EXPERT ADVISORS.

Welcome to our executive board of proven expert advisors. We have an advisor for every project and we can provide the exact experience and dynamic thinking to every change challenge. Our advisors are all proven experts in their fields and help prepare our clients for the future.

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STEPHEN DUNFORD

Tech Start Up Advisor

Chairman and Adviser with consistent track record in delivering short and long term value through development and execution of clear strategic goals. Proven skills in building cohesive teams, leading change, achieving strategic and operational targets and aligning management teams, boards and investors around common objectives.

Currently Chairman of Chirp, Parlingo and WhiteSprings.

Previously CEO of Myriad Group.

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FLORIAN BERG

Artificial Intelligence Advisor

Florian is currently a research fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He received his PhD in economics from Paris-Dauphine University.  During his PhD, he held a visiting research position at ETH Zurich. He also holds a BSc in economics and a MSc in financial engineering from Paris-Dauphine University.

Currently Research Associate at MIT.

Previously Strategist at Alphadyne Asset Management

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ROS WYNNE-JONES

Social Impact Advisor

Columnist at the Daily Mirror who has written for the Independent, New Statesman, Guardian and FT magazine. She currently writes on how UK austerity affects everyday people, but previously worked across the world as a foreign correspondent in places like Darfur, Rwanda, Chad, Kosovo and East Timor. She is the winner of two One World Media awards. She has also been shortlisted for Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards 2018.

Currently Senior Columnist at The Daily Mirro.r

Previously Associate Editor at The Daily Express.

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VIKKI ROSS

Brand Advisor

Chief Copywriter for multinational brands such as Sky, Virgin Media, Expedia. Specialist in Branding and Tone of Voice running workshops around the world helping brands get it right. Teaches copy at London's School of Communication Arts 2.0, runs masterclasses with D&AD and supports young female creatives with Creative Equals, SheSays and Who's Your Mom. Co-founder of Copy Capital.

Currently Brand & TOV Specialist.

Previously Head of Copy at Sky and Expedia

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JOHN NAYAR

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor


Background in law, finance and tax. Experienced in all forms of corporate and commercial transactions; negotiating and delivering M&A deals and building/managing teams to support such initiatives; creating fund-raising collateral such as business plans and investment decks; structuring and negotiating licensing arrangements and advising on general technology and commercial agreements.


Currently Mergers & Acquisitions Expert.

Previously Vice President at Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

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TIA KANSAR

Business Performance Advisor

Digital Leader at World Economic Forum. Multi award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder of Kansara Hackney Ltd - the first ISO-certified sustainable lifestyle consultancy. CEO of Replenish Earth Ltd, a cause and a collective action to protect the global commons. Youngest awardee of the RIBA honorary fellowship.

Currently CEO of Replenish Earth and CEPT University visiting professor. 

Previously Digital Leader at World Economic Forum

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ROB TRONO

Creative Strategy Advisor

20+ years experience winning and delivering creative work across conceptual, strategic, UX and UI disciplines for a wide variety of clients including Tesco, UBS, EE, Visa, Disney.

Currently Strategic Consultant

Previously ECD at FullSix, Creative Director at Publicis Chemistry

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GURTEJ SANDHU

Tech Transformation Advisor

Specialist in the turnaround and upscaling through business model, product and organisational transformation. Leadership in innovation and revenue growth at global corporations. Expert in creating of innovation centres to accelerate sales, product development and customer services.

Currently Technology Disruption Consultant.

Previously Digital Director at The Times, VP at News Corp.

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DAVID MINGAY

Creative Strategy Advisor

20 years experience, spanning a multiple industry verticals, brands, engagement types and user touch-points. Thrives on projects that demand user-centred design thinking, conceptual and strategic innovation skill sets, and agile project methodologies. A hands on, practical approach means that he builds products that deliver the experience exactly as intended.

Currently Creative Consultant.

Previously Experience Director at R/GA, Creative Director at ustwo

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ADRIAN LEU

Immersive Tech Advisor

A senior level technical executive with strong experience on executive boards in both startups and established companies. Strong strategic vision with an entrepreneurial and forward thinking approach based on innovation. Strong knowledge of the new technologies that are currently shaping the marketing world.

Currently Marketing & Technology Consultant

Previously CEO of Inition

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GUY SEXTY

Design and Typography Advisor

Award winning, multi-disciplined design leader with proven experience managing across waterfall and agile methodologies. Has led teams delivering across a range of global clients including E.ON, Santander, Nestlé, Rolls Royce, Epson and The RAF. As passionate about his team’s development as he is about the work itself.

