Our People

Our Team

Norman Pickavance

Leading Tomorrow's Company

Our Team

Norman Pickavance

Leading Tomorrow's Company

Norman Pickavance has been an Executive Board member of leading FTSE 100 organisations, including Morrisons Supermarkets and Northern Foods, where he has been pivotal in delivering major strategic and cultural transformation initiatives. He has been a Non-Executive Director within the NHS, in Whitehall and for charities helping orphan children in India. In 2006 Norman co-founded and went on to Chair an award winning Social Enterprise, helping over 500 homeless people to ‘get their lives back’. In 2012 he became a Senior Advisor to Blueprint for Better Business and in 2014 published his first book, focused on the growing disconnection occurring between business and society and the need for radical change. These experiences and insights proved to be instrumental in his role as Partner and Board member at Grant Thornton, leading the creation of their Vibrant Economy Agenda.

Norman has advised a range of political leaders on social mobility and unemployment, including Chris Greyling and Nick Clegg. In 2015, he led an Independent Commission into employment practices and Zero Hours contracts, for Ed Miliband and in 2016 he Chaired a Task Force into the Future of the Retail Industry on behalf of the Fabian Society. A regular conference speaker, and occasional writer for the Times, Guardian and Independent newspapers, he has appeared on Radio 4’s Today and PM and in a number of Channel 4 documentaries.

Norman became a Board member at Tomorrow’s Company in 2017 and is now leading the organisation as it launches a major Inquiry into ‘Progress and Prosperity in a Turbulent World’.

norman@tomorrowscompany.com 

Our Team

Dr Scarlett Brown

Director of Research and Policy

Our Team

Dr Scarlett Brown

Director of Research and Policy

Scarlett is an experienced social researcher, specialising in diversity, work and organisations, and corporate governance.

She has a passion for research, using both qualitative and quantitative methods and data analysis. She speaks and presents on a wide range of topics –  ranging from investor relations masterclasses at the London Stock Exchange to Purple Reign: a conference on the life and legacy of Prince. She also writes for a wide range of stakeholders, including academic and practitioner audiences.

Scarlett has a PhD in Management and Business Research from King’s College London, where she used in-depth interview research on FTSE 350 directors to uncover gender difference in how non-executive directors are appointed, and the effect of the Davies’ Review. She also has a BSc in Sociology from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Sociology from London School of Economics. Before joining Tomorrow’s Company Scarlett was a Senior Governance Analyst at Grant Thornton Governance Institute, and co-author of their annual Corporate Governance Review.

scarlett@tomorrowscompany.com

Our Team

Claire Dobson

Operations Manager

Our Team

Claire Dobson

Operations Manager

Claire has a degree in Economics from York University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Secretarial and Business Studies.  After spending a year travelling and working around the world, Claire worked for ten years as PA to Dick Onians, the Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Partners. She has been working for Tomorrow’s Company for a number of years and has recently taken on the role of Operations Manager.

claire@tomorrowscompany.com

Our Team

Francesca Fitzgerald

Intern

Our Team

Francesca Fitzgerald

Intern

Francesca has joined Tomorrow’s Company on a placement year programme as a volunteer research intern.

She is a second year English Literature undergraduate at the University of York, and spent the last year on an Erasmus exchange year in Aarhus, Denmark. She has a background in creative writing, theatre and photography. She runs a blog, francesca <http://francesca.fitzg.com/>and an associated instagram account, where she writes about current issues. For her dissertation, she intends to write about the use and abuse of the witch figure in literature and popular media through the lens of gender dynamics. She looks forward to the next year as part of Tomorrow’s Company, where she hopes to make a positive difference, and learn about the potential for business to make a positive impact on society.

