Family Business Leadership Academy

Building tomorrow’s network of family business leaders

The Family Business Leadership Academy is run by KPMG UK in partnership with University of Leeds

Are you a member of a family business expecting to take up a leadership, ownership or governance role in coming years?

Whether you’re a NextGen professional in the early stages of your family business career or a NowGen team member with experience already behind you, this unique course could be for you.

Designed by KPMG in partnership with the University of Leeds, it is a powerful combination of practical, real-world KPMG experience with rigorous academic theory and learning. Covering the key areas facing family businesses today, it will help you think about your own personal leadership style and enhance your ability to see things differently.


Family Business Leadership Academy


A rewarding 30-week course

Combining remote and residential learning, tailor-made for future family business leaders.

Invest in yourself now

so you are ready when the time comes to take up the reins at your family business. The biggest commitment is time and focus. The biggest requirement is a willingness to learn and look at things afresh.


What is the learning journey?

The course works through a blend of learning formats and tasks:

Face-to-face residential learning

Two separate weeks (of 2.5 days) of residential learning at the University of Leeds led by university tutors with the opportunity to network and discuss with your peers.

One-to-one mentoring

One-to-one mentoring sessions with a KPMG partner who will be there to support and connect with you throughout the duration of the in-depth project you undertake. You will develop a personal connection with your KPMG mentor that will greatly enhance the learning experience and bring you direct perspectives and business insights.

Remote learning and digital resources

Access to a bespoke digital platform of resources – KPMG Beyond – along with podcasts, a book club and regular online (Teams) sessions and tutorials. Whatever your preferred learning style, there are resources to suit everyone.

What will the course cover?


It will explore all the key issues facing family businesses of today, including:

  • Succession planning
  • Governance
  • Ownership issues and models

Combining KPMG’s deep business expertise and long experience of supporting family businesses, with the University of Leeds’ academic rigour and entrepreneurial acumen, this course is a powerful blend that will propel you to the next stage of your family business career and equip you with the leadership, stewardship and commercial skills you need.

Register your interest

Simply click below if you want to receive more information about the KPMG and University of Leeds Family Business Leadership Academy.