About Us
Founded in 2000, The Leading Partnership has deep national and international expertise and experience in strategic and business planning, board reviews, board strategy setting, and corporate governance.

Over the past two plus decades we have built a reputation as a fast moving, outcome-focused consulting and advisory firm that is easy to work with and delivers what we promise. We are skilled and experienced in dealing with the layers of complexity and competing demands placed on 21st century organisations and their leadership teams.

Whereas some consulting firms believe that their job as done when they have submitted an expert report - the diagnosis - we also focus on the client’s end result: successful implementation. We value and respect the great diversity of people we meet.

We work collaboratively and strive to see others thrive.We love our work. We believe deeply in the capacity of boards, managers, and organisations to make a positive difference at a local, national, and international level.

Phillip Pogson


The Leading Partnership’s Principal, Philip Pogson FAICD has more than 30 years executive experience as a senior consultant, advisor, company chair, board director and executive across a range of sectors in Australia, the US, and the UK. He is also a published author with books, book chapters and articles published in US and Australia. His portfolio spans three broad areas:

Strategy Consultant

As a strategic management consultant Philip works collaboratively with CEOs, Managing Directors, and executive teams of commercial and not for profit organisations across diverse industries. These include financial services and superannuation, higher education, the arts, research, and development including health and medical research, health systems and NGOs.

Governance Advisor

Secondly, he advises Chairs and boards on governance, strategy, and board performance. Philip is skilled in leading board planning days and in facilitating and conducting board self-evaluation processes. He has 20 years’ experience as an active company director, business founder, and Chair. He is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance.

Arts Entrepreneur

Finally, Philip is a successful arts entrepreneur. In partnership with his wife, Jenny Eriksson, who is one of Australia’s leading viola da gambists, he has been the Executive Producer or Producer of ten commercial recordings, numerous music videos and up to 60 live concerts per year across Australia and overseas. Philip is also a reviewer for the leading Australian music website, Loudmouth e-zine.


Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance (The Governance Institute)
Company Director’s Course (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Master of Education by research (University of Technology, Sydney)
Bachelor of Music Education (University of Newcastle)
Diploma in Music Education - with Merit and first prize (Sydney Conservatorium, formerly NSW State Conservatorium of Music)

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