Hamish Taylor

Hamish Taylor has an award winning record of driving innovation and change in a number of very different environments.

Hamish was trained in Brand management at Procter and Gamble, a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse, Head of Brands at British Airways, CEO of Eurostar, and CEO of Sainsburys Bank – all before he was 40! In each case, he left behind a record of significant growth/turnaround triggered by a willingness to challenge industry/organisation norms and place the customer at the core of all activities.

He has also been dubbed the “master thief” by the Inspired Leaders Network due to his record of “stealing” ideas from one environment to use in another (including Yacht designers for aircraft interiors, Disney to help with airport queuing, and rugby referees for new approaches to risk/compliance).

In 2004, Hamish launched his speaking and consultancy career and, in the past 5 years alone, over 250 organisations in more than 45 different countries have sought Hamish’s inspiration.

Hamish acts as a global advisor to some of the worlds largest companies (but is equally happy working with small companies) – often assisting with specific innovation projects, new business pursuits and/or people development.

He is regularly featured in the broadcast media, his most recent project being the “Teen Canteen” television programme for the BBC.

Topics

  • Customer insights
  • Innovation in business
  • Leading Change

Testimonials

One of the best presentations I have ever seen, let alone had the good fortune to Chair
~ Chairman, Economist IT Directors Conference

Hamish’s presentations crackle with energy and original insights that make even our group of top-level, seasoned, high-achieving UK business and public sector leaders think ‘Crikey: that’s inspiring! Why didn’t I think of that!?’ And these are people who it’s hard to impress…
~ Chairman, The Inspired Leaders Network

Hamish was his usual self – fabulous and rates an 1++ everyone thinks he’s fantastic and his presentation is always appreciated.
~ Sabre

First – let me state that Hamish is everything we could wish for in a speaker – and my biggest concern is if he will set the bar to high for the other speakers, but that is a positive challenge.
~ Maersk

Dynamic and energetic messages; Hamish challenged our thinking and made us view some of our leadership issues as opportunities
~ Camelot

Peter Vessenes

Founding Chairman for the Bitcoin Foundation

Brian Smith

Founder of UGG Boots

Azran Osman-Rani

CEO of iflix & Ex-CEO of AirAsia X