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Forward Consulting is led by Allan Ward.

Born in England and raised in Scotland, Allan graduated in 1984 with an honours degree in biology and mathematics, economics and industrial relations.

Allan’s inspiration for leading and developing teams started while spending 6 years leading marine mammal research projects in the UK & in Antarctica. Many of these projects involved multinational and multilingual teams in challenging environments. A subsequent 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoWellcome & Bristol-Myers Squibb saw him leading and managing change in sales, training, marketing and business development.

Through his own management consultancy, formed in 2003, Allan worked as a consultant with the Wilsher Group. In 2006 he co-founded ChangingPoint, and since 2010 has been based in Nairobi. In 2015 he launched Forward Consulting. 

Allan has a 25+ year history with Kenya and has consulted in many countries in Africa over the last 10+ years.  His consultancy has also taken him across the UK, Europe, and Asia.

Since 2014 the thrust of Allan’s work has been in the community conservation field, mainly in northern and coastal Kenya. He has worked with the senior teams of conservation organisations as well as with elders and leaders from rural community conservancies. A director of conservation recently commented, “for those interacting with the newly trained Boards… (the LAMP training has been) transformational in its impact”.

This transformational impact is produced by a unique tool box of content and a unique methodology for programme structure and delivery that Allan has created, drawing on more than 30 years of experience in leadership, management, adult learning, and behavioural change.

Here are a few of our many successes:

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