Dr Mark Kilgallon

markkMark has spent the last 20 years helping to develop leaders in the public and private sector. A successful Executive Coach and Mentor he combines a strong drive for performance with a deep rooted connection to strong ethical values. His practically focused delivery style is supported by a significant academic foundation and this combination helps clients achieve sustained success. He has delivered programmes around the world.

Mark has substantial experience in developing demanding and testing executive development programmes that confront the challenges facing leaders within their environments. His work with the UK police service on the Strategic Command Course is recognised as being a world leader in its field. Mark was a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Ethics Committee. He has also carried out work with international police forces.

He has a strong commitment to equality & diversity and believes people should be allowed to develop their ‘legitimate strangeness’.

Contact Mark: mark@ileadershipacademy.co.uk | 07789 048 903

Brian Langston QPM

brianAfter serving with Thames Valley Police for almost 30 years, in both uniform and CID roles, Brian retired in 2010 as the Assistant Chief Constable responsible for Operations. He is a sought-after motivational speaker, strategic advisor and executive trainer on the subject of leadership and diversity.

Having previously delivered diversity and inclusion training to the Thames Valley Police and many partner agencies, Brian became the force strategic advisor on community and race relations following the publication of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, responsible for the development and implementation of force policy on diversity and community relations.

He was the BCU Commander for Berkshire east for many years. The BCU incorporates the local authorities of Slough, Bracknell and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and is unique in its diversity outside London.

During his time as local Commander he pioneered a partnership approach to managing community tension in the wake of 9/11 , 7/7 and other high profile counter-terrorism operations.

He has been a BME role model and active champion for diversity throughout his service and has served on the National Executive of both the Black Police Association and the Superintendents’ Association. He was the founder and President of the Thames Valley BPA and former Chair of the Thames Valley branch of the Superintendents’ Association.

He is an active mentor and a qualified executive coach and established the BME Superintendents’ network to bring through black and minority ethnic talent into the senior ranks of the police service. He established the ACPO BME development network to provide peer support to senior colleagues. He has been an advisor to the Home Office on issues around race and diversity and is the author of ‘Diversity as a Source of Competitive Advantage’.

  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Holds an honours law degree and an MBA from the University of Reading.
  • Alumnus of the Windsor Leadership Trust
  • Represented UK policing on the TOPSPOC European Command Course.
  • In 2008 he graduated from the prestigious Strategic Command Course at Bramshill.

Brian is an experienced Gold Commander having managed over 100 critical incidents at strategic level and is an expert on crisis management and emergency planning.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2008 Birthday Honours List for distinguished service to Community Policing. He retired as the most senior BME officer in the UK.

Since leaving the police service, Brian has followed his passion for developing potential in others and for several years ran the Footdown School of Coaching and Mentoring with Dr. Mark Kilgallon.

He now provides strategic consultancy and executive training to organisations around the world on leadership and diversity.

In his spare time he writes on history, mystery and true crime and is the author of ‘London Murder Stories’ and ‘True Ghosts and Ghouls of Windsor & Eton’.

Contact Brian: brian@ileadershipacademy.co.uk |  0033 771 10 70 87