The Leadership Foundation provides a dedicated service of support and advice on leadership, governance and management for all the UK’s universities and higher education colleges.
Leadership and organisational development for higher education institutions - enabling transformational change.
We are a company limited by guarantee (company registration number 4929860) registered in England and Wales. We are also a registered charity (charity registration number 1101959). Our registered office and operational address is at Peer House, 8 - 14 Verulam Street, London WC1X 8LZ.
We have a Board of Trustees who are responsible for strategy, finance and employment. All Board members were appointed through open competition and are representative of the higher education sector.
The Leadership Foundation’s remit
The Leadership Foundation is committed to developing and improving the management and leadership skills of existing and future leaders of higher education. Wherever the opportunity arises we shall work partnership with a range of organisation within and outside of higher education for the benefit of the sector.
How we operate
The Leadership Foundation does not have a college or fixed training centre. We will meet needs where they arise, through our experienced staff and associates. Our small head office is in Holborn but we will have staff based in others parts of the UK. The total full-time equivalent is around 18.
The Leadership Foundation earns about 80% of its income from a combination of programmes, events, and membership fees, and about 20% is invested by the four UK higher education funding bodies.
Our key sponsors
The Leadership Foundation was established by the UUK and GuildHE and we are therefore primarily responsible to each HEI and higher education collectively.
Because of their significant funding support, we have a specific accountability to the four higher education funding bodies of the UK. They will be concerned that we deliver across the full leadership agenda and offer value for money.
We maintain regular liaison with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.