Nicky Moffatt

The Highest Ranked Women in the British Army, Founder of What Good Leadership Looks Like, & Appointed CBE in the 2012 New Years Honours

  • Served in the Armed Forces for 26 Years
  • Supported the Secretary of State for Defence
  • On-Screen Contributor to Secret Agent Selection: WW2

When Nicky Moffatt is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

What Good Leadership Looks Like
Building a Leadership Capability
Leading People Through Change
Delivering Complex Transformational Change
Inclusive Leadership
How to Create and Embed an Inclusive Culture
Owning Your Career
Being the Best You Can Be
Career Transition: Going It Alone
The Art of Motivation

Brigadier Nicky Moffat CBE is revered for becoming the highest-ranking woman in the British Army. Having served 27 remarkable years in the Armed Forces, Nicky utilises her vast knowledge and experience to educate professionals around the world on the importance of inspirational leadership. Known to cover topics such as transformational change, inclusive leadership, and leading people through change, she has become a highly sought-after speaker for a wide range of events, from motivational keynote speeches to educational group sessions.

Quickly proving her position as a natural-born leader, Nicky fulfilled various regimental positions before becoming an instructor at The Army Staff College and a Company Commander for the Army Training Regiment. Passionate to build a remarkable career, she has also worked as the Director of Personnel Administrative Capability for the British Army, Head of Pay and Strategic Manning for the Armed Forces, and the Private Secretary to the State of Defence. After announcing her retirement, Nicky has dedicated her career to sharing her leadership expertise as a role model for women around the world.

During the same year that Nicky took a step back from the Army, she became the proud Founder of What Good Leadership Looks Like, an organisation which helps companies make transformative and sustainable changes in leadership and culture. Recognised for her remarkable career, Nicky was appointed CBE during the 2012 New Year’s Honours and was imputed into the BBC’s 100 women. Admired by audiences worldwide, she has also made several television appearances throughout her career, having been interviewed on BBC Newsnight, and BBC Breakfast. In 2018, she made her television debut on the BBC and Netflix as an on-screen contributor to Secret Agent Selection: WW2, and Churchill’s Secret Agents.

An inspiration to professionals around the world, Brigadier Nicky Moffat CBE is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. Sharing key messages through a story-based practical experience, she encourages audiences to reflect on their role both personally, as a leader, and as a team member. Having faced some of the most high-pressure situations imaginable during her time in the army, her specialist knowledge and experience are treasured throughout the community. When looking to hire a passionate leadership speaker, do not hesitate in booking Nicky today!

Official Testimonials

Nicky Moffatt is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“We booked Nicky to talk at our ‘women in road’ network event. Nicky gave a fantastic talk and really connected with her audience who found her both interesting and thought-provoking. She was a great success and feedback after the event was all positive – they loved her!”

Emma, The AA

“Nicky’s session at our M&A Conference went fabulously well… she was a massive hit and we all really enjoyed her presentation and insights. I heard a great deal of positive reactions to her session, and it was one of the most popular of the day. It hit the mark exactly and gave us all much to think about; I’m sure I’m not the only one today determined to put her ideas into action! Our managing partner also turned up because he wanted to hear what Nicky had to say. Everyone was impressed by Nicky’s experience and her direct, no-nonsense approach to leadership balanced with the right dose of humour and self-deprecation.”

“Your session was inspirational and your journey to the top is a complete eye opener… how strong a character you must have to get to where you are! Your session has motivated me to have a look at my own journey and take stock – thanks so much.”

To enquire about Nicky Moffatt for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 0070 320.