The woman at the helm of a well respected professional development organisation in the region has been promoted to a national role.

Louise Teboul, regional director for Common Purpose in the West Midlands, has been promoted to a national strategic role with the organisation as operations director.

As well as continuing to deliver senior management development courses in the city, Ms Teboul will expanding her responsibilities to oversee the East Midlands region with immediate effect.

She said: “Leadership is a lot easier to get right when things are going well, but being an effective leader is more important now than ever in this whole new political, social and economic environment. People are expected to do more with less; to work in new, innovative ways, against a backdrop of uncertainty and they’re looking to their leaders for vision and guidance, at a time when no-one really seems to have all the answers. Our courses, across the Midlands, can really help individuals enhance and develop their leadership skills and understand and support complex change.”

Ms Teboul first joined Common Purpose in 2005, to run the Birmingham courses before being promoted a year later to a regional role. She is an Ambassador for Birmingham through the Birmingham Forward scheme and is also a Governor at the Birmingham Metropolitan College.