"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

Winston Churchill

We work with partners focused on driving social and economic change that delivers sustainable long-term benefits for business and for society as a whole.

Exploring how private and public sectors can be more effectively aligned to achieve common objectives. We achieve this by building coalitions of people and organisations across business, government and civil society willing and able to challenge conventional wisdom, re-imagine solutions and create a prosperous, sustainable future.

Our focus is on finding viable political pathways to change.

The Board

Educated at Charterhouse School and Pembroke College, Oxford, Nick has had a 34-year career in finance in the City of London most recently as Head of UK Investment Banking at Nomura. Prior to that, he held senior positions Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Bankers Trust/Nat West Markets, Goldman Sachs, and BZW. In these positions, he provided corporate finance advice to FTSE 100 companies and, