Hilary Samson-Barry – Director of Koru Leadership

Hilary Samson-Barry

Passionately committed to making a difference in the real world 

  • Has over 25 years experience working at director level in the public sector, with significant experience in private and not-for-profit sectors

  • Key achievements include: 

    • Led successful negotiations with HM Treasury and other government departments to secure children and maternity as Public Service Agreement (PSA) priorities

    • Influenced development of cross-government policy on neighbourhoods and community-led commissioning

    • Developed first health strategy for London, with over 40 public, private and voluntary sector partners, setting up London Health Commission in the Greater London Authority 

    • Led international consulting teams in significant strategic and organisational assignments in Europe and North America. 

Unusually wide range of professional skills 

  • Analyst and strategist – but also a skilled and experienced leadership and professional development coach to groups and individuals 

  • Trained as coach at the world-renowned Tavistock Institute 

  • Qualified in Thinking Environment and Myers Briggs personality type assessment 

  • Has consistently made time and space for self-development – enjoys being in a learning community

  • Systemic Coaching and Constellations practitioner.