Currently Freelance Designer and Typographer

Previously Head of Design at Partners Andrews Aldridge

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MICHAEL BAYLER

Strategy Advisor

International thought leader and board advisor with high-level global experience across a wide range of sectors. In a time of turbulent market conditions, works with leadership to achieve rapid, sure-footed strategic breakthroughs that focus and accelerate both innovation and transformation. Co-author of ‘Promiscuous Customers: Invisible Brands - Delivering Value in Digital Markets’ and Author of ‘The Liquid Enterprise - How the Network is Changing Value, What It Means for Business and What Leadership Needs to Do About It’. 

Currently Founder at #UNTHNKBL - Insight and Inspiration for Transformation Leadership

Previously Director of Strategy Europe at SapientNitro

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Mark Breslin

Transformation Advisor

A natural change agent, delivers strategic change by combining an entrepreneurial mindset with a hands-on approach and superlative communications skills to build and lead teams to get things done. Authority on identifying issues with product development functions and transforming them into highly tuned engines, leading product development and helping organisations build products and services their customers want using customer-centric approaches, building and leading teams so they can do their best work and strategic planning and leadership.

Currently Lead Associate Consultant at Sullivan & Stanley - The Change Society and Strategic Advisor

Previously Co-Founder of FED Digital Ltd.

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Dave Birss

Creativity and Innovation Advisor

An accomplished and award winning Art Director and Copywriter and ex Editor of The Drum magazine, now a keynote speaker, author, videographer, consultant on all things creativity. Explores what it is, where it comes from, its role in history and its place in our future. Works to shatter the myths and destroy the mystique around the creative process and enable more people to harness their untapped creative abilities and help organisations benefit from valuable ideas.

Author of ‘How to Get to Great Ideas’ , ‘A User Guide to the Creative Mind’ and Co-Author of ‘Iconic Advantage’.

Currently Chief Thinker at RIGHT Thinking

Previously Editor at Large at The Drum

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HECTOR ARTHUR

Business Transformation Advisor

Forward-thinking, entrepreneurial leader with a track record of digital innovation and bottom-line growth. I build high-performance, multi-disciplinary teams and devise strategies for business turnaround and digital transformation

Currently Start up Advisor

Previously Group Digital Director at Which?, Digital Director at The Times.

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SARAH SPEAKE

Marketing Transformation Advisor

A goal-oriented, commercially-driven Board level CMO and former senior Sales Director with over 20 years experience, specialising in business transformation & delivery. Also known as an inspirational motivator, leader, mentor and coach.

Currently Marketing Transformation Consultant

Previously CMO at ITV, CMO at ClearChannel, Strategic Marketing Director at Google.

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JAMIL QURESHI

Team Performance Advisor

Leading performance-enhancing psychologist and an expert in high performing teams. Jamil has worked with a rich diversity of the most talented business leaders, sports people and sports teams in the world. He has successfully worked with three English Premiership football clubs, Formula One drivers, the 2009 England Ashes winning cricketers. Has developed management and leadership programmes at board level for Coca Cola, HP, Emirates Airlines, Serco, Orange and RBS.

Currently Helping FTSE & Fortune 100 organisations change their culture to prepare for disruption 

Previously World famous sports psychologist with Manchester United, Liverpool, England Cricket Team.

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FREDDIE YAUNER

Disruptive Design Advisor

Design Academic and Artist. Expert in design approaches across mediums to engage and inform. Co-founder of Shift.ms. Has exhibited internationally and has work included in the permanent collections a MoMA, New York and The Design Museum, London.

Currently Co-founder of ShiftMS, Artist, Designer in Residence.

Previously Lecturer at Northumberland University.

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URI BARUCHIN

Brand Strategy Advisor

Award-winning strategic marketing/digital hybrid and creative leader lead cross-functional teams across Global, European, UK and the Middle East clients for nearly two decades with Siegel & Gale, Brandinstinct, Landor, The Partners and Superunion. Deep knowledge of integrated/brand strategy, creative communications, customer experience and digital media across B2C and B2B.

Currently Helping iconic brands explore their post-disruption future.

Previously Strategy Partner at Superunion. 

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LEANNE PERO

Social Impact Advisor

Award-winning dance entrepreneur and founder of community dance company The Movement Factory. Has successfully fundraised over £250,000 to run community dance programmes and events all over London, Kent and Surrey. Won the Black Business Initiative Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008, 2010 and 2014, won Southwark Community Champion Award in 2008, and London Youth Community Champion award in 2017.

