Meet the team

We are a multi-disciplined team with one shared interest: developing human performance . Our guiding principles always keep us focused and connected: intelligent, inspiring and inventive. This drives our enthusiasm to explore new ways of working with our amazing clients. ​


Lara Milward

Lara is an award winning fitness and leadership coach, athlete, mentor, author, and mother. She is Co-Founder of The Leadership High and BlitzFitness.

She has learnt that the physical and psychological are intrinsically linked and “I move therefore I think’. She is passionate about energising and enabling others.

A political science graduate who started her career at the House of Commons on a backbench committee for women’s healthcare she has been a #womanswarrior ever since. Lara moved from Octagon to start Redmandarin after cutting her teeth in consultancy at The Henley Centre.

Lara is currently the Official Fitness Partner of the Virgin Strive Challenge and the Sunday Times Fitness Expert.

She is crazy about CrossFit, singing and skiing.


Sarah MacDonald

Sarah is a business leader and spent 25 years leading change for some of the world’s number one brands. With a degree in sport management and psychology, she was instrumental in the growth and development of the Nike women’s retail business in the UK and Europe and went on to work as a senior leader for GlaxoSmithKline and the world’s leading Investment bank, Goldman Sachs.

Sarah is an expert in building experiences and believes they help us create emotional episodes which shape our attitudes, behaviours and performance.

Sarah is an entrepreneur, mum of four, Co-Founder of The Leadership High, MacExperience (MacX) and Inclusion-X.


Sally Storey

Sally has over 20 years’ leadership experience across all aspects of commercial pharmaceuticals and previously five years in FMCG. She was the first female leader of any pharmaceutical company across the Gulf Co-operation Council. She has a track record of delivering transformational change programmes across different functions and geographies. She has 13 years’ experience operating at board level and is currently an advisory Board member for a leading strategy consultancy. Sally was Chief Operating Officer at Surfers Against Sewage, a national marine conservation charity. 

Sally's degree in Chinese Studies fuelled her love of travel adventure and she has since had the privilege of leading and managing people from over 50 nationalities, of visiting more than 60 countries and of living in six. Sally is passionate about developing people and teams and we are delighted that Sally is a member of the TLH team.


Peter Redhead

Peter’s career path started with the Home Office looking at crime patterns. But he soon joined Northumbria Police where he ended up as a Detective covering all major crimes. An MBA with distinction led him to Hong Kong to become an equity analyst. Peter was Head of Asian Research for JPMorgan and Head of European Research for them in The City & has managed staff from tens of countries and worked with clients and regulators world-wide. He was Global Head of Equity research and co-head of Asian equities at Macquarie. Peter is a non-executive board director and is active in a number of charities. Peter is a Leadership Coach and we are excited to have Peter as a member of the TLH team.
The Leadership High - Kirsty Pank


Kirsty Pank

Kirsty is a Project Director with over 20 years of strategic and operational experience in experiential marketing. As a creative problem solver, Kirsty always aspires to find the best ways to do things. With a degree in Sports Science and marketing Kirsty has worked for some outstanding organisations and teams. A career highlight was her role in the Rugby World Cup 2015 team.
Kirsty is our TLH Project Director and directs and manages our day to day operations.


Sally Murrell

Sally has been on our team since the beginning. She brings so many skills coupled with a sense of humour that simply keeps us all ticking and grounded as the business grows. She loves to work alongside us and our clients and ensures we are prepared, that diaries are managed and our business continues to operate effectively and efficiently. Sally loves to sing and play the piano and, because she is now a resident of Spain, work on improving her Spanish.
The Leadership High - Sally Murrell

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