Managing Director, India


I am one of those conflicted generalists that loves working with multiple time horizons and layers of the system, but at the same time seeks out tangible impact in the now. I get fidgety if I think something might just sit on a piece of paper on a shelf, and yet frustrated if we’re thinking too small. So it fits that I landed up working in India, where we have no shelf room left and the scale can blow your mind.

A great deal of my work centres on helping organisations to understand the opportunity before them in a just and regenerative future, and their role in making it happen. I’m not a Futurist, but I enjoy applying Futures techniques, waking up the imagination and reaching for something beyond where we feel stuck now. Some of the most exciting work I have been involved with has been helping people see the needs that are emerging and building ways they could be met through new business models and offerings. I’m currently running the Forum office in Mumbai, a city alive with innovation and entrepreneurship.

I joined Forum in 2007, following a few months contributing to reforestation in North Argentina. I’d come across Forum as part of my Sustainable Business Masters at Leeds University and fell in love with the idea of working at the cutting edge of this field.

My dream project

Anything that gets people collaborating to bring good ideas into practice quickly, but allows for some good 10,000ft thinking to make sure it has ripples beyond the now. Preferably with an international or global impact.

What floats my boat outside of work

Exploring – usually on my bike – yes, even in Mumbai. Getting lost in different cultures. Outdoorsy stuff: scuba diving; being walked by the dog; breathing in clean, fresh air whilst standing on Morte Point, North Devon in a howling gale; that kind of thing. And my dream house would definitely be a tree house. Perhaps like this one.



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