Contact Lester Coupland


Lester joined Cranfield in 2007 and has over 30 years of extensive global experience of consulting, leadership and organisational development. He has undertaken client assignments in 40 countries worldwide and works in English, French and Spanish.

As an experienced consultant, facilitator and coach, his main focus is using leadership development interventions to bring about organisational change to enable successful delivery of strategic goals. He has worked with a wide range of clients; these have included the financial, airline, oil and gas, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, construction engineering and manufacturing sectors as well as many UK government departments. Elsewhere, he has worked with the Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, UNICEF and was a consultant for a 10 year period with the institutions of the EU including the European Commission and Parliament.

He has recently directed / is directing leadership development and consulting interventions with L'Oreal, Telekom Malaysia, AirAsia, Unilever, Apollo Tyres, JCB, the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators, the Financial Conduct Authority, Trust Re, Larsen & Toubro, Etisalat Egypt and the EU.

Lester has written several articles and given conference presentations on the theme of management development in Europe. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD).