Managing Partners

Jayma Pau

Co-Managing Partner

Jayma works with global clients to design and deliver culture change, leadership programmes and Quests in different parts of the world. She leads our operations, resourcing and people development.

Lindsay Levin

Founder Partner

Lindsay founded LQ in 2001 to connect leaders from all walks of life to explore solutions to big issues. She works with CEOs and their teams on the purpose of business, values and culture change.

Simon Hampel

Co-Managing Partner

Simon works with global organisations to help catalyse the transformational change required to meet today’s challenges. Inside LQ, he leads our business development and oversees finance.

Executive Team

Chris Harrison

Partner

Chris designs and co-leads Quests and serves on the LQ Advisory Board. He is also Founder and Chairman of the charity, The Friends of Baale Mane.

Daniel Lobo

Director, Leaders' Quest India

Daniel is based in Singapore and designs Quests in India, Africa and China. He joined Leaders’ Quest in 2011 and is passionate about conscious leadership in organisations.

Darya Shaikh

Partner

Darya, based in New York, joined LQ in 2014. She spent the previous decade with the multi-national PeaceWorks Foundation and OneVoice Movement, serving as its first Executive Director and COO.

Diane Richards

Operations Director

Diane joined Leaders’ Quest in 2002 and manages international Quests with her capable team. This allows her to use her worldwide events and IT experience, gained from IBM and the finance sector. 

Giles Goodhead

Partner

Giles, based in Berkeley, California, has led over 40 Quests around the world. He develops programmes for companies that inspire innovation, disruption and creativity.

Lisa Smith

Director, Partnerships and Development

Lisa is Director of the LQ Foundation and works in partnership with CORO to co-create and deliver the Quest Fellowship Programme. Lisa previously worked at CARE USA at its Chicago Office. 

Max Metcalfe

Partner

Max is based in London but has worked and lived in North America, Europe and Asia. He set up our office in Mumbai, and has worked with many of our multinational clients, including on over 50 Quests.

Melanie Jamieson

Partner

Melanie leads LQ’s global brand development, PR and communications strategy. She also designs and delivers Quests, and plays a key role working with organisations on journeys of transformation.

Quest Facilitators & Designers

Anne Wade

Partner

Anne is Co-Founder and Co-Director of BankingFutures, a project led in partnership by LQ and Meteos. She has extensive expertise from two decades as a top asset manager and in corporate boardrooms.

Ashley Clark

Associate

Ashley’s work as an advisor and trainer revolves around multinational leadership – helping people see differently. At LQ she has worked in India, China, South Africa, the US, and Israel/Palestine.

Carolyn Maddox

Associate, Board & Trustee

Carolyn serves on the LQ Advisory Board. She is also a Partner at Next Wave Partners, a UK-based private equity firm, and a Trustee with the Unicorn Theatre.

Eric Levine

Partner

Eric has led Quests in finance, professional services, education, and technology. He is also CEO of Citizen Insight, which helps governments, companies and NGOs in Africa to make better decisions. 

Fields Wicker-Miurin

Partner

Fields has been a partner at LQ since 2002 and is dedicated to being a bridge between belief systems, cultures and sectors. She serves on the boards of BNP Paribas, Scor and others.

Fiona Napier

Associate, Board & Trustee

Fiona has worked in Bangladesh, Iraq, Laos and South Africa in the non-profit sector. She was instrumental in setting up the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and Ethical Trade Initiative.  

Flavio Stadnik

Brazil Associate

Flavio is based in Brazil and has 18 years’ experience in marketing and advertising. He helps companies and non-profit organisations with project management, fundraising and communications.

Gene Early

Partner

Gene hosted the original Quest to Silicon Valley and has co-led numerous Quests since. His PhD is in leadership and organisational development and his passion is to catalyse transformation.

Hendrik-Jan Laseur

Partner

Hendrik-Jan is based in Amsterdam. His firm, Lead the Change, works with clients to connect purpose, vision and approach through strategy consulting, workshop-facilitation and coaching. 

Hetty Einzig

Associate

Hetty has been an executive coach, trainer and facilitator for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping individuals and organisations realise their potential through real action in the world.

