About Us

For the people who run the country and the people who keep the country running

Leaders Great Britain is a membership organisation which brings together senior figures from a cross-section of British industry through an online platform and high-profile events. It recognises and honours the hard work of the nation’s unsung leaders by creating a dedicated space for its members to showcase their achievements, while simultaneously creating live events which aim to inspire, motivate and empower Britain's most distinguished leaders.

Our diverse membership encompasses a wide spectrum of professionals, ranging from CEOs of large corporations to the founders of innovative startups. These individuals are risk-takers, job creators, and champions of their colleagues. Each member has a personalised leadership biography crafted by a leading journalist, chronicling their career journey, and this biography can be further customised or expanded. You can find these profiles as standalone pages on Leaders Great Britain website.

Throughout the year, during our annual membership cycle, Leaders Great Britain hosts a series of engaging events featuring prominent figures from the worlds of politics, sports, business, and entertainment. Our goal is for every attendee to leave these gatherings with profound leadership insights that transcend boundaries, inspired by the extraordinary efforts of respected public figures such as Jonny Wilkinson, Lord Blunkett and Sir Andrew Strauss.

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Meet the Team

David Blunkett

Chairman of The Leaders Council

David Blunkett chairs regular board meetings and video calls with Leaders Council members. He is committed to increasing the quality of the conversation between SMEs and policy makers. A current member of the House of Lords, he was an MP for twenty-three years and has served as Home Secretary, Education and Employment Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary.

Daniel Yossman


Daniel oversees the day-to-day operations of The Leaders Council. He works closely with Leaders Council members to ensure their voice is being heard in the national debate on their sector or industry. He has worked as a senior adviser for directors and CEOs in various sectors, helping businesses of all sizes to implement short- and long-term strategies.

Craig Wilmann

Executive Director

Craig Wilmann hosts the majority of Leaders Council in-person events and is a regular guest on the Leaders Council podcast. During his career, he has been a speech and content writer for several CEOs, senior politicians and public figures. He has also written extensively for the theatre.

Devina Lavji

Operations Director

Devina Lavji oversees the day-to-day logistical demands of The Leaders Council, ensuring the prompt delivery and fulfilment of all the services, and dealing with all issues related to compliance. She also oversees the Leaders Council special reports and other publications, which have included articles from industry bodies and parliamentarians, including the previous prime minister Liz Truss and former chancellor of the exchequer Kwazi Kwarteng.

Claire Jones

Director of Events

Claire is the driving force behind the Leaders Council's event coordination. She is renowned for orchestrating high-profile gatherings with Prime Ministers, leading sporting champions and esteemed business leaders. A number of these events have featured in national publications such as Vogue and Style Me Pretty.

Bill Kisner

Membership Director

Bill is the primary point of contact for most Leaders Council members. He helps them to commission news articles, record podcasts and promote the work of their organisation. He has extensive experience working with CEOs, managing directors and policy makers.

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