Partner Profile: Dave Stewart & The Fresh Air Learning Company

Dave Stewart & The Fresh Air Learning Company

Milward is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fresh Air Learning Company, a firm that provides extraordinary team development experiences for ambitious organisations serious about creating winning teams.


Based on experiential, immersive and inquiry-based methods, The Fresh Air Learning approach takes a systems view of self, relationships, and context.

Blended with Milward’s experience in Strategic Leadership and organisational analysis, the two firms partner to deliver a high impact approach.

Together, they move clients to adopt a challenging critical perspective that disrupts the status quo, motivating them to commit to bold collective action.

Dave Stewart

The Fresh Air Learning Company was founded by Dave Stewart.

Dave’s passion for developing high-performing teams stems from his experience of mountain rescue teams, Special Forces units, and rock bands; as well as a range of “normal” executive teams in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Dave is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors.

He holds a Masters degree in Organisational Change from Ashridge Business School, an MBA from the Open University. He has a first degree in Physics.

Dave is an experienced and active mountain leader and holds memberships of Mountain Training UK and the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

He loves long treks, whether in the UK or at altitude in the Himalayas.

Dave loves the wild outdoors, and particularly the West Coast of Scotland with its white beaches, crystal water, rocky islands and mountains.

Antique maps and the stories they tell fascinate him.

He loves real conversations and laughter, and is always inspired by the stories people tell of lives fully lived.

An eternal optimist, Dave’s favourite line is “Always look on the bright side of life.” as sung by Eric Idle in the Life of Brian and the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

Andy Milward

Andy Milward Ph.D. is founder and principal of Milward, a consulting and research firm specialising in Strategic Leadership. With over thirty-five years industrial experience, Andy supports senior executives with the analysis of complex problems, strategy development, decision-making and personal growth. A specialist in strategic change, he helps leaders to plan, execute and lead the process of change.

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