Francesca@tomorrowcompany.com 

Our Team

Bethan Lance

Intern

Our Team

Bethan Lance

Intern

Beth has graduated this year with a first class BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Sussex. Currently involved at Tomorrow’s Company as a volunteer, Beth is keen to broaden her economic studies into a more developmental aspect of the subject. Studying modules such as ‘behavioural economics’ and ‘environmental economics’ stemmed Beth’s passion in researching the conflict that exists between economic theory and the needs of society. Beth aims to make a positive contribution to Tomorrow’s Company over the summer, before starting her masters in Globalisation, Business and Development at the Institute for Development Studies in September.

Bethan@tomorrowcompany.com 

Our Team

Roma Fiseha

Intern

Our Team

Roma Fiseha

Intern

Roma Fiseha is an Essex University student, studying Politics and Philosophy and entering into her final year. She’s been involved in community organising for 10 years and is extremely passionate about tackling social issues, such as housing, wage poverty, homelessness, voter registration and racism. Roma was awarded Young Leader of the Year 2014 by Citizens UK for her work in mobilising and empowering young people to make informed decisions in politics through registering all 1,100 eligible students in her college to vote in time for the Local Elections. She also ran a radio show called ‘Youth and Politics’ for two years, with support from Migrants Organise. Roma started up her own campaign with a friend at the age of 16 aiming to address the verbal and physical abuse that homeless people face called ‘Homeless Still Human’. The campaign was made up of young people aged 16-20 and focused on allowing people on the streets to voice their stories and humanising them in order to reduce the amount of violence against homeless people, and ran for a year and a half. Having initiated and chaired many meetings with large companies such as Heathrow and the BBC, Roma has extensively worked on ensuring employees are paid a Living Wage in order for staff to have a decent quality of life and afford the necessities.

Roma@tomorrowscompany.com

Our Team

Arianwen Harris

Intern

Our Team

Arianwen Harris

Intern

Arianwen is volunteering with tomorrow’s company having just finished her first year at the University of Birmingham studying Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science. Having focused her modules this year on society and its development historically, Arianwen is keen to further her understanding of society within our now globalised world. She has undertaken some personal research on this topic having written and presented a research project at the Liberal Arts Student Symposium in Freiburg, Germany.  Along with two others, she researched the impact of education on personal growth, its benefits and hindrances within a rapidly changing environment, and specifically the variety of education we should be providing students within this context. Arianwen is a committee member for the Women in Politics Society at university where she leads discussions on the importance of diversity within the workplace as well as co ordinating events with public figures.

arianwen@tomorrowscompany.com

Our Trustees

James Wates CBE

Chairman

Our Trustees

James Wates CBE

Chairman

James has been chairman of the Wates Group since 2013. He joined Wates Construction in 1983, the Wates Construction board as marketing director in 1994, and was appointed to the Wates Group board in 1997. He is chairman and board member of several industry bodies as well as non-profit organisations (you can read his full bio here).

Our Trustees

Bonny Landers

Trustee

Our Trustees

Bonny Landers

Trustee

Bonny Landers is a senior finance professional with more than 20 years in international banking with JP Morgan and Chase Manhattan Bank. Since 2005, Bonny has been CEO of several private single-family offices in Hong Kong and has been head of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investment for a private multi-family office in London. Bonny also established her own international consulting company to advise families and private foundation on how to transition their investment portfolios toward more responsible, sustainable and impact investments. Bonny is currently Senior Advisor for Wealth Advisory Services at Bridges Fund Management in London.
Bonny has extensive experience in assisting clients to articulate their values and to develop Investment Policy Statements which establish a clear mandate for investment managers and help to establish best practices for the underlying investments. Bonny’s expertise is recognised in the field of SRI and impact investing and she is a frequent speaker at investment conferences and family office gatherings.
Bonny currently serves as a Trustee of Tomorrow’s Company, as a member of the Impact Advisory Committee of Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Citizenship Trust and as a Co-Opted Member of the Investment Committee of the Friends Provident Charitable Foundation.
Bonny is an Honours graduate of Harvard University, a Rotary International Graduate Fellow in International Relations and has done post-graduate work in International Economics and Politics. She holds the Financial Times/Pearson Diploma for Non-Executive Directors and has served on the boards of several private companies and funds. She enjoys being an advisor to several social enterprises and charitable organisations and a mentor to young people.

