Our People

CSCLeaders brings together some of the world's most exceptional leaders. We draw on the expertise, experience and talent of diverse individuals from our Advisory Group and Selection Group, as well the Common Purpose staff team.

Our Team

CSCLeaders is run by Common Purpose, drawing on our experience of running local leadership courses around the world.

The core CSCLeaders team are incredibly passionate about CSCLeaders and committed to ensuring the best possible experience for you. They are:

Adirupa Sengupta, CEO, Common Purpose Asia Pacific

Claire Piela, CSCLeaders Director

Sue Crawford, Events Director

Anisha Padhee, Programme Director Asia Pacific



The Selection Group is responsible for crafting a group which draws from the many countries, sectors, faiths and backgrounds within the Commonwealth and which reaches the most exceptional senior leaders.           

  • Identifying the right participants
  • Identifying sector/geographic 'headhunters' who will get us to the right participants
  • Quality Control: review and confirm applications, in line with the selection criteria and target group
  • Ensuring that the process is fair and transparent
  • Assisting with identified gaps in the overall group composition.


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The Selection Group Members are:

Martin Kalungu-Banda, Faculty Member, Presencing Institute (UK and Africa) - Chair

FOO Chi Hsia, High Commissioner for the Republic of Singapore to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Singapore)

Shaily Gupta, Regional Head Human Resources - South East Asia, Deloitte Consulting (Singapore)

Jay Bakshi, President and Chief Executive, Digiqom Solutions Pvt Ltd (India)

Debbie Ariyo,Founder and Chief Executive, AFRUCA (UK and Africa)

Dickie McCallum, Managing Director, UK India Business Council (India)

Andre Lovatt, General Manager, Airport Development and Delivery, Auckland Airport (New Zealand)

Julie Sanders,Deputy Vice Chancellor, Newcastle University (UK)

Carmen Nibigira,Project Director, Horwath HTL (Africa)





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Contact us

We want to hear from you. Get in touch to find out more about CSCLeaders.

T: +44 (0)20 7608 8124
E: info@cscleaders.org

About CSCLeaders

CSCLeaders is the renewal of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences - first run in 1956 – for the 21st Century, a partnership between international leadership development organisation Common Purpose and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences (UK Fund).

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