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Neil Jurd

Neil Jurd

Neil Jurd has been leading others or working in leadership development for most of his working life. As an officer in the British Army, he served in Iraq, Yemen, Bosnia and Sierra Leone, as well as teaching leadership at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, sitting on the Army Officer Selection Board, and graduating from Advanced Command and Staff College. He was injured by enemy mortar fire leading his Gurkha Squadron in Iraq, and has been commended for leadership. Since leaving the Army in 2009, he has become one of the UK’s top names in leadership development, working with the Leadership Trust, Commonwealth Games Team Scotland and the NHS. Neil is the founder of LeaderConnect, on online platform packed with pioneering courses to develop essential leadership skills. Neil is the National Director of Initial Officer Training for the Army Cadet Force. In 2020 Neil received a British Citizen Award, is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Honorary Fellow of Lancaster University and was appointed an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours List.

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