Apex Leadership Limited was founded by Anthony Sturgess and Phil Higson. They have a long track
record of developing innovative and challenging management and leadership development interventions,
including programmes which have won national awards. From several MBA programmes to tailored,
client specific programmes, Anthony and Phil have worked with new and experienced managers, in a
wide range of organisations, across a breadth of management and leadership roles.
Anthony Sturgess has almost twenty years experience in the teaching, facilitation and coaching of
managers and leaders. This experience ranges from individual leadership and management development
to leading organisational change.
Anthony has worked with a wide range of managers from small and large organisations. More widely,
he has worked within client organisations, using an internal consultancy approach to create tailored
development solutions and programmes. These have supported numerous public and private sector
organisations to successfully develop their managers, to achieve effective change, and to realise genuine
Phil Higson is a published author and active researcher, with over 25 years experience in business and
management education as lecturer, course developer, manager, external examiner and consultant. He
has worked mainly in UK universities although he has also consulted or taught in France, Russia and
A former MBA course leader, Phil has also written research articles and conference papers exploring
the role of business schools in workplace management development. Before becoming an educator, Phil
worked in several small and large organisations, in both the UK and Australia.
This combination of management experience in small and large organisations, in both private and
public sectors, has given Phil a wide ranging perspective on work and management. Phil has authored
or created numerous training and development tools and is experienced in managing large projects to
support management and leadership development in a range of organisations.
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