Andrew Constable

Leadership and Change Consultancy

Andrew focuses on the provision of leadership and change consultancy. He does this through working with Boards and other top teams, Executive Coaching, facilitating learning sets and developing groups of senior managers.
Innovation lies at the heart of Andrew's approach to his professional work. He draws on a wide range of approaches and combines these in novel ways to meet the particular requirements of each assignment. Specific methods may include the use of appropriate psychometric instruments, 360 degree feedback, rehearsing scenarios, stimulating case studies, up-to-date research, theory and concepts, reading materials, follow-up sessions, and relevant examples drawn from other spheres of activity.

Andrew believes passionately in the importance of understanding the context in which an individual or team is operating, and how this relates to the wider organizational and external environment. What makes someone successful in one setting doesn't guarantee their effectiveness in another. This is an area that is often not given the attention it merits.

For larger projects, Andrew is well connected to a range of highly-respected individuals, consultancies and institutions that carry out similar kinds of work, and is therefore able to resource larger-scale programmes with personally-known high calibre people.


Andrew Constable MA(Cantab) MCIPD
Expertise and Experience
Andrew previously worked at one of the UK's leading management education and development centres, where he held a series of Director roles and was a member of the Executive (top) Team for seven years. The last of these roles was Director of Consultancy and Bespoke Services, heading up the major part of the business for three years, during which it experienced substantial growth.

Andrew has worked with Boards and top teams of many, varied organisations in different sectors, and has carried out a wide range of consultancy and bespoke projects for a large number of major organisations. He has recently worked on projects in the following sectors: universities, pharmaceutical, the NHS, local government, construction, financial services, telecoms, public sector bodies and with major charities. Examples of projects undertaken include workshops on Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Managing Change; Consultancy and Coaching programmes, Intact Team Building, Assessment and Development Centres, Self Managed Learning and Management Development programmes. Particular areas of interest are leadership and strategy, managing change at a personal and organisational level, managing people, personal development and mentoring. He also acts as Executive Coach to a number of individuals in different organisations.

Andrew has contributed chapters to the Financial Times Handbook of Management (1995) and the Gower Handbook of Management Skills (1998) and has written many published articles. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian's weekly column, If I were boss, and has also spoken frequently at high-profile, international conferences.

Andrew originally graduated from Cambridge University and worked initially with the Manpower Services Commission. He then moved from public to private sector through joining Abbey National. He held a variety of management and management development positions there, carrying out a wide spectrum of work in this field.

He has carried out development work in Western Europe, the United States, Canada, Central/Eastern Europe and Asia. He is licensed to administer and interpret a range of psychometric instruments. He has been Course Director for an MBA programme as well as acted as a Set Adviser on this.


Contact details

Phone 01249 730806