Future Leaders leadership Team consist of highly skilled and dedicated team of directors, outstanding practitioners and trainers who provide the best of support to the leadership development programme and delivery. Our Senior Leadership Team is responsible for the Future Leaders strategic development and day-to-day operational management.
“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born — that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” –Warren G. Bennis
Dr. Samuel Ofori-Kyereh: Chief Executive – Founder & President
Samuel is the Future Leaders’ Chief Executive. He leads widely on the leadership development, the future of work, and the key issues of HR, culture and organisation, people and skills.
Samuel is a Fellow of the Institute of Education, London and a Board member of the Academy of Leadership development. He’s a Chancellor of Verity Institute of Management and Sciences and the Principal of FFCC Bible School. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Arts and Sciences and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Management School. He holds honorary doctorates from Harvard University.
Prior to starting the Future Leaders in March 2014, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a principal of London College and a senior University lecturer. Up until 2011, he had an impactful career on several UN projects holding various leadership positions and, leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.
Dr. (Mrs) Barbara Ofori-Kyereh: Deputy Chief Executive
Barbara is Director of Professional Development, with overall responsibility for the Future Leaders’ professional standards and membership framework. She leads both the design and development of our professional standards and CPD, assessment and qualifications strategy and is responsible for ensuring that our professional designations and qualifications are of the highest standard and quality.
Barbara joined the Future Leaders in 2014, initially leading Verity Institute for Management & Science research in the field of learning, development and talent management. Prior to joining the Future Leaders, Barbara had held a number of roles on Country Programme Manager of USAID projects, Deputy Principals in London Girls School etc, with a focus on learning and professional skills development.
“Survival of the fittest is not the same as survival of the best. Leaving leadership development up to chance is foolish”. – Morgan McCall
Emmanuel Nartey: : Director of Membership
Emmanuel is the Director of Membership. He is responsible for the growing our membership and ensuring we connect effectively with the profession to understand how to continually improve our support to our members.
Prior to joining the Future Leaders in 2019, David worked as Director of a Real Estate firm, having held roles across a range of financial services a Chair of Trustees of an International School .
Emmanuel is a respected people development professional. As a Chartered Accountant, Emmanuel has expertise in a wide range of areas, including financial management, accounting and organisational development employee engagement and the future of work.
Dilanee Widhanelage: Director of Professional Development
Dilanee is a trained Professional Development facilitator. After several years of practicing she took keen interest in training other health professional. She worked as a Care Manager training other staff. She holds a number of qualification in as an Assessor and Internal Verifier.
As a Training Manager, Dilanee has the responsibility to manage the learning and professional development of the Company’s workforce, to ensure that staff gain and develop the skills and experiences required to carry out their jobs effectively and to a high standard to ensure the safety and quality of the business. With her support, a Centre of Excellence has been established and recognized by Royal College of Nursing, National Skills Academy and Skills for Care.
“The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.” — John Maxwell
Nicola Chapman: Office Administrators
Nicola is the Administrative Assistant for reports to the Office Manager and is responsible for providing administrative and clerical services in an effective and efficient manner to ensure that the organization’s day-to-day operations are well-organized and achieve expected outcomes.
The role of the Administrative Assistant/Receptionist is to ensure efficient and timely operations of the office; fulfills receptionist duties and respond promptly to daily administrative requests from designated Management personnel to enhance the work of the organization. The position strikes a balance between clerical/administrative excellence and the ability to act with diplomacy, tact, and ethics in a healthcare setting.
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