Norman Pickavance

Norman Pickavance has been an Executive Board member of leading FTSE 100 organisations, including Morrisons Supermarkets and Northern Foods, where he has been pivotal in delivering major strategic and cultural transformation initiatives. He has been a Non-Executive Director within the NHS, in Whitehall and for charities helping orphan children in India. In 2006 Norman co-founded and went on to Chair an award winning Social Enterprise, helping over 500 homeless people to ‘get their lives back’. In 2012 he became a Senior Advisor to Blueprint for Better Business and in 2014 published his first book, focused on the growing disconnection occurring between business and society and the need for radical change. These experiences and insights proved to be instrumental in his role as Partner and Board member at Grant Thornton, leading the creation of their Vibrant Economy Agenda.

Norman has advised a range of political leaders on social mobility and unemployment, including Chris Greyling and Nick Clegg. In 2015, he led an Independent Commission into employment practices and Zero Hours contracts, for Ed Miliband and in 2016 he Chaired a Task Force into the Future of the Retail Industry on behalf of the Fabian Society. A regular conference speaker, and occasional writer for the Times, Guardian and Independent newspapers, he has appeared on Radio 4’s Today and PM and in a number of Channel 4 documentaries.

Norman became a Board member at Tomorrow’s Company in 2017 and is now leading the organisation as it launches a major Inquiry into ‘Progress and Prosperity in a Turbulent World’.

norman@tomorrowscompany.com 

Dr Scarlett Brown

Scarlett is an experienced social researcher, specialising in diversity, work and organisations, and corporate governance.

She has a passion for research, using both qualitative and quantitative methods and data analysis. She speaks and presents on a wide range of topics –  ranging from investor relations masterclasses at the London Stock Exchange to Purple Reign: a conference on the life and legacy of Prince. She also writes for a wide range of stakeholders, including academic and practitioner audiences.

Scarlett has a PhD in Management and Business Research from King’s College London, where she used in-depth interview research on FTSE 350 directors to uncover gender difference in how non-executive directors are appointed, and the effect of the Davies’ Review. She also has a BSc in Sociology from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Sociology from London School of Economics. Before joining Tomorrow’s Company Scarlett was a Senior Governance Analyst at Grant Thornton Governance Institute, and co-author of their annual Corporate Governance Review.

scarlett@tomorrowscompany.com

Claire Dobson

Claire has a degree in Economics from York University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Secretarial and Business Studies.  After spending a year travelling and working around the world, Claire worked for ten years as PA to Dick Onians, the Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Partners. She has been working for Tomorrow’s Company for a number of years and has recently taken on the role of Operations Manager.

claire@tomorrowscompany.com

Anne Bowers

Anne is an experienced leader in strategy, change and implementation. She loves to make connections between people, ideas and ambitions. She has worked extensively across the third sector and the public sector with large and small organisations.  Anne has a passion for bringing creativity, lived experience and narrative to strategic change processes. She has worked with the NHS at national, regional and local level, with local authorities around their services for children and families, with strategy teams in central government and at local level.  She has worked with large foundations such as The Health Foundation and the Malala Fund, and as smaller organisations such as the Sheila McKechnie Foundation. She has worked in the US, UAE and the UK.

Andrew Naughtie

Andrew Naughtie spent 5 years as a politics editor at The Conversation, where he worked with academic experts to deliver cutting-edge analysis to the general public. Before that, he worked in commercial and academic research spanning ethnography, survey research and behavioural economics. He has a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Bristol. His academic research focused on parenting, education and the urban sociology of gentrification.

Francesca Fitzgerald

Francesca has joined Tomorrow’s Company on a placement year programme. She is a second year English Literature undergraduate at the University of York, and spent the last year on an Erasmus exchange year in Aarhus, Denmark. She has a background in creative writing, theatre and photography. She runs a blog, and an associated instagram account, where she writes about current issues. She is currently writing her dissertation, about the use and abuse of the witch figure in literature and popular media through the lens of gender dynamics. She looks forward to the next year as part of Tomorrow’s Company, where she hopes to make a positive difference, and learn about the potential for business to be a force for good in society.

Francesca@tomorrowcompany.com 

Nea Prättälä

Nea is joining Tomorrow’s Company as an international addition to the team. A Finland native, Nea is enrolling onto her third year of Development Studies BSc. at Lund University in Sweden in the upcoming fall. Ascending from the globally renowned Finnish school system, Nea has always had a fascination for the variations in opportunity provision between different countries and how such variations influence various welfare indicators. Having lived in the United States during high school and later working with development projects in Fiji, addressing matters of social mobility and human welfare became the obvious focus of her research. Within her studies she has developed a particular research interest towards issues of corporate social responsibility and social policy. At Tomorrow’s Company she is particularly fascinated in researching issues of transparency and in-work poverty.

 

Bethan Lance

Beth has graduated this year with a first class BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Sussex. Currently involved at Tomorrow’s Company as a volunteer, Beth is keen to broaden her economic studies into a more developmental aspect of the subject. Studying modules such as ‘behavioural economics’ and ‘environmental economics’ stemmed Beth’s passion in researching the conflict that exists between economic theory and the needs of society. Beth aims to make a positive contribution to Tomorrow’s Company over the summer, before starting her masters in Globalisation, Business and Development at the Institute for Development Studies in September.

Bethan@tomorrowcompany.com 

Arianwen Harris

Arianwen is volunteering with tomorrow’s company having just finished her first year at the University of Birmingham studying Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science. Having focused her modules this year on society and its development historically, Arianwen is keen to further her understanding of society within our now globalised world. She has undertaken some personal research on this topic having written and presented a research project at the Liberal Arts Student Symposium in Freiburg, Germany.  Along with two others, she researched the impact of education on personal growth, its benefits and hindrances within a rapidly changing environment, and specifically the variety of education we should be providing students within this context. Arianwen is a committee member for the Women in Politics Society at university where she leads discussions on the importance of diversity within the workplace as well as co ordinating events with public figures.

arianwen@tomorrowscompany.com

Richard Sykes

Richard has spent his recent career focusing on governance, both in the corporate and the not-for-profit sectors, with a focus on sports governance.

He recently retired from PwC where he was a senior client service partner having been a partner for over 25 years. He is now a non-executive director on a number of boards, including The England Hockey Board and Middlesex County Cricket Club in the sports field as well as BuroHappold, an international consulting engineering partnership, Brand Finance where he is Chairman of a business that focuses on providing brand valuation services to large corporates and The Woodland Trust, a charity focused on creating, protecting, and restoring trees and woodland.

His sports governance focus stems from being the joint author with Lord Woolf of the Governance Review of the International Cricket Council in 2012 as well as leading the Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) arena at PwC. He developed and led PwC’s thinking in how to apply the conceptual aspects of GRC in practice. His specific focus was on driving the Risk Resilient agenda, with a focus on Risk Appetite, High Impact Risk and Behaviours and Culture, in particular post the global financial crisis.

Richard has been a long standing supporter of Tomorrow’s Company and in particular the governance forum and has contributed to a number of the Tomorrow’s Company thought leadership reports including The Boardroom and Risk, Improving the Quality of Boardroom Conversations and Tomorrow’s Risk Leadership: delivering Risk Resilience and Business Performance.

Richard is the author of or contributor to a number of articles and publications relating to GRC including “Black Swans turn Grey” and “Prospering in an era of uncertainty – the case for Resilience”. He has been on the editorial panel of “Roads to Resilience”, a report by Cranfield Business School sponsored by PwC amongst others. He also has articles included within the Institute of Directors publication “Business Risk” and both the Actuary and The Treasurer magazines.