Adrian Lock, BSc (Hons), DipTM, DipCoach, MCIPD

Tutor in Theology

Email: a.lock@spurgeons.ac.uk

Adrian is the co-founder, with his wife Laura, of Enabled Leaders – a ministry set up in 2020 to: ‘Enable, develop and support church leaders…for their whole leadership journey’.

After an early career in public sector management, he specialised in leadership development and gained more than 30 years’ experience of delivering training programmes and executive coaching for senior leaders across the sectors and across the globe. From 2004-2019, he was Senior Consultant for the world-renowned Roffey Park Institute, where he was Director of their Strategic Leadership Programme for seven years. He is still an associate of Roffey Park. In 2019, he set up his own business and campaign platform – the Deeper Leaders Collective – with the mission of developing leadership for a ‘kinder, fairer and more sustainable world’.

Since 2011, he has been a visiting lecturer at Spurgeon’s College, delivering two lectures on Leadership each year on PMP3 – in recent years, with his wife Laura. For the past two years, they have also offered ‘Leadership Hubs’ to Spurgeon’s graduates to support them in their first years after graduation. Adrian is also an accredited coach on the CofE’s Strategic Leadership Development Programme. Adrian and Laura are both members of Streatham Baptist Church in South London, where they helped set up and lead a church plant in the 1980’s.

Adrian has spoken internationally on leadership and diversity and has written on leadership, diversity and resilience for HR and management journals, and has been quoted for his views on leadership in The Times, Sunday Telegraph and on Forbes.com. Adrian is also the founder of the White Allies Network, a centre for education and action for those that aspire to be effective allies against racism.

In his spare time, Adrian enjoys squash, landscape photography, walking and kayaking. Adrian and Laura have three daughters and a granddaughter.