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May 2005Present


Executive & Professional Development Ltd

My company is a small learning and development consultancy, specialising in learning strategy, talent development, e-learning, and corporate universities.  My clients have included the Scottish Government and the NHS, among others.  From 2007 to 2008 I undertook a part-time interim assignment, to set up a corporate university for Clyde Pumps.  Between 2007 and 2009 I co-authored CIPD's Learning and Development manual, contributing on talent management, corporate universities, e-learning, coaching and evaluation, and in 2009 Kogan Page published my second book, on e-learning (my first book, on management development, was published by Kogan Page in 2001).

Dec 2001Apr 2005

Chief Executive

eLearning Alliance

I founded this organisation, served as CEO and company secretary, recruited and represented 200 member organisations, managed a staff of four, worked closely with a volunteer Board of Directors, and secured funding from strategic partners Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, and Learndirect Scotland. Organised events, undertook speaking and writing assignments, hosted the Scottish E-learning Awards, and introduced the annual Scottish E-learning Lecture (video clip available).

Nov 1991May 2000

Manager for Scotland

Financial Times Management

Managed a staff of six, twenty freelance associate consultants, and annual revenue budget of £1million.  Achieved average personal sales of £500,000 per year.  Managed marketing services, including sponsorship, promotional events, advertising, direct mail, publicity and PR.  Designed and project-managed management development services, based on published learning resources, for clients including Scottish Power, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, Polaroid, and others.

Oct 1987Oct 1991

Director of Training

The Scottish Foundation

Managed a staff of 50, and a budget of £2million, delivering employment and training services to 2000 employees and trainees. Grew the training and development function, including recruiting and developing training staff, establishing training facilities, designing and delivering large-scale training programmes, securing accreditation from awarding bodies, and setting up a learning resource centre. Also undertook some consultancy services, led the acquisition of another training company, and pioneered open learning.

Apr 1985Oct 1987

Training Officer


My first role in learning and development.  I set up the training function from scratch, identified learning needs and provided a service to 1000 staff of voluntary organisations, including direct delivery of courses in supervisory management, induction, job-seeking skills, and health and safety awareness, and commissioning of training from a variety of external providers.




The Nottingham Trent University

Final year dissertation on management development.Final year subjects: Strategic HR and Strategic Marketing.International consultancy project on knowledge management.I previously (1996) completed a Diploma in Management awarded by Nottingham Business School, through the Open College.


ITD Diploma in Training Managament

Wigan College of Technology

Certificate in Direct Training

City & Guilds of London Institute

MA (Social Science)

The University of Glasgow

Example of Kenneth Fee's writing



A short article, The Seven Pillars of the Corporate University, originally published in February 2009.

What about the gaps?

In 1982, I graduated with my first degree: after a few months of casual work, as a barman, a builder's labourer and a film extra, I secured my first graduate job as an Information Project Manager with Motherwell District Libraries (1983-84) and this led to my first learning and development role at GCVS.

In 2000, I chose to leave Financial Times Management to pursue interests in knowledge management and e-learning.  I finished my MBA, briefly worked as a consultant, wrote my first book, organised two conferences, and project-managed an e-learning programme for Scottish Enterprise, which led to my role at the eLearning Alliance.

Kenneth Fee's books

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Kenneth Fee's public profile on LinkedIn.


“A great learning and development professional who delivers a quality service.” - Bill McGrath, Scottish Enterprise

"A reliable, efficient and dedicated writer, who is clearly passionate about the subject areas he works in.” - Hannah Berry, Kogan Page

“Kenneth has always displayed excellent judgement and a good understanding of the role of learning in the modern economy. He is capable and reliable and can be guaranteed to deliver.” - Professor Martyn Sloman

"A great guy. Easy to work with and thoughtful and thorough. He knows a lot about e-learning, and is a good strategist for what works and what doesn't." - Professor Nigel Paine

Key skills

·Thought leadership in learning and development

·Talent management and development, including measuring performance and potential, developing leadership skills, succession planning, and key talent development

·Establishing and developing corporate universities or academies

·Implementing e-learning, blended learning, and other digital learning solutions

·Establishing and developing learning centres and online learning centres

·Managing learning and development staff

·Managing learning and development providers

·Managing learning and development facilities and resources

·Financial management, including budgeting, reading and interpreting financial statements, and preparing reports

·Researching, absorbing and applying new approaches to learning and development

·Identifying and analysing learning needs

·Planning, designing and delivering learning interventions

·Facilitating learning events

·Writing learning materials and designing learning resources

·Evaluating learning at all levels up to and including business results, deploying a range of evaluation techniques, including Kirkpatrick, ROI, ROE, and Total Value-Add

·Advocacy and making business cases for learning and development

·Presenting skills

·Writing skills

Professional Memberships

Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Fellow, Chartered Management Institute

I have been a member of CIPD and its forerunners, ITD and IPD, for 23 years: Associate 1986-1991; Member 1991-1998; Fellow 1998-2009.I have presented at the CIPD annual Scottish Conference, and twice at HRD Week in London within the past five years.In 2007 I also became a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.


I'm a learning and development professional, specialising in learning strategy, talent development, corporate universities and e-learning.  I also have extensive commercial experience, in sales, marketing and business strategy and management.  I currently run my own consultancy business, undertake occasional interim assignments, and write books and articles.