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Manley Hopkinson

Manley Hopkinson

Founder, Compassionate Leadership Academy

Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Author, Senior Leader, Facilitator, Adventurer, Mentor, Founder and Director of The Compassionate Leadership Academy, and the leading voice in compassionate leadership
Schooled on leadership through a mix of practical and academic; as an Officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Hong Kong Police, a skipper in the BT Global Challenge, the world’s toughest yacht race, and as part of the winning team skiing to the Magnetic North Pole.

Over the last 22 years, Manley has advised and worked with an extraordinary range of organisations globally, in both private and public sectors through his own consultancy, as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company and as a Forbes Council Member.
In addition, Manley has held accountable leadership roles as the Director of People & Performance for The Atlas Consortium, Hewlett Packard Defence & Security UK, Ark Data Centres - who recently achieved the Investors in People Platinum award, and is currently with Sweet Projects.

Research into the neural physiology that drives the ability to learn, change & perform, was the final part of the leadership jigsaw that led to the publication of Manley’s widely acclaimed book “Compassionate Leadership” (2014, 2nd edition 2022) & the creation of the ILM Accredited and CPD Approved Compassionate Leadership Academy digital and hybrid programmes. (2019).