2018 Annual Gathering: Tuesday September 11

This year’s Annual Gathering for Leadership Fellows will take place in St George’s Chapel on Tuesday September 11th. It will be on the theme of “Challenges of becoming a global leader, and will run from 6.15 to 7.45pm, followed by a reception in the Dean’s Cloister.

The next day, on Wednesday September 12th we will hold a one-day Leadership Conversation (from 8.45am to 3.30pm) to take forward the discussion that we will open up at the Annual Gathering.  Limited accommodation will be available in St George’s House on the night of the 11th, and so at this early stage we are giving priority to bookings from international Leadership Fellows.  If you plan to travel from overseas to join us on September 11/12, please drop a note to Nicola Pryer (details below) and we will provisionally reserve a room for you in the House.

We will open up bookings to UK Fellows at the beginning of April, and give priority to those who have a considerable distance to travel to Windsor.

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. Through our Leadership Conversations groups of leaders come together to “nurture each other’s wisdom” and share insights that Fellows can draw on to stretch themselves as leaders.

Our Leadership Fellows

After launching the Society in the second part of 2016, we are delighted that such a talented and diverse range of leaders from all sectors have accepted our invitation to become Leadership Fellows. They include among them exceptional business and social entrepreneurs, not just from the UK but also a number of other countries. Photos of all our Leadership Fellows are here and a summary of their Leadership profiles is here.

Becoming a Leadership Fellow

The annual membership fee payable by Fellows is £240 plus VAT. In addition, Fellows pay a separate fee when they attend one of our high trust Leadership Conversations. These fees are set out at the top of our Conversations page. Please see our Leadership Insights page for their key outcomes and our Latest Feedback page for the views of Fellows joining our Conversations.

Signing up for a Conversation

When an individual becomes a Leadership Fellow, we ask you decide which Leadership Conversation you wish to join over the next 12 months. In the case of international Leadership Fellows, we ask for this commitment over a 2 year period. If you are unsure about what these Conversations involve, please scan one of the agendas on our Conversations page.

A maximum of 250 Fellows

We currently have 249 Leadership Fellows and in the next day or so will have achieved our ceiling of 250. From now onwards, St George’s House will just be appointing new Fellows to replace someone who decides to leave or doesn’t have their Fellowship renewed because they have been unable to join one of our Leadership Conversations during the past twelve months.

Our next reception: June 11th

Every few months we host an informal reception for Leadership Fellows, when we welcome any new Fellows to our community and create the opportunity for you to meet Fellows you haven’t yet met. Our next reception is on Monday, June 11th from 6.00-7.30pm, with the option of joining Evensong beforehand, and invitations will be circulated nearer the time.

Would you like to join us?

We are now developing a short waiting list of individuals who have been through the appointment process, so that it is possible for those on the short list to join the Society as soon as vacancies become available.

So, if you are a senior leader committed to your own leadership development and willing to support other leaders with theirs, and you would be interested in joining our leadership community, please email our Membership Advisor, Michael Pitfield, with a brief summary of your key leadership experiences:


If you have any other inquiries about the Society, 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:


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, usually on the recommendation of the Membership Advisor and Director.