What I’m currently doing
I believe in the power of creating shared value, by convening stakeholders around a shared agenda. To achieve this, I find myself applying an ‘ecosystem’ lens to problem-solving. This applies both internally within organisations, advising them on breaking down internal silos in terms of process and people to work in a collaborative, customer-centric manner. In broader terms, my mission is to transform cities into collaborative ecosystems connecting business with society to create inclusive growth, enabled by technology.
I am an independent consultant and believe in the power of networks, whereby I believe in collaboration over hierarchy.
Currently I am working with Virgin to support them identify new channels for growth, through designing internal innovation programs such as Platform X (Virgin Trains) and advising on identifying opportunities across the Virgin Ecosystem.
I also work with the British Academy on ‘The Future of the Corporation’, addressing the purpose of business and asking what its role in society should be. This stems from my work with LBS on the evolving ‘Future of Work’ landscape and the impact on the workforce and corporates.
Earlier this year, I completed a fascinating project for the Global Business Sustainable Development Commission on “Better Business for a Better World”, launched at Davos 2017. I worked with the Commissioners to tackle critical questions; how do we leverage Innovation to drive the Sustainability Agenda globally and how we create more ‘CEO’s of Tomorrow’ to deliver long-term, ‘good business’.
Collective Leadership, through the formation of commissions, alliances and public & private partnerships, was a key theme of this work. As such, I believe SDG goal 17, applying global global partnerships and co-operation will be instrumental in achieving inclusive growth.
I dedicated the first 8 years of my career to working in Consulting, advising clients across sectors and countries. I spent three years in NYC working on Economic Development projects for the Mayor’s Office (Bloomberg), New York Economic Development Council, Central Park Conservancy and Harvard University.
In 2014, I moved to Singapore to complete my MBA at INSEAD, where I worked on a proposal for an Innovation Lab on campus. The Creative Garage was launched in 2015, a hybrid space; serving as a classroom, workshop, research centre and community nexus for students to engage and collaborate with experts from within the broader Ecosystem.
Post-MBA, I wanted to improve the way Londoners’ navigate their city and joined the Uber team of 20 to help scale and centralise operations. Having been part of a period of blitz-scaling, I resigned in the Summer of 2015, having grown to 200 people, to ‘hit refresh’ and design a career path aligned with my values…which is where I am now.
I am a roamer and an explorer. Whilst London is home, I have been fortunate enough to live and work across the US, Asia, and Europe. I bring a global mindset and am adaptable to change, with an appreciation for diversity in people and ideas.
What interests me
Future of Work and the Corporation
Cities as a convening platform
Building a networked world