Alex Firmin, a Sandhurst-trained former British Army officer, has been appointed to the newly created position of associate director of programmes at In Professional Development.

In his new role, Alex Firmin will focus on growing our national presence and our network of trainers.

He is a qualified leadership coach and organisational psychologist with extensive experience of developing high-value bespoke training and learning programmes for clients in the public and private sectors.

During his 12-year army career, Alex rose to the rank of captain. He served in the Royal Anglian Regiment and then the Education Corps, holding a number of senior training and learning roles.

Alex has worked with us as a trainer since our launch in 2018 and has facilitated a number of courses. Including our Executive Mini-MBA Accelerator, Senior Leadership, Advanced Management and Director Development programmes.


INPD co-founder and Director Dave Hall said: “Alex’s appointment comes at an important time for the business as we develop our presence and brand at a national level.

“He brings a wealth of experience to this new position and will play a crucial role in helping us to scale up by expanding our programmes. Working with our growing team of trainers to ensure they continue to deliver to the very highest standards.”

Dave added: “Alex will be pivotal as we build and improve our product portfolio with innovative, market-led training and development programmes. Working with customers to meet their specific needs through bespoke offerings.

We’re constantly developing new programmes and more engaging ways of delivering them. We are focusing on and embracing interactive, experiential applied learning. We are aiming to set the benchmark for senior level executive education in the UK.

“As part of this approach, we are looking to engage and partner with more expert trainers over the next few months. Having someone of Alex’s drive, reputation and experience on board to spearhead this growth is a great boost for the business.”


Alex said: “I am extremely excited about my new role at INPD. I believe that training should be exciting, genuinely transformational and have a lifelong impact on all our delegates.

“I am very privileged to have a role which will enable me to build on INPD’s existing approach to providing first-class educational experiences by drawing on the most up-to-date research, industry thought-leadership and the exceptional skills of our talented team of trainers.”


We are very much looking forward to working more closely with Alex over the coming months and watching our tutor network develop. Welcome to the INPD team Alex!!


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