My first career was in management consultancy for Andersen Consulting, Metapraxis and Towers Perrin, where I became a partner in Chicago and subsequently London. I held several internal leadership roles, including heading up the UK rewards practice for several years, and sat on the firm’s partner promotion committee. I worked for clients in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, FMCG, telecoms and UK public sector.
For Shell, I led organisation effectiveness on a global basis and lived in the Netherlands.
At Barclays, I was the Group Head of Talent, and became actively involved in the response to the LIBOR scandal and our subsequent investigations and work on culture and leadership. Since 2014 I have focused on consulting, coaching, writing and occasionally teaching about how leaders and boards can create healthy organisations and avoid hubris and damaging crises.