IDM has recruited a diverse range of regional and international Faculty, drawn from academic, pubic and private sectors. IDM is built on a Visiting Faculty model, meaning we design the Faculty Team around the requirements of the learning. This enables us to deliver world-class and affordable leadership, management and professional education.
Onyi Anyado is a entrepreneur, life coach, author and conference speaker who specialises in entrepreneurship, leadership development, youth coaching and development. As a young man, Onyi led a turbulent life which included two spells in prison and nearly getting shot dead. After turning his life around, Onyi now uses his life story combined with thought leadership and practical teaching to coach and inspire people how to become distinguished in their chosen field.
Chris has a background in senior international Human Resources and Commercial roles across a number of industries and territories. He has worked across Africa on a number of occasions while working for Fujitsu and Diageo and has lived and operated on the ground in the Middle East and Asia, North and South America and Eastern Europe.
He works closely with a wide range of international clients in a consulting capacity, focussing largely on their Change capability and he brings together a grounded and balanced view of what works in practise in solving tough people issues as organisations try to transform. He runs a small Coaching business together with an Engagement/Climate survey company, and he is a regular conference speaker.
His research interests include the Neuroscience of Change and Leadership and he has a special interest in the role played by first line supervisors and managers with regard to establishing and driving Productive Engagement within organisations. He regularly teaches in these areas at Henley Business School where he is a Visiting Executive Fellow, at the University of Aberdeen where he is an Honorary Visiting Fellow and at Southampton University.
With an education earned in the USA and South Africa (at UNISA and the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business), and experience at top companies including Transnet, Johannesbirg Water, Britehouse and Deloitte, Bani is a skilled account director and SAP business intelligence specialist. He is proud to serve on several significant boards, including that of Britehouse SAP and Hannover Re Africa.
Sarah is a qualified executive coach, known for adopting a progressive approach to problem-solving. Her greatest triumphs have been in the areas of change management, communication, confidence building, managing conflict, assertiveness, emotional intelligence, personal presence & leadership, career/role transitions and creating high performing teams.
As the first black woman to climb Mount Everest, Deshun fulfilled her childhood dream. Today, she sees climbing mountains as a metaphor for making the impossible possible. Deshun believes that this philosophy of mountain-climbing is very relevant to Africa and uses it as a lesson to help individuals to overcome some of the adversity they may face as people and nations.
Eric is Investment Officer at IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, where he is responsible for investing in health and education across Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining IFC, Eric spent six years in London, where he worked in transaction advisory, leveraged finance and private equity. Eric is also a specialist in operations research / management science.
Monique is an experienced advisor with a passion for developing people. Throughout her career she has actively pursued roles in which she’s been able to help organisations harness the potential of their people to improve effectiveness and business results. Monique’s experience, gained over eleven years in both in-house positions and as a management consultant for Deloitte in London, includes the full spectrum of learning, organisation development and change management. She has a proven track record of developing and deploying innovative solutions in a number of global organisations across multiple industries.
Monique’s passion for people is only rivaled by her passion for Africa. After gaining some valuable international experience, she is pleased to be back in her native South Africa helping some leading South African companies translate their ambitious visions into reality. She is an energetic self starter with the drive and confidence to succeed no matter the challenge. Before returning to South Africa in 2013, Monique and her husband drove 30,000 kms across 15 countries from the United States to Brazil.
Originally a geoscientist, Peter worked in the energy sector for 23 years in a number of senior HR and learning & development roles including 3 years in Angola managing a capacity building project. This was followed by a year in South Africa as Organisational Learning Manager across 12 sub-Saharan African countries. Since 2003, Peter has worked as a Learning & Development Consultant, consulting with organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East
Supporting the tsunami relief effort in Sri Lanka for a month in early 2005 was an experience in humanitarian work and led to further work in the development sector with NGOs and state organisations. This has included curriculum development and training of managers and trainers in South Sudan, facilitating strategic reviews in Ethiopia and Thailand, leadership development in Kenya, Angola, and Liberia, facilitation in Senegal, and evaluations of people management practices across several countries in the Horn of Africa.
Peter has a Masters Degree in business ethics (University of Oxford), a Doctorate in management studies (University of Surrey), and a Masters in International Relations (University of Cambridge). He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), and a licensed practitioner for both MBTI®, and the Margerison-McCann Team Management Profile. He speaks some Portuguese from working in Angola.
Peter is comfortable working with groups at all levels in organisations, is passionate about capacity building and developing people’s potential, and enjoys working cross-culturally and in developing country environments, which he finds both challenging and satisfying.
A multi-cultural background and a career in global leadership development inform and inspire Kate’s work as an executive coach. Her deep experience in learning process design has vividly shown her the power of coaching in support of creative, sustainable and appropriate growth and change, at individual and organizational levels. She currently serves as Lead Executive Coach on a number of leadership programmes where she feels her contribution can make a significant impact. Much of Kate’s work is with individuals, small co-development groups and intact teams. Where appropriate, she also designs and delivers for larger groups – for example a recent workshop series in China on the theme of critical leadership skills for the region.
