HRMI 2022: David McQueen, co-founder, Q Squared 

David McQueen is passionate about developing leaders. 

He has founded and co-founded a number of businesses including Q Squared, Black Founders’ Hub and Evermoor, and sits as a non-executive director on the advisory board of many companies, offering support on leadership and financial competence. 

In his work as an executive coach, facilitator, board advisor and international speaker, he has worked with corporates and non-profit organisations worldwide to develop their senior leaders and managers.  

His clients include Facebook, Google, Shopify, Lloyds, HSBC, Mercedes Benz, Sky, BMW, Uber, Fidelity investments, EY foundation, and Barnardo’s. 

McQueen is also an angel investor, mentor, host of the BRAVE Leader podcast, a three times TEDx speaker and is currently writing his first book on leadership – yet claims to never work on a Saturday. 

A family man first, he is the husband of one, father of two, and friend of many. 


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David McQueen ranked 21st on HR magazine’s list of HR Most Influential thinkers in 2022.  

Find the full list of HR Most Influential 2022 practitioners and thinkers here.