Managing Partners

Giles Goodhead

Co-Managing Partner

Giles, based in Berkeley, has led over 40 Quests around the world. He develops programmes for companies that inspire innovation, disruption and creativity.

Jayma Pau

Co-Managing Partner

Jayma designs and delivers programmes for multinational clients across a range of sectors. Inside LQ, she leads people and talent, programme operations and global resourcing.

Lindsay Levin

Founding Partner

Lindsay founded LQ in 2001 to connect leaders from all walks of life to explore solutions to big issues. She works with CEOs and their teams on the role of business, values and culture change.


Anne Wade


Anne brings to Leaders' Quest her extensive expertise from two decades as a top asset manager and in corporate boardrooms. She focuses on the positive role that business can play in society.

Annie Perrin


Annie joined Leaders’ Quest in 2017 as a Partner, based in New York. She is a lifelong student of human behaviour and interpersonal dynamics.

Chris Harrison


Chris designs and co-leads Quests. He is also Founder and Chairman of the charity, The Friends of Baale Mane.

Darya Shaikh


Darya, based in New York, joined LQ in 2014. She spent the previous decade with the multi-national PeaceWorks Foundation and OneVoice Movement, serving as its first Executive Director and COO.

Eric Levine


Eric has led Quests in finance, professional services, education, and technology.

Fields Wicker-Miurin


Fields joined LQ as a partner in 2002. Dedicated to being a ‘good ancestor’, she tries to lead from the boardroom and currently serves on the group boards of BNP Paribas, Prudential plc and Scor.

Gene Early


Gene hosted the original Quest to Silicon Valley and has co-led numerous Quests since. His PhD is in leadership and organisational development and his passion is to catalyse transformation.

Hendrik-Jan Laseur


Hendrik-Jan is based in Lisbon. His firm, Lead the Change, works with clients to connect purpose, vision and approach through strategy consulting, workshop-facilitation and coaching. 

Jodi Kamming

Chief Financial Officer

Jodi joined us as CFO in August 2017, overseeing LQ’s finances. She has spent the past decade gaining leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors.

Kenzie Lau-Kwong


Kenzie has worked at LQ since 2005, leading and supporting programmes worldwide. She runs her own consulting practice, Kenn & K Consulting, specialising in organisational and leadership development.

Max Metcalfe


Max is based in NYC, but has worked and lived in North America, Europe and Asia. He set up our office in Mumbai, and has worked with many of our multinational clients, including on over 50 Quests.

Melanie Jamieson


Melanie designs and delivers Quests, and plays a key role working with organisations on journeys of transformation. Inside LQ, she leads global brand development, PR and communications strategy.

Melanie Katzman


Melanie has been with LQ since 2005, and led multiple Quests across the world. Her advisory group, Katzman Consulting, is an international consortium of psychologists that work with business leaders. 

Rachel Parikh


Rachel leads much of our work in Silicon Valley. Rachel is passionate about culture change and pioneering new ways of helping people re-connect with their values and increase their impact.

Sayo Ayodele


Sayo has designed and delivered Quests in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and played a key role in our BankingFutures initiative to create a better UK banking system.

Simon Hampel


Simon works with global organisations to help catalyse the transformational change required to meet today’s challenges.

Global team

Abby Barton


Abby is an executive coach and strategic consultant with a strong commercial and leadership background.

Aliefya Vahanvaty

Partner Assistant

Aliefya brings a lust for life and keen curiosity to her role as a partners' assistant based in Mumbai, having spent several years as a journalist.

Alisha Dias

Programme Coordinator

Alisha joined Leaders’ Quest in 2016. She has helped build and deliver Quests for a range of cross-sector clients.

Amanda Manuel

Programme Manager

Amanda joined our India office in 2012. She is a Commerce graduate and worked at RBS for two and a half years before being drawn to the social sector.

Anisha Saraf

Programme Manager

Anisha is passionate about the social sector, and about bringing profit and purpose together.

Anjali Dwesar

Programme Coordinator

Anjali was drawn to LQ’s close-knit culture and the chance to change the world for the better.

Antwan Saca


Antwan has spent his adult life working towards the dream of peace and justice in the Holy Land.