Currently CEO of The Movement Factory and Community Ambassador for Pineapple Dance Studios. 

Previously Youth Consultant at Crime Concern.

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RIOCH EDWARDS-BROWN

Diversity Recruitment Advisor

Expert in TV, diversity and training, delivering campaigns, content and consultation for brands and corporates to engage and recruit new game-changing talent. Working with Sony Pictures, ITV, ITN, BT Sport, & The Guardian. Winner of Top 100 BAME Leaders UK Tech 2018,
30 UK Gamechangers 2018, and
50 Most Influential Women In UK Tech 2017.
Currently Founder of So You Wanna Be in TV?

Previously Media Campaigner, The Fiver Percenters

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NATHANIEL ACKERMAN

Artificial Intelligence Advisor

Co-founder of Hub France Intelligence Artificielle, Europe’s foremost expert in AI and advisor to the French Government.

Currently MD at Hub France ntelligence Artificielle

Previously Advisor to Economic Ministry of France.

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MELANIE PITTHAM

Innovation Advisor

17 years industry experience at leading digital agencies including Digitas, the FullSix Group and LBi. Creates and drives conceptual innovation and has a proven record of delivering industry firsts. Turns clients’ ambitions into cutting-edge experiences that drive customer engagement and profit.

Currently Creative & Innovation Consultant

Previously Innovation Director at The Bio Agency

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ROLAND HARWOOD

Innovation Advisor

A compulsive connector and founder of Liminal and trustee of the Participatory Cities Foundation. Grew 100%Open into a multi award-winning open innovation agency that worked with the likes of LEGO, Ford, and UBS in 25+ countries. Graduated with a PhD in Physics, and a visiting lecturer, start-up mentor, failed astronaut, composer for Sony and proud dad of 3.

Currently Founder and Director at We are Liminal

Previously Co-Founder and MD at 100%Open

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DR ANDREW JILLIONS

Strategy Advisor

Strategy Advisor that applies future thinking to strategic decisions. Lectured at London School of Economics where he completed his PhD in International Relations, focused on trust/faith in constitutional rules as a strategic response to international uncertainty. Currently studying on the global MBA programme at the Imperial. Co-authoring a book provisionally called ‘Killer Robots and the Futures of War and Peace’.

Currently Founder at Discoverably

Previously Fellow in International Relations at The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

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JANE EVANS

Creative & Diversity Advisor

An incredibly successful and experienced Creative and Agency owner, who created the first Australian craft beer, and ran her own multi-million dollar agency. After taking some time to study storytelling for the screen, Jane found it much harder to come back to the industry than it should have been for someone with her experience. So she set up a movement - the Uninvisability project. The project brings women over the age of 50 into the spotlight and is going from strength to strength.

Currently Founder of The Uninvisability project and Freelance Creative

Previously Founder of Giant Leap

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Sulaiman Khan

Creative and Disability Led Advisor

An award-winning creative collaborator and adventurer. Through his disability-led equity consultancy, works tirelessly to destabilise the accepted narratives of creativity and disability, for disabled creatives to change the culture to make equity the default. Also an independent consultant, speaker, and writer on Divergent Leadership, Creativity, and Equitability (characterised by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens).

Currently Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at ThisAbility Limited

Previously Ambassador for The Muscle Help Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy UK

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TIM BRIDGLAND

Tech Transformation Advisor

Technology, Product and Transformation leader with exceptional experience designing and delivering innovative digital transformations across multiple industries, including Telecoms, Retail, Logistics, Media and Marketing. Deep experience in building partner ecosystems in conjunction with internal product development to create business advantage from the use of innovative technologies.

Currently Iterim CTO at London Review of Books.

Previously CTO at Mothercare, CTO at Shine, VP at William Lea Tag.

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PAUL SKINNER

Marketing Transformation Advisor

Author of Collaborative Advantage: How collaboration beats competition as a strategy for success, published by the Little, Brown Book Group.
Advisor to leadership teams helping define ideas that create value and engage customers, staff and partners with purpose. Founder of the social enterprise Pimp My Cause.Associate of Co-operatives UK, Council member of the Internet Advertising Bureau, and Donor Advisory Group member of the START Network.
Winner of Chartered Institute of Marketing Consultant of the Year 2014 and 2016.

Currently Currently author of ‘Collaborative Advantage’, Purpose Strategist and founder of Pimp My Cause

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PAUL ARMSTRONG

Global Trends Advisor

Founder of HERE/FORTH, an emerging technology advisory. Currently writes for Forbes, Reuters, Evening Standard, Cool Hunting and Courier, amongst others. Author of ‘Disruptive Technologies; Understand, Evaluate and Respond’. Creator of TBD Conferences.