Our Trustees

Christopher John Sawyer

Trustee

Our Trustees

Christopher John Sawyer

Trustee

Christopher John Sawyer is Non-Executive Director at Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd. A 105 year old Private family owned business with interests in Aerospace, Defence, Motor Retailing and Property. He was Chairman of Lorien Resourcing Limited from 2006 to 2014. He has served as Chairman of businesses engaged in aerospace, defence, engineering consultancy, automotive retail and automotive parts distribution. He is a fellow of the RSA, IoD, Chartered Management Institute, Senior Warden of The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and a Freeman of the City of London.’

Trustee since November 2014

Our Trustees

Mark Goyder

Founder

Our Trustees

Mark Goyder

Founder

After 15 years as a manager in manufacturing businesses, Mark Goyder initiated the RSA Tomorrow’s Company inquiry into ‘the role of business in a changing world’. The resulting report, published in 1995 led to the creation of Tomorrow’s Company as an independent, business-led think tank. It also laid the foundations for the “enlightened shareholder value” approach in the redefinition of the directors’ duties in the 2006 Companies Act.

Mark has served in advisory capacities for British Airways, BT, Co-operative Financial Services and Novo Nordisk, and currently with Alliance Boots, and Camelot.

A broadcaster, writer and winner of the Institute of Management Studies Tillers Millennium Trophy for best speaker, Mark was Director Magazine Director of the Month in June 2004. Journalist Anthony Hilton described Tomorrow’s Company as “five years ahead of the pack in looking at what is needed in governance terms to make British companies sustainable wealth creators”.

In recent years he has concentrated on the issue of board and investor responsibilities for stewardship, co-authoring a report with the Institute for Family Business on Family Business Stewardship.  

He is currently a member of the UK’s Investor Stewardship Working Party which in 2012 launched the 2020 Stewardship report.

mark@tomorrowscompany.com

Our Trustees

Richard Tapp

Trustee

Our Trustees

Richard Tapp

Trustee

Richard is Company Secretary and Director of Legal Services at Carillion. He is a Solicitor, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He holds first and post-graduate degrees in Law, together with that of Master of Business Administration. Before joining Carillion, he was for six years Company Secretary and Group Legal Adviser for Blue Circle Industries plc, a FTSE 100 global heavy building materials business. He has established, run and integrated in-house legal teams in North and South America, Europe, Australasia, the Middle East and Asia.

Our Trustees

Yetunde Hofmann

Trustee

Our Trustees

Yetunde Hofmann

Trustee

Yetunde is Founder and Director of Hofmann Leadership Consulting and The Enjoyable Life Series. She is a Fellow and Non-Executive Director at the CIPD, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and visiting Fellow at the University of Reading’s Henle Business School. She I have joined the Board of The Education Development Trust, and will chair their Remuneration Committee. Yetunde has 25 years’ experience in HR in specialist and non-specialist areas internationally and has previously worked with Imperial Tobacco, Unilever, Allied Domecq, Northern Foods and the Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria. She is also a TEDx speaker.
www.YetundeHofmann.com

Patrons & Fellows

Richard Sykes

Patron

Patrons & Fellows

Richard Sykes

Patron

Richard has spent his recent career focusing on governance, both in the corporate and the not-for-profit sectors, with a focus on sports governance.

He recently retired from PwC where he was a senior client service partner having been a partner for over 25 years. He is now a non-executive director on a number of boards, including The England Hockey Board and Middlesex County Cricket Club in the sports field as well as BuroHappold, an international consulting engineering partnership, Brand Finance where he is Chairman of a business that focuses on providing brand valuation services to large corporates and The Woodland Trust, a charity focused on creating, protecting, and restoring trees and woodland.

