John West-Burnham is an independent writer, teacher and consultant in education leadership with a particular interest in leadership learning and development and innovative approaches to learning in schools and communities. He has been a schoolteacher, teacher trainer, education officer and has held posts in six universities. John is the author or editor of 30 books including Understanding Leadership and Leadership for Tomorrow. and he has worked in 27 countries. He is an honorary professor at the University of Worcester and visiting professor at the University of Suffolk.