BIG new leadership team

Leadership Consultancy Targets Further Growth and a New Digital Future

The leadership development and performance consultancy Black Isle Group (BIG) has announced the appointments of three senior business leaders.

Over the past 20 years, BIG has worked with some of the world’s best-known businesses to help their senior executives and leadership teams outperform.

  • Atholl Duncan, a former senior executive at the BBC; the Chairman of UK Coaching; Chairman of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation; and former Chairman of British Horseracing will become Chair of Black Isle Group.
  • Jeremy Campbell, the former Chief People Officer at Ceridian and SD Worx, becomes the Chief Executive and joins the board.
  • Doug Sawers CA, the former Managing Director at Ceridian, SD Worx, lastminute.com and Budget Rent-A-Car brings 28 years of board experience in technology, leadership and change and also joins as a Non-Executive Director.

The new investors believe it’s a great opportunity to further grow the business and adapt the BIG offer to meet the needs of CEOs and leadership teams who face coping with an era of unprecedented disruption and change.

Tim and Beth Richardson, the founders of Black Isle Group, will step back from the day to day running of the business to focus on developing the Black Isle Group Foundation. It supports community and educational projects in developing countries and is fast becoming a unique leadership development opportunity for BIG’s clients.  

Tim Richardson, who will remain a key advisor on the board of BIG, said, “These new appointments mark a very exciting moment in the evolution of Black Isle Group. From humble beginnings more than 20 years ago, we have managed to build an exceptional team of talent and serve a great list of international clients. Now our vision for the future is, quite simply, to build one of the best leadership development and performance consultancies in the world.”

Atholl Duncan, the company’s new Chair said, “The aim is to grow BIG and create a market leading business focussed on solving the people challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As technology disrupts the world of leaders, it also creates the opportunity for us to transform leadership development itself.”

Jeremy Campbell, the company’s new CEO added, “In such a rapidly changing business world, we believe a fundamental change in the way leaders learn is required. We intend to blend face to face learning and new technology to help embed changed behaviour. The BIG Approach is focussed on delivering long lasting change, improved performance and demonstrating clear and measurable results.”

BIG has a broad range of corporate clients in the City of London, around the UK and internationally. They include Barclays, Standard Chartered, Toyota, Experian and Microsoft.

If you’d like to know more about how these exciting changes can help you and your people contact us.