Orchard Leadership is the enterprise of Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE MA


Through Orchard Leadership, James Burnell-Nugent has many non-Executive roles in the private and charity sectors spanning shipping, energy, security, defence, corporate finance, environment, technology and education.


James Burnell-Nugent served in the UK Royal Navy for 37 years, becoming a full Admiral as Commander-in-Chief. Since then he has gained substantial non-executive and senior advisor experience from FTSE 250 to start-up.


Drawing on his own extensive experience from operational command to management of change, James Burnell-Nugent offers practical and inspirational advice on modern leadership.

Case Study

Leadership in the Office is a short pamphlet written by James Burnell-Nugent. It is full of useful, practical tips about leadership, valuable at every level and in every sector.