About Cru

Cru Leader Development is a boutique consultancy, led by Neill Thew and Trevor Cousins.

Trev and Neill specialise in enabling leaders to mobilise their people to success in the most challenging of circumstances. We work with clients to make progress on their adaptive challenges, the challenges that don’t have easy answers, that organisations often wish would just go away and which are causing disagreement and conflict.

We are interested in contributing to the emerging field of leading in complex and turbulent environments. We do this through practical work with our clients; sharing knowledge with learning and development professionals and leaders through videos, podcasts and blogging. We also interact with other consultants and thinkers in the field as a way of challenging our thinking and keeping our ideas fresh.

Neill and Trev bring more than 40 years’ experience in people development and are informed by their education and training at Oxford and Harvard Universities and Cranfield University School of Management.

We are based in Brighton and Hove in the UK and work internationally.

Trevor Cousins


Telephone: +44 (0) 7906 947 564

Neill Thew


Telephone: +44 (0) 7515 516540

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