Senior business leader, management consultant and investor with 30+ years of global experience spanning the UK and Continental Europe, North and Central America, the Middle East and Asia, in both developed and emerging markets.
Recognised expert in identifying and diagnosing complex business issues, developing breakout performance improvement opportunities, formulating/rethinking and implementing powerful corporate strategies and operating models, shaping large, complex business transformation programmes, and successfully driving and navigating journeys of far-reaching organisational change.
Special interest and deep, extensive experience in digital, data and IT, and the associated business and social opportunities, risks, and strategic management issues.
Experience in a very wide range of industries including banking and insurance, retail, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, energy, utilities, industrial and high-tech products, IT services and the NGO / social enterprise sector.
Advises board members, senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 corporations and other commercial and not-for-profit enterprises of similar scale or complexity.
Mentors entrepreneurs and start-ups in the digital space, co-investing in select promising ventures.
Often called upon to help navigate tough decisions, challenging business transformation journeys and major transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestments and IPOs. Regularly invited to join clients’ internal governance boards and steering committees overseeing critical business initiatives or portfolios of programmes.
Track record of establishing and growing high-performing international professional services businesses, both stand-alone and within larger firms, and building high-value long-term multidimensional trusted advisor relationships with sophisticated clients.
Elected to the Partnership of leading global professional services firms, including Accenture, KPMG, and Booz & Co / PwC. Successfully founded and established two independent boutique consulting, research and investment firms.
Researches, writes and speaks on topics including Leadership, Strategy, Organisation, Transformation, Governance and all things AI, Data and Digital.