“For what business purpose? Asking leaders simple but powerful questions provides challenge, drives clarity and builds conviction about the decisions that need to be made.”
A Client Director since Value Partnership’s early days, Geoff now combines his role as Chairman with his work with clients coaching senior executives and their top teams. Creating a business strategy is one thing, successfully implementing it through people and an organisation is another! Geoff brings his general management experience and insight to these roles. His interests include the challenge of leading across functional and cultural boundaries and the impact of globalisation on people and organisations. This interest has been reflected in the clients he has worked with which have included Groupe SEB, Lafarge, Thales, Monier, James Hay Partnership and HSBC.
Until 2001 Geoff was Global HR Director for Standard Chartered’s Markets business; he also held appointments as Group Head of Management and Organisational Development and Regional HR Director for Europe/US. Geoff has worked extensively across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Gulf and South Asia. His earlier career included British Aerospace and a permanent commission in the Royal Air Force mainly working at operational flying stations both in the UK and overseas.
Geoff has an MBA from Warwick Business School and is an Offshore Sailor and Yacht Master.