Richard Mullender

After military service and time in the private sector, Mullender joined the Metropolitan police. He worked as a detective investigating serious crimes. Then one life-changing day he trained to become a hostage negotiator. His skills were so well regarded that he was appointed Lead Trainer at Scotland Yard’s National Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit.

He was part of the team that negotiated the high-profile release of three UN workers held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2004. And Mullender’s listening expertise contributed to the intelligence that informed the rescue of Norman Kember in Iraq in 2006.

In the decade since leaving the police, Mullender has established his own independent consultancy where his skills have been in high demand.


Norman Drummond

From the gangland areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh as a young Minister to the present day as a celebrated international speaker and author, Norman Drummond’s life and work embodies a personal commitment to leadership and to developing talent in others.

Norman is Founder President of Columba 1400 and Chairman of Drummond International.  He is also a non-Executive Director of his 5th generation family shipping company J & J Denholm Limited.

A former Headmaster of Loretto and former BBC Governor and Chairman of BBC Children in Need, Norman currently Chairs the WW1 Scottish Commemorations Panel and is the Special Representative for Scotland on the UK WWI Centenary Committee. 

He is a Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Visiting Professor of Leadership in Education at the University of Edinburgh. 

In The Queen’s Birthday Honours List of June 2014 Norman was honoured to be appointed a CBE for Public and Voluntary service particularly to Young People.

Norman’s latest book Step Back continues to build upon the success of his previous publications The Spirit of Success and The Power of 3.


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