UK national based in Paris. 20 years with Unilever (foods & beverages) in HR, brand strategy, business development and innovation, incl. 13 years in Japan and Asia. 5 years as CEO and consultant in museum sector with Australian and French ministries of culture. 15 years as a consultant in change strategy and sustainability, incl. 7 years’ leadership coaching with Turningpoint. Co-founded the Change Leaders in 2005. Co-founded New Angles in 2009. Teaches, creates programs and supervises in business schools (HEC, Oxford Saïd, Geneva Uni, Les Roches).
Mission at New Angles
Bringing an odd cocktail of unquenchable optimism on people’s capacity to find innovative solutions, blended with impatience at the blind solipsism and waste of many existing business models, my mission at New Angles is to keep the team focused on client realities. We can dress this up as systems thinking or call a spade a spade and talk territory, power and company politics. Either way, I’ve learned that when it comes to change, we start from where the client is today or we don’t start at all.
What New Angles can achieve over time is about productive connections. I believe we can catalyse change by connecting business and civil society organisations in partnerships that contribute to a greater social purpose. I also believe that New Angles will be most effective operating in a constellation of change organisations, not just ploughing our own furrow. Finally, I see this constellation creating and nourishing a productive network of impact pioneers building new business models inside conventional companies, reinventing business as a powerful force for good, one project at a time, together.