Arifa Jamal

Finance Manager

Arifa is excited to oversee the role of Mumbai office within LQ's global accounts function.

Asha Nagre

Administrative & Accounting Coordinator

Asha joined the India team in June 2011 and, prior to this, worked at Saathi, a well-known Mumbai-based NGO.

Ashley Clark


Ashley’s work as an advisor and trainer revolves around multinational leadership – helping people see differently. At LQ she has worked in India, China, South Africa, the US, and Israel/Palestine.

Beth McNamee

Director, Design and Innovation

Beth is a Director in LQ’s New York office, and focuses on developing innovative and scalable offerings for our clients.

Carol Ciancutti


Carol is a producer, director and development executive dedicated to creating socially relevant projects.

Carolina Moeller


Over the past decade, Carolina has trained hundreds of leaders on four continents on visionary leadership, change and business with purpose.

Carolyn Maddox

Associate, Chair of Advisory Board & Trustee

Carolyn chairs the LQ Advisory Board. She is also a Partner at Next Wave Partners, a UK-based private equity firm, and a Trustee with the Unicorn Theatre.

Christina Yin

Programme Coordinator

Christina joined in August 2018. An inveterate bridge-builder, she’s excited to contribute to LQ’s work by encouraging understanding and empathy between diverse groups.

Dana Asher


Dana works with individuals and teams to augment personal and institutional development by integrating the body, heart, mind, and soul.

Daniel Lobo


Daniel is based in India and designs Quests in India, Africa and China. He joined Leaders’ Quest in 2011 and is passionate about conscious leadership in organisations.

Daniel Ludevig


As a facilitator and coach, Daniel supports businesses to transform their culture, strategy, innovation, talent, and most importantly, leadership.

Daniela Tejada

Communications Coordinator

Daniela has worked extensively in communications. Her passion for policy and international development are the pillars of her day-to-day.

Danielle Levin


Danielle, who joined Leaders' Quest in 2015, is passionate about the role of business in increasing opportunity and well-being in society.

David Levin


David Levin is a Leaders’ Quest Associate who brings 20 years’ experience of leading innovation at global technology and media companies.

Diane Richards

Operations Director

Diane joined Leaders’ Quest in 2002 and manages international Quests with her capable team. This allows her to use her worldwide events and IT experience, gained from IBM and the finance sector. 

Divya Devis

Research and Logistics Assistant

Divya provides host research and organisational expertise for our global programmes team.

Dot van Hoorn

People & Talent Director

Dot, a CIPD qualified HR professional, leads on talent and development strategy and oversees our HP operations globally.

Evie Poborska

Financial Controller

Evie joined LQ in 2018. Originally from Poland, she’s now happy to call London home.

Fiona Napier

Associate, Board & Trustee

Fiona has worked in Bangladesh, Iraq, Laos and South Africa in the non-profit sector. She was instrumental in setting up the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and Ethical Trade Initiative.  

Hetty Einzig


Hetty brings 25 years of psychology and executive coaching experience to global leadership development within the business sector.

Ipsita Bhatia

Programme Manager

As a Programme Manager based in our Richmond office, Ipsita has worked on Quests all over the world.

Jade Phillips

Manager, Programmes and Resourcing

Jade joined in 2010 and has managed Quests in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. She also holds overall responsibility for managing the talented programmes team and associates.

James Laws

Trainee Accountant

James joined the LQ finance team in September 2016 as a Trainee Accountant. He looks after expense claims for LQ’s offices around the world – a job which involves a fair amount of ‘persuasion’.

Jeff Hasenfratz


Jeff, based in Asia, is MD of Mindsight, a Shanghai-based executive coaching firm. One of his interests is helping people collaborate more effectively.

Jennifer Greenway

Director, Legal and Risk

Jennifer brings 12 years’ experience in the commercial sector to her role overseeing our legal operations. She was closely involved in establishing LQ’s entities in Mumbai and New York.

Jeroen Drontmann


Jeroen is a consultant and executive coach focused on leadership and change across cultural boundaries. His passion is connecting people with themselves and others.

Jimmie Briggs


Jimmie is a documentary storyteller, writer and advocate for racial and gender equity in New York. He is also a professor in social change journalism at the International Center of Photography.

