Long-term thinking + Action = Lasting impact
"When you build a fire, it isn't where you put the sticks that matters, it's where you put the holes." Nigel Lake.
My background is in finance and science, and I specialise in identifying and driving change in complex environments by applying strategic vision, systems thinking, financial analysis, deal-doing expertise and communication skills.
I'm a corporate advisor
I've advised hundreds of organisations on long-term strategy, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, large scale infrastructure projects and innovation, helping them to design and implement strategies that create value for all stakeholders - and which CEOs and boards don't later regret. I work via Pottinger, which I co-founded in 2003.
I'm an entrepreneur
Since founding Pottinger in 2003, I've helped dozens of other startups. My focus is mostly on B2B companies and the early commercialization of new technologies that can improve the world in which we live and work.
Speaking at the Myriad innovation event in Brisbane, Australia, 2018
AgTech | EdTech | FinTech | FoodTech | PropTech | RegTech | SaaS etc
I'm an active advocate for sustainability
In 2020, I founded ESGX, a community for sharing information and education to inspire collaboration and action to help build a better, more resilient and more inclusive society. Via live online events that are interactive and open to all, we connect experts, activists and entrepreneurs with our global network of influential leaders and decision-makers in business, finance, academia, government and philanthropy. You can join the community here.
I'm a writer and occasional talking head...
"The Long Term Starts Tomorrow"
With Prof Jorgen Randers, launching my first book.
My first book makes the case for long-term thinking as a powerful antidote to the complexity of decision-making in today's fast-changing world.
With Rick Holliday Smith, discussing infrastructure
I write for Pottinger, contribute Op Eds to major newspapers and previously had a regular column in CEO Magazine in Europe and Australia
TV and radio
With Ticky Fullerton on Sky Money
I'm a commentator on major business news shows, talking about M&A, technology, innovation, start-ups and international affairs
I'm an international public speaker...
I speak on innovation, infrastructure, sustainability and long-term strategy globally - my objective is to inspire leaders to marry long-term vision with near term action.
Long-term thinking drives most things I do...
Over the years I have had the good fortune to meet many intelligent, inspiring and innovative leaders. Through my life and career, I have become increasingly involved in seeking to drive systematic change to the way that people live and countries are run, to improve our collective quality of life, and in the hope that we can leave a positive legacy for future generations.
I've lived and worked all over the world - I'm now based in New York