Through creative intelligence and business know-how, we break through logjams and make sense of the future. Our experience enables companies to turn industry disruption into value that lasts.
We have supported strategy, culture, and leadership initiatives at some of the world’s top companies.
AXA / AXA Framlington
British Standards (BSI)
Herbert Smith Freehills
Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Nomura / Instinet
Royal Bank of Scotland
Quentin Millington, FRSA
Quentin Millington has equipped FTSE-100 and other multinational corporates to advance strategy, enhance culture, and strengthen leadership.
By combining versatile business, organisation, and people experience he helps companies find lasting value within the trends that are disrupting industries, brands, and careers.
With thoughtful, relevant ideas Quentin enables senior teams to agree and set out new strategies. He supports departments to build bridges within a culture of well-being and performance. And he coaches executives to develop leadership resilience and capability. Quentin makes sense of complex questions using plain English.
As Chief Operating Officer and in related roles at tier-one investment banks, with budgets over US$100m Quentin led multidiscipline, client-facing teams of up to 130 people. He also ran, across US$1bn businesses of more than 1,000 employees, global initiatives to increase revenue, enhance service, and cut cost.
He has an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from Cambridge, an MSc in International Management from SOAS, London, and a first degree in Oriental Studies Chinese from Oxford. Proficient in Mandarin, Quentin has lived and worked in Hong Kong, New York, and Taipei.
From day one Quentin showed a great appetite to really understand the two cultures and business objectives. He brought with him a vast amount of experience and techniques but was very open and flexible to suggestions and ideas to adapt to the way we work. Always probing, always listening and always thinking, Quentin teased out the data we needed, never afraid to ask the difficult questions.
I very much recommend Quentin’s thought leadership and his gift for uncovering new paths to engagement and best practice. He has an amazing way of shaping and framing ideas to enhance clarity of thinking and deliver robust outcomes. Quentin is a trusted authority in his field, and has the depth – of knowledge, perspective, and experience – that comes from helping senior teams and boards make the most of new opportunities.
Quentin draws on his wealth of experience as both a leader and a coach to challenge thinking and reveal a new direction. He has lots of practical advice for improving communication, engaging with stakeholders, and shaping a vision.
[Quentin] has been exceptional – a perfect blend of knowledgeable, consultative, inspirational, challenging and the ability to give us all a bit of a push when we need it!