Andrew Chamberlain

Consort Strategy


Established in 2016, Consort Strategy works internationally to support not-for-profit clients in developing their understanding of business and leadership theory, practice, development, dynamics, and economics. We enhance clients’ abilities to lead with purpose and to realise positive social, environmental and economic impacts. As a socially responsible business, our focus is on supporting people, planet and prosperity; and through a variety of methods, we work with individuals and organisations in defining, developing and delivering high-impact leadership practices that inform innovative business ideas, generate economic success, and add value to communities.


Example clients include:

  • Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed: Governance review
  • Chartered Institution of Wastes Management: Facilitated strategic planning 2022-25
  • Equity Release Council: Business analysis
  • Ethical Property Company: Governance review
  • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office: Research systems analysis in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Illinois Retired Teachers Association: Organisation impact review
  • Institute of Leadership & Management: Trustee governance training and retained support
  • National Hair & Beauty Federation: Governance review and retained support
  • OVO Foundation: Governance protocol review
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh: Business performance assessment
  • Royal Town Planning Institute: Volunteer Engagement Strategy
  • South Yorkshire Police: Sustainability Strategy 2020-25
  • Wellcome Trust: Research impact assessment in Sub Saharan Africa
  • West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner: Modern Slavery Statement & Policy


Professional memberships include:

  • Member, Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (June 2018 – present)
  • Member, Institute of Association Leadership (June 2016 - present)
  • Member, Institute of Leadership & Management (May 2016 – present)
  • Member, Institute of Directors (August 2014 – present)


A former not-for-profit Chief Executive, for 15 years Andrew held
c-suite positions in not-for-profit organisations across the UK. He travels internationally to provide specialist support on non-profit leadership, governance, and strategy. He is the founder of the Cambridge Governance Symposium; author of the NETpositive Governance™ model; Executive Director of the Institute of Association Leadership; and co-host of the bi-monthly podcast Association Transformation, and previously the Good Enough for Jazz podcast (both available on Apple podcasts).

Andrew is an authentic participatory and consultative leader who specialises in shaping the strategic direction and operational practices of third sector organisations. He does so by working with trustees and their senior staff:

  • facilitating business ideation, supporting and contributing to the creative processes of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas
  • identifying opportunities for productive partnerships and specialising in connecting the right people at the right time
  • laying the foundations for growth by enhancing business capabilities, providing new or improved approaches to delivering organisations’ goals.