Richard Finn

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BSc(Econ)Hons. MA (Mgt). FCIPD. CDir.

Richard is a very experienced consultant, who has advised senior executives in many global organisations from a variety of industries over the past 30 years. He is an Associate Non-Executive Director on the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Hospital Trust member of the Lords Taverners Governance & Audit and Nomination Committees, and was Chairman of the Kent Music Board of Trustees for 9 years.

Richard is currently, or very recently, coaching or working on leadership development programmes, with senior executives in Sage, DeutschePostDHL, Atlas Copco, BUPA, WMV and UK Sport.

Richard has advised many organisations on strategy, change, culture and performance management, including Coca Cola in Greece and Eastern Europe, Diageo, Merrill Lynch in the US and the UK, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, CAF Bank, Barclays, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, BT and the Ministry of Justice. In the recent past Richard has delivered leadership development assignments for Citi Bank, BP, Barclays, Johnson Matthey, Jaguar Land Rover, PGS, Astra Zeneca, Computer Associates, Johnson and Johnson and BT.

Richard has particular experience of working with in-tact leadership teams, to develop their collective capability to lead organisations.

Before becoming an independent consultant, Richard was Managing Director at Penna plc – an HR services organisation, HR Director for the IT function of Societe Generale and Marketing Director at Henley Distance Learning, part of Henley Management College.

Richard is an Executive Fellow at Henley Management College, a qualified Chartered Director, a Liveryman of the City of London, and a founding member of the City Values Forum, dedicated to restoring trust in the City. He has recently joint-authored guides on Governing values and Governing Culture for Board Chairmen and NED’s and has published on Soft Risk.

Virtual Masterclasses from this Educator

Thriving in Turbulent Times

Leading Virtually

Format: 3 X 90-minute sessions, with intersession activities and optional personal coaching

This programme will enable participants to understand the risks of leading the way they always have, develop tactics and strategies for ensuring high quality virtual leadership and develop new virtual communication skills, making sure that they continue to develop and learn how to lead in a virtual world.

Kourdi Associates​ ​work with current and potential leaders to develop their mindset, skills and effectiveness. Jeremy Kourdi is formerly Senior Vice President with The Economist, he has worked with London Business School and Duke Corporate Education as well as market-leading businesses worldwide, and he is the author of 27 books translated into 17 languages, including​ ​The Truth About Talent​ ​and​ ​Coaching Essentials​. ​His business​ ​Kourdi Associates​ ​provides coaches, expert content and consultants that help leaders successfully navigate a changing world.

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