Check Your Influence
Samuel T. Reddy Founder & CEO

Samuel T. Reddy founded LTL Academy in 2018, intending to spotlight Foreign and Commonwealth living in the UK, where many industries have historically undervalued the skill ability and the diversity of thought they bring to the workplace.

Using a unique training approach, the Leavers to Leaders International Network (LTLIN) has grown from 2 ambassadors in one country to over 200 members in nearly 15 countries (Q2 2023). After serving in the British Army as a front-line soldier, movement strategist and linguist, Samuel went on a mission to connect with the 48,000 Foreign & Commonwealth who previously served across the British Armed Forces, and that’s when he founded LTLIN.

Professor Martin Levermore Chairman of the board

Professor Martin Levermore, a child of the Windrush generation, is the CEO of Medical Devices Technology International, a member of the PIONEER team (the health data hub for acute care), and a serial entrepreneur.

He served in the army and has a degree in Political Economics. As well as being chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Association Trade and Business group, he is Vice Chair and Treasurer for the Nehemiah United Churches Housing Association – the largest BAME housing association in the Midlands. He is also Chair of Medilink Midlands – a network of over 8000 contacts in over 1700 organisations from all parts of the life sciences sector, from public and private institutions, the NHS, universities, and multi-nationals to high-value start-up companies. Martin was appointed recently an Associate NED to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and will chair the innovation, integration and research committee of the Trust.

Dr Alaa Garad President

Dr Alaa Garad is regarded by many as a leading authority in Quality Management and Organisational Learning. His interest is in the use of learning mechanisms on individual, organization, and government levels. Alaa is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and Certified Management and Business Educator from the Chartered Association of Business Schools, UK. He is chief executive of the Dundee Centre of Business Excellence and a Pro Vice-Chancellor at ALM, the UK, and ISO Technical Committee TC260. He is an award-winning executive and the creator of the Learning-Driven Organisation Model and the Learning-Driven Business Book. Alaa has worked extensively in consultancy, executive education, and business development with 24+ years of experience designing, leading, implementing, and managing various industries. He authored and contributed chapters to five books and over 370 articles in various newspapers. He is a column writer at one of the leading newspapers in the United Arab Emirates.