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Developing leaders in higher education

Our Biographies

Emeritus Professor Andrew George, leadership coach and academic.

Andrew George

Andrew is a renowned academic and executive coach with many years’ experience in leadership in the University sector and the NHS. He is an immunologist working in Southampton, USA and Imperial College London. He was Director of the Graduate School at Imperial and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Brunel University responsible for education and international partnerships.


Andrew is co-chair of the UK Committee on Research Integrity. He also chairs a private business college in Oxford and Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College. He is on the board of Health Education England, the Health Research Authority, the Epilepsy Society and an NHS Mental Health Trust. He has led on the development of national strategies on research transparency and governance.


Andrew trained as an executive coach at Henley Business School and is a Senior Practitioner of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. He has an MSc in Coaching and Behaviour Change from Henley. His practice includes developing leaders and teams in universities, the NHS and small businesses.


He holds a MA (Cambridge), a PhD (Southampton) and a DSc (Imperial). He is a Fellow of a number of learned societies. He was awarded an MBE for his contribution to research ethics.

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Sarah Gledhill

Sarah is a leadership and executive coach whose career in the higher education sector spans nearly 30 years and two continents.  Following an early career in a software house, Sarah found her niche and passion working in university fundraising, in support of the extraordinary research and teaching undertaken by higher education institutions. 


Sarah has developed and led large teams at three world-leading universities through all stages of several £B+ fundraising campaigns.  She started her fundraising career at the University of Bristol, before moving to the University of California, Berkeley, where she was Director of Prospect Development.  She was most recently Head of Prospect Information and Analysis, a leadership role within the Development and Alumni Relations office at the University of Cambridge. 


Sarah started her coaching practice following many years as a manager and mentor and having completed the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at the Henley Business School.  She is accredited at senior practitioner level with the European Coaching and Mentoring Council.  Her coaching focuses on 1:1, team and group coaching with a specific interest in early to mid-career, and women in leadership or aspiring to leadership positions. She also consults on various aspects of fundraising, in particular effective operational management. Sarah’s first degree was in Archaeology, which remains an abiding interest.

Steve Ludlow, leadership coach and experienced higher education professional services leader.

Steve Ludlow

Steve is an experienced business leader, learning designer, facilitator and coach with a passion for helping individuals and organisations achieve their goals. His recent career has been with major international business schools including Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and London Business School where he has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients including Standard Chartered Bank, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, Oracle, the government of Oman, UK Cabinet Office, BAE Systems and Mars. Until December 2020 Steve was Head of Executive Education at Henley Business School, a triple-accredited global top 25 executive education provider, where brand management and first-class customer service are as important as the learning experience.

Steve believes that management learning is most effective when set in a personal development and organisational context and focuses on the practical challenges faced by leaders. His approach weaves world class academic input with action learning, coaching and personal feedback. Steve’s specialities include Executive Education, Learning Design and Delivery, Leadership Development, Coaching, Work-Based Assessment, and Business Development. 


Steve has an MBA, has successfully completed a Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching and is a SEDA Accredited Teacher in Higher Education. He is currently studying for an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change.

Emerita Professor Susan Rose, leadership coach and academic.

 Susan Rose

Susan is an experienced coach, educator, facilitator, and researcher. With over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector, Susan has held several senior leadership positions including School Director of Teaching & Learning at Henley Business School in the UK and Head of School for Henley at the University of Reading Malaysia campus where she gained extensive experience of leading multi-cultural teams.


Susan specialises in personal development coaching helping clients to overcome workplace challenges and to achieve their performance potential. Susan supports mid to senior level leaders in the development of personal skills and competencies and is particularly passionate about supporting women in their progression in leadership roles or small business ventures/start-ups. She is experienced in 1-2-1 and group coaching, workshop facilitation and in the development and delivery of educational programmes.


Susan holds a BSc in Psychology, MA in Marketing, a DBA in Consumer Behaviour, a PGCHE as well as being a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Susan is a Henley qualified coach (PCIC) and is ICF accredited (ACC).

Andrew George
Sarah Gledhill
Steve Ludlow
Susan Rose
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