Jo Confino


Jo, based in New York City, is Executive Editor at Impact and Innovation, and Editorial Director of What’s Working at the Huffington Post.

Jonny Wates


Jonny is passionate about encouraging biodiversity in the city to raise awareness of climate change, promote community cohesion and create a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature.

Jos Schoenmaker


Jos has worked in Brazil since 1992 as an independent consultant in human and organisational development. His particular focus is leadership and sustainability within the social and business sectors.

Julia Mart


Julia is based in New York and has led Quests in Russia, Turkey, China, India, Brazil, the UK and the US. She is also Director of InterConnect Events, a company that creates world-class events.

Kate Watts

Programme Coordinator

Kate joined Leaders’ Quest in July 2017 as a Programme Coordinator in the New York office. She holds a degree in International Studies and Political Science from Fordham University.

Kathryn Hodnett


Kathryn runs a leadership development and coaching consultancy in the UK, working across the public, private and third sectors. Authentic leadership and trust are at the heart of her interventions. 

Kirstin Irving


Kirstin is an occupational psychologist with a special interest in enabling organisations to change for sustainable success. She has also run a consultancy working with leaders in Europe and US.

Kit Harford


Kit runs a successful franchise of English training schools in China’s Shandong province. There are now more than 1,500 students enrolled for weekend study.

Louise Smith


Louise works on a range of Quest written materials, primarily country briefing packs. She joined LQ in 2006 following seven happy years as an EA at McKinsey in London.

Mac Macartney


Mac is a social entrepreneur, author and speaker. He also founded the charity Embercombe, and has led leadership development businesses in the UK, Poland and Russia.

Marian Goodman


Marian is based in Cape Town and works globally. She is a leadership consultant to corporates, government and NGOs, with a keen interest in building authentic leadership and a healthy society.

Marlous Struijk

Programme Coordinator

Marlous is based in our Mumbai office. She loves to travel and is passionate about people and personalities.

Mei Gong

Director of Operations, New York

Mei joined LQ in 2016 and is based in New York. She has over 30 years’ experience assisting C-level executives in bio-tech and financial services start-ups.

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow


Melinda Weekes-Laidlow is the President of Weekes In Advance Enterprises and a graduate Professor of Management at Marlboro College in Brattleboro, VT.

Mihika Tewari

Programme Director

Mihika joined the India team in 2014 and is now based in our New York office. She has a keen curiosity about organisational behaviour and leadership, and their role in systemic change.

Molly Barker


Molly is a successful non-profit entrepreneur who helps people realise their potential to change the world.

Nabil Malki

Finance Assistant

Nabil is keen to hone his finance skills in a values-driven organisation.

Natasha Parekh

Programme Director

Natasha joined in January 2013 and designs and delivers Quests all over the world. She was part of the Mumbai team for two and a half years before moving to Singapore.

Nicola Soremekun

Legal Assistant

Nicola's role - helping our Director, Legal and Risk - allows her to make use of her expert legal skills.

Nicole Ng

Chief of Staff to Lindsay Levin

Prior to joining LQ as Producer for Future Stewards, Nicole worked for a number of NGOs in line with her mission to drive social change.

Phyllida Hancock


Phyllida is a workshop designer and facilitator, focusing on leadership and organisational development.

Rebecca Sinclair


Rebecca's work with Leaders' Quest is centred around helping communities in her state of West Virginia.

Rebecca Smith

Executive Assistant

Rebecca, an Executive Assistant in our Richmond office, was drawn to LQ by her wish to help create a better world.

Rhiannon Ledger

Programme Coordinator

Rhiannon was drawn to LQ by the chance to work with diverse teams from around the globe and enhance the impact of business on people, place and planet.

Roni Rosenheimer


Based in London and Tel Aviv, Roni is Venture Partner at Shavit Capital where she focuses on investing in late-stage tech-based companies. Prior to this she worked for Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

Rosa Sommer Martin

Programme Manager

Rosa joined LQ to work on a range of Future Stewards projects.

Rowan Belchers


Rowan, based in Cape Town, has led Quests in Africa, Latin America and India. He is the Founder of Lockstep, which helps companies align culture with business strategy.

Sarah Johnson

Programme Manager

Sarah joined LQ in January 2015. Before this she completed a Fellowship with Year Here, a postgraduate programme in social enterprise and leadership.

