on many edges - leadership development - social development (children's education) - photographer - writer - web - ideas - TED - marketing - networks - music
I like ideas - the edge of things is my tumblr.
Senior Exec & Board Director in global firms, consultancy, start-up & non-profit. My passions? Respect for customers, clear strategic choices, developing great people, & leading high performing international teams. I have lived on 3 continents & worked across 6 at Board level, with hands on expertise in marketing, retailing, negotiation & the practical application of Big Data.
I founded leader-values.com in 1997, a very popular site with a vast range of leadership resources. It features the 4E’s Leadership Framework, researched at Oxford & HEC, and underpins consulting as leadership strategist in the Big Data arena.
As visiting Professor at University of Leeds Business School, I work on the human, ethical & change challenges arising from the impact of Big Data & Social Media.
For 7 years I led the team creating dunnhumby's partnerships with Clients across the world. dunnhumby is the Global Leader in helping Clients take customer focused & data based business decisions. I was Director on JV Boards on 3 continents.
My career as senior Exec spanned almost 30 years leading businesses in Europe, the USA, Asia & Australasia. I was Company Group Chairman (Regional CEO) of Johnson & Johnson Consumer in Asia-Pacific, notably China & India. Prior to this, I spent 22 years at Procter & Gamble, latterly as Regional Vice President & President of Max Factor Japan.
I was Chairman for Living Cell Technologies' successful IPO, an Australia/New Zealand based biotechnology company, from 2004 until 2006.
In the non-profit arena, I was on the Board of Trustees of Save the Children (USA) from 2001 - 2007, the Board of Save the Children Korea, & Chief Advisor to the International Alliance.
In 1999, the Yates family started a Cambodian school development program, in a remote ex-Khmer Rouge area. We were awarded Medal of National Reconstruction by the Royal Cambodian Government (2002) & P&G Alumni's Humanitarian of the Year award (2011).