Meet The Leadership Team

We were founded in 2001 as a spin-out company of the University of Leeds, UK, by Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe and Dr John Alban-Metcalfe. Since then, we have grown to support organisations globally from a wide range of sectors. We provide diagnostic tools and consulting activities that embed the right leadership culture from the Board to the frontline, using as a foundation our uniquely proven models and diagnostic tools for individuals, teams and whole organisations.

Juliette Alban-Metcalfe


Juliette has been working with Real World Group for the past 15 years, supporting leadership development with both individuals and groups up to Board level globally. She has a particular passion for a focus on positive psychology and diversity & inclusion in leadership.

Rachel Hannan

Chair of the Board

Rachel is an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor who has founded and successfully grown her own businesses, as well as supporting the growth of many more as a Non Executive Director, Board Advisor and Investor. She has a passion for supporting people and organisations to reach their full potential and believes in the importance of maximising the impact of a business or organisation’s greatest asset, its people.

Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe


Beverly co-founded Real World Group with Dr John Alban-Metcalfe in 2001, and remains Emeritus Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Leeds.

Beverly has spent over 25 years in research and consultancy supporting the leadership development of individuals, and increasing leadership capacity in organisations. She is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has a strong international reputation for her research.



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