David Hopley, Senior Consultant - United Kingdom

David Hopley is a Senior Consultant for the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to waking up those who will wake up the many by inspiring them to discover their purpose and equipping them to lead authentically. 

David is a leadership, management and business consultant, coach and mentor with over 40 years of experience gained from working in both the commercial sector, and more broadly, from a highly successful military career.

A motivational leadership speaker, David is a former co-head for Europe Middle East & Africa of Goldman Sachs’ award winning leadership and development platforms – Goldman Sachs University and Pine Street. As a consultant, he has worked with a variety of clients from the financial, energy, retail, insurance, health care, tourist, Olympic and education sectors, as well as the not-for-profit sector.

David is affiliated to the US Joint Special Operations University in Florida, for which he serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow.  He is both a Certified Post-Secondary Instructor (CPI) and Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP) for excellence in teaching.  He was the Adjunct Faculty member for 2013/2014 in recognition of his achievements.  In addition, David is Chairman for the Board of Trustees for a London-based charity that uses music and dance to discover and enable the potential in young people - giving them opportunities they may not otherwise have to make a difference in their lives.

David is an Executive Coach, and holds ‘member’ status with the Association of Coaching. His coaching and mentoring clients range from ‘C level’ across a variety of sectors at institutions, to Olympic coaches.   He is also a member of Allied Corporate Partners (ACP) mentoring panel, helping former members of the US Armed Forces into second careers. 

David has extensive experience working with clients from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the U.S.

David served in a variety of appointments during his 30-year military career in the Royal Marine Commandos and UK Special Forces. He has commanded in every rank, and was Commanding Officer of the SBS between 1993-1996.  He also served as a member of the teaching staff at the Joint Services Defence College, from 1996 - 1997.  Awarded an OBE in 1994, David’s last appointment before retiring on July 2005 was Deputy Commander – UK Special Forces.

David has 3 ‘children’ (aged between 33-39!), and he and his wife Christine, a human and animal physiotherapist, share a passion for horses, dogs and making a difference.