Deputy CEO, Drew Rowlands, leads our commercial strand of work and is responsible for design and delivery of our Creative Leadership training programmes. He developed his expertise of leadership and creativity through his 30+ years’ experience of senior leadership roles within education in schools, local authorities and governance. Drew now works with business leaders from a range of sectors, unlocking imagination so that problems can be seen as challenges and embracing creativity as a means of driving productivity.
Drew sits on Leeds Chamber of Commerce Leadership Group; is Chair of Education on the board of Shakespeare North; Vice Chair of a through school in Leeds and a member of the British Actors Equity Association. Drew is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce.
In his spare time Drew is a keen writer, and had is first novel ‘Tales of an Ordinary Man’ published in 2014.
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