Sarah O'Reilly

Communications Manager

As a former speechwriter, Sarah has seen first-hand the impact of good leadership. She joined Leaders’ Quest in 2017, inspired by its mission to help leaders fulfil their purpose and potential.

Sasha Rodricks

Director, LQ India

Sasha joined the India team in September 2011 and now heads our India office. She has managed, designed and delivered Quests around the world.

Sheila Surgey


Based in South Africa, Sheila focuses on catalysing positive change through driving an inclusive growth strategy in the business and non-profit sector.

Shirlee Harel


Shirlee, based in Jaffa-Tel Aviv, is Executive Director of the Clore Israel Foundation, which supports education, welfare and cultural projects across Israel, for all sectors of the population.

Shivani Rudra

Programme Assistant

Shivani, a Programme Assistant in our Mumbai office, was drawn to LQ by her belief that sustainable, equitable change is possible

Shivi Dwivedi

Programme Manager

Shivi is based in our Mumbai office and helps to build and deliver Quests around the world.

Sofia Fernandez

Programme Director

Sofia helps design our Quest programmes and is building our growing community in Mexico.

Stuart Pickles


Stuart is an ex-CFO and spent 25 years in industry. He now runs a coaching business, Aim Higher Leadership, and is Director of LSP Leadership, which focuses on leadership and sustainable impact.

Sue Cheshire


Sue is an executive coach and passionate about exploring how business integrates ethics, inspiration and the bottom line. She is Co-Founder of Global Leaders Academy, a leadership community network.

Sukanya Kar

Salesforce Manager

Sukanya joined the Mumbai office in February 2013 and has become the company’s invaluable go-to Salesforce contact. She has a Masters in Social Work from Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Tillie Johansson

Programme Assistant

Tillie has a keen interest in creating sustainable organisations.

Tim Reed


A behavioural ecologist by training, Tim’s “fourth life” involves independent consulting in the nexus of business and the environment.

Tom Carnac


Tom plays a key role in our systems change work, bringing 20 years' experience of working at the intersections of international diplomacy, policy and climate change across sectors.

Ulrich Nettesheim


Ulrich is passionate about transforming education to prepare emerging leaders in the technical disciplines. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded two successful businesses in the last ten years.

Vanessa Kwong

Programme Coordinator

Vanessa loves to explore new cities and meet people in local communities.

Wiebke Nedel


Wiebke is a freelance facilitator who focuses on personal and leadership development. She runs wilderness, social justice and conscious citizenship courses in South Africa for Educo Africa.

Yapincak Erkan


Yapıncak founded Yasha Consulting and Training Services in 2013, offering clients strategic marketing, communications and CRM advice. She has 20 years’ corporate experience working on global brands.

Advisory Board & Trustees

Carolyn Maddox

Associate, Chair of Advisory Board & Trustee

Carolyn chairs the LQ Advisory Board. She is also a Partner at Next Wave Partners, a UK-based private equity firm, and a Trustee with the Unicorn Theatre.

Fiona Napier

Associate, Board & Trustee

Fiona has worked in Bangladesh, Iraq, Laos and South Africa in the non-profit sector. She was instrumental in setting up the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and Ethical Trade Initiative.  

Julie Hill

Board & Trustee

Julie Hill, based in Southern California and London, is an experienced international Board member, philanthropist and social activist.

Marcus Lyon

Board & Trustee

Marcus is a British artist and social entrepreneur. He studied political science at Leeds University and leadership at Harvard Business School, and has photographed many public figures.

Ninan Chacko

Board & Trustee

Based in New York, Ninan is CEO of Travel Leaders Group, a North American travel company that generates gross sales of approximately $20 billion. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.

LQ Global Board Members

Chris Mathias

LQ Global Director

Chris has helped co-found several ventures, including CMG Partners and Arbor Ventures (the latter concentrating on social investments), I2india, British Asian Trust and Hummingbird Trust.

Chris Underhill

LQ Global Director

Chris is former Chair of the LQ Foundation. He is a serial social entrepreneur and is an expert in global health and rehabilitation systems. He runs his own mentoring practice.

