Leadership stories

The people who keep the country running

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has chronicled the careers of thousands of business leaders from across the country, with in-depth biographies for each of our Leaders Council members. Use the search bar below to find out about individuals from every sector of the British economy, from aeronautics to zoology.

Lord Blunkett

Lord Blunkett

Chairman

London

Leaders Council

Featured Biographies

Adam Norsworthy

Adam Norsworthy

Managing Director

Adam Norsworthy is the Managing Director of Fusion Telecom, company which supplies secure telecom and payment services (www.PayGuard.co) to business and contact centres.

Read more
Fusion Telecom
Maria Kotova

Maria Kotova

Head of UK & Ireland Business Development and market entry advisor

Maria Kotova is the head of UK & Ireland business development and market entry advisor at Dezan Shira & Associates [DSA], a pan-Asia, multi-disciplinary professional services firm, providing market entry, legal, accounting, tax, HR, technology, and operational advisory to international investors. 

Read more
Dezan Shira & Associates
Janis Levy

Janis Levy

Creative Director

Janis Levy MTTS is the Creative Director at Hair Development UK, the longest-established human-hair replacement and extension experts in the UK. HD are honoured to have become members of the prestigious Leaders Council and alongside HD HQ in the glorious heart of East London, are excited to introduce their second HD location in the Essex city of Chelmsford

Read more
Hair Development UK
John Gibson

John Gibson

Managing Director / Solicitor

It is with great pride that I join The Leaders Council, from August 2021. During my working week, I combine my role of a solicitor with that of directing the business of Aventus Law, a firm of solicitors with a national presence based in Leeds.

I have a drive to try to help people, and I shall be proud to uphold the Principles of The Leaders Council as set out within the Charter, most particularly to commit to making a positive social impact and to conduct my affairs not just for the benefit of my own work but rather for the benefit of the sector and the country at large. 

I believe that with a positive outlook on life and with hard work, we can all achieve great things together and provide a solid base for the happiness, success and contentment for our children, and generations to come.

I am most proud to be a family man and the majority of my time whilst not in work I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters, and my family generally.

Read more
Aventus Law
Lee Healey

Lee Healey

Founder IncomeMax CIC

Lee Healey is the managing director of IncomeMax CIC, a Community Interest Company based in Essex.

Read more
Incomemax
Simon Franc

Simon Franc

CEO Anatomap

Simon Franc is a career entrepreneur with a background in Foreign Exchange and Investment banking. Franc currently holds senior management positions at Forensic Equity and kulpa.

Read more
Forensic Equity
Dave Radley

Dave Radley

Managing Director

Dave Radley is the owner of DMR Training & Consultancy, a construction training provider.

Read more
DMR Training & Consultancy
Emily Aklan

Emily Aklan

CEO /FOUNDER

Emily Aklan is the founder and chief executive of Serenity Welfare, an organisation that offers comprehensive welfare services for children and young people.

Read more
Serenity Welfare
Karen Bowring

Karen Bowring

Karen Bowring is the managing director of Professionals UK Ltd, a company which organises work experience and internship placements for international graduates and undergraduates looking to gain experience in their industry in an anglophone environment.

Read more
Professionals UK
Anoma Radkevitch

Anoma Radkevitch

Director

Anoma Radkevitch is an independent international development consultant and director of Lady Flora, a Sandhurst based florist, and Bloomsbury Flowers florist based in Covent Garden.

Read more
Lady Flora
Candida Jarrott-Chase

Candida Jarrott-Chase

Candida Jarrott-Chase has previously held the role of headteacher at Godstone Primary and Nursery School, a one-form-entry foundation school in Surrey for pupils aged two to 11 years old, with the capacity for 230 pupils.

Read more
Headteacher
Philip Ainsworth

Philip Ainsworth

Founder

Philip Ainsworth is the Director of Ainsworth Jewellers, a 150 year old family business based in Blackburn.

Read more
A Ainsworth & Sons

Latest Biographies

Amina Hussain

Amina Hussain

Director

Birmingham

S M E Outsourcing
Kat Thorne

Kat Thorne

London

The Morning GameChanger
Philip Ainsworth

Philip Ainsworth

Founder

London

A Ainsworth & Sons
Adrian Manea

Adrian Manea

Architect and Director

London

Manea Kella
Karen Bowring

Karen Bowring

London

Professionals UK
Roy Moed

Roy Moed

London

Lifebook Ltd
Kerry Shoesmith

Kerry Shoesmith

Operational Director

London

Anderida Adolescent Care
Hilary Cairns

Hilary Cairns

London

Iforium
Membership

Become a member

Leaders Council membership is open to anyone who holds a leadership position within the United Kingdom. Our members come from all backgrounds and all industry sectors. If you are interested in joining, and would like to find out more, please help yourself to a free information pack.

Apply for membership

© Copyright 2022, Leaders Council.