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Dr Tom Kennie BSc, MAppSci, MBA, FRICS, CIPD

I'm a founding director of Ranmore and do much of my work in the higher education and research sectors and also in the professional service sector (e.g. for firms of management consultants, chartered surveyors, lawyers and software companies).

My work is varied and ranges from;

  • The design and delivery of tailored leadership and management development programmes,
  • The design and facilitation of a-way-days for management teams,
  • Consultancy to support the implementation of major change projects,
  • Research and evaluation work, to
  • Executive coaching with senior staff.

In the higher education sector I have been co-director of the national Top Management Programme for Higher Education (TMP) run by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education( LF-HE) since its inception. The alumni from this programme (nearly 300) include close to 50 Chief Executives in the higher education and related sectors. In addition I've had the opportunity of working closely with well over 40 higher education institutions and 30 professional service firms on leadership and management development activities.

Prior to moving into consultancy I was Director of Human Resources for DTZ, an international firm of property advisors and prior to this Head of Training and Development for Balfour Beatty an international engineering company. I've also been a full-time academic spending 8 years as Head of Surveying in the School of Engineering at the University of Surrey and 4 years at the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. In my earlier career I worked as a chartered surveyor in the construction and offshore oil and gas sectors.

My academic background has included studying geography and topographic sciences (BSc, MAppSci, University of Glasgow), remote sensing and GIS (PhD, Imperial College, London) and business management (MBA, Roffey Park Management Institute, University of Sussex). Professionally I'm qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) as a Chartered member the Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) and as a member of the Institute of Management Consulting (Certified Management Consultant (CMC)).

I hold Visiting Professorships at Nottingham Business School, the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford and I'm an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. I'm also a Key Associate of The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. I also recently completed a period of 8 years as one of three Vice Presidents of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).

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