"A unique, world class professional development environment for the best young talent in our industry."
Andrew Denton, Alfa^

STARTS NOVEMBER 2018 - apply now

A cost-effective way to build your organisation's leadership competencies at a fraction of the cost of traditional leadership development training.

The next generation of leaders want to do things that matter and have a passion for making a difference. They are connected, collegial and focus on collaboration and creating shared value. Next generation leaders face new demands to be more resilient, to be culturally adaptive, to solve new and complex problems and to be inclusive, innovative and imaginative.

The Leasing Foundation Future Leaders is a programme of leadership development that identifies, nurtures and supports a network of exceptional people who are the future leaders of the industry. The programme is centred on authentic, relevant personal development and reflection.

Participants explore issues including how to connect strategy to purpose, how to identify, nurture and create excellence, how to act imaginatively and inclusively and how to focus on creating shared value. It recognises the common aspirations of emerging leaders to be models of thinking and acting, to challenge conventional wisdom, to empower others to act and to be values-based, reflective and purposeful.

Participants work together in a facilitated learning set where they can draw on each others’ experiences and insights and explore current and future leadership challenges. The programme is led from within the industry and is based on a modern self-organised learning approach that integrates with the demands of modern careers.

Only 13% of companies rated their organisations as having ‘excellent’ leadership programs at all levels – whether new, next generation or senior – with 87% rating their programs as ‘weak’ or ‘adequate’.

Deloitte global Human Capital Trends survey
We are fully supportive of the Future Leaders programme which allows our future industry leaders to start building their own networks and allows unprecedented access behind closed doors to some of our industry’s top leaders.
Melanie Chell, Shoosmiths
The Future Leaders programme is a unique, world class professional development environment for the best young talent in our industry. As a Foundation director, I am extremely proud of it. As a leader with responsibility for developing my successors, I am very grateful it exists.
Andrew Denton, Alfa^
The Future Leaders programme program is a fantastic vehicle for taking motivated, intelligent people and giving them both a deeper understanding of the business finance market and a network of like minded individuals to help them as they develop their careers.
Peter Alderson, LDF
Future Leaders provides an opportunity for our high-potential people to network with individuals from a variety of different banks and leasing companies, and provides a valuable insight into the cultures of companies in our industry.
Patrick Jelly, Aldermore

ELEMENTS

HOW OUR PROGRAMME WORKS
The Foundation’s Future Leaders programme provides an excellent opportunity to engage in a range of unique learning experiences.
Amanda Scott, Leasing Foundation Future Leader 2014-16, RBS
The Future Leaders programme has provided a thought-provoking platform to discuss real-world problems with some of the most impressive minds in the industry.
Ryan Brodley, Leasing Foundation Future Leader 2013-15, Alfa^
The opportunity to network with fellow cohort members and some of the top professionals in the industry is what really sets the course apart.
Matt Williams, Leasing Foundation Future Leader 2014-16, Close Brothers.

Leasing Foundation Future Leaders is not a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership development. It is participation in a set of diverse experiences that enable individuals to engage in ways that best meet their interests and professional needs. The programme provides a variety of learning opportunities – not just courses and modules, but opportunities to reflect on experiences and perspectives.

action learning

Future leaders share real problems in a small group led by a facilitator who helps develop real solutions based on challenge from, and with the support of, peers’ experiences and insights.

personal coaching

Personal development supported by experienced executive coaches that focuses on personal development agendas and whole-of-career planning.

knowledge sharing

In-depth discussions at workplaces that help participants understand business models, emerging industry challenges and the opportunities for collaboration.

the crucible

A closed door discussion with with senior leaders in the industry to explore the personal motivations, challenges and experiences of established leaders.

leadership summit

A learning-focused event exclusively for Future Leaders participants and alumni.

networking dinners

Networking dinners for our alumni community held in London where alumni can talk in a relaxed setting.

alumni community

An opportunity to build lifelong relationships with leaders of the future, and access to a network that will grow to 200 influential industry professionals by 2025.

fellowship

Alumni of the programme are offered Fellowship of the Foundation and access to our community of experienced business finance professionals.

COMMUNITY

WHO WE ARE
Alumni are the cornerstone of the Leasing Foundation Future Leaders community. The programme is managed by an Executive Committee drawn from our alumni community.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2017-2018

PAUL SLAPA

Wesleyan email

CARL DAUFER

Santander Asset Finance email

CHRIS WATTS

Caterpillar Financial email

MARK WILSON

Caterpillar Financial email

JAMES LOVETT

Funding Circle email

EMMA TYDEMAN

Alfa^ email

PROGRAMME ORGANISERS

JOHN HOOPER Executive Coach – PROFESSOR PETER THOMAS Executive Coach/Programme coordinator – DR DAVID LEES Action Learning Facilitator – MIKE RANDALL and SHARON BUTLER Leasing Foundation Board

FUTURE LEADERS 2017-2018 

MATTHEW BULL LHE – MARK LEES Cat Financial – MATT PHILIPS LDF – LAURA O’CONNELL Wesleyan – CHLOE O’NEILL LHE  – NICK DAMON Bank – CRAIG MADDOX Wesleyan – RACHEL LINTOTT Aldermore – TREVOR BRIDGMAN Metro Bank

ALUMNI

RYAN BRODLEY Alfa^ – CARL DAUFER Santander Asset Finance – DAVID DARMOULIN ING – CAROLYN HARDING Netsol – MARCO PRAESCHANG NetApp- CHRISTIAN ROELOFS Grant Thornton – MARTIN WARD Shoosmiths – CHRIS WATTS CAT Financial – RACHAEL WOODS Wesleyan – KIM HARTLEY PEAC – FREDERIC LAURENT Alfa^ – METTE ROLLE Stephenson Harwood – AMANDA SCOTT RBS – MATTHEW WILLIAMS Close Brothers – MARK WILSON Caterpillar Financial – DANIELLE GREY Lombard – ROSS RUTHERFORD FiF – EMMA TYDEMAN Alfa^ – JAMES LOVETT Funding Circle – JAMIE CHAPLIN MetroBank – LAURA CAPPER Lombard – MARK ALMOND Grant Thornton – PAUL SLAPA Wesleyan

PARTICIPATE

BECOME PART OF THE COMMUNITY

Participants are recommended by sponsors from their organisations. They are individuals with potential to assume leadership positions and who will benefit from the self-organised learning opportunities in the programme and membership of the alumni community.

Participants are those who have significant potential to change the face of their organisation and the industry, can commit to working as part of a cohort and who will remain a supportive alumnus when the programme ends.

The fee for the programme is £3,750 for each participant. This funds the coordination and delivery of the programme by The Leasing Foundation, a non-profit organisation. The fee is payable when the programme starts.

This unique programme represents a cost-effective way to build your organisation’s leadership competencies at a fraction of the cost of traditional leadership development training.

Contact Peter Thomas peter.thomas@leasingfoundation.org, or any of the Executive Committee, to discuss participation in the programme.