Graham is a Global HR Director now working independently since 2010. His 23 years with Nestlé has given him a rich experience in Human Resources, large-scale change, organisational development, facilitating multi-cultural groups, coaching senior executives in addition to Factory and Operations Management all set in a global context. Graham is passionate about developing individuals through their personal and organisational transitions.
His last role in Nestlé was Global HR Director for their global Nutrition business based in Switzerland. He spent some 10 years in Switzerland and prior to the Nutrition role was Global Head of Change Management for Nestlé for the largest SAP implementation. Since leaving Nestlé in 2009 he has designed and delivered programmes of work in some 20 countries with 20 + clients across 14 different sectors as well as continuing to support Nestlé in various projects including developing mentors and mentees as they enter their global mentoring programme.
Graham love of working in diverse multicultural groups is reflected in where he has worked since becoming independent. These have included South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Ecuador, Panama, Australia, Thailand, Italy, France, Germany and Peru.
Graham holds a first degree in Business Studies, a Masters in Occupational Behaviour and holds Organisation Development certificate from the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioural Sciences. Since 1998 he has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In 2014 he accepted an invitation to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In addition to Graham’s consultancy practice, he is a coach at London Business School on a number of their Executive Education Programmes.
Graham has a long history of volunteering…whilst working in the UK was for 10 years for RELATE Marriage Guidance Council as a Relate counsellor in addition to 10 years previously as a Samaritan volunteer and trainer. Whilst in London he also volunteered at London Friend as one of the leaders for the Thursday evening drop in centre, as well as face-to-face counsellor.
His connection to Common Purpose goes back to his time when working for Nestlé UK in Croydon before he left for Switzerland. He became the Chair of the newly formed Croydon Common Purpose.
Whilst at University he ran a number of community involvement projects for the charity TocH as well as being selected to be one of 20 Clayton Volunteers sent to the USA for an 8-week project with underprivileged teenagers in New York State.
Graham divides his time between his homes in London and Norfolk. He is a passionate gardener and when time permits, takes up previous hobbies of making stained glass, pottery, rug making as well as spending time with his two very grown up daughters, Alex in Evesham and Victoria in Northern California.