Jeff Hasenfratz

Associate

Jeff is based in Asia and is Director of Mindsight, a Shanghai-based executive coaching firm. His passion is helping organisational clients identify and develop the potential of senior teams.

Jeroen Drontmann

Associate

Jeroen is a consultant and executive coach focused on leadership and change across cultural boundaries. His passion is connecting people with themselves and others.

Jimmie Briggs

Associate

Jimmie is a documentary storyteller, writer and advocate for racial and gender equity in New York. He is also a professor in social change journalism at the International Center of Photography.

Jos Schoenmaker

Associate

Jos has worked in Brazil since 1992 as an independent consultant in human and organisational development. His particular focus is leadership and sustainability within the social and business sectors.

Julia Mart

Associate

Julia is based in New York and has led Quests in Russia, Turkey, China, India, Brazil, the UK and the US. She is also Director of InterConnect Events, a company that creates world-class events.

Kathryn Hodnett

Associate

Kathryn runs a leadership development and coaching consultancy in the UK, working across the public, private and third sectors. Authentic leadership and trust are at the heart of her interventions. 

Kenzie Kwong

Partner

Kenzie has worked at LQ since 2005, leading and supporting programmes worldwide. She runs her own consulting practice, Kenn & K Consulting, specialising in organisational and leadership development.

Kirstin Irving

Associate

Kirstin is an occupational psychologist with a special interest in enabling organisations to change for sustainable success. She has also run a consultancy working with leaders in Europe and US.

Kit Harford

China Associate

Kit runs a successful franchise of English training schools in China’s Shandong province. There are now more than 1,500 students enrolled for weekend study.

Mac Macartney

Associate

Mac is a social entrepreneur, author and speaker. He also founded the charity Embercombe, and has led leadership development businesses in the UK, Poland and Russia.

Marian Goodman

Associate

Marian is based in Cape Town and works globally. She is a leadership consultant to corporates, government and NGOs, with a keen interest in building authentic leadership and a healthy society.

Matt Clarke

Associate

Matt specialises in facilitating collaboration in complex business situations. His work with Together We Can brings government, for-profits and NGOs together to help children in Bangalore.

Melanie Katzman

Partner

Melanie has been with LQ since 2005, and led multiple Quests across the world. Her advisory group, Katzman Consulting, is an international consortium of psychologists that work with business leaders. 

Nigel Topping

Associate

Nigel is CEO of We Mean Business, a sustainable business advocacy group working on climate change with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses.

Rachel Parikh

Associate

Rachel is Founder and CEO of TOP Consulting, which provides executive coaching services. She spent has over 20 years working in the high-tech industry and is passionate about culture change.

Rowan Belchers

Associate

Rowan, based in Cape Town, has led Quests in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and India. He is the Founder of Lockstep, which helps companies align their cultures with their business strategies.

Sayo Ayodele

Director

Sayo designs and delivers Quests around the world, including Brazil, India, and Nigeria. She previously worked at a Washington DC law firm on an outreach programme for neighbouring communities.

Shirlee Harel

Israel Associate

Shirlee, based in Jaffa-Tel Aviv, is Vice President of Partnerships at the Rashi Foundation, which develops solutions to create widespread change in Israel’s education and social welfare systems.

Stuart Pickles

Associate

Stuart is an ex-CFO and spent 25 years in industry. He now runs a coaching business, Aim Higher Leadership, and is Director of LSP Leadership, which focuses on leadership and sustainable impact.

Sue Cheshire

Associate

Sue is an executive coach and passionate about exploring how business integrates ethics, inspiration and the bottom line. She is Co-Founder of Global Leaders Academy, a leadership community network.

Tom Carnac

Associate

Tom is Senior Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He provided strategic advice to secure the global climate agreement between all countries at COP 21.

Ulrich Nettesheim

Associate

Ulrich is passionate about transforming education to prepare emerging leaders in the technical disciplines. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded two successful businesses in the last ten years.

Wiebke Nedel

Associate

Wiebke is a freelance facilitator who focuses on personal and leadership development. She runs wilderness, social justice and conscious citizenship courses in South Africa for Educo Africa.

Yapincak Erkan

Turkey Associate

Yapıncak founded Yasha Consulting and Training Services in 2013, offering clients strategic marketing, communications and CRM advice. She has 20 years’ corporate experience working on global brands.

