'Barry is unique in his ability to combine a deep understanding of leadership with an approach devoid of egotism'


Stephanie Hilborne OBE

Chief Executive

The Wildlife Trusts




'Lead Like Mary will inspire a whole new generation of leaders'


Matt Hyde

Chief Executive

The Scout Association




'Lead Like Mary is full of wisdom and easy to grasp'


Andrew Higginson


Morrisons Plc 


Endorsements for Barry's first leadership book 'Lead Like Mary', published 2014:

Evolving Leaders

I am deeply passionate about the development of the next generation of authentic leaders. Young leaders, many of whom will grow into significant leadership roles in the future


In 2015 I established Evolving Leaders, a ground-breaking programme which has now engaged with fifty amazing young leaders from a variety of backgrounds and organisation


Purpose: 'To inspire and enable the development of authentic leaders of the future'




1. Create cohorts of like-minded young leaders from a mixture of sectors, organisations and backgrounds


2. Assist the development of those leaders in line with 'Lead Like Mary' principles


3. Create and encourage formal and informal networking opportunities


4. Provide support when needed on their leadership journey


5. Stimulate participants to explore leadership principles, practices and material.

'Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.'

- J Donald Walters