Justin Featherstone is a leadership consultant and expedition leader. He has worked with a variety of public sector and commercial organisations both in the UK and overseas and specialises in helping people develop compassionate shared leadership and resilience, in order to be the best that they can be. He also is an adjunct lecturer on leadership at the Universities of Exeter and Llubljana.
A former Major in The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, he deployed on various operations over his eighteen years’ service, including commanding a Company in Southern Iraq in 2004. He left the Army in 2007 and his final posting was as the principal leadership staff officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
A keen mountaineer and whitewater kayaker, he has led and participated in over thirty overseas expeditions to the mountains, rivers and rainforests of the world. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions in Iraq and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a member of the Alpine Club. As a Leadership Fellow of University of Exeter, he has a role supporting the Exeter Centre for Leadership, as well as the wider Business School. He has an interest in researching leadership in traditional communities around the world.
Justin is a qualified Winter Mountain Leader, whitewater kayaking coach and climbing instructor and when not working, is often found relaxing in the wild spaces on his Devon doorstep.