About me

Day to day I'm a straight talking strategy & innovation consultant, facilitator, optimist, pragmatic dreamer and generally enthusiastic and driven to make stuff happen. Innovation is about what you get out the door, not the ideas you have. I'm a hybrid person: a background as a strategy consultant, digital lead, ux architect, coder / developer, manager and tech director building teams of 6 to 26. I'm enjoying myself as a managing partner in Iris, a founder of a FinTech startup and innovation lead for some of the best brands in the world. I'll also turn my skills to good causes and and great ventures if there's opportunity and a solid vision.

Things I Can Do

I lead the a "Future Strategy" team and as part of a global leadership team develop the overall strategy consulting proposition and methodology. Responsible for business development, commercials / P&L, team development, program design and R&D. What do we do? Business leaders today are flat out finding efficiencies, growing revenue and fighting fires, these are the problems of today, the problems of incremental growth. What about tomorrow? The future holds market uncertainty and disruption and there is increasing pressure to respond to social and environmental issues. Insurgent competitors are creating new business models and trying new technologies which could make you irrelevant. The Future Strategy unit gives you strategic foresight so you can plan for the inevitable change. You need a clear vision of your future and you need to be experimenting on how to get there, now.

A Few Accomplishments

Notable recent projects: • Cannes Lion (Silver) for Attack Mode for Formula E: Gaming inspired powerups to in street racing. • Set for Life for The National Lottery: Millennial focussed new game proposition, win £10k/month for life. Now the most profitable new game launch, ever. • FastTrack for Hertz: A self service digital tool to skip queues on pick up • Easy for KFC: AI powered voice chat for food ordering • Rising Stars for Tech Nation: An early stage entrepreneur competition • Donation button for Save The Children: A new way to drive individual giving