American Express Leadership Academy
A Common Purpose Programme in partnership with the American Express Foundation.

Supporting new leaders for tomorrow through the American Express Leadership Academy

Common Purpose has worked with American Express since 2010 to deliver its Leadership Academy programmes for not-for-profit leaders in the UK, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. We have run the American Express Leadership Academy in the UK since 2010, in Hong Kong since 2015 and in Singapore since 2017 for not-for-profit leaders from Singapore and across the wider ASEAN region. The Leadership Academy in India ran between 2011 and 2016.

Over 500 leaders from the not-for-profit sector have attended the Academy programmes in the UK, India, Singapore and Hong Kong and joined alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy programmes around the world.

Charlotte Duerden, Vice President / General Manager UK Consumer Cards and International Currency Cards, American Express

"You leave having built all these relationships with people from all walks of life. The next time a challenging situation comes up at work you can pick up the phone and bounce ideas off someone you trust, who will give you a fresh perspective."

Evaluation report

UK American Express Leadership Academy Five Year Evaluation Report

Upcoming academy programmes and more information:

To find out more about the American Express Leadership Academy programmes in 2019 please contact:

Hong Kong:

Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation

“Nonprofit and social sector organizations are tackling some of our most challenging issues, and we believe fostering a pipeline of talent will help ensure nonprofits thrive in the future. Our Leadership Academy programmes created in partnership with Common Purpose have proven to be an effective tool for building the leadership and business skills that are critical to the sector’s success.”

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