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Jim McNeish
Head of Knowledge

Jim McNeish

Peter Edgar
Leadership Consultant

Peter Edgar

Jim McNeish has an educational background in human development and a rich and varied business history.

He has held leadership development roles in BP and led global L&D functions in Kingfisher and The Body Shop. He was the Founder of Cantle, a leadership development centre on the banks of Loch Tay and is now the Head of Knowledge for Neish Leadership Consultancy.

His last 30 years have been spent, developing directors from some of the largest companies in the world including Lloyds, Coca Cola, Condé Nast, ADNOC, the World Economic Forum and M&S. He has a reputation for innovative development methods, academic breadth, and the creation of tangible performance improvements in the executive teams he works with.

In the future, he plans to build another retreat centre (nearer an airport this time), keep his deadlines for his publisher, collaborate on an exciting new psychometric and build an extensive online library of leadership development resources (already underway).

In the meantime, he is supporting Atlas Renewables, BP, Yves Saint Laurent US, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Bank of Ireland, New Look, the NHS and the UAE Government navigate these choppy waters. He looks after his own peace of mind at the Shireing, an idyllic courtyard steading that looks onto the Trossachs National Park.

Peter Edgar’s 10 – year professional background is in coaching start-up-leaders, helping them to develop their businesses and access the financial and functional resources they need for growth.

He is a Fellow of the British American Project, a transatlantic business network, where he has facilitated international leadership events and been sought out as a conference speaker. In 2017, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to promote the development of commercial innovation across the USA. Following this, he was invited to participate in the World Economic Forum’s ‘New Concept for Europe’ project, working with European leaders to explore the vision of diplomatic, social, cultural and economic relations.

More recently, he has joined the team at Neish, as a leadership coach. He is finding that his unique coaching background and qualifications in leadership coaching, are bringing a new energy to Neish clients and equipping them for the complex challenges of leadership in the 2020’s.

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