Lindsay Levin

Founding Partner

Lindsay founded LQ in 2001 to connect leaders from all walks of life to explore solutions to big issues. She works with CEOs and their teams on the role of business, values and culture change.


Andrew Wu


Andrew is an authority on Asian consumer trends and the rise of luxury brands and their retail distribution in China. He is China Group Head at LVMH and has overseen the growth of more than 60 brands.

Andy Rubin


Andy is Chairman of Pentland Brands, a family-owned brand management company operating in sports and fashion. He is the third generation to lead the business.

Anuradha Bajaj

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Anu is a passionate champion of the rights of girls and women and a believer in developing grassroots-based youth leaders to effect social change.

Bill Sharpe


Bill Sharpe is an independent futures practitioner and researcher in science, technology and society, and is author of Economies of Life: patterns of health and wealth.

Brigitte Lemercier


Brigitte is the Founder of NB Lemercier & Associés, a leadership consulting firm launched in 2006. She started her career as a banker after holding several roles at a global executive search company.

Daniela Fainberg


Daniela Nascimento Fainberg advises individuals and families in their philanthropic strategies, and is a regular international speaker on the role of the next generation in social change.

Gopal Jain


Gopal, based in Mumbai, has hosted and participated in many Quest visits in his home city, China and the UK. He is Managing Partner of Gaja Capital, which invests in high-growth businesses.

Herman Spruit


Herman is an Ambassador for LQ, having previously joined us as a participant. He serves on the Advisory Board of The Sierra Leone Investment Fund, an investment company promoting entrepreneurship.

Ian Fisher


Ian is one of the Co-Founders of Rubicon Partners. He is strongly involved in all of the individual portfolio companies and takes the lead role in challenging and defining their strategies.

Isaac 'Yitz' Applbaum


Yitz is Chief Evangelist for Radius Corporation, a predictive marketing company for small and medium businesses. He’s also Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Jerusalem for Public Private Partnerships.

James Hickman


James had a 24-year career in Executive Search with Russell Reynolds Associates, based in London, Delhi and Mumbai. Prior to this, he worked in strategy consulting and investment banking. 

Jeanne-Marie Gescher


Jeanne-Marie is a barrister by profession and has a curious mind by choice. Since 1989 she has lived in China, where she founded one of the earliest private advisory firms for global business, cga.

JM Trivedi

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Based in Mumbai, Jm heads South Asia operations at Actis, an emerging-markets private equity firm, which spun out of the UK-based CDC in 2004. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of GVFL.

Kalpana Kar

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Kalpana is Co-Founder of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force, a private-public partnership between civil society and the Karnataka government. It tackles issues such as health, roads and urban planning.

Katie Denning


Katie spent close to 20 years in the City of London, working for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. She's particularly interested in the impact of consumer choices and the Fast Fashion sector.

Kimberly Freeman


Lifelong education and leadership development are top priorities for Kimberly. Her vision is to achieve representational diversity and create an inclusive culture for faculty, students and staff.

Luis Miranda

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Luis Miranda, Chairman of the Centre for Civil Society and CORO, was previously involved in setting up HDFC Bank and IDFC Private Equity.

Nick Keppel-Palmer


Nick works with ambitious new businesses seeking to make a big difference.

Paul Fletcher


Paul, formerly Chairman of Actis, has a wealth of experience in financial services, emerging markets and the private equity industry.

Pradeep Kar


Pradeep is a well-known technology entrepreneur in India and Founder of Microland, a leading outsourcing company for IT infrastructure in Bangalore.

Suzanne Gowler


Suzanne is an entrepreneur and independent advisor. She works on strategies across governments, global businesses and social enterprises to help clients deliver social impact with financial value. 

Symon Elliott


Symon has lived and worked in Mumbai, Paris, London and New York. Today he is CEO and Founder of Leaders Futures, a mentoring enterprise matching world class leaders with senior executives.

Tang Haisong


Tang Haisong is Founder and former CEO of the website Etang, one of the largest late-teen sites in China catering to ‘Generation Yellow’ (who followed their Communist predecessors, ‘Generation Red’). 

Wendy Lucas Bull


Wendy is Chairman of Absa Group Ltd and a Founding Director of Peotona Group Holdings, a women’s investment consortium and development group.