Leadership Team


With substantive experience in productivity, turnaround and change, Dr. Olasode has delivered on major projects and programmes across the private sector, public sector and Government. the world.
Olusegun Olasode PhD APSA DBE FCCA
Associate Professor of Leadership & Executive Chairman

Boards & Ministerial Appointments

Chief Technical Adviser, Technical Matters Unit and SURE-P The Presidency, Federal Government of Nigeria [2012-2015] Transformation Adviser on delivery of Social and Economic Wellbeing.

UK Commissioner and Chairman of Audit Health and Social Care (CQC and CSCI) [2003-2012] UK Regulator with budget of about $230 billion (circa N80 trillion) covering health, social care and mental health services. CQC is one of the largest regulators in the World.

Chairman of Audit Committee and Non Executive Director National Health Service, Bromley Primary Care Trust With current budget of about £500 million (circa N2.4 billion) [2003-2008]

Chairman of the Board SLFHA (Horizon/Amicus) Housing Association [2000 – 2005] Top-13 UK Housing Association and one of the largest in London, now with about 28,000 housing units and assets of about $2 billion (circa N700 billion)

Chairman of Beacon’s Performance Panel Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and DCLG Also Chairman of Finance & Procurement Programme, Supporting New Business, Supported Housing, ICT and Social Inclusion

Improvement Analyst and Consultant Inspector Audit Commission in England & Wales Best value inspections of services and Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) on a wide range of Local, District and Unitary Authorities across England.

“Led by a Nigerian, we have global offices across Nigeria, UK, USA, UAE, Ghana and India; and compete favourably with leading international brands.”

Dr. Olu Olasode is an international Chartered Accountant, Economist, Turnaround Expert, International Development Adviser, and Transformational Leadership Consultant. He has acted as catalyst for capacity building, transformation, leadership and developments across Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. In the immediate past Nigerian government administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, he was the Chief Technical Adviser for SURE-P and Coordinator of the President’s Technical Matters Unit. Prior to that, he was a Commissioner and Adviser in Tony Blair’s administration in the United Kingdom, and was Director in the Cabinet Office’s Capacity-builders.

With substantive experience in productivity, turnaround and change, Dr. Olasode has delivered on major projects and programmes across the private sector, public sector and Government. He has also held a number of international business and government appointments and sits on the Board of international companies and public sector agencies. Dr Olasode started his career in Lagos with a first degree (BSc), then trained with Ernst & Young in Nottingham and became a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in the UK, obtained his MSc in London, followed by an MBA from Manchester. He later became as Associate of the UK Institute for Public Sector Managers (APSM), a UK Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and obtained his PhD in Business Transformation and Leadership from the USA. He is a disciplined man with utmost integrity, loyalty and passion for a better society.


Olu has written a number of materials that have been published in various journals across the world and has presented papers at various conferences and seminars.

  • Why do Visions Fail?
  • Together for a brighter ‘imaginative’ future…
  • A New World Order; Economic and Social Development in Africa
  • The Change Masters; Navigating and Leading Change
  • Business Unusual; Thinking Out of the Box!
  • Transforming Public Services and Delivering Outcomes for People
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Authority, Responsibility and Accountability
  • Economic Development in Sub Saharan Africa; Where is the Money?
  • Financial Reporting, Risk Management and Governance
  • Managing Toxicities in Workforce
  • Transformation Toolkit using the 3Ts
  • Changing Phases, Facing Changes
  • Measuring Outcomes and Impact of Strategic Decisions
  • Vision to Provision

Executive Appointments

Group Managing Director TL First Integrated Management Group UK (Transformation Consultancy, Leadership Academy, Accountancy & Performance Audits) – [2006-Date]

Chief Executive Officer and Transformation Director SAVO CVS, London Capacity Building and Infrastructure, UK – [2005-2006]

Senior Director and Performance Adviser London Voluntary Service Council Capacity Building and Infrastructure, UK – [2004-2005]

Chief Executive Officer and Turnaround Director Penrose Housing and Healthcare, London Housing, Care and Support, UK – [2003-2004]

Improvement Analyst & Adviser Audit Commission for England & Wales Government’s Auditors and Performance Evaluator, UK – [2000-2003]

Lecturer in Advanced Management (part-time) Open University Business School Executive Development, UK – [1999-2005]

Executive Director, Finance, IT, and Business Services Mildmay Hospital Group Healthcare, UK – [1994-2000]

Finance Controller Caxton House, London Public Services, UK – [1992-1994]

Investment & Funds Administrator Charity Commission for England & Wales Government Regulator, UK – [1990-1992]

External Auditor Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants Accountancy, Consultancy and Audits, UK [1988-1990]

Accounts Supervisor Grant Advertising Nigeria Ltd Media and Communications, Nigeria [1981-1982]

Lead Consultants

Dr Christopher Kolade (CON)

Governance and Strategy Adviser

Prof Richard Scase

Professor of Economics and International Development

Prof Vanessa Iwowo

Leadership, Pan-Africanism

Amb. Sonye Allanah

Lead Communications and Culture Consultant

Linda Gent

Lead HR & OD Consultant and Executive Coach

Prof Vick Krishnan

Oil & Gas, and International Law

Prof Paul Philips

Strategic, Performance and Change Management Consultant

Prof Sola Adesola

Management Consultant

Soji Adeniyi

Development and Strategy Consultant

Dr Charles Buckman

Strategic Alliances & Partnerships

Carol Anne Slater

Strategy and Performance, Innovation, Health Care Management Consultant

Morin Carew

Human Resource Management Consultant

Pro Derin Ologbenia

Constitutional Law and Legislation

Atinuke Oyewunmi

Strategy and Human Resources

Oly Keshi Sanni

Human Capital Management 

Stephen Clarke

Social Enterprise Innovation and Project Management

Dr Newman Ordia

Finance, Change Management, Capacity Building

Peter Adejo

Strategy/IT Consultant Development Partner

Lord Ed  Vaizey

IT/Leadership Consultant