CPDS draws on a global network of expert trainers and mentors with decades of hands-on experience

Our expert leaders have been in that lonely space beyond the science or data where judgment kicks in. They have operated under intense pressure – managing the crisis, securing the elusive deal.
They have chaired impossible meetings, confronted the most obstructive characters, and effectively built trust. CPDS enables you to work with them in small groups, in an exclusive setting.

Dr John Hemery OBE

Founder and Chairman, Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies (CPDS) Dr John Hemery OBE

Paula Middleton

Acting Director, CPDS UK Paula Middleton

Dr Ruth Adler, GAICD

Director, CPDS Asia-Pacific Dr Ruth Adler, GAICD

Henne Schuwer

Director, CPDS Europe Henne Schuwer

Katrin Borgen

Managing Director, CPDS Europe Katrin Borgen

Derk Oldenburg

Strategic Advisor and Trainer, CPDS Europe Derk Oldenburg

Alan Charlton CMG CVO

Course Director, CPDS UK Alan Charlton CMG CVO

Andy Lebrecht CB

Course Director, CPDS UK Andy Lebrecht CB

Anne Lambert CMG

Course Director, CPDS UK Anne Lambert CMG