Les Jones

Head of Associate Consultants
Associate Team
Les Jones


Associate Information: Professional:

Leslie (Les) has a varied background, which includes over 20 years in the Royal Navy as a commissioned    officer. His service in as naval officer exposed him to a wide range of leadership and management situations and challenges. As well as operational duties, he spent three years training cadets at the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) Dartmouth – again, a focus on leadership and management.  A later role in the Ministry of Defence focused on setting up the HR strategy for a government agency – this included establishing the L&D and resourcing strategies aligned to the business strategy of this new and multifaceted organisation. Les achieved his post graduate CIPD qualification on the back of this.

A civilian career has covered a range of roles, including exhibition management, internal consultancy within Volkswagen, and an operations director role within a large consultancy, managing field teams focused on training, assessment centres and development centres.

For the last 15 years, Les has been involved in CIPD qualification delivery and assessment. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Chartered Fellow of the CMI, a Fellow of the ILM, and a Chartered Manager.

Personal & Fun:

Les lives in the UK with his wife and youngest daughter. He enjoys sailing, fishing and keeping fit, as well as family orientated activities.

Industry Experience: 

Armed Forces – Automotive and consultancies.

Areas of Expertise and Interest:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Resourcing – Assessment Centres and Development Centres
  • Assessment

“As you sow, so shall you reap!”

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