Gil’s last Trustee roles were with a Regional Board, then the National Board, at Relate.

Intermittently throughout his consulting career, he worked as a consultant with the executive and/or trustee boards of charities including: Motor Neurone Disease Association, Amnesty International and Deepalaya (a charity that creates schools in city slums of India). He was Chair of the Development Board for Frederick’s Foundation (a charity that helps entrepreneurs, refused business loans by banks, to start new businesses in the UK).

He founded his training consultancy in 1987 and, apart from commercial companies, also worked as a consultant with publicly owned service organisations including: The Meteorological Office, Bank of England, National Health Service, Local Government and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

He has been a Counsellor with The Samaritans in London and Oxford. He subsequently created Lifeline in South Africa which was established specifically to counsel black people who were contemplating suicide.

Graduating with a B.Sc. (Hons) (Sociology) and later a M.Sc. (Occupational Psychology), he started his career in training and management development, then worked in sales, sales management, recruitment and headhunting, working with a number of corporates including IBM, BUPA and the British Printing Corporation. He is currently a Senior Consultant with Leaders Lab (www.leaderslab.co.uk) which specialises in leadership, organisation development and team development with owner-managed businesses.