Core Team

Amanda Manuel

Programme Coordinator

Amanda joined our India office in 2012. She is a Commerce graduate and worked at RBS for two and a half years before being drawn to the social sector.

Asha Nagre

Administrative & Accounting Coordinator

Asha joined the India team in June 2011 and, prior to this, worked at Saathi, a well-known Mumbai-based NGO.

Briege Fahy

Executive Assistant

Briege joined LQ in June 2016 as Executive Assistant – primarily to organise the busy lives of LQ Partners Jayma Pau and Simon Hampel. Prior to this, she was an EA at the Shaw Trust in London.

Caroline Smith

Communications Manager

Caroline joined Leaders' Quest in 2016 as Communications Manager. With a passion for writing and editing, and a keen interest in HR, she’s manages our website, social media and marketing campaigns.

Danielle Levin

Programme Manager

Danielle joined LQ in 2015 and is based in New York. Prior to this she worked at Bridgewater, a macro hedge fund as a team manager in its Research department.

Ellie Smith

Programme Manager

Ellie joined the London team in October 2014. Prior to joining, she designed and delivered large-scale environmental culture change programmes for a wide range of UK businesses.

Harry Wheeler

Programme Coordinator

Harry relocated from London to the New York office in 2015 and is a Programme Coordinator. He has worked all over the world on projects relating to finance, tech and publishing.

Jade Phillips

Manager, Programmes Team

Jade joined in 2010 and has managed Quests in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. She also holds overall responsibility for managing the talented Quest programmes team.

Jamie Sargent

Director of Finance

Jamie joined in 2015. His role encompasses cashflow management, budgeting for the London, New York and Mumbai offices, forecasting, and client programme-finance negotiations.

Jennifer Greenway

HR & Legal Manager

Jennifer brings twelve years’ experience in the commercial sector to her role managing our HR and legal operations. She was closely involved in establishing LQ’s entities in Mumbai and New York.

Joanne Varghese

Programme Assistant

Joanne joined the team in October 2014. She gained her MA in Ancient Indian Culture and a post-graduate degree in Museology and Conservation.

Louise Smith

Editor

Louise works on a range of Quest written materials, primarily country briefing packs. She joined LQ in 2006 following seven happy years as an EA at McKinsey in London.

Mei Gong

Executive Assistant to Lindsay Levin

Mei joined LQ in 2016 and is based in New York. She has over 30 years’ experience assisting C-level executives in bio-tech and financial services start-ups.

Mihika Tewari

Programme Manager

Mihika joined the India team in 2014 and has worked on Quests in Mumbai, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and New York. She has a BA in History and Political Science from Montreal’s McGill University.

Natasha Parekh

Programme Manager

Natasha joined in January 2013 and designs and delivers Quests all over the world. She was part of the Mumbai team for two and a half years before moving to Singapore.

Nejla Asimovic

Programme Assistant

Nejla first joined the Leaders’ Quest New York team as an intern in the summer of 2015. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she returned as Programme Assistant in June 2016.

Portia Ransley

Accounts Assistant

Portia joined the finance team in April 2014 after many years in financial and business administration, gained through her partner’s IT business.

Prarthana Rao

Programme Coordinator

Prarthana joined the Mumbai office in 2015. She has a Masters in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, majoring in Social Policy for Development.

Sarah Johnson

Programme Assistant

Sarah joined LQ in January 2015. Before this she completed a Fellowship with Year Here, a postgraduate programme in social enterprise and leadership.

Sasha Rodricks

Director, Leaders' Quest India

Sasha joined the India team in September 2011 and now leads our team in Mumbai. She has managed, designed and delivered Quests in India, China, Indonesia, Turkey and the UK.

Sukanya Kar

Salesforce Coordinator

Sukanya joined the Mumbai office in February 2013 and has become the company’s invaluable go-to Salesforce contact. She has a Masters in Social Work from Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Foundation Team

Lisa Smith

Director, Partnerships and Development

Lisa is Director of the LQ Foundation and works in partnership with CORO to co-create and deliver the Quest Fellowship Programme. Lisa previously worked at CARE USA at its Chicago Office. 