Currently Advisor and Strategist. Writer at Forbes, Forbes, Reuters, Evening Standard,Cool Hunting, Courier.

Previously Head of Innovation at Mindshare

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ALEX HORTON

Interactive Experience Advisor

Interactive experience veteran working in VR, AR, and Experiential Direction leading next gen experiences for clients from all sectors. Un-parralleled combination of games, VFX and creative direction.

Currently UK’s Leading AR/VR Director.

Previously Art & Animation Director at Rockstar Games.

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ALISON COWARD

Collaboration Advisor

Over 15 years' experience working in, leading and facilitating creative teams. Works with teams to find the perfect balance between creativity, productivity, and collaboration to help get the most out of their time, expertise and to deliver on great ideas. Author of "A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops" and a workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, trainer and coach. Her client list ranges from corporates, agencies, startups and institutes including Google, Channel 4, Wellcome and Barclaycard. .

Currently Founder of Bracket

Previously Manager at University of the Arts

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DAN SIMMONS

Disruption Advisor

20 year career helping pioneering Thought Leaders strategically leverage their thinking, brand and IP to disrupt new market spaces. As the Founder of Propelia - the UK's Thought Leader Accelerator - he is a recognised voice and authority in the field of Disruption.

Currently Founder of Propelia.

Previously Disruptor at Beyond Eureka.

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GARETH TENNANT

Strategic Leadership Advisor

Royal Marine and expert in command, leadership and liaison experience in a range of capacities, from operational planning, coordination and de-confliction to delivery of tactical high risk operations as well as long term project management. A unique set of skills stemming from extensive experience in maritime, land and air operations. 

Currently Director at Decision Advantage Consulting

Previously Team Commander Royal Marine and Intelligence Manager at HM Forces.

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JUSTIN SMALL

Transformation Advisor

Leader in innovation-led transformation, and frameworks that execute change. Helps corporations, SMEs and Start Ups succeed in a continually disrupted world. Previous clients include - BT, EE, National Grid, Greyhound, Savills, Bupa, Visa, TfL, PlayStation, BAE Systems, Co-Op Bank.

Currently Consultant and CEO of The Future Strategy Club.

Previously Chief Strategy Officer at The BIO Agency.

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NADIM CHAUDHRY

Sustainability Advisor

25 years experience in sustainability and green energy strategies and execution. Focused on driving cradle to cradle thinking, commercialising renewable technology and helping accelerate innovation away from outdated energy systems in order to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate.

Currently CEO of Green Power Global

Previously Telecoms Director at IBC

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HEMA BANHSI

Culture Transformation Advisor

A strategic advisor helping people, corporates and start ups navigate the Future of Work. I focus on helping organisations understand how changes are impacting today’s business models and re-imagining how they best support the workforce of tomorrow. Navigating business and workplace transformation, by unlocking organisational and leadership agility.

Currently Future of Work Strategic Advisor

Previously Head of Future Of Work at Santander

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CHRIS WARD

Customer Experience and Service Design Advisor

Entrepreneur with a real love for customer innovation. With a career spanning 30 years in behavioural change groups, UK & USA advertising agencies and product & service design innovation companies. Advisor to the board of Glorious Labs, a global technology innovation company and co-founder and CEO of Klive.

Currently Co-founder and CEO at Klive

Previously Chief Growth Officer at The River Group

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BARNEY O’KELLY

Comms Strategy Advisor

Senior Communications Strategist with specialist expertise in external relations, digital communications, internal and change communications, leadership communications, content strategy and issue management.

Has worked with senior leadership in both FTSE 100 companies and partnerships.

Currently Founder of Hagen Communications

Previously Head of Digital and Strategic Communications at BAE Systems, Global Head of Communications, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Sarah Hyndman

Public Engagement Advisor

Researcher, facilitator, author, keynote speaker and expert on type, perception, multi-sensory typography and typefaces as cultural codes. On a mission to change how we think and talk about typography by making it exciting for all, and to show how it can be used to create positive change.

Author of ‘Why Fonts Matter’, ‘How to Draw Type and Influence People’ and ‘What’s Your Type? the type dating card game.

Currently working on new writing that uses the 6 years of data gathered in immersive workshops and beyond to examine how the very shapes of the words we read profoundly alter experiences, and show how understanding this can lead to positive behaviour change and using the language of consumerism for good.

Currently Founder of Type Tasting

Previously Graphic Designer and Creative Director at With Relish Ltd