Who we are

Meet the NLC board

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Dame Sara Thornton

Chair of National Leadership Centre's Advisory Board, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

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Deb McKenzie

Chief People Officer, Public Health England

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General Sir Gordon Messenger

Former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (2016-19)

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Mike Cunningham

Chief Executive Officer, College of Policing

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Pat Ritchie

Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle City Council

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Professor Dame Janet Beer

Vice Chancellor, University of Liverpool

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Steve McGuirk

Chairman of Hospitals Foundation Trust and Fire Training Trust

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Sir Jon Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Financial Reporting Council

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Sir Kenneth Olisa

Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London

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Melanie Richards

Deputy Chair and board member, KPMG UK

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Peter Wanless

Chief Executive Officer, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

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Paul Martin

Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies