Tone Thomas Vaduthala

Tone Thomas Vaduthala


In my role at the business school, I am primarily responsible for driving customised leadership development initiatives for our corporate partners both within the UK and internationally. 

I have around 20 years of global experience in crafting functional and managerial learning interventions across sectors, industries and managerial levels. Clients have included organisations such as Microsoft, Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, LafargeHolcim, MetLife, Motorola, Royal Bank of Scotland, Walt Disney Company and Office Depot.

Prior to joining academia, I worked at senior leadership roles in the corporate sector, primarily focussing on managing the development of bespoke e-learning solutions (some award winning) for organisations such as Chrysler, Baxter, Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle, and Proctor and Gamble.

I am quite passionate about child education and development. This led me to be part of the NextEducation entrepreneurial vision where we designed products and solutions for the K12 segment currently impacting the lives of over 10 million students across the Asian region.

A fellow with both the LPI and CMI, and a member of the CIPD Leaders in Learning forum, I am also a frequent judge for leadership development awards such as the Brandon Hall Leadership Excellence awards and the Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice awards.

More information can be found on my LinkedIn profile in the following link:



  • Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering and Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of Learning and Professional Institute
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
  • CIPD Leaders in Learning
  • National HRD Network (India)

Research groups and institutes

  • Executive education
  • Centre for Executive and Professional Education