Kate’s sector experience covers energy, financial services, FMCG, hospitality, luxury goods, and not-for-profit. An independent practitioner, she maintains close links with London Business School where she did much of her own education. She also works and learns with other international professional networks.
Dominic Swords has a background in the City working in Economic Intelligence at the Bank of England during the 80s and has worked in Business Schools for some 20 years having held full time and visiting posts at Henley Business Schools as well as other leading UK business schools.
Dominic brings a deep and pragmatic understanding of the impact of market change on the strategic , operational and financial needs and resourcing of organisations. He consults with a range of businesses and is a regular speaker at corporate conferences on the business impact of economic change.
He is a frequent contributor to a number of TV and Radio programs; BBC Today program, Financial World Tonight, World Business Report, BBC News 24, the Money program and CNBC’s ‘Strictly Money’. Recent subjects have included commentary on the current financial crisis and the recession, economic prospects for the UK, the re-structuring of the European airline industry, and analysis of fiscal policy and the Budget.
Recent clients include Atlas Copco, Centrica plc, DS Smith Ltd, Cap Gemini, M&G Asset Management, SE Banken, 3M (UK and Ireland), Vodafone, SABIC (Europe), Dunn and Bradstreet (Europe), Philips Healthcare and AEGON UK.
Dominic has over 15 years of international experience having run client projects in the EU, the US, India, the Far East (in Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia and Japan) and Australia.
After 11 years working in the City of London, first with IBM and then the US Investment bank, Salomon Brothers, Chris started his own business in 1989.
For the last 26 years Chris has been building businesses to help his clients around the globe, to deliver better business performance by unleashing the potential and talent of their employees.
In the last 26 years, Chris has worked in more than 50 different countries and has seen leadership in all of its delights, glories and disaster! He now spends almost 50% of his time in China, which has given him yet another perspective on leadership and human performance.
In 2001, Chris and a friend were lost in the North Kenyan bush and welcomed into a Maasai village, where they spent a week, living with and learning from their hosts. This was Chris’s induction to Africa and it significantly changed his life for the better. Chris is delighted to talk about Leadership but is even more excited by the opportunity to answer questions about it!
Jamie Anderson is jointly Professor of Strategic Management at Antwerp Management School and the Lorange Institute of Business, Zurich and visiting faculty at London Business School. Recently named as a “management guru” by the Financial Times, Jamie has also been included on a list of the world’s “top 25 management thinkers” by the journal Business Strategy Review. Jamie’s research and teaching focuses on the interconnectedness between creativity, innovation, leadership and strategy, and he has advised a range of Fortune 500 firms on approaches to corporate renewal. His articles have appeared in some of the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy, and his ideas have been quoted in outlets such as Business Week, the Economist, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. Jamie is an award-winning author, and his latest book ‘The Fine Art of Success’ explores business lessons from the creative industries.
Guy’s background is in education and management development both in the corporate and consultancy environments. He began his management development career in a corporate role before moving into consultancy where he built up experience of developing managers (both local and ex-patriate) in UK-based Japanese companies.
Before joining Imperial College Business School, Guy was a Senior Client Director in the Executive Education teams of Henley and Cass Business Schools, working on leadership, change and coaching projects. He specialises in leadership development and the implementation of learning through individual coaching and action learning. At Cass, Guy led the international team (across four business schools) which delivered masterclasses for the Barclays Leadership Academy and has worked with organisations from most sectors, including Aon, Bank of Scotland, PwC, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, Nokia, Financial Services Authority, Hay Group, Olympus Europe, Transport for London and KPMG. Guy has also worked across Europe, delivering projects for companies such as Mitsubishi Corporation and Nokia.
Guy’s particular areas of interest include – the practicalities of being an authentic leader, organisational cultures that support learning and growth (and those that don’t), and individual and organisational change.
Guy has a Masters in EU Law from the University of Leicester, the Henley Certificate in Coaching and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
With wealth of experience ranging from being a qualified engineer, a serial social entrepreneur, co-founder of a global NPO WomEng, a certified ontological coach and a self-acclaimed product of Mentorship, Hema is a multi-passionate millennial and a visionary thought-leader. Calling on her powerful combination of expertise, Hema has developed key content and interventions, culminating in pioneering the profession of Mentorship Practitioners.
She is an alumna of the FORTUNE 500 Global Women’s Mentoring program. An initiative through which her passion for people development and Mentorship was harnessed, and entrepreneurial spirit groomed. She is an avid advocate for leadership development on the continent, with a strong focus on women. In her TED Talk (TedX Johannesburg Women) she speaks of finding her purpose, a theme that initiated in the space of developing Women in Engineering, but has subsequently extended far beyond and plays an integral role in all the work she does.
