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Campbell Macpherson




Business Services, Financial Services, Insurance, Other

About Campbell

Campbell Macpherson is an international business advisor, NED, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, Executive Fellow at Henley Business School and author of 'The Change Catalyst', 2018 Business Book of the Year.

He enables leaders to transform their leadership team, clarify their strategy and build cultures that deliver.

He advises leaders on change, strategy and culture via his consultancy Change & Strategy International (www.changeandstrategy.com). He runs Leading Change and Embracing Change workshops for organisations worldwide.

While financial services is his focus, he is NED of Excursions Ltd, the UK's premier shore excursions company.

His career has included Senior Adviser to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, NED of Queensland's largest independent forecourt business, Strategy Director of Zurich Global Life Emerging Markets, Founding HR & Board Director of Sesame (UK's largest IFA Network), Founding Marketing Director of Virgin Wines, Head of eBusiness for the AMP Group and Snr Mgr (Change) for Andersen Consulting. He was also a multimedia pioneer and entrepreneur.

He has given keynote speeches around the world including M&A Advisor and IFSWF annual conferences.

His client list includes Invesco, A Plan, Endsleigh, Mazars, Concentra, Bibby Group, St James Place, James Hay, Cofunds, IFDS, Aviva, Friends Life, iPipeline, to name a few.

88% of change initiatives, business strategies, mergers and acquisitions fail to deliver their intended outcomes. Campbell enables organisations to be the 1 in 8 that succeed.

Campbell's Career History

January 2019 - Ongoing
Excursions Ltd


NED of UK's Premier shore excursions business. £10m revenue. Highly profitable. Assisting CEO with strategy, culture, org design and preparation for investment / sale.

June 2018 - Ongoing
Henley Business School

Executive Fellow

Executive Fellow delivering Leading Change workshops for Henley clients.

May 2018 - Ongoing
Change & Strategy International Ltd


Principal of CSI, a consultancy that enables CEOs and leaders to transform their leadership team, clarify their strategy, build cultures that deliver and achieve one of the most difficult assignments in the world of business – the leadership of successful and sustainable change.

CSI runs Leading Change and Embracing Change workshops for organisations worldwide – endorsed by the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Campbell is a sought-after keynote speaker on change, leadership and culture.

Clients include: Invesco, A Plan, Endsleigh, Mazars, Bibby Group, IFSWF, M&A Advisor, Plexus Law, Concentra, League Managers Association, Police College, St James Place, James Hay, ...

April 2014 - April 2017
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Senior Adviser

Senior Adviser to the Investment Committee on strategic change. Enabled the transformation of the Evaluation & Follow-up Division and led the 'Reference Portfolio' consulting project for the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Every investment proposal that went to the IC crossed Campbell's desk.

January 2011 - April 2014
Campbell Macpherson & Associates


Advised CEOs and leadership teams on change, strategy and org design . Clients included IFDS, James Hay, Cofunds, Friends Life, Aviva, IPF, Centaur, iPipeline, Gocompare, ...

January 2007 - December 2010
Zurich Global Life

Strategy Director

Strategy Director of Zurich International, Zurich Global Life Emerging Markets and Openwork. New propositions, entering new territories, org design and RDR.

August 2003 - December 2006

HR & Board Director

HR & Board Director. Having been hired by parent company, Misys, to form one company out of the 5 IFA networks they had acquired, Campbell became the founding HRD and Board Director of the UK's largest IFA network - 1000 employees, 12000 advisers and £400m turnover. Transformed the HR department and the culture of Sesame.

January 2002 - July 2003

OD Consultant and Interim

Interim Marketing Director, Capital Radio; Change consultant to Telewest; OD consultant to BBC, Misys and Sesame

January 2001 - December 2001
Brightstation & Smartlogik

Marketing Director

Marketing Director for this eCommerce incubator and fledgling corporate search engine.

January 2000 - December 2000
Virgin Wines

Marketing Director

Founding Marketing Director and part of the founding leadership team that designed and launched Virgin Wines.

June 1999 - December 1999
AMP Group UK

Head of eBusiness Development

Established eCommerce team to service Henderson, London Life, NPI, Pearl and Virgin Direct.

July 1997 - June 1999
Andersen Consulting

Senior Manager, Change

Senior hire into the change division of AC. Initiated numerous eCommerce projects.

January 1992 - June 1997

CEO & Founder

Australia's pioneering multimedia marketing company

July 1985 - December 1991
NCR & Ultimate Computers


Sales of UNIX hardware.

July 1984 - June 1985
Hawker Pacific Aviation

Management Trainee

Management Trainee - civil aviation

January 1981 - June 1984
RAAF Academy

Officer Cadet

Officer training, Physics degree (Melbourne University), pilot training