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Facilitator: Graham Johnson, leadership consultant

Graham Johonson  

Graham has been an organisational and leadership consultant for 20 years and in the last decade has been the architect, facilitator and project lead for a series of Higher Education leadership development interventions for UK and international Universities. He also has a wealth of experience from consulting to private and public sector organisations including the NHS, Police & Local Authorities, E.On, AstraZeneca, Royal Bank of Scotland and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

With a Masters in Leadership Studies, Graham is committed to enabling leadership that lasts.  He has a deep understanding of the leadership terrain and, prior to his role as a facilitator and consultant, for many years he was a leadership practitioner within commercial roles.  

Graham has a passion for developing Leaderful Organisations whereby leaders at all levels work together to address the complex challenges they face.  His whole-systems approach and progressive appreciation of leadership underpins a collective philosophy, which has been at the heart of three award winning and nationally recognised HE development initiatives.


  • Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor and President at Loughborough University
  • Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor and President at Nottingham University 
  • Keith Lilley, Director of Estates and Facilities at University of Sheffield and AUDE Chair Elect
  • Sue Holmes, Director of Estates and Facilities Management at Oxford Brookes University and AUDE chair 2015/16
  • Andrew McConnell OBE, Finance Director at University of Huddersfield
  • Colin Blair MBE, Director of Estates and Facilities at University of Huddersfield
  • Ann Allen, Director of Estates at University of Glasgow
  • Andrew Burgess, Director of Infrastructure and Commercial Services at University of Loughborough
  • Andrew May, Development Director, LocatED
  • Syd Cottle, Director of Estate Management at University of Liverpool
  • Peter Birch, Engineering Services Manager at University of Liverpool
  • Clive Wilson MBE, Director of Estates & Facilities at University of Bradford
  • Paul Goffin, Director of Estates at University of Oxford
  • Gary Jebb, Director of Estates at University of Edinburgh
  • The Right Honourable Richard Caborn, former MP and Cabinet Minister for Sport and Planning
  • Stephen Wells, Director of Major Projects and Deputy Director of Estates at UCL
  • Mark Swales MSc FInstLM, Director of Estates and Facilities at Sheffield Hallam University