She is also a board member of the Canon Collins Trust Alumni Network and Chairperson of the Global Community of Mentorship Practitioners (GCOMPs).
Brian is a social activist and has a history of involvement in the civic, educational and political struggles leading up to the new political dispensation in South Africa. In 1994 faced with the choice of entering formal politics in the new government or continuing with education, Brian chose educational research. His work experience includes public, para-statal and corporate business in the financial industry and covers a wide range of disciplines including learning, leadership development, talent strategy and management, succession planning, performance consulting, mentoring and coaching. He has also worked extensively in a number of African countries with senior leadership teams. Brian was involved with the writing of the South Africa Schools Act (SASA) as well as in researching school and district improvement in South Africa. As part of the board of the Mathew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance (MGSLG), he helped shape leadership and management programmes for school and district leaders. He is an accredited professional coach.
Tracy is the quintessential enthusiast for Africa. From her school days as Junior Mayor of Port Elizabeth through to early 2014 when she travelled down 1,700km of the Congo river by commercial barge, Tracy has always pushed her limits, tested and challenged preconceived views of the region and inspired people to action. She is an accomplished public speaker – including TedX at Rhodes University – and her research work has been published in sources such as Africa Geographic and Africa the Good News. Tracy’s diverse experience includes initiating a viable business in Nairobi and launching the T2T Overland Expedition to create 45 food gardens across 22 African countries. For over 10 years she has been a social and market research consultant specialising in Africa. In her limited spare time she indulges her passion for travel and is a board member of the Nkanyezi Stimulation Centre for children with multiple disabilities in Soweto.
Professor Peter Hawkins Professor Peter Hawkins, founder and Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group, is a leading consultant, writer and researcher in leadership managing complex change and organisational culture. Over the last 30 years he has worked with many leading companies in many parts of the world, co-designing and facilitating major change and organisational transformation projects and developing the senior leadership. He has been a keynote speaker at a number of international conferences on leadership and culture change and teaches at a number of business schools.
Peter has consulted to a number of leading organisations including Ernst & Young, the BBC PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canon and Department of Work and Pensions . He has helped a number of senior executive teams develop their vision, values and strategy for the future, both in commercial companies, public sector, higher education and large professional service organisations.
He is the author of several influential papers and widely used books including “Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development” McGraw Hill 2006 and “The Wise Fool’s Guide to Leadership” o Books 2005. He is currently finishing a book on “Leadership Team Coaching” for Kogan Page and “Coaching Strategy for McGraw Hill. He is visiting professor in Leadership and Change at the University of Bath, School of Management and in Executive Coaching at Oxford Brookes University School of Management. He is on the Board and Chairman of a number of small companies and charitable trusts.
The Right Honourable Peter Hain MP is leading the IDM Advisory Group.
Brought up in South Africa by anti-apartheid parents until they were forced into exile, The Right Honourable Peter Hain MP, was a British anti-apartheid leader. A Member of Parliament since 1991, he was a British Government Minister for 12 years, holding some of the most senior offices of state, including Cabinet Minister for: Northern Ireland, Wales, Work and Pensions and Leader of the House of Commons.
He was also Minister for Africa and for Europe. His memoirs Outside In are published by Biteback (2012) and his biography Mandela by Octopus (2010). His degrees are: BSc (Econ) from University of London and M.Phil from University of Sussex.
Professor George Yip is Professor of Marketing and Strategy and Associate Dean for Executive Programmes at Imperial College Business School and Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation at China Europe International Business School, the top business school in China. Previous positions include Dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, a top European school.
Mike Wragg served as an officer in the British Royal Navy for ten years before joining global marketing intelligence leader, Nielsen. As a general manager he led their expansion across Africa, and then held a succession of global MD roles working with Nielsen’s largest FMCG clients. He specialises in marketing intelligence, developing markets commercial strategy and leadership
Jonathan Man began his career working internationally for 6 years as an officer in the British Army. After completing a masters degree he then spent 14 years in consulting working in advisory roles across sectors, most recently with Booz & Co and Deloitte. He specialises in helping organizations work through major change and has experience in major program delivery, organisational development and leadership.
Ken’s work in individual and organisation development spans 40 years and a range of contexts: telecoms, energy, entertainment, air services and market research. Over the years, he’s acquired extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Central Asia, China, South America and Africa. His private practice, I-Deos Consulting, has operated since 2011.
Hylton has a background in multi-cultural integration and reconciliation, enabling him to coach executives, middle managers and frontline leaders. He has 15 years’ experience in creative direction, diversity management, brand management, conflict resolution, strategic team alignment, culture change and facilitation – in South Africa, Lesotho, Mauritius, Kenya and Iran.
Cristina’s mission is to develop human potential and enable change through coaching, in order to build workplaces based on integrity and respect. She’s developed extensive experience in coaching senior executives and teams, with experience that spans Mozambique, Portugal and Spain and the implementation of projects across a range of business sectors.