HRMI 2022: John Amaechi, founder, APS Intelligence

John Amaechi is a chartered scientist, respected organisational psychologist and the founder of APS Intelligence, a consultancy that partners with organisations across sectors to help them imagine and execute a better way to create thriving, adaptable workplaces.

Amaechi works alongside a diverse array of psychologists, behavioural scientists, organisational and management experts.

Together his team have developed their proprietary APEX insights engine that ensure APS Intelligence’s diagnostic, analytical, advisory and L&D interventions deliver tangible results.

Amaechi is also a non-executive director and HR scrutiny committee chair for the country’s largest NHS Trust (Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust) as well as the FTSE 250 food company, Greencore Group. He is a coach and board advisor to several other FTSE100 boards.

His first book was New York Times bestseller, and his new leadership book The Promises of Giants became a Sunday Times bestseller.

Amaechi grew up and went to school in Stockport before traveling to the United States for undergraduate and postgraduate university. He is the first Brit to have a career in National Basketball Association and feature in the US Basketball Hall of Fame.

Earlier in 2021, he lived a childhood dream and was endorsed as a Jedi, by the original Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill himself!

Recommended reading:

John Amaechi: HR are the custodians of humane treatment

Now is the opportunity for a cultural clean slate

CIPD's Festival of Work 2020


John Amaechi has ranked multiple times on the HR Most Influential list for his continued contributions to the profession and therefore earned his spot in the Hall of Fame in 2022. 

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