Rakesh SondhiProfessor Rakesh K. Sondhi BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, MlnstMgt

A highly experienced business consultant and coach. Rakesh has used his passion for leadership to establish the BMC College of Leadership. Rakesh has designed innovative programmes, that incorporate the methods and ethos used in the BMC College of Leadership, all over the world. He has enjoyed successes with many global clients such as Toyota and BA. Rakesh is a Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham and Visiting Executive Faculty at Henley Business School. Previously he was a Programme Director at London Business School and has held Visiting Faculty positions at Nottingham Business School and The University of Aston.. His main areas of interest are leadership and neuroscience , developing ambitious strategies and building winning performance in corganisations and teams.

Thornton JoubertThornton Joubert MBA

A business coach with a proven track record of success, working with prestigious colleges and universities. He has an entrepreneurial background and a good ability to solve complex businesschallenges. His excelling at business studies and corporate training is fuelled by a passion to riseabove their challenges. He has experience in various industries and has qualifications in Marketing, Finance, Social Transformation and MBA. Thornton has worked with the BMC College of Leadership for 2 years.


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Dr Aitken has been working with BMC since the summer of 2010. He was recently Head Researcher at the Leadership Trust. Former posts include Programme Director for the National School of Government, where he was responsible for the Leaders Across the UK and the Civil Service Top 100 Performance Challenge programmes. He was also Programme Director for the Leadership and Change curriculum at Henley Management College and for the New Zealand Public Sector Top 200 Leadership Pipeline.


sharon turnbullProfessor Sharon Turnbull PhD in Management, MBA, Chartered Fellow of CIPD, Fellow of RSA

Sharon joined the BMC team at the beginning of 2011. She was formerly Director of the Centre for Applied Leadership Research at The Leadership Trust Foundation. Prior to joining The Leadership Trust in 2003, she led MBA and executive programmes, taught, and researched at Lancaster University Management School for almost ten years, following a commercial career in HR and Management Development.


Tony MullettTony Mullett MBA, Diploma, Fellow of CIPD

Tony is an International Executive with over 30 years experience within Europe, Africa and the USA. He has provided expert assistance at board level for businesses in the Construction, Aviation, Services and FMCG industries. As an accomplished corporate strategist Tony has also the proven ability to drive and manage change in pan national environments.



Peter SiviterPeter Siviter BSc (Hons)

Peter has worked as a consultant to both the public and private sectors since 1986. Originally an executive recruiter, leading assignments and as adviser to Boards in the appointment of Principals and Chief Executives for many of Scotland’s Colleges and Managing Directors and Senior Management Team members for retail, hi-tech, financial service and charitable status organisations throughout the UK, Peter has expanded his expertise in and knowledge of both sectors in the delivery of restructuring, training and governance issue projects.


Steven BrannaganSteven Brannagan

Director of Lighthouse Networks, Chairman of the Board at Kilmarnock College, Vice-President of Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce. Steve has consulted for a broad range of clients from SME to world-wide corporations. Steve began his career as an IT professional within the electronics industry in the early 80s. He worked for a number of US multi-nationals over the next 15 years. After working in various roles, including systems development and project management, >he left to form his first company. Steve’s experience covers both private and public sector organisations and International business growth. Several years later and several companies later he now works with companies covering a broad spectrum of subject matters.


Jocelyn KaganJocelyn Kagan MBA

After completing her MBA from Henley Management College (UK) - prize winner 2002, embarked on an exploration into the human brain and more specifically the neuro-gender differences which have now become her passion. Never one to give up on adding value to an adventure, Jocelin published three non-fiction books in four years. More information about Jocelin and her work can be found at www.kagan.co.za



no faceDavid Rees MSc, Diploma, HNC, Fellow of CIPD, Member of CMI

David held several executive posts in the telecoms industry before becoming qualified as a lecturer. He is the Executive Director and lead consultant for Cultural Fluency and currently works with Henley Business School, Birmingham University and Stourfield School. His main areas of expertise are teaching leadership, people management and business transformation/change on Diploma and MBA Programmes (including e-learning environments). He has extensive workshop design and delivery experience in the UK and overseas and is co-author and materials designer for Henley’s MBA modules in Managing People, Business Transformation and Inter-Cultural Management. MBA Dissertation supervisor/examiner.