Our Team

Our Trustee Board

Leigh Bowman-Perks

Leigh Bowman-Perks

Founder & CEO

Ian Pierce

Ian Pierce

Chairman

Pamela Hutchinson

Pamela Hutchinson

Trustee

Christina Wells

Christina Wells

Trustee

Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Trustee

Jonathan Bowman-Perks

Jonathan Bowman-Perks

Trustee

Fiona McCaffrey

Fiona
McCaffrey

Trustee

Michelle Coomber

Michelle Coomber

Trustee

  • Leigh Bowman-Perks
  • Ian Pierce
  • Pamela Hutchinson
  • Christina Wells
  • Paul Allen
  • Jonathan Bowman-Perks
  • Fiona McCaffrey
  • Michelle Coomber
  • Leigh Bowman-Perks

    Leigh is the founder and CEO of the charity the Inspiring Leadership Trust (ILT), helping to change the landscape for equal opportunity by empowering and developing the most vulnerable women and children in the UK and around the world. As a call to action, she continues to mobilise and develop inspiring leaders to support the charity’s ambitions for international growth and drive real, positive and sustainable change. Leigh is also a Culture Consultant, Leadership Coach, Motivational Speaker and Top Team Facilitator, working with Global FTSEs, Entrepreneurs and High Net Worth individuals. She is author of ‘Inspiring Women Leaders’, which includes ground-breaking research into 21st century leadership, stories from inspiring ‘every-day’ leaders around the world. In collaboration with internationally renowned psychometrician, Dr Reuven Bar-On (Bar-On EQi, and Jonathan Bowman-Perks MBE, she co-designed the Inspiring Leadership Inventory – new suite of psychometric and assessment tools. Profits from her book are donated to the ILT. She is married to Jonathan Bowman-Perks MBE and between them they have a son in the MET police and 3 daughters at university. Occupation: Executive Director of Clareo Potential, Culture & Talent Consultant, Author of Inspiring Women Leaders, Leadership Coach
  • Ian Pierce

    Chairman

  • Pamela Hutchinson

    Pamela joined Bloomberg in 2016 as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, she leads the company’s global diversity and inclusion initiative in the region, serving as a partner and thought leader on strategy and vision. Pamela is cited as one of the most recognized thought leaders and vocal advocates for diversity across the private sector and has more than 20 years’ experience in managing diversity across engineering, financial services and technology and media. During her tenure Pamela has provided coaching and guidance to senior leaders whilst collaborating across HR and the business to deliver objectives, measures and solutions to promote and progress diversity and inclusion. Pamela was recognized in the 2017 Power List of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage, awarded Head of Diversity of the Year in the 2016 European Diversity Awards and featured in the Global Diversity List Top 50 Diversity Professionals in Industry 2016.
  • Christina Wells

    Trustee

  • Paul Allen

    Paul Allen is the CEO at Monsoon Accessorize, the British fashion retailer. Paul joined the business as CFO in July 2013 and has been CEO since March 2015. Prior to joining Monsoon Accessorize Paul was the CEO at retail business Jacques Vert.
  • Jonathan Bowman-Perks

    Jonathan Bowman-Perks is a CEO’s Trusted Leadership Advisor, master coach, mentor, executive team facilitator, motivational speaker, philanthropist and author. Jonathan is Visiting Professor in Leadership at the Cass Business School in London. He teaches on the Global Executive MBA Programme at Manchester business School. He has also taught leadership programmes with practical tips and techniques at University College London and Les Roche International Management School Switzerland. He was Assistant to the Head of the British Army, Chief of Staff of the Army’s largest Brigade and commanded his Company on 3 operational tours. He worked in PwC, IBM and as Penna PLC’s MD of Board and Executive Coaching. HM the Queen awarded him the MBE for his services to leadership in training UN leaders who helped prevent the East Timor massacre. Occupation: Trusted Advisor to CEOs and Executive Teams, Author of Inspiring Leadership
  • Fiona
    McCaffrey

    Trustee

  • Michelle Coomber

    Michelle is an IT professional with several years of technical and management experience in web-based systems. Her current role is with Howdens Joinery, the largest supplier of kitchens in the UK. Originally from Zimbabwe, Michelle grew up in South Africa, has lived in the USA and Norway and is now settled in the UK with her husband and two sons. Passionate about teamwork and determined to leave a positive legacy, Michelle worked as a Games Maker volunteer for the London 2012 Olympics and has both coached and competed in rowing at an elite level. Occupation: Collaboration Systems Lead, Howdens Joinery Ltd.
  • Leigh Bowman-Perks
  • Ian Pierce
  • Pamela Hutchinson
  • Christina Wells
  • Paul Allen
  • Jonathan Bowman-Perks
  • Fiona McCaffrey
  • Michelle Coomber

Our Project Team

Kristen Parker

Kristen Parker

Claire Vink

Claire Vink

Alanadh Wickham

Alanadh Wickham

Bridget Steiner

Bridget Steiner

Executive Assistant

Our Volunteers

Ian Pierce

Ian Pierce

Chairman

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Our Vision

“—To mobilise influential and inspiring leaders for the positive empowerment of vulnerable women and young people in the most deprived areas of the world, for the advancement of all.”
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