The MSC Team


Bill Leonard – Head of MSC (Interim)

Bill Leonard is a finance professional whose most recent position was as Director of Finance & Administration for the Chartered Management Institute. In this role he had responsibility for the overall financial management of the Institute and its Information Technology and Human Resource functions. He also established the Management Standards Centre ( MSC ) in 2000, which is the UK Government recognised body for the development and promotion of National Occupational Standards in Management and Leadership.

He previously held similar director level positions in both the public and private sectors and spent a significant time in corporate and divisional roles within BAe Systems, where he operated as Divisional Finance Director and latterly as Vice President, Finance in BAe’s USA operations in Washington .

He also recently led on a Leonardo funded pan-European project looking at business adviser competencies and the development of web-based tools to support them. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Business Advisers and the Institute of Directors .

Bill, who was born in Manchester is married with three children and now lives in Godalming, Surrey .

In his spare time he likes to keep himself fairly active, by skiing in the winter and playing tennis in the summer - whenever the weather permits! He has also competed in a couple of marathons in the past – including The London Marathon. He also likes to travel and explore new places and also has very eclectic tastes in music.     


Zoia Hindocha – Standards and Qualifications Manager

Zoia has an MSc in Management with a specialism in Marketing from CASS Business School in London and a BSc in Marketing Economics from theUniversity of Reading . 
Zoia joined the Management Standards Centre in September 2009, after previously working within the consultancy and market information industries for a number of FMCG and blue-chip organisations. 
Her responsibilities within the MSC include leading on the development of standards and qualifications, working on annual strategic reviews for the National Occupational Standards, undertaking various commissioned projects and working with all key stakeholders across the sector to increase awareness of theMSC standards and qualifications and all current/ future developments. 

In her spare time, Zoia enjoys discovering new places, reading travel books, running, yoga and spending time with her new pygmy African hedgehog Freddy.