Léa has a Ph.D in philosophy specializing in ethics in sport, with a special focus on the use of performance enhancing substances. This led her to spend close to decade working with athletes on large scale behaviour change programmes with the World Anti-Doping Agency. Léa was then asked to expand her mandate into the field of conducts which breach sport integrity, in particular match-fixing. During this mandate, she had to upskill and studied criminology in order to understand the specifics of the criminal mind. This Continual Professional Development reinforced her passionate belief in the power of personal development and brought Léa’s attention to the Leadership Trust in October 2016.
Focusing on marketing and brand strategy, Janet has a strong track record in B2B and digital marketing in both the private and public sectors, starting out as a PR for set-top box manufacturer, Pace Micro Technology plc.
She has 20 years’ experience in senior level marketing positions and ran her own communications consultancy for 4 years before joining the Trust. Prior to that she has held lead positions in marketing and communications at Equality and Human Rights Commission, Grant Thornton, Serco and the Department for Work & Pensions.
Whilst at Grant Thornton, Janet established a new marketing team within the Government Infrastructure and Advisory Division to help build and launch the highly successful government-backed business growth service, GrowthAccelerator.
Amanda is currently Finance Manager for the Leadership Trust and a member of the Senior Management Team reporting to the Chief Executive. Amanda began working for the Leadership Trust in 1998 after a spell working for a company importing furniture, rugs and artefacts from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Prior to this she was a Payroll Manager for a local insurance company.
While at Leadership Trust Amanda studied for AAT Exams and was accepted as a Fellow of the Association of Accounting Technicians in 2007. After studying AAT she then obtained the Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting awarded by CIMA in 2009. She now has over 20 years’ experience in corporate financial management as well as experience of the planning and delivery of major restructure of the Leadership Trust Group including the sale of the Leadership Trust Venue Ltd.
Amanda has been heavily involved in British Eventing for over 20 years having been part of the Scoring, Timing and Fence Judge Teams at National and International Horse Trials throughout the UK including Badminton Horse Trials, Blenheim International Horse Trials and The Festival of Eventing held at Gatcombe Park. Amanda is on the organising committee for her local BE event and was part of the Eventing Scoring Team at the London Olympics 2012.
Paul recently joined the team to support the sales effort. He has 35 years of experience in the training sector predominantly with companies in the hospitality sector. He has worked for Charnwood Training Group, Diageo, Adaptive Business Support, Scottish Newcastle Retail and Spirit Pub Company. Paul established his own training company in his early career which gave him a keen understanding of what companies want and need from their training. His specialisms in project management and operations supported Charnwood from its initial days as a small business to become a bigger player with over 200 trainers. He has joined Leadership Trust to help drive its hospitality and sales offerings.