TLH Advisory Team

Our Advisory Team guide and advise The Leadership High as they continue to strengthen their own Confidence Muscle™ and support their clients.

Quentin Naylor MBE

Quentin Naylor served in the UK military for 19 years and left as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served globally in the Gurkhas and on multiple operational tours. He was awarded an MBE for the leadership of a Gurkha company in Bosnia in 2004 and was Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry in command of a company of The Rifles in Al Basrah Iraq.

After leaving the Army he spent 5 years as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs running a global derivatives operations team across UK, India, Singapore and the US and latterly working in the Human Capital Management team working on employee projects and talent development initiatives. He has been with the eCommerce and technology giant, The Hut Group, since 2016, initially setting up their Learning and Development offering, THG Academy, and now as Managing Director of Language Connect, a language services business which was acquired by THG in 2018.

Quentin has an MBA from Cranfield University and an MA in Defence Studies from King’s College, London. He is a Trustee of the 7th Gurkhas Regimental Association.

We are delighted that Quentin is joining the TLH Advisory Team.

Ade Adepitan MBE

Ade Adepitan MBE is television presenter, travel journalist, an award-winning wheelchair basketball

Paralympian and children’s author.

He is a regular reporter for the BBC’s Travel Show and Channel 4’s Unreported World and has hosted numerous large-scale sporting events over the years including the BAFTA award-winning 2012 Paralympics coverage alongside Clare Balding and the 2016 Invictus Games. He’s also presented the Children in Need Live appeal show for the last 4 years.

Ade has released 3 children’s books under the Cyborg Cat series. The books are based on his childhood, covering topics such as about being a BAME child moving from Nigeria to East London in the 1980s and learning to live with his disability. 100% of the proceeds from the 2nd book was donated to Children in Need.

In 2019, Ade fronted his very own 4-part BBC2 series, Africa with Ade Adepitan. The series documents Ade's journey through the African continent, visiting an array of contrasting countries within the continent to uncover how modern Africa is changing. Ade is currently working on his next BBC2 series about Climate Change, due to air early 2021.

Clive Rawlings

Clive is a barrister at the U.K. Bar where he has practised in public and administrative law for over 20 years. He is a member of Doughty Street Chambers in London.

Clive is nationally recognised as a leading expert in education law having been a teacher and education manager prior to his career at the Bar. He has regularly advised and represented private individuals, companies, local and national government, voluntary sector organisations and charities. He has developed a particular expertise supporting young people with disabilities or special educational needs.

Clive has held organisational leadership positions for over 35 years including roles on the senior leadership team of schools, local authorities, chambers management teams, private companies, and voluntary organisations. Clive is presently engaged in the sport industry as Director of 4 Corners Sports Management; in the strategic oversight of culture, arts, sport and leisure as a Trustee of the Cheltenham Trust; and arranging sporting opportunities for young boys and girls as the Chairman of a large local youth football club in Hertfordshire.

Clive has a long-standing passion and commitment to promote equal opportunities for all and recognises fully the role that confidence and physical challenge plays in developing human skill, expertise and achievement. He is excited by the innovation, energy, enthusiasm and engagement TLH will bring to organisational and personal development and wishes in due course to help TLH develop the ‘confidence muscle’ of young people from a variety of backgrounds through a TLH charitable venture.

Jayne Haines

Jayne is a Senior Vice President of HR at GSK. She has over 20 years experience of HR and in leading major transformational culture programmes. Combining strategic thinking, innovation and operational HR expertise, she puts the "human" back into Human Resources.

Over the last ten years she has built her expertise in culture, leadership development, talent, engagement, “good work” and employee experience by diagnosing, designing and leading on strategies to develop people, teams and organisational capabilities to enable performance. For Jayne, performance is about people being confident to be their authentic selves and thriving in the lives they choose.

Jayne is passionate about sport and the role it has had in her life and shares this with anyone who will listen, whilst running, coaching or lifting or watching her children enjoy sport and exercise. When she isn’t on the court or in the gym she is thinking about her other passion - Inclusion and Diversity - through holding a number of positions. She is a member of the Business in the Community (BITC) Age Leadership Team; she Chairs the charity Women in Sport, working closely with Sport England and the government to transform sport for every woman and girl in the UK and is a Board member of the ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Council as an Employer Representative.

Duncan Adamson

Duncan is the Director of the International Snowsport School. He is also a trainer and examiner with the British Association of Snowsport Instructors and has years of experience in coaching human performance on the slopes.

Duncan believes the very essence of leadership and decision-making is at the core of every skier, no matter their level. Understanding and using these processes empowers the learner to lead their own path on the mountain, to make their own choices and conquer the challenges ahead.

As instructors and coaches, we move towards understanding psychological and neurological responses to better understand how we guide a developing skier. A change of emotion and understanding by the skier at any moment gives them highs and lows. The emotional lows can never be ignored; they are an essential prerequisite for experiencing the highs. Although we present skiing content to overcome and embrace challenge on the slopes; there is a clear application of this experience to everyday leadership in life.

We use skiing to represent examples of the challenges we face; the ultimate goal being to define a process everyone can follow to lead us through life’s challenges.

Dr. David Fletcher

Dr David Fletcher PhD CPsychol is the Director of Performance Psychology and Management at Loughborough University. He is the senior advisor on a PhD co-funded with The Leadership High to research the impact of physical challenge on workplace performance.

His experience of consulting with high-level performers spans the past 20 years and includes working closely with Olympic and world champions from a variety of sports, special forces and emergency services, and senior leaders and their teams in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. David has published widely in performance psychology and consulting, including ground-breaking research studies in scientific journals and practical articles that demystify complex human phenomena.

He is currently an Associate Editor (Social and Behavioural Sciences section) of the Journal of Sports Sciences, a Consulting Editor for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, and sits on the editorial board of five other international peer-reviewed journals. Davidhas won multiple awards for his professional practice and research from organisations such as the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and most recently FindAUniversity’s inaugural British Postgrad PhD Supervisor of the Year Award. He is regularly interviewed about performance psychology-related topics on British national television (e.g., BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, Sky Sports), radio (e.g., BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live), and newspapers (e.g., The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph).

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