I am the founding Director of Nylon Consulting which provides public policy, public affairs and corporate sustainability advice to a range of clients – corporates, charities, and consultancies – across different sectors, both in the UK and overseas; I am also a Director at the award winning agency, Sermelo, which advises global clients on corporate affairs and strategic communications; and am an associate consultant for Kaleidoscope Futures, a strategy think tank working on future related issues. I am also an Advisory Director at AudienceNet, a research firm which specialises in providing audience insight, data segmentation, building online communities, and producing rich data visualisation. I use design thinking in my work as the Social & Public Director at Matter Innovation, a specialist innovation consultancy. I have also worked on an ad hoc basis as a training facilitator for an international capacity development organization specialising in delivering training, innovation, and consulting solutions to emerging economies.
I have over 17 years professional experience advising a wide range of clients on complex issues covering a broad spectrum of Government relations, policy, public affairs, and sustainability issues, which includes promoting innovation policy in the UK through working with Nesta (the UK’s innovation charity), plus have advised Governments and numerous politicians.
I hold two degrees (politics and law) and two Masters degrees (international affairs and public administration) and was a participant at the THNK School of creative leadership in Amsterdam. I have worked with global think tanks and also in academia having helped set up and instruct a strategic corporate responsibility course for executive students at Columbia University in New York City for several years. I continue to design course programmes and syllabi with universities.
In my spare time I read, travel, run marathons, and manage a business in the music and branding arena: beachwalker music group. I am based in London, UK.
Email me at sw[at]consultnylon.com