Hannah Slade

Profile photo of Hannah SladeHannah is the Programme Manager at Be. Leadership, and is loving every minute of it. Hannah has an MA in English, and has worked in Communications, Marketing and PR. She also has many years of Office Management experience, having managed a language school and a library. She is also very passionate about her most important role yet as mother to two beautiful children. 

Hannah is very excited to be part of the Be. Leadership programme, and to be involved with Be. Accessible at such an exciting time.


Lesley Slade

Profile photo of Leslie SladeLesley Slade has a long history in leadership development with individuals, organisations and communities. Lesley started her adult life by training to be a teacher. She has worked as a community worker – initiating and setting up community programmes and has held senior human resource and organisational development roles.

Lesley was the inaugural Chief Executive of Leadership New Zealand between 2005 and 2008. Lesley remains working in the leadership development space as a co-Director of Be. Leadership and as a consultant on leadership, people and organisational development.


Philip Patston

Profile photo of Philip PatstonPhilip is best recognised for his ten-year career as a comedian and entertainer but these days, it's his passion for social change that is getting him noticed.

An alumnus of the New Zealand Social Entrepreneur Fellowship and Leadership New Zealand, Philip passionately believes that, individually and collectively, we have a powerful opportunity to significantly change our social fabric - simply by creatively re-imagining diversity.

Besides his role as co-director of the Be. Leadership programme, Philip's professional highlights include: being appointed the Patron of Rainbow Youth, speaking at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford; and setting up not-for-profit organizations including the Diversityworks Trust, Ripple Trust, Manawanui inCharge and Auckland Disability Law.