His sports governance focus stems from being the joint author with Lord Woolf of the Governance Review of the International Cricket Council in 2012 as well as leading the Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) arena at PwC. He developed and led PwC’s thinking in how to apply the conceptual aspects of GRC in practice. His specific focus was on driving the Risk Resilient agenda, with a focus on Risk Appetite, High Impact Risk and Behaviours and Culture, in particular post the global financial crisis.

Richard has been a long standing supporter of Tomorrow’s Company and in particular the governance forum and has contributed to a number of the Tomorrow’s Company thought leadership reports including The Boardroom and Risk, Improving the Quality of Boardroom Conversations and Tomorrow’s Risk Leadership: delivering Risk Resilience and Business Performance.

Richard is the author of or contributor to a number of articles and publications relating to GRC including “Black Swans turn Grey” and “Prospering in an era of uncertainty – the case for Resilience”. He has been on the editorial panel of “Roads to Resilience”, a report by Cranfield Business School sponsored by PwC amongst others. He also has articles included within the Institute of Directors publication “Business Risk” and both the Actuary and The Treasurer magazines.

 

Patrons & Fellows

Mike Wilson, CBE

Patron

Patrons & Fellows

Mike Wilson, CBE

Patron

Mike Wilson is Joint Founder and Life President of St. James’s Place plc and Chairman of the St. James’s Place Foundation.  He has worked in the financial services industry over many years and was a director of Allied Dunbar and BAT Industries before jointly founding J. Rothschild Assurance (now St. James’s Place) in 1991 with Sir Mark Weinberg. Following 13 years as Chief Executive of St. James’s Place he was appointed Chairman, a role he held until the end of 2011. Mike was appointed a non-executive director of RIT Capital Partners in October 2013.  He was a non-executive Director of Vendôme Luxury Group plc, Chairman of the Mental Health Association for many years and he is currently a Trustee of the charity MQ: Transforming Mental Health.

Patrons & Fellows

Peter Ward

Patron

Patrons & Fellows

Peter Ward

Patron

Peter Ward qualified as a chartered accountant and spent 15 years as a partner with Deloitte and, through merger, Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He was a member of the Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry and this inspired his move to consulting on the development of businesses and organisations to achieve long-term sustainable success. Engagements have included the creation of strategic frameworks, execution of strategy, senior team development, post-merger integration and the management of key stakeholders including investors and customers.

Peter works internationally with chief executives on the transformation of their businesses and their growth, both organically and through acquisition. The long-term nature of the pursuit of sustainable success means that relationships with key executives continue over many years. He is currently overseeing the development of Telos Partners into a single international business.

Patrons & Fellows

Pat Cleverly

Senior Fellow, Leadership and Insight

Patrons & Fellows

Pat Cleverly

Senior Fellow, Leadership and Insight

Pat has over twenty five years of experience in the retail banking sector, of which the last ten years was spent in corporate human resources. Coupled with a Masters in Human Resources Strategy, Pat has a wealth of expertise in understanding issues of people strategy and policy and has led a number of change programmes, which have included the practical implications of the employee/employer psychological contract, and development of an integrated competency based HR strategy. Published research includes contributions to ‘Human Resource Management – the New Agenda’, ‘Work in the Knowledge Driven Economy’, and co-author of ‘Employability: Bridging the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality’.

Since joining Tomorrow’s Company in 2000, she has designed and led its thought leadership agenda and major research programmes bring a strong systemic and behavioural focus to the topics being explored. Amongst the major reports she has co-authored are Restoring Trust: An inquiry into the effectiveness of the UK investment system, Tomorrow’s Global Company, Tomorrow’s Owners, Tomorrow’s Global Talent, Tomorrow’s Capital Markets and Tomorrow’s Global Leaders: How to build a culture that ensures women reach the top.

pat@tomorrowscompany.com

 

Pat Cleverly, Director of Research, Strategy and Policy, Tomorrows Company, presents Tomorrows Company’s newly launched guide and toolkit ‘Boardroom and Risk‘.

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