A personal hello from Lord Paul Scriven

Our Senior Programme Directors

Bringing Authentic Leadership to life.

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Maria Older

Senior Programme Director

Maria is an inspirational and results-focused professional with over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive and trainer.

An energetic, authentic and highly inspirational Leadership

Development Professional with a wealth of experience delivering pragmatic development interventions across the globe to people from various private sector industries and to many officials of the public sector including elected Members of Parliaments.

She is an enthusiastic trainer, coach, facilitator and presenter using her life experiences to make learning real and pragmatic.

She uses the latest research material to back up her experiences


Lord Paul Scriven

Senior Programme Director

Paul has more than 30 years' experience of leading in the public and private sectors. He is known for his strong reputation in innovation, enterprise and outcome improvement.

He brings a unique perspective, not only as a senior executive in the public and private sectors but also complemented by being a politician at both national and local levels.

Paul empowers teams for maximum impact. He understands leaders have to work with 'softer issues' such as emotional intelligence and influencing. He also has an authentic and open style of leading. 

He works across the world with  diverse teams including Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Mayors, senior executives and those aspiring to executive positions.