Society of Leadership Fellows

Integrity in Leadership: Our 2018 Annual Gathering on Tuesday September 11

Invitations have now been issued to all Leadership Fellows to join us for this year’s Annual Gathering in St George’s Chapel on Tuesday September 11th, on the theme of Integrity in Leadership”. 

The Gathering will start promptly at 6.30pm and we are asking all Fellows to be seated in the Chapel by 6.20pm.  It will be followed by a reception, with hot food.

This is the one occasion in the year when most of our 250 Leadership Fellows should be together, so we regard it as a truly special event.

The next day, on Wednesday September 12th, we will hold a one-day Leadership Conversation (from 9.00am to 3.00pm) to take forward the discussion that we will open up at the Annual Gathering.  Places will be available for some Fellows joining the one-day Conversation to stay overnight in the House after the Annual Gathering.  For full details of this follow-up Conversation and booking arrangements, please click here.

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 2018) we have now appointed 250 Leadership Fellows who occupy 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

The annual membership fee for Leadership Fellows is £240 + VAT, with their 12 month term running to the end of the month during which they join, in the following year. All Fellows are liable to pay their annual membership fee once their agreed profile is on the House website. Continued membership of the Society is dependent upon Fellows joining at least one of our Leadership Conversations during each 12 month term. In the event of a Fellow being unable to join one Conversation during this period (24 months for international Fellows), their Fellowship will automatically cease.

Signing up for a Conversation

When an individual becomes a Leadership Fellow, we ask them to decide which Leadership Conversation they wish to join over the next 12 months. All of our Conversations take place on the basis of our high trust Guiding Principles. The themes of our Conversations over the next year are on our Conversations page, and underneath the summaries of those over the next few months you will see links to their detailed agendas. Beneath each agenda we set out the booking terms. A list of Fellows joining our next three Leadership Conversations in June and July is here.

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 them to meet Fellows they 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 the current participants list is here.

Waiting list

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:

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

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:


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