Shivi Dwivedi

Programme Manager

Shivi joined LQ’s Mumbai office in May 2013, having previously worked in the NGO and business sectors. Prior to this she worked for Atma, which focuses on educating Mumbai’s underprivileged children.

Advisory Board & Trustees

Alan Lewis

Board & Trustee

Alan began his career in manufacturing, where he made steel sheeting and electric tools. He soon branched out into private equity, and has spent much of his working life in the industry.

Carolyn Maddox

Associate, Board & Trustee

Carolyn serves on the LQ Advisory Board. She is also a Partner at Next Wave Partners, a UK-based private equity firm, and a Trustee with the Unicorn Theatre.

Chris Harrison

Partner

Chris designs and co-leads Quests and serves on the LQ Advisory Board. He is also Founder and Chairman of the charity, The Friends of Baale Mane.

Fiona Napier

Associate, Board & Trustee

Fiona has worked in Bangladesh, Iraq, Laos and South Africa in the non-profit sector. She was instrumental in setting up the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and Ethical Trade Initiative.  

Jayma Pau

Co-Managing Partner

Jayma works with global clients to design and deliver culture change, leadership programmes and Quests in different parts of the world. She leads our operations, resourcing and people development.

Lindsay Levin

Founder Partner

Lindsay founded LQ in 2001 to connect leaders from all walks of life to explore solutions to big issues. She works with CEOs and their teams on the purpose of business, values and culture change.

Marcus Lyon

Board & Trustee

Marcus is a British artist and social entrepreneur. He studied political science at Leeds University and leadership at Harvard Business School, and has photographed many public figures.

Ninan Chacko

Board & Trustee

Based in New York, Ninan is CEO of Travel Leaders Group, a North American travel company that generates gross sales of approximately $20 billion. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.

Paul Fletcher

Chair of Advisory Board and Leaders' Quest Foundation

Paul was appointed CEO of CDC in 2002, and oversaw the spin-off that created Actis. He now focuses on strategy, investors and enhancing the firm’s commitment to an ethos of responsible investment.

Simon Hampel

Co-Managing Partner

Simon works with global organisations to help catalyse the transformational change required to meet today’s challenges. Inside LQ, he leads our business development and oversees finance.

LQ Global Board Members

Chris Mathias

LQ Global Director

Chris has helped co-found several ventures, including CMG Partners and Arbor Ventures (the latter concentrating on social investments), I2india, British Asian Trust and Hummingbird Trust.

Chris Underhill

LQ Global Director

Chris is former Chair of the LQ Foundation. He is a serial social entrepreneur and is an expert in global health and rehabilitation systems. He runs his own mentoring practice.

Lindsay Levin

Founder Partner

Lindsay founded LQ in 2001 to connect leaders from all walks of life to explore solutions to big issues. She works with CEOs and their teams on the purpose of business, values and culture change.

Ambassadors

Andrew Wu

Ambassador

Andrew is an authority on Asian consumer trends and the rise of luxury brands and their retail distribution in China. He is China Group Head at LVMH and has overseen the growth of more than 60 brands.

Andy Rubin

Ambassador

Andy is Chairman of Pentland Brands, a family-owned brand management company operating in sports and fashion. He is the third generation to lead the business.

Anuradha Bajaj

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Anu is a passionate champion of the rights of girls and women and a believer in developing grassroots-based youth leaders to effect social change.

Bill Sharpe

Mentor

Bill Sharpe is an independent futures practitioner and researcher in science, technology and society, and is author of Economies of Life: patterns of health and wealth.

Brigitte Lemercier

Ambassador

Brigitte is the Founder of NB Lemercier & Associés, a leadership consulting firm launched in 2006. She started her career as a banker after holding several roles at a global executive search company.

Gopal Jain

Ambassador

Gopal, based in Mumbai, has hosted and participated in many Quest visits in his home city, China and the UK. He is Managing Partner of Gaja Capital, which invests in high-growth businesses.

Herman Spruit

Ambassador

Herman is an Ambassador for LQ, having previously joined us as a participant. He serves on the Advisory Board of The Sierra Leone Investment Fund, an investment company promoting entrepreneurship.

Ian Fisher

Ambassador

Ian is one of the Co-Founders of Rubicon Partners. He is strongly involved in all of the individual portfolio companies and takes the lead role in challenging and defining their strategies.

