John Bale

I am a passionate and driving Chief Executive, and now Vistage Chair in Derby. I’m a strategic advisor on leadership and growth to three Big-4 services firms across Europe, to global law firms and more. I’ll chair Vistage groups of passionate, high-integrity leaders in Derby and the Midlands striving to tackle difficult issues. If that’s you, I will help you make clearer decisions to greatly benefit your business, your family and your community – and I’ll gain the satisfaction of helping you provide even better leadership.

I’ve held international executive P&L roles in business development in a long career with IBM and Accenture. I managed significant client relationships, sales forces and international resources for over thirty years.

For the last two decades, I’ve led, mentored and coached senior executives around the world to greater success. I was a Non-Executive Director of an NHS Foundation Trust and helped to lead it into a complex and successful merger. I’ve been a Trustee for 20 years and Chair of the Board for 10 years at an influential children’s charity in Nottingham. My wife Katherine and I own a successful aesthetic clinic in Derby employing doctors, prescribing nurses and therapists.

I was a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Professional Sales (FIPS), an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA) and an adjudicator each year at the UK National Sales and National Business Awards. I am a senior associate of Judge Business School, Cambridge.

Married with three grown children, I fly light aircraft and enjoy skiing, travel and wine when I find time. Contact me if you would like to learn more about Vistage, and how we can help you to really fulfil your potential.