Schooled on leadership through a mix of practical and academic; as an Officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Hong Kong Police, a skipper in the BT Global Challenge, the world’s toughest yacht race, and as part of the winning team skiing to the Magnetic North Pole.
Over the last 20 years, Manley has worked with an extraordinary range of organisations globally, within his own consultancy and as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company.
In addition Manley has held accountable leadership roles as the Director of People & Performance for The Atlas Consortium, Hewlett Packard Defence & Security UK and Ark Data Centres - who recently achieved the Investors in People Platinum award.
Research into the neural physiology that drives the ability to learn, change & perform, was the final part of the leadership jigsaw that led to the publication of Manley’s widely acclaimed book “Compassionate Leadership” (2014) & the creation of the Compassionate Leadership Academy online course. (2018).