Maggie Semple OBE

Maggie is described as gently formidable – a voice of reason. She is a thought- leader on agile frameworks, cultural change, diversity, inclusion & ethics with a particular emphasis on leadership development and governance. She is regularly asked to chair international conferences, facilitate private meetings and negotiate difficult deals.

Formerly an academic, Maggie began advising governments in the 1990s. She has been a member of several high-profile UK Government and European Union task groups and has represented the UK in Greece and Hong Kong. Maggie was Director of Education and Training  at the Arts Council of England in 1992-1997. From 1997-2001 Maggie was Director of the Learning Experience at the Millennium Dome and from 2001-2008, a Civil Service Commissioner responsible for upholding the values of appointment on merit.

Maggie established The Experience Corps Ltd (TEC), a global consultancy firm in 2001. TEC provides strategic advice on facilitating agile approaches, business ethics, leadership, cultural change, organisational effectiveness, board development, women’s development and exploration of new markets. TEC has a team of global associates with clients in the financial, technological, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical sectors. 

In 2010, Maggie founded the Semple brand comprising a luxury bespoke womenswear business that has a design and production atelier in Covent Garden, London, an online magazine with over 8m viewers and an events programme.

Maggie serves on a range of Boards. She is a NED of Jamaica National UK Ltd, NED University of Cambridge, member of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel, Trustee of the South Bank Arts Centre.  She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee.

Maggie is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878, is cited in International Who’s Who and was awarded an OBE in 2001.