Director of Development
Director of Adventure
John has spent over 22 years working in Crisis Intervention with a vast range of clients and organisations as a Senior Manager, Writer and Consultant specialising in Awareness and Personal Development. John is a founding Director of The Inspiration Programme, and with his co-founders Neil Laughton and Angus Wingfield, leads adventure-retreats in places around the world. His first book; on Awareness, Change, Relationships and Fruitfulness, was published by EyeWear in the UK in October 2018.
Neil Laughton is a former Royal Marine Commando and SAS Officer turned multi award-winning Business Leadership Consultant. He founded a group of company's which grew to £40m turnover and was then sold to a FTSE 100 company in 2011. Neil is passionate about adventure and has led numerous expeditions on 7 Continents - by land, sea and air. He summited Mt Everest with Bear Grylls, circumnavigated the UK on a jet ski and piloted a flying car across the Sahara Desert. Neil is a recipient of the Ness Award for “inspirational leadership” from the Royal Geographical Society and works with clients around the world including B&Q, Virgin Atlantic and BP.
Director of Conservation
Angus Wingfield is the founder and director of Africa Wild Trails and has been working with a range of African partner organisations to oversee expeditionary trips for numerous groups to the continent for many years. He is an expert in Anti-Poaching, Wildlife, Conservation and Bushcraft. Angus has worked extensively with the military, young people’s organisations and with clients from around the world as a SCUBA instructor, wildlife consultant and expedition leader. He has spent much of the past decade providing opportunities for adventure and conservation enabling numerous individuals, companies and organisations to explore wildest Africa in order to see them inspired, empowered and transformed.
Diane Allen OBE
Head of UK Partnerships
Diane Allen is an established specialist in Change Leadership, and Organisational Development and was recently awarded an OBE for her contributions to organisational change within the Ministry of Defence. Diane has considerable international experience in Leadership roles within government, MOD, charities, and the private sector. She is a highly successful executive and project lead, with a track record of sustained success in identifying and introducing effective change behaviour. She also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in marine and coastal environment issues and has a penchant for responsible global travel and encouraging personal growth through adventuring. Diane's book, on building and maintaining Leadership Capital, based on her own experiences with the MOD, is due in 2019.