iLEAD

There was unprecedented demand for iLEAD and a cohort of 16 individuals have been recruited to the programme.

  • Gareth Allen, Managing Director, Sound View Media
  • Daniel Arey, Manufacturing Engineer, Olympus Group
  • Jane Brightman, Consultant, working across the social care sector
  • David Cunningham, Head of Nuclear Operations Governance, Babcock International
  • Dr.Stephen Felmingham, Head of School: Critical and Cultural Studies, Plymouth College of Art
  • Liz Harding, CEO, Hearts Together
  • Donna Howard, Executive Director and co-founder, KARST
  • Steve Instance, Water Safety Lead, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  • Gavin Jones, Managing Director, Elixel
  • Laura Kriefman, CEO, Barbican Theatre Plymouth
  • Eloïse Malone, Creative Director and CEO, Effervescent
  • Gemma Sharman, Senior Project Engineer, Babcock International
  • Hannah Sloggett, Co-Director, Nudge Community Builders
  • Katherine Terris, Mechanical Senior Support Engineer, Babcock International
  • Steve Warren-Brown, Founder and MD, YGS Landscapes LTD
  • Hannah Wood, Creative Director, Story Juice

Rupert Lorraine, Development and Partnership Manager

Chris Bennewith, Head of School Art, Design and Architecture

Hannah Irwin, iMayflower Project & Knowledge Exchange Manager

Lauren Tenn, iMayflower Project Administrator

Emily Barrett, Knowledge Exchange Officer

iMayflower is an ambitious programme bringing together Plymouth’s creative talent and excellent digital resources, with the city’s existing strengths in sectors such as healthcare, marine, manufacturing and cultural tourism. Central to this is iLEAD, a new development programme for leaders in Plymouth.

By supporting and nurturing people power, iLEAD will build participants capability to support the regeneration and transformation of Plymouth and the region. Good leadership will be critical to mobilising efforts across sectors to make this a reality; not just valuable now but essential for future prosperity.

Delivered by Nous’ expert team, iLEAD is a bespoke 12-month programme that will create and embed an ecosystem of talent to challenge conventional wisdom and shape and grow social and economic prosperity. As Plymouth re-opens and the economy reboots, it encourages creative and cultural leaders to join forces with others from different sectors to create a progressive leadership model and deliver a dynamic new vision for the future.

For any enquiries relating to iLEAD, please contact Hannah Irwin on hannah.irwin@plymouth.ac.uk

 

There was unprecedented demand for iLEAD and a cohort of 17 individuals have been recruited to the programme.

  • Gareth Allen, Managing Director, Sound View Media
  • Daniel Arey, Manufacturing Engineer, Olympus Group
  • Jane Brightman, Consultant, working across the social care sector
  • David Cunningham, Head of Nuclear Operations Governance, Babcock International
  • Dr.Stephen Felmingham, Head of School: Critical and Cultural Studies, Plymouth College of Art
  • Liz Harding, CEO, Hearts Together
  • Donna Howard, Executive Director and co-founder, KARST
  • Steve Instance, Water Safety Lead, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  • Gavin Jones, Managing Director, Elixel
  • Laura Kriefman, CEO, Barbican Theatre Plymouth
  • Eloïse Malone, Creative Director and CEO, Effervescent
  • Gemma Sharman, Senior Project Engineer, Babcock International
  • Hannah Sloggett, Co-Director, Nudge Community Builders
  • Katherine Terris, Mechanical Senior Support Engineer, Babcock International
  • Steve Warren-Brown, Founder and MD, YGS Landscapes LTD
  • Paul Winterton, Managing Director, LangageFarm
  • Hannah Wood, Creative Director, Story Juice

Nous Group is an international management consultancy operating in 11 locations across the UK, Australia and Canada. For over 20 years they have been partnering with leaders to shape world-class businesses, effective governments and empowered communities.

Great leaders matter. In a fast-moving world, leaders are at the forefront of change. The capability of leaders, and the way they are developed, must continually evolve to support new initiatives, manage the disruption of processes and drive energy and momentum in teams. Nous create bespoke leadership development solutions to improve leader effectiveness and deliver on business imperatives.

Nous work with leaders across sectors to tackle big challenges. Through facilitation, coaching and advice, their bespoke leadership development solutions have empowered leaders in businesses, government and community organisations to tackle significant problems. From the media to the banking sector, retail through to education, they have worked with leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, to sharpen their competitive edge and drive transformative change.  

  • Zac Ashkanasy, Principal
  • Jessica Weereratne, Senior Consultant
  • Minto Felix, Consultant
  • Bianca Panlook, Executive & Project Assistant and Operations Coordinator

Meet the delivery team

The Grand Challenge

A core component of iLEAD is the Grand Challenge.

The Grand Challenge is designed to enable the iLEAD cohort to work collaboratively to develop innovative projects that respond to real world challenges and opportunities in Plymouth around three key themes, and link to the overall aim of the iMayflower programme, which is to deliver a sustainable step-change in Plymouth’s Creative Economy and make Plymouth a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

More about the Grand Challenge

iLEAD is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England. iMayflower is led by Plymouth City Council and delivered in partnership with Creative England, Crowdfunder, Destination Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art, Real Ideas Organisation and University of Plymouth.