About me and my corporate work
I am a Managing Consultant at the independent global leadership consultancy YSC.
YSC helps companies “release the power of their people”. We work with clients across their entire people agenda. This involves helping get the right people into key roles, developing people, benchmarking levels of talent, identifying potential and helping put in processes to accelerate people’s growth so companies have effective succession plans. We also help our clients develop high performing teams, implement business leadership development programmes and embed the values and culture necessary to achieve their business goals. For more information about how YSC could help your business visit our website. You can also follow us on twitter at @yscnews.
In addition I have spent much of the last two decades giving strategic communications and media counsel to numerous brands, senior business people and other leaders. Corporate and third sector brands and organisations I worked with over the last 20 years, prior to joining YSC, include:
My experience includes founding, running and developing organisations and companies in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including the public affairs and PR consultancy Prima/GPC which was sold to Omnicon; the advertising agency Farm Communications which was sold to Cello, and the think tank Progress which I set up for Tony Blair after working for five years as chief aide to Peter Mandelson.
While an advertising agency partner we handled accounts for the Co-operative Bank, Heinz, BMW Smart cars and ivillage/Tesco. As a public affairs consultant I advised, among others, the Chairmen of Unilever and Glaxo and the boards of Salomon Brothers, British Gas and the Abbey National (now Santander). I have undertaken communications and media projects for the likes of Goldman Sachs, Pepsi, Powergen, BT and the BBC. I have also advised various celebrities on their “personal brand” and media profile and acted as confidential counsel in certain high profile crises. Drawing on my psychology training I have worked on some interesting branding projects, including ones for Proctor and Gamble (Persil) and Mercedes Benz. I have also carried out various pro-bono work assisting various charities including the YoungMinds and the Samaritans.