Course Leaders


Excellencia Course Leaders

Philip Arnold FCA, FIC, CMC, BSc Hons, Chartered Director

Philip Arnold is the Senior Partner in Quantum Consulting Accountants and has been a Finance Director for several companies, including a Venture Capital backed start-up.  He is also an investor in a number of SMEs.

He holds the Institute of Directors’ Chartered Director qualification and is an FCA with over 18 years of Board level experience as a Finance Director and Chief Executive Officer, including 7 years with a PLC.

He has an entrepreneurial background combined with a solid blue chip experience base, having spent 13 years with blue chip organisations.  Philip has started companies, helped to raise £million plus Share Capital, and has also bought and sold businesses.
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Neil Britten CDir FIoD

NeilPhotoNeil Britten is a UK Institute of Directors, qualified Chartered Director, non-executive chairman and director with over a decade’s board level experience of strategy, risk governance and strategic performance monitoring.

Prior to roles as a professional director he was Vice President for a major international consulting firm focused on strategy and strategic change and an executive with a major oil and chemicals conglomerate. His experience spans work, in the UK, France, Australia and over 20 other countries, as an executive in and advisor to mostly large, multinational corporations in technology, oil & gas, consumer goods, manufacturing and financial services sectors. He has also acted as an advisor to private equity investors in start-ups and SMEs. private and public sectors.See his LinkedIn profile here:

Tom Coyne

TCImageTom Coyne has served as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk officer and Director of public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and Canada.   He began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in South America, and later joined the London office of a major global consulting firm, where he led its Corporate Growth Center of Excellence. For the past three years, Tom has been a member of the leading team in the United States Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency’s forecasting tournament. He has also written for a number of investment research publications on the subjects of risk management and asset allocation. His papers on strategic risk governance and strategy evaluation are top downloads from the Social Science Research Network. See his LinkedIn profile here: 

David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorDavid Doughty is a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors.

David is a registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored expert advice. See his LinkedIn profile here: 

Tony Field CDir

Tony Field - business growthTony Field is a successful business leader with more than 30 years’ experience building winning teams which deliver outstanding results. He is highly motivated, very enthusiastic and professional in all aspects of his life. A natural communicator who is able to build and lead teams, he has successfully executed turnaround and start-up as well as managed large functions within Corporate Businesses.

Tony has first-hand experience in both buying and selling companies and all the elements of TUPE that are entailed. He has raised venture capital and secured long term loans.

His initial business years at IBM gave him the solid grounding, education and training in all aspects of the business. He has helped businesses across most sectors and from one person businesses through to very large corporates and all in between. See his LinkedIn profile here:

Glen Maxwell-Heron BA

Glen Maxwell-HeronGlen Maxwell-Heron spent 13 years as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy, serving both at sea and in shore jobs learning how to motivate teams and lead people in challenging operational and project environments. Since leaving the Navy, he spent 10 years delivering multi-million pound IT and business change projects for the Government and banking sectors that involved extensive team building and management experience. He has recently returned from nearly 4 years in Japan where he was working as a business consultant delivering organisational change for ex-patriot companies and preparing Japanese executives working for blue chip Japanese companies for doing business with other countries and cultures.

Since returning to the UK last year, Glen has gained accreditation from the British Psychological Society to psychometrically test for both personality and ability. He has also set up St Andrews Consulting to use these new tools, along with his previous business experience, to deliver transformational improvement in leadership ability and team performance. He has also built up a network of associates who are able to help him tackle a highly diverse range of problems and ensure that any project is a success. See his LinkedIn profile here: