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About us

TwentyOne Leadership is an organisation that has chosen to be great rather than big. Our team are specialists who are wonderfully adept in delivering experiences for clients that add significant value.

Our core team is supported by trusted partners that help us deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.
The most common feedback that we get is that our programmes are the most engaging that participants have ever experienced.

Our Team

Richard Nugent

Consultant Director

Over the past twenty years, Richard's straightforward approach has added millions of pounds of value to clients. 


Participants have consistently described his programmes as the most engaging and practical they have ever experienced.


He is one of the world’s leading experts on the alignment of organisational strategy and culture. His ALIGNED®️ methodology has  revolutionised the way that organisations work and communicate.


Richard is the author of The Alignment Advantage and has led programmes and conference sessions across Europe, Asia and North America.

Matt Williams

Senior Consultant

Matt is one of the world's leading experts in the strategic identifcation and development of talent in fast-paced and fast-growing organisations.


He has spent the past 20 years successfully driving the talent, succession and development agenda multinational businesses across a diverse range of industries, regions and cultures. These organisations include Zurich Financial Services, Merlin Entertainments, Majid Al Futtaim and Entain. 

Amanda Scurr

Executive Assistant

She is driven by a desire to bring efficiency and balance to our lives through effective business support and solutions. She manages our diaries, keeps the finance elements on track and is the first touch point with many of our clients. Amanda has operated at a senior level in financial services and runs a business of her own.

Sam Humphrey


Sam helps managers in fast moving, customer facing businesses to have great conversations about performance and development. She believes that empowering managers to foster excellent working relationships, by embedding strong, honest, and trustful communication skills, leads to positive and productive change in organisations.

It is the quality of these interactions that are at the heart of culture and engagement and Sam pinpoints the specific skills that exceptional managers employ to achieve this; she is commited to imparting knowledge to as many people-managers as possible.

Sam's experience in retail, technology and as a learning and development expert in the financial services sector drives her belief that real change in organisations happens when the middle management community are motivated, engaged, developed and inspired.

Joanne Nugent

Business Manager

Joanne has been the silent force behind TwentyOne Leadership since its inception in 2011. She provides the operational balance that the business requires to consistently deliver outstanding results for clients and stakeholders. 


Joanne is a talented educator, a contributing author to several educational books and an outstanding coach.

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