CEO of Challenge Choice Change

Dr Lesley Hunter is an international specialist in developing elite leaders. Her early career in education was followed by 12 years as an Ofsted accredited lead inspector of schools, which made her question why some leaders were so much more effective than others. Since then, she has worked to support and develop leaders in both public and private sector organisations in the UK, from the police and military to multi-national manufacturing companies and small family owned businesses. Her work extended internationally through clients as far afield as Spain, New Orleans, Singapore and Hong Kong. Lesley’s experience and research culminated in a doctorate in 2015 that explored how effective leaders behave and gave rise to her signature Challenge Choice Change behavioural framework and diagnostic. She continues to have links with academia by delivering leadership and innovation modules on MBA and MSc programmes for several universities in UK, Europe and the Middle East. She has recently returned to Europe, having spent two years working in the United Arab Emirates. During this time, she supported a group of senior leaders in international schools in Dubai and was an advisor at federal level to the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi leading the roll-out of a national change programme. Lesley is the author of several books, is a regular contributor to podcasts and radio broadcasts, and is an internationally acclaimed speaker who continues to challenge the distinction between leadership development and the effectiveness of leaders in today’s global society.