encourages his team and others to commit time to finding their own pathway. At Windsor Leadership, Ashley leads the Business Development and Marketing teams as well as being the  Academy Lead for the Leadership Academy.

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Jane Charlton

Jane Charlton

Finance Manager

Jane joined the Windsor Leadership team in 2014 as Finance Manager and brought the finance and HR functions in-house. As an experienced finance professional Jane has held a variety of charity and commercial finance roles both in her native Australia and in the UK. Most recently she worked as a Management Accountant for 13 years at Arts Council England where her passion for the arts, history and desire to be involved in worthwhile projects was amply rewarded.

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Katherine Croffey

PA to the Executive Team

Katherine joined Windsor Leadership in November 2016 as PA to the CEO and COO from a background in the commercial sector. She is a highly professional, accomplished EA/PA who has worked at CEO and Vice President level for the past 10 years, most recently for a global cosmetics company as EA to the VP of Strategy and VP of Human Resources. Katherine works with humour, flair and superb efficiency. As a team player adept at communicating at all levels, she maintains a proactive, enthusiastic and dedicated approach to work. She is a highly capable organiser with excellent time management and prioritisation skills.

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Jo Davey

Jo Davey

Programme Delivery Manager

Jo joined the team at Windsor Leadership in 2008 as Programme & Publicity Manager and was promoted to Programme Delivery Manager in 2015. Her background in marketing and international events management, gained over 15 years working in both the commercial and charity sectors, provides an excellent knowledge base for managing all levels of Windsor Leadership programmes. Her work with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation included organising an event attended by the Prime Minister of the time. Working with Programme Manager Holly Little, Jo’s characteristic attention to detail ensures that every Windsor Leadership programme is delivered to an exceptionally high standard.

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Marion Joys

Marion Joys

Client Relationship Manager

Marion joined Windsor Leadership in January 2016 taking up the position of Client Relationship Manager. Marion’s responsibilities focus on Business Development activities with a primary emphasis on nominations for our portfolio of Windsor Leadership Programmes. She works closely with Ashley Arnold, Head of Business Development & Academy Lead, to initiate, maintain and develop ongoing activities in this area, fostering good relations with our potential partners and stakeholders. Prior to joining Windsor Leadership Marion had worked within the hospitality industry for over 15 years, most recently in management and events in the luxury five star hotel sector.

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Holly Bryan

Holly Little

Programme Manager

Holly joined the team at Windsor Leadership in 2016 as Programme Manager, having worked for three years at assistance dog charity, Canine Partners, organising a wide range of events and challenges. Over the previous five years, as a PR intern working for Compassion in World Farming and Fundraiser for Street Kids Direct, Holly engaged with events teams within a number of different organisations. Her current role involves working within the programme delivery team co-ordinating and developing Windsor Leadership’s programmes, and she is also responsible for securing all chairs, facilitators and speakers on a pro-bono basis.

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Helen Quigley

Programme & Events Administrator

Helen joined Windsor Leadership in 2016 as Programme and Events Administrator. As a key member of the team, she enables all programmes and events to run efficiently by providing support materials and processing documentation. Helen has over 25 years experience in customer service and administrative support, having worked for a range of commercial organisations including Nationwide Building Society, Stabilo International GmbH, a childrens’ day centre and latterly in the pharmaceutical industry, assisting in the Quality Assurance department.

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Liz Ward

Alumni Relationship and Marketing Manager

Liz joined Windsor Leadership in 2013 and has over 20 years’ experience in audience engagement and volunteer management. Initially Liz secured all chairs, facilitators and speakers for programmes before establishing the Alumni Relations department in 2015, launching an Alumni Portal.  She now works closely with all teams at Windsor providing re-engagement opportunities, recording and sharing programme impact and seeking ways in which to both add value for Windsor Leadership alumni whilst also strengthening the support base for the charity. Prior to joining Windsor, Liz had worked mainly in the not-for-profit sector in events management, including marketing and visitor experience, most notably for the National Trust at Cliveden. She is a Trustee of Ascot Life Church and runs wellbeing courses with the charity Hope in Depression. Liz is passionate about enabling transformation in the lives of individuals and capturing the impact this has on their organisations and wider society.

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Becky Whitman

Becky Whitman

Communications & Marketing Manager - currently on maternity leave

Becky joined Windsor Leadership in 2017, to take on the role of Communications and Marketing Manager. She is a CIM qualified marketer with over ten years’ experience working in the third sector, and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Becky has spent the majority of her career working in the cultural sector, at both national and regional museums and galleries, as well as more recently at an educational charity. Becky is delighted to be working at Windsor Leadership to support the truly transformational work that the organisation facilitates.

Melissa Newlyn

Communications and Marketing Manager

Melissa joined Windsor Leadership in November 2018 as Communications and Marketing Manager. She has over 20 years experience working in the UK and Asia. She developed her marketing and account management experiences working in multi-nationals in cross-sector industries that include Ogilvy and Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi,, Courtaulds Textiles and Hop Lun Brands. Moving back to the UK in 2014, Melissa joined UKFT, London, as Business Development Manager overseeing membership and advising brands on developing their export strategies as well as working with DIT on a trade mission to Hong Kong with 27 fashion brands.

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Sarah Freeman

Client Relationship Manager

Sarah joined the Windsor Leadership in December 2018 as Client Relationship Manager. Sarah’s focus of responsibility is on Business Development activities with a primary emphasis on corporate relationships. She works closely with Ashley Arnold, Head of Business Development & Academy Lead, along with the wider Windsor Leadership team, to initiate, maintain and develop ongoing activities in this area, fostering good relations with our potential partners and stakeholders.  Sarah has over ten years’ experience working in fundraising and marketing, both hands on and at strategic level, most notably for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK.

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Upcoming programme: 16-20 September 2019 (Emerging Strategic Leaders)

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