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 works with leaders and organisations on their role in the world, 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.

Carolina Moeller

Partner

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

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 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

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.

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 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

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.

Symon Elliott

Partner

Symon has lived and worked in Mumbai, Paris, London and NYC. An LQ Partner, he's also CEO and Founder of Leaders Futures, a mentoring enterprise matching world class leaders with senior execs.

Global team

Abby Barton

Associate

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

Alexa Firmenich

Associate

Alexa is passionate about bridging worlds through direct experiences. She co-founded Atlas Unbound, which designs learning journeys into the wilderness and other natural settings.

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

Associate

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

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.

Bhushan Rane

Salesforce Assistant

Bhushane was drawn to LQ by the chance to play his part in creating a more sustainable world.

Carol Ciancutti

Associate

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

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.

Christiana Figueres

Future Stewards Founding Partner

Christiana campaigns for social and environmental change. As a former UN Climate Change Chief, she helped to negotiate the Paris Agreement.

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

Associate

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

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.

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

Associate

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

David Levin

Associate

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. 

Dot van Hoorn

People & Talent Director

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

Evie Poborska

Financial Controller

Evie, a CIMA-qualified management accountant, joined LQ as a Financial Controller in June 2018.

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.  

Gregg Mowins

Associate

Gregg is a global business leader and organisational development and leadership consultant. He is passionate about the role of business in effecting sustainable well-being for all.

Hetty Einzig

Associate

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.

Jeff Hasenfratz

Associate

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

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.

Jessica Wells

Executive Assistant

Jessica brings 8+ years of experience to her full-time role as EA to Lindsay Levin

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.

Jonny Wates

Associate

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

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 LQ written materials, primarily country briefing packs and marketing docs. 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.

Mary Longley

Executive Assistant

Mary, EA to LQ Partners Darya Shaikh and Annie Perrin, brings 30+ years of experience in the corporate world.

Mei Gong

Director of Operations, New York

Mei joined LQ in 2016 after 30 years spent assisting C-level execs of bio-tech and financial services start-ups. In early 2019 she became Operations Director in our New York office.

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

Associate

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.

Neethi Ravindran

Finance Coordinator

Neethi, our Finance Coordinator, worked in finance in Cochin, Mumbai and Dubai before joining LQ in late 2019.

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

Nicole is Chief of Staff to Lindsay Levin (a Founding Partner of Future Stewards and LQ)

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.

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

Associate

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 works on a range of Future Stewards projects, as well as several social change initiatives.

Rowan Belchers

Associate

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

Sasha co-leads our India office and is involved with operations and people development across the organisation.

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 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, based in our Mumbai office, 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

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.

Tom Carnac

Future Stewards Founding Partner

Tom brings 20 years' experience of working at the intersections of international diplomacy, policy and climate change across sectors.

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.

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 works with leaders and organisations on their role in the world, 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.

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.

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, working for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. She's particularly interested in the impact of consumer choices and the Fast Fashion sector.

Kimberly Freeman

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Paul Fletcher

Ambassador

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

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.

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. 

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