I am Founder and Principal of Derwent Scotch, the author of Leading in Uncertain Times: How to Restore Trust and Confidence in Global Leadership , and also Co-Founder of Fracchia & Co. Known for my thought-provoking approach, I help select individuals and organisations take advantage of strategic intervention points favourable to critical objectives.
Through diverse exposure to global markets, regions, industries, and organisations, I have amassed a wealth of invaluable knowledge and experience. I fuse my successful entrepreneurial and corporate experience to deliver high-impact pragmatic solutions.
Investing heavily in personal and professional development, I resonate with those who speak and act decisively, achieve what they set out to, and demand excellence, without exception.
I consume as much information as possible to satisfy my thirst for knowledge. My intrinsic curiosity leads me to ask direct questions, often challenging the status quo.
Curious by nature, I always ask ‘why?’ As a child I relentlessly asked my parents the meaning of a word, how something worked, or why something was what it was. While effective, their routine response to consult a relevant resource was frustrating.
At the time I seldom appreciated their positive intent – to become independent and resourceful. Their actions and intent, combined with my balanced upbringing, instilled in me three things: a philosophy of lifelong learning and development; a tenacious and razor-focused work ethic; and a fundamental belief that almost anything is achievable with purpose, persistence, and patience.
At the core of everything I do are relationships. They are a reflection of integrity and underpin the success of any engagement. My partner and wife of twenty years – and the inimitable long-term personal and professional relationships I have developed – are a testament to this.
As a consultant, speaker, and author, I oppose the following:
- Employing myopic value-driven tactics
- Executing theoretical projection-driven initiatives
- Operating in isolation to address symptoms that do not underlie root causes
Why? Because such actions are fundamentally executed at the expense of people and the greater global ecosystem, ultimately eroding culture, depleting energy, and undermining global integration and cohesiveness.
Validated through the successes of our clients, I strongly advocate that only through the genuine empowerment of people, the application of holistic lenses, and the implementation of pragmatic solutions can leaders address pressing challenges and realise critical objectives.
I am available for select consulting and speaking engagements.