Fiona Denney


Fiona Denney


I am the Assistant Director of the Graduate School at King’s College London, one of the world’s top 20 universities, and, since 2007, I have had responsibility for creating, implementing and managing a large programme of professional and leadership skills training and development for our 4000 researchers. Prior to this position I worked as the Development Adviser for Research Staff at Queen Mary, University of London, which I moved into from being an academic. As a Senior Lecturer in Marketing I juggled researching for my PhD part-time, publishing papers, teaching and supervising students and facilitating professional training in businesses. I have facilitated many training courses throughout the UK and overseas, have been invited to speak at several national conferences on leadership for researchers and I coach and provide leadership consultancy for a wide variety of people and organisations. I have a real passion for people – meeting them, understanding them and helping them to realise their potential. If one thing sums me up, it is that I want to help all people to recognise their potential and to help them achieve their goals if they want to engage with me.


London, United Kingdom

What draws you to the STIA conference?

I love meeting other people who are passionate about developing people and improving the organizations we all work with

What are you hoping to experience?

Fantastic people and a great learning opportunity!

What are you most passionate about?

Helping people to realise their potential and engage with their development.

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

I want to renew my enthusiasm and spirit for the work I do and take that back into my organisation. Two years since the last STIA conference and I am flagging a bit!

What’s your bigger vision?

To take my passion for leadership development to more people across the world so that they can transform the communities they live in and the organisations they work with.

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

Meeting fantastic people with a wide variety of experiences. Learning from people who have done more in this area than I have.