About Us

The Leadership Trust Team

The Leadership Trust Team have been on their own leadership journey to influence companies and organisations worldwide.

Léa Cléret CEO of Leadership Trust
Léa Cléret

CEO Leadership Trust International

Léa has a Ph.D. in Philosophy; specialising in Ethics in Sport, with a special focus on the misuse of performance enhancing substances. This led her to spend close to a decade working with athletes on large scale behaviour change programmes with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Léa first encountered Leadership Trust during the development of a ground-breaking pilot programme aimed at enabling administrators to “feel” what being groomed for corruption was like.  Observing Leadership Trust’s experiential methodology and quality of implementation gained her respect, as well as its agile and high-performing staff. This made joining the organisation irresistible.

Garima Kothari profile image CEO Leadership Trust Singapore
Garima Kothari

CEO Leadership Trust Singapore

Garima has been the face of Leadership Trust in Singapore since April 2021. She is spearheading our expansion in Asia and leading LT Singapore. Garima leverages her experience and insights in transforming organisational & leadership behaviour using HR strategy and tools of talent & performance management. She has a master’s degree in Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Psychology, and brings with her a diverse experience working with global organisations across 4 continents.

Maxine Wiseman, Chief Operating Officer of Leadership Trust
Maxine Wiseman

Chief Operating Officer

Maxine leads the operational management of the Leadership Trust and oversees the delivery of our experiential learning programmes. With a broad corporate view gained from over 15 years’ senior leadership experience, Maxine can identify with many of the challenges faced by our clients. She is passionate about creating environments where people can learn, thrive and deliver great things and she has been recognised as an exceptional leader of change and culture transformation. People describe Maxine as an authentic leader who balances a commercial mind with a social heart and creates a compelling purpose. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, an ILM Level 7 Coach, and was awarded HR Director of the Year (2017) by the Institute of Directors (IoD) Wales.

Andy Jones

Facilities Manager

Andy is our leader for IT, health and safety, fire, environment, facilities, and vehicles. He also supports the planning, preparation, and delivery of course programmes. Andy is a seasoned logistician with 24 years regular army service in the Royal Logistics Corps, and currently has an active role serving within the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia). He has completed operational tours of Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Northern Ireland and received formal recognition for his valued involvement in UK resilience operations whilst serving within the Brigade Headquarters. He is qualified in facilities management, project management, fire, environment, and health and safety, as well as a Level 4 qualification in leadership and management. Andy is adaptable, and resourceful with a ‘can do’ attitude. In his spare time, Andy is either supporting the local junior football team as the Welfare Officer or spending time with his wife Becky, two sons Ollie and Alfie, and new arrival Maddie the Springer Spaniel.

Jean-Mari Brandt, Finance Officer at Leadership Trust
Jean-Mari Brandt

Finance Officer

Jean-Mari heads up the Finance department responsible for the day-to-day financial operations, strategic financial and profitability analyses, management accounting and ensuring compliance with financial regulations. With over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance within large international corporations, as well as the experience of running her own SME businesses, Jean-Mari brings a unique blend of skills to support the continued growth of Leadership Trust. She has a passion for learning and development in her personal capacity and believes that every person should have the opportunity to thrive through personal development.

Damian Sherrard
Damian Sherrard

Business Success Manager

Damian brings a passion for understanding human behaviour into his Business Development role. With an interest in new business development, Damian sees the opportunity that developed leadership capability brings to organisations, and is driven to share awareness of the economic advantages. With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Business, which attracted him to a career in sales across a number of disciplines, Damian shares a love of adventure and the outdoors with his wife and two young sons.

Kathryn Taylor
Kathryn Taylor

Community Marketing Manager

Kathryn joined Leadership Trust in 2019. Some of Kathryn’s day to day roles at Leadership Trust are to run the social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, regularly updating each account with new content. As well as, website management. Kathryn’s interest in Marketing developed after she completed some work experience programmes at several local businesses. She really enjoys the creativity of ‘bringing a product to life’ through the use of marketing campaigns and closely supporting other departments within a business.

Kate Beddis, Design and Delivery Manager at Leadership Trust
Kate Beddis

Head of Learning Experience

Kate has been a passionate member of Leadership Trust team for 15 years, supporting all courses run during that time. During Leadership in Management courses, she leads up to 65 people over the duration of the week in high pressure environments. This includes; members of the faculty, activity instructors and liaising with the course venues.  She works closely with the Business Development Managers and Course Faculty to design experiential programmes that help clients achieve their goals. She is an ILM Level 5 Coach and an experienced facilitator. Kate is an active person outside of working, playing football for her local ladies team, and enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and the family dog.

Sam Jordan, Open Programme Coordinator at Leadership Trust
Sam Jordan

Learning Success Manager

Sam has been at the Leadership Trust for over 20 years and has a long background in customer services.  In her current role, she liaises with both Leadership Trust clients and colleagues in order to manage open course bookings. She is dedicated to ensuring that each delegate is fully prepared for their residential so that every individual receives the maximum benefit from attending. She loves corresponding with the delegates and hearing about their experiences. Sam takes any opportunity to go climbing, caving, abseiling and will try most activities, drawing the line at bungee jumping. Away from her time at Leadership Trust, she loves spending time with her husband of 30 years and her dog, Paddy.

Tammy Smith, Programme Coordinator at Leadership Trust
Tammy Smith

Learning Success Manager

Tammy is the Client Services and Programme Co-ordinator at Leadership Trust. Her main day to day role is to liaise with clients and venues for each of the courses, in order to support a successful programme delivery. She liaises with the internal departments to co-ordinate all elements of a programme, regularly supporting the preparation of programme outlines and project briefs. Tammy gained her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Psychology, and her Postgraduate in Psychology. Aside from working at Leadership Trust, Tammy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has two sons and loves going on adventures with them and her husband.

Rebecca Reynolds, Assistant Client Services and Programme Coordinator at Leadership Trust
Rebecca Reynolds

Learning Success Coordinator

Rebecca joined the Leadership Trust team in 2021 and is the Assistant Client Services and Programme Coordinator. With a background in customer service her main role is to support the preparation of both open and bespoke programmes, liaising with internal departments, clients and venues to ensure successful course delivery. She loves corresponding with the delegates making sure they have everything they need to make their course a memorable experience. A side from working at Leadership trust Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as going horseback riding with her own horse, Moley.

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