More about me

I am a leadership consultant, coach and author who lives in Thames Ditton, near London, with my wife and two grown up children. I have always loved searching for insights and sharing ideas, helping people to learn and to live life to the full.

In terms of my own development, my career began with 15 years at Unilever. I worked in a variety of strategic marketing roles in the UK and also in Singapore and India, during two exciting ex patriate assignments. In my last position, I discovered my passion for learning when I had the opportunity to set up and lead the Unilever Marketing Academy, a pioneering group responsible for the development of the company’s global marketing capabilities.

In 2000, I left to become a Co-Founder of Brand Learning, a capability development consultancy which now has a team of 170 people and offices in London, New York and Singapore. I am extremely grateful to my partner, Mhairi McEwan, and my other colleagues for all their support and encouragement over the years, especially as my personal interest has shifted beyond the commercial territory of marketing to the more human aspects of leadership.

Following Brand Learning’s recent acquisition by Accenture, I now work independently but still retain very close links with the company. I have an MSc qualification in Coaching and Behaviour Change from Henley Business School and I am endorsed by the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS). I have also recently become an Enterprise Fellow with The Prince’s Trust. 

The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS)