Gareth Neale

History and experience

Gareth is driven by a passion to help people develop to the best of their abilities. He has successfully lead Learning & Development programmes that have helped organisations to improve both their performance and the knowledge, skills and abilities of their leadership teams. He believes in contextualising learning to the organisation and situation that the individual is in.

His background is in Retail and Hospitality; working in Learning and Development leadership roles within John Lewis, Selfridges, Virgin Active and, most recently, Park Plaza Hotels Europe (PPHE).

Throughout these roles he has worked on major change projects (including hotel and store openings) designing and delivering development programmes for the leadership team to help them to cope, adapt and flourish through change.

He has also designed and developed successful Talent projects including Graduate and Apprenticeship schemes that have helped to attract and develop people with potential to progress their careers in organisations.

Gareth specialises in Leadership development and has created programmes that have helped to retain and promote talent in organisations.

Gareth has qualifications in psychometrics which he uses to support leadership development and assessment.


Gareth’s clients cover a variety of sectors, especially Retail and Hospitality.

Training style

Gareth is an experienced facilitator who can adapt his style according to group size (from over 100 to one to one sessions) and levels of experience (from CEOs to Apprentices).

Although his sessions are based on the latest learning theory and his own experience; he believes that it is crucial that delegates are able to use their knowledge in practice. He does this by ensuring his sessions are interactive, engaging and motivational.


Gareth teaches a range of management and leadership courses including, Moving from manager to leaderChange management and Moving up in management. He also runs courses on Strategy.


“Gareth is supportive and brings insight and ideas to situations and discussions.”

“Gareth demonstrated a high level of quality in facilitating various training programs. He possesses the ‘can do’ attitude while creating a positive energy. His personality and engaging personal style enabled him to interact easily.”

VP People Development & HR, Hospitality Group