About

David Knowles-Leak is a decision making speaker, trainer and writer. He helps companies, charities, schools and individuals to capitalise on the fact that the rate at which things get done depends on the rate at which decisions get taken. Aside from speaking and writing this is done by facilitating groups, publicly interviewing leaders and mentoring.

During his talks, David shares decision-making psychology advice and ideas based on his research and work with managers, directors and CEOs.

He can help busy executives at all levels to produce better quality decisions. He is an entertaining and engaging public speaker who shares real-world stories based on his experience in industry, commerce and education.

David seeks to influence the environment in which enterprises work and grow. He is a Director of the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership where he is a private sector representative. He presents the interests of business on his radio show at Marlow FM. Until recently he was a director and Regional Chair of the small business lobbying group the FSB.

He has also spent the last 20 years working in the field of leadership development.

Previously, he was a Senior Director at sales and general management level in major UK, USA and European corporates. He raised venture capital and led a buyout of UK group of companies in the teeth of a deep recession, and he also established a trading company which opened up hitherto unexploited supply lines from China and Russia.

David has a degree in Theoretical Mechanics from Nottingham University where he was President of the Union and began a lifelong involvement in the politics of education. He is currently a Governor of the Windsor Forrest College Group.

David Knowles-Leak offers decision making talks in Aberdeen, Cambridge, Cardiff, Bedfordshire, Belfast, Berkshire, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Chelsea, Coventry, Croydon, Derby, Edinburgh, England, Essex, Exeter, Fulham, Glasgow, Hammersmith, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Kingston-upon-Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newbury, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Salford, Scotland, Sheffield, Slough, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex, Swansea, The Thames Valley, Wales, Warrington, Westminster, Wiltshire, Wolverhampton and throughout the UK and internationally.