Programme Director and Faculty

The faculty delivering Intersect are a team of highly skilled practitioners in organisational and leadership development with an international reputation. The Academy is able to draw from a wide range of skills, expertise and experience in health, the public sector and beyond, to respond and adapt to the changing needs of senior leaders.

Head of systems leadership, Nicholas Bradbury
Senior associate, Nicholas Bradbury

Nicholas is a Senior Associate at the NHS Leadership Academy, leading the design and delivery of the Intersect and Director Programmes and the programmes for nurses and midwives.

He was previously a Senior Fellow of the King’s Fund from 2002 – 2013 where he directed a range of programmes for nurses, doctors and managers, including the Top Manager Programme.
He has long and wide experience in the design and delivery of development interventions for hospitals such as The Royal Free, UCLH, and Great Ormond Street and health care organisations such as the Irish HSE, South Central SHA, Macmillan, and the Naomi Children’s Hospice.


He has MA degrees from Oxford and Birmingham and a Cardiff PhD.  Nicholas is a trained executive coach and mentor and facilitates teams and conferences. He has studied in London, Paris, Geneva and New York and taught at Southampton and Bristol Universities.  He has made over 130 BBC broadcasts and written a book about the plight of Britain’s inner cities. He is a priest of the Church of England and his book Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé – Radical Dominican and Vatican ll Pioneer was published by Ashgate on August 29 2015.

Dr. Eden Charles
Dr. Eden Charles, Faculty


Eden Charles PhD has worked as a developer of leaders for over 25 years and is managing director of People Opportunities Limited.


He has been coach and consultant to chief executives, leaders of multi-national organisations and senior managers from a variety of sectors and countries. His clients include leading organisations from nearly every sector of society including the armed forces, NGOs, local government, police forces, the NHS, BBC & Channel 4, financial institutions, the oil industry, academic and educational institutions and National and Local Government.


His work with the NHS includes coaching leaders, facilitating Board development events, designing and facilitating leadership development programmes, leading on the Action Learning Set element of the NHS Graduate Training Scheme and working on the NHS Breaking Through project, leading on three of their national programmes. Eden is currently assisting a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health & Well Being Boards to develop their ways of working.


Eden is recognised as a thought leader in the area of Organisational Development as it impacts strategy generally and inclusion in particular. His specialism is leadership development and he has designed and delivered on successful programmes for a wide range of public and private organisations.



Louisa Hardman, Faculty
Louisa Hardman, Faculty

Louisa is passionate about developing creative and engaging interventions that deliver improved individual and organisational performance. 


Blending organisational realism with creativity and psychological insight, her clients span a range of sectors including higher education, health, central and local government, broadcasting, publishing, professional services, transport, social housing, retail, distribution, finance, membership organisations, trades unions and the Police.  She has particular experience of supporting public sector leadership development through change and has special interests in


  • Executive and top team coaching to improve organisational performance through fostering leadership direction, capability, resilience and creativity


  • Supporting whole-organisation culture change and development through leadership and management development and facilitated conversations


Louisa brings a deep understanding of individual, group and organisational change and development through her combination of psychotherapeutic and organisational consulting practice. Her clients say they value her integrity, thoughtfulness, humour and challenge.


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