Professor Dean Fathers

Dean Fathers

Key Experience

Dean Fathers has a wealth of Board experience in a range of organisations, from blue-chips in the private sector, icons of the public sector, small and medium sized private and entrepreneurial companies as well as third sector charities.

Dearn  is an accomplished Director, having held numerous Chair, Executive and Non Executive/Independent Board positions. Prior to joining the Board of EIGA, Dean gained international experience, working in areas as diverse as the automotive industry, construction, distribution, education, media, retail, and pharmaceutical / health, in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Dean’s practical experience of applying strategy as a driver for change, linked to his understanding of best practices principles regarding Board governance has played a significant part in the creation of  The European Governance Model™.

Dean’s expertise in the field of Strategic Planning and Executive Development, in the UK and overseas, has resulted in him being called upon to provide specialist lectures at numerous University Business Schools, professional institutions (such as the IoD) and industry conferences.

Key Achievements

  • Worked with the Boards of over 500 organisations across three continents
  • Developed over 3000 directors through open and in-house development programmes
  • Provided personal mentoring support to organisational leaders across the public, private and civil society sectors
  • Co-authored several books/publications and presented/appeared on several BBC/ITV programmes on the topics of governance, leadership, strategy and change.


Employment History

  • Other Current Roles

    Non Executive Director Higos Insurance
    Board Member NHS Confederation Mental Health Network
    Board Member EMRF&CA Employers Board
    Chair Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
    Director CBMHSC, Cass Business School
    Visiting Professor, Cass Business School

  • Previous Positions

Non Executive Director Medline Scientific Ltd
Executive Chair The idm Group
GroupChief Executive The idm Group
Chairman Maven Investors LLP
Chairman NHS Bassetlaw (PCT)
Chairman Pilgrim Fathers Ltd

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