He brings intellectual clarity, foresight and commercialism to any business in a logical pragmatic and concise way with an approachable and non threatening but clear and effective delivery style and an enviable business network and address book.
Geoff shares his experiences through a series of Keynotes and Master classes, from an hour to three hours duration. His Keynotes and Master classes share the real experience and insights of leading throughout his career and enables Business Owners, Directors and Leaders to challenge your Growth Mindset and your decision making as leaders.
His topics cover:
From Steelworks to Jaguar : Man of Steel
Career choices, leadership challenges and my insights, including “streetwise skills”
Leading Jaguar : Old Brand to New Performance Lifestyle
Brand strategy, product innovation, customer journey and effective sponsorship – Team Sky, England Cricket
Governance is personal : CFO, MD, NED
Global context, governance and leadership – my insights from different roles, cultures and countries.
Traditional Auto Industry is dead : What next JLR
The forces of disruption, electric, autonomous vehicles and the human impact and the “moral dilemma”
Culture change, transformation and leadership development are core themes in all the keynotes and master classes.
Was Jaguar Land Rover's highly successful and respected Global Director for Sponsorships and Brand Partners with extensive international business expertise having been based in both the USA and Japan. Geoff now works as a consultant for JLR and speaks around the world about employee engagement and building brands, with an emphasis on sponsorship
CEO of the Football Association having previously led United Biscuits and Birds Eye Igloo for private equity owner where he was credited with refreshing stale brands with a combination of slick marketing, but most importantly empowering and inspiring leadership.
Was UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment until August 2008. Prior to this he was Director General of the CBI and appeared in the latest incarnation of the BBC’s Troubleshooter programme, following in the footsteps of Sir John Harvey Jones. A board member at Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC and Triumph Motorcycles, he is an enthusiastic champion of British business and has led trade delegations to the Far East.
Famously almost sank his business due to an ill judged comment at the IoD Annual Convention (he described his company's products as crap!). Since then he has bounced bank with a chain of sports clubs and a new online jewellery company, the biggest of its kind. Good fun and very self-deprecating with lots of international experience – he’s done retail in the States, while his jewellery firm has recently opened in India.