John Mark Williams

CEO, The Institute of Leadership & Management

John Williams was appointed CEO of The Institute of Leadership & Management in September 2020, having previously held a number of CEO and Director positions in the UK, Middle East and Far East. John is an Advisory Board member for the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council, and has been a consultant to the UN International Trade Centre. He has been a Diversity Champion for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and an adviser to the Cabinet Office on strategy and leadership. He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Trade & Investment, and Chaired the SME Trade & Investment Forum alongside the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). John has been a guest lecturer on Strategy and International Business at universities in the UK and Europe for many years, and occasionally writes about business for online publications.

Outside of work John has qualifications in sports psychology and sports massage, and his interests include trail biking, coaching reluctant marathon runners, and writing articles about arcane economic issues, for which he is not at all qualified.