David MacLeod OBE

Employment Engagement Expert, Chairman Employee Engagement Task Force

David MacLeod is co-Chair of the British Employee Engagement Task Force launched in 2011. In 2008 David and Nita Clarke were asked by the Government to produce a research paper on the importance of employee engagement and in 2009 his published work 'Engaging for Success' was described as the definitive work on this subject.

"Employee engagement is when the business values the employee and the employee values the business"

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  • The Importance of Employee Engagement
  • Motivation
  • Performance
  • Employee Retention


He presents in English.

How he presents

David is a lively and inspiring speaker with a wealth of hands-on experience. He makes a powerful impact on audiences with his wisdom on employee engagement and retention.


  • Engaging for Success (with Nita Clarke)
  • The Extra Mile: How to Engage Your People to Win

In Detail

David is a visiting Professor of the Cass Business School, a Fellow of the Ashridge Business School, the Institute of marketing and of the RSA. His early career was in marketing followed by becoming a CEO. David was awarded an OBE for serviced to Employee Engagement and Business in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2013.


David takes an in-depth look at employee engagement and reports on its potential benefits for organisations and employees. He demonstrates its positive impact innovation and customer service and shows that the efforts to engage employees create a competitive advantage.


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Employee Engagement Webinar

David MacLeod was excellent. He has fantastic knowledge and experience and he is always inspiring. He has a great speaking style; he is matter of fact, but humorous as well.

Educational Technology Corporation

Annual Client Conference

David MacLeod was a professional from the start and it was great working with him. He engaged the audience from the beginning and was perfectly pitched for our audience.

Educational Technology Corporation

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