On our 50th anniversary
2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of St George’s House. To celebrate this milestone and honour the founding vision of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the House established the Society of Leadership Fellows in the second part of 2016. We are delighted that by March of this year we had appointed our first cohort of 250 Leadership Fellows occupying positions of leadership not just across every industry and sector in the UK but also in a number of other countries.
Our 250 Leadership Fellows
We have limited the size of our Fellowship to 250, so that it is possible for Fellows to get to know a good number of their peers when they join us for events at St George’s House. Please click here for a summary of our Fellows’ leadership profiles, and here for their photos. You will be struck by the diversity of our leadership community and the number of entrepreneurs who combine their leadership of commercial organisations with leading a wide variety of community bodies and charities.
Terms of membership
Each Leadership Fellow is appointed for a 12 month term. Fellows are liable to pay the annual membership fee in full (currently £240 plus VAT) at the time of appointment, when we include the profile of new Fellows in our public list of Leadership Fellows on the profiles page on this site. All Fellows agree to join at least one of our Leadership Conversations during a 12 month period (24 months for International Fellows).
Signing up for a Conversation
We ask all UK-based Fellows to make a provisional booking to join a Leadership Conversation within 4 weeks of their appointment or reappointment. (For International Leadership Fellows, this provision applies to the second year of their appointment if they haven’t been able to join a Leadership Conversation during their first year.)
We are only able to regard Fellows as active if they make such a commitment within this time frame. Our terms of booking for Conversations include significant flexibilities enabling Fellows to transfer their booking from one to another to cater for any unexpected diary changes
Breakthroughs + dinners for Fellows
On Monday, July 15 we are organising our next Breakthroughs + dinner exclusively for Leadership Fellows. The format of these dinners is set out on a separate page, together with an up-to-date list of Fellows joining us – and an explanation of why the + is so important!
Reappointment of Leadership Fellows
The reappointment of Leadership Fellows is at the discretion of St George’s House. We are currently giving priority to reappointing leaders who are drawing on the ideas generated during Leadership Conversations to support their own leadership development and that of their immediate team.
Invitations to join the Society
Decisions to invite individual leaders to join the Society are taken by the Warden of St George’s House, the Revd Canon Dr Hueston Finlay, on the recommendation of the Membership Advisor and Director.
We maintain a waiting list of individuals who have been through the appointment process, so that it is possible for them to join the Society as vacancies become available. If you would be interested in joining us, please email our Membership Advisor, Michael Pitfield, with a brief summary of your key leadership experiences: Michael.Pitfield@stgeorgeshouse.org
If you have any enquiries about any aspect of our work with leaders, please telephone our Co-ordinator, Nicola Pryer, on 01753 848791, or email her on:
And if you want to contact the Society’s Director, Pete Ashby, please telephone him on 07825 266046 or email him on: