Ann Knights

BA (Hons), MSc, MCIPD, DipM, ATT

Ann is a Business Development Adjunct at Ashridge. Her particular focus is on working with clients to achieve high levels of personal and organisational performance. This has included the design and delivery of leadership and management development programmes, group facilitation, executive coaching and the design of processes and activities to catalyse and support improved performance.


Typically Ann has worked with organisations undergoing significant change to their businesses – changes in workforce, organisation structure, culture, ownership or market position – working with leaders and influencers to develop their capacity to lead and support change. She has worked with a range of clients across the private and public sectors, including Rexam, Global Marine, Cable and Wireless, BHP Billiton, ACAS, the FSA, London Underground, the Department for Work and Pensions and DEFRA.

Ann joined Ashridge from Deloitte where she was a lead member of the Leadership and Management Development practice.

Ann Knights


Case Study of Lloyds TSB

Knights, A. (2009) Case Study of Lloyds TSB, in Blass, E. (ed) Talent Management: Cases and Commentary, Palgrave Macmillan, February

Coaching in Organisations

Knights, A. & Poppleton, A. (2008) Coaching in Organisations, EMCC Conference, Ashridge, March

Coaching in Organisations - 2008, April

Knights, A. (2008) Coaching in Organisations, CIPD Annual Learning, Training and Development Conference and Exhibition, 15 - 17 April, Olympia, London

Research Insight: Coaching in Organisations

Knights, A. & Poppleton, A (2007) Research Insight: Coaching in Organisations, CIPD report, November

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Developing Future Leaders: The contribution of Talent Management

Blass, E., Knights, A., Orbea, A. (2006) Developing Future Leaders: The contribution of Talent Management, Studying Leadership, Knowledge into Action Fifth International Annual Conference on Leadership, Cranfield, December 14 - 15

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