Managing Partners

Giles Goodhead

Co-Managing Partner

Giles, based in London, 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 works with global clients to design and deliver culture change, leadership programmes and Quests in different parts of the world. She leads our operations, resourcing and people development.

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 purpose of business, values and culture change.

Partners

Anne Wade

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Darya Shaikh

Partner

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

Partner

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

Fields Wicker-Miurin

Partner

Fields has been a partner at LQ since 2002 and is dedicated to being a bridge between belief systems, cultures and sectors. She serves on the boards of BNP Paribas, Scor and others.

Gene Early

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

Rachel is Founder and CEO of TOP Consulting, which provides executive coaching services. She spent has over 20 years working in the high-tech industry and is passionate about culture change.

Sayo Ayodele

Partner

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

Partner

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

Global team

Abby Barton

Associate

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

Adrienne McCurdy

Associate

Adrienne is committed to creating collaborative spaces for groups to tap into their collective wisdom and shared purpose.

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 Assistant

Alisha joined Leaders’ Quest in September 2016. Prior to this she gained a Masters in International Development at the University of Warwick, UK.

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.

Antwan Saca

Associate

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

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

Associate

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.

Brooke Behrmann

Team Coordinator

Brooke joined Leaders’ Quest in August 2017 as a Team Coordinator in the New York office. Prior to LQ, she worked at Shanti Bhavan Children's Project - an Indian school for underprivileged children.

Carolina Moeller

Associate

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.

Daniel Lobo

Director

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

Associate

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

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. 

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.  

Harry Wheeler

Programme Director

Harry has worked all over the world on client projects relating to finance, tech and publishing.

Hetty Einzig

Associate

Hetty has been an executive coach, trainer and facilitator for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping individuals and organisations realise their potential through real action in the world.

Ipsita Bhatia

Programme Manager

As a Programme Manager based in our Mumbai 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

Associate

Jeff is based in Asia and is Director of Mindsight, a Shanghai-based executive coaching firm. His passion is helping organisational clients identify and develop the potential of senior teams.

Jennifer Greenway

Director, Legal and Risk

Jennifer brings twelve 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

Associate

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

Associate

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

Associate

Jo, based in New York City, is executive editor at Impact and Innovation, and editorial director of What’s Working at the Huffington Post, where he is developing a social impact team and leading on cu

Joanne Varghese

Programme Assistant

Joanne joined the team in October 2014. She gained her MA in Ancient Indian Culture and a post-graduate degree in Museology and Conservation.

Jos Schoenmaker

Associate

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

Associate

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

Associate

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

Associate

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

Associate

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

Editor

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

Associate

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

Associate

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.

Mei Gong

Executive Assistant to Lindsay Levin

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

Associate

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 has worked on Quests in Mumbai, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and New York. She has a BA in History and Political Science from Montreal’s McGill University.

Molly Barker

Associate

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

Natasha du Plessis

Executive Assistant

Natasha is a linchpin of our London Office as Executive Assistant, bringing over ten years' experience as a personal assistant and event coordinator.

Natasha Khullar

Salesforce Assistant

Natasha joined Leaders’ Quest in August 2017 as Salesforce Assistant, based in Mumbai.

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.

Nicole Ng

Producer, Future Stewards

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

Associate

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

Rebecca Sinclair

Associate

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

Roni Rosenheimer

Associate

Based in London and Tel Aviv, Roni is Vice President 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.

Rowan Belchers

Associate

Rowan, based in Cape Town, has led Quests in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and India. He is the Founder of Lockstep, which helps companies align their cultures with their business strategies.

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.

Shashi Rajannah

Events and Logistics Assistant

With an undergraduate degree in Finance, Shashi is interested in creating sustainable economic and social change.

Sheila Surgey

Associate

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

Associate

Shirlee, based in Jaffa-Tel Aviv, is Vice President of Partnerships at the Rashi Foundation, which develops solutions to create widespread change in Israel’s education and social welfare systems.

Shivi Dwivedi

Programme Manager

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

Stuart Pickles

Associate

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

Associate

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.

Tim Reed

Associate

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

Ulrich Nettesheim

Associate

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.

Wiebke Nedel

Associate

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

Associate

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.  

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 purpose of business, values and culture change.

Ambassadors

Andrew Wu

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Mentor

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

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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.

Julie Hill

Ambassador

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

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

Ambassador

Katie spent close to 20 years in the City of London in UK/European equity sales for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. She is a keen follower of the evolving world of social enterprise and impact investing.

Kimberly Freeman

Ambassador

Lifelong learning and leadership development are top priorities for Kimberly. She is the Assistant Dean for diversity initiatives and community relations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Luis Miranda

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Luis founded IDFC Private Equity in 2002 and retired in 2010 to focus on non-profits in human rights, health and education. He is also Chairman of the Centre for Civil Society.

Nick Keppel-Palmer

Ambassador

Nick works with early-stage, high-growth businesses in food, mobility and finance. He is a passionate believer in systemic, sustainable change, and considers business our most powerful positive force.

Pradeep Kar

Ambassador

Pradeep is a well-known technology entrepreneur in India and Founder of Microland, a leading outsourcing company for IT infrastructure in Bangalore. He is also a Non-Executive Director of UBM.

Suzanne Gowler

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

Symon's life has taken him from professional rugby in the UK to professional services leadership around the world. He currently co-ordinates Russell Reynolds’ UK Board practice.

Tang Haisong

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

Wendy is Chairman of the Barclays Africa Group, Absa Bank and Absa Financial Services. She is also a Founding Director of Peotona Group Holdings, a women’s investment consortium and development group.