Isaac 'Yitz' Applbaum

Ambassador

Yitz is Chief Evangelist for Radius Corporation, a predictive marketing company for small and medium businesses. He’s also Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Jerusalem for Public Private Partnerships.

James Hickman

Ambassador

James had a 24-year career in Executive Search with Russell Reynolds Associates, based in London, Delhi and Mumbai. Prior to this, he worked in strategy consulting and investment banking. 

Jeanne-Marie Gescher

Ambassador

Jeanne-Marie is a barrister by profession and has a curious mind by choice. Since 1989 she has lived in China, where she founded one of the earliest private advisory firms for global business, cga.

JM Trivedi

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Based in Mumbai, Jm heads South Asia operations at Actis, an emerging-markets private equity firm, which spun out of the UK-based CDC in 2004. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of GVFL.

Kalpana Kar

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Kalpana is Co-Founder of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force, a private-public partnership between civil society and the Karnataka government. It tackles issues such as health, roads and urban planning.

Katie Denning

Ambassador

Katie spent close to 20 years in the City of London in UK/European equity sales for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. She is a keen follower of the evolving world of social enterprise and impact investing.

Kimberly Freeman

Ambassador

Lifelong learning and leadership development are top priorities for Kimberly. She is the Assistant Dean for diversity initiatives and community relations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Luis Miranda

Ambassador and Fellowship Advisor

Luis founded IDFC Private Equity in 2002 and retired in 2010 to focus on non-profits in human rights, health and education. He is also Chairman of the Centre for Civil Society.

Nick Keppel-Palmer

Ambassador

Nick works with early-stage, high-growth businesses in food, mobility and finance. He is a passionate believer in systemic, sustainable change, and considers business our most powerful positive force.

Pradeep Kar

Ambassador

Pradeep is a well-known technology entrepreneur in India and Founder of Microland, a leading outsourcing company for IT infrastructure in Bangalore. He is also a Non-Executive Director of UBM.

Suzanne Gowler

Ambassador

Suzanne is an entrepreneur and independent advisor. She works on strategies across governments, global businesses and social enterprises to help clients deliver social impact with financial value. 

Tang Haisong

Ambassador

Tang Haisong is Founder and former CEO of the website Etang, one of the largest late-teen sites in China catering to ‘Generation Yellow’ (who followed their Communist predecessors, ‘Generation Red’). 

Wendy Lucas Bull

Ambassador

Wendy is Chairman of the Barclays Africa Group, Absa Bank and Absa Financial Services. She is also a Founding Director of Peotona Group Holdings, a women’s investment consortium and development group.

CORO India team members

Deepchand Mali

Programme Manager, Quest Fellowship Programme, Rajasthan

Deepchand is a social activist with 25 years’ experience in field work and NGO management across several districts of Rajasthan. He helped expand the Quest Fellowship Programme across the state.

Mahendra Rokade

Programme Director, CORO India

Mahendra is one of the leaders of the LQ Fellowship Programme in India. He gained his experience with our lead partner organisation, CORO, where he is Programme Director.

Moumita Deb

Fundraising and Partnerships Manager

Moumita joined CORO in 2016 and looks after Fundraising and Partnerships. She has over 15 years' experience in the IT industry, and has volunteered for several NGOs in Mumbai.

Nagesh Jadhav

Training Manager, Quest Fellowship Programme

Nagesh joined CORO in 2015 after working seven years with CSR, NGO, government and academic bodies. He started his career at Cummins India Foundation as a Programme Coordinator.

Rahul Gaware

Programme Manager, CORO India

Rahul has a key role in our Fellowship Programme in Maharashtra. His 12 years’ experience with NGO CORO, working at the grassroots, has helped shape his role.

Sujata Khandekar

Director, CORO India

Sujata co-founded our Fellowship Programme in Mumbai, describing it as her ‘dream project’ and ‘the culmination of 20 years’ work’. It’s her vision to replicate the model across Maharashtra State.

Suryakant Kamble

Process Coordinator, Quest Fellowship Programme

Suryakant joined CORO in 2003 as a volunteer for the core programme, working with men on gender sensitisation in Mumbai slums. Prior to this, he was particularly active in politics.