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Lynne Sedgmore CBE

Former CE of the Centre for Excellence in Leadership

Lynne Sedgmore holds a portfolio of interim Chief Executive roles and high-level policy briefs for Whitehall at Ministerial levels. She has a unique blend of senior leadership experience combined with extensive success as a leadership and business talent developer from junior management to board level. She was Chief Executive of the Centre for Excellence in Leadership. She is also, currently, a non-executive on 4 boards having held 12 non-executive posts over the past 15 years. She has sat on numerous national Public Sector Committees.

"Leadership resides at all levels in an organisation"

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In detail

Lynne's previous roles include Principal of Guildford College, Head of Croydon Business School, and a range of full-time Leadership, Marketing and Curriculum posts in the Higher Education. Lynne was awarded the CBE in 2004, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Marketer. She has an MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies and is a senior fellow of the University of Surrey. Under her leadership her organisations have won awards including The British Diversity Award, Vision 100, and the IIP, Stonewall and Business Excellence kite marks.

What she offers you

Lynne has a strong track record of high-level UK governmental relationships and significant achievements in developing successful businesses and outstanding leaders, driving cultural change and improving financial performance. Lynne can advise on authentic leadership, talent and succession strategies, co-creating integrated culture change that works - and lasts. She is an experienced, inspirational leader who has an outstanding track record of high performance to back her business advice.

How she presents

Lynne is an inspirational, charismatic no nonsense, humorous and inviting speaker who engages and challenges her audience to reach new levels of leadership/business thinking and practice. She has motivated audiences in 12 countries across the globe.


She presents in English.

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  • Leading for High Performance
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Developing Outstanding Leaders for the 21st Century
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading Culture Change
  • A Manifesto for Leadership
  • Breakthrough Leadership Strategies


  • Lynne has published eight academic articles on leadership, learning excellence, spirituality, and emotional intelligence.

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