Neil Jurd is a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience in leadership development. Throughout his career, Neil has served as an officer in the British Army, where he led missions in Iraq, Yemen, Bosnia and Sierra Leone, and even received a commendation for his leadership as a junior officer. In addition to serving on the front lines, Neil has led expeditions around the world, taught leadership at the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and sat on the Army Officer Selection Board.
After leaving the military in 2009, Neil has continued to make a name for himself in the leadership development field. He has worked with some of the most respected organizations in the UK, including the NHS, the Leadership Trust and the Commonwealth Games Team Scotland. Neil’s work led him to found Leader Connect, an online platform that offers cutting-edge leadership courses to individuals looking to develop essential skills.
In 2020 Neil was awarded a British Citizen Award and in 2021, he was appointed OBE in the New Year Honours List. Neil is currently serving as the National Director of Initial Officer Training for the Army Cadet Force. He holds an MA from Cranfield University, studied Strategy at Manchester Business School, is a Fellow of both the Institute of Leadership and Management, and the Institute of Logistics and Transport.