Matt Nixon


“My career has provided diverse, global experiences of both executive leadership and consultancy work, ranging from positions in large multinationals to small boutiques, as well as running my own firm and working in the new ‘gig’ economy.”

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.


  • MA Classics, Christ Church, Oxford University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Ashridge Business School


  • Disraeli Group Ltd
  • Barclays
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Towers Perrin
  • Metapraxis
  • Andersen Consulting