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Mark Goyder, an acclaimed advocate for a redefined capitalism, brings over 15 years of managerial expertise from the manufacturing sector. As the founder of Tomorrow’s Company, a London-centric business think tank he headed till 2017, Mark has ardently striven for businesses to be a beacon of societal good. Notably, Tomorrow’s Company initiated pivotal changes in UK Company Law, reshaped corporate social responsibility ideals in the 90s, and birthed the globally first Stewardship Code in the UK. In collaboration with leaders from global firms like British Airways, Camelot, and Novo Nordisk, Mark has played pivotal advisory roles. Currently, as Deputy Chair of a Public Service Reform Commission, he serves the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. In recognition of his profound influence, Mark received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia and was titled Director Magazine’s Director of the Month in June 2004.

An accomplished speaker, Mark has shared his insights worldwide and has been celebrated with the Institute of Management Studies’ best speaker accolade. His influence in rethinking company governance was aptly captured by journalist Anthony Hilton, who lauded Tomorrow’s Company for being trailblazers in sustainable wealth creation. As an author, Mark has penned three influential books. His most recent, "Entrusted: stewardship for responsible wealth creation", co-authored with Ong Boon Hwee, envisions a capitalism ethos grounded in stewardship, respect, and environmental conservation. The book combines Eastern and Western perspectives to craft an actionable guide for anyone intent on nurturing responsible wealth, emphasizing the stewardship principles crucial for both the present and forthcoming generations.

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The QDI Principle in action

How our methodology helped this FTSE 100 drive agility

We helped a global consumer goods company to adopt the QDI Principle, fuelling faster, smarter, and more focused decision making.

“There are three questions every board should ask. Do I really know what is going on? Are we focusing on the right things? And are we asking the right questions?”

~ Executive, Reckitt (FTSE 100)

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