With a background in Special Forces, our leadership consultants bring a diverse set of skills from working in high-pressure environments. We transfer this experience and insight to the business world.
Richard Mann

Richard Mann


Richard is a founding Director of 3RG Leadership. His background in operating at elite levels comes from service in the UK Special Forces for 10 years as a member of the Special Boat Service (SBS).

Now an experienced performance coach and leadership consultant, Richard uses his psychological expertise to help organisations, teams and individuals, achieve optimum levels of mental resilience and sustained high performance.

The 3RG Leadership Team

specialist and elite experience

Our consultants possess a unique mix of military and corporate experience. With the concept of leadership from a practical perspective, we use the principles of Special Forces leadership and teamwork and apply them to business. Our engaging training programmes incorporate real life leadership practices which will inspire you to do more and become more.

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Major General Jonathan Shaw

Major General Jonathan Shaw has a portfolio career in the fields of strategy, geo-politics and technology.   He specialises in leading change and making a difference.   His roles include being the Chairman at Optima Group and lecturing on leadership, cyber and geo-politics.   He has contributed articles to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, Independent and The Tablet, and has recently published his critique of Whitehall, “Britain in a Perilous World; the Strategic Defence and Security Review we need”.  He recently retired from the British Army after 32 years during which he commanded on operations at every rank. Read More

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Philip Gadie

Phil Gadie has broad experience of planning and practical delivery having risen to senior management during a 26-year career in the Royal Marines and Special Forces.  A range of military appointments on challenging operational and training deployments globally have given Phil considerable practical experience of optimising team dynamics to deliver success.  His Mention in Despatches partnering with multi-national colleagues underlines his leadership ability. A graduate of the UK’s prestigious Advanced Command and Staff Course, Phil also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Read More

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Chris Foot

Chris is an incredibly motivated and single-minded individual with an unwavering desire to push him beyond physical and mental boundaries of human performance that appear impossible, at first glance. Remarkable ambition and talent witnessed him become the youngest, then serving, member of the British SAS at 22 years old in July 2000, following four years service in the Royal Marines. Serving ten years within a world-leading elite organisation has primarily shaped the core principles of Chris’ mind set that is purely forward-thinking in nature, and completely solution focused. Read More

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Timothy Rees

Following university, Tim spent three years working the in private sector in Dubai, UAE and the south of the UK before joining the army.  In 2008 he attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, the British Army’s internationally recognised prestigious leadership and management course.  On successful completion, he commissioned as an officer into the Intelligence Corps.  Over the course of his seven-year career, the last three with UK Special Forces, he operated, briefed and advised in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.  In this time, he observed and adapted to the various nuances of leadership in differing cultures, Read More

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Tom Cross

Tom is a highly experienced performance psychologist, having worked in Olympic sport and currently working in professional and disability sport bringing the lessons that he consistently learns into the consulting arena. Tom originally started his career in advertising as a media planner/buyer working his way up to a Senior Account Manager. However, in 2008 he took a change in direction and qualified to become a sports psychologist, and worked for the English Institute of Sport (EIS). He spent 5 years with the GB woman’s hockey team and supported them at various competitions including the London 2012 Olympics, Read More

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Chris Butler

Chris Butler has over 20 years of military experience behind him, and is now in his 4th year of civilian life as an executive and team performance coach, leadership development adviser, human factors specialist and knowledge exploitation consultant. He has worked with high performance teams in BP, EDF Energy, the wider nuclear sector, and the legal, healthcare and financial sectors. Chris is a seasoned leader who served for 21 years as an officer and helicopter pilot in the British Army. His military career encompassed conventional operations and counter-terrorism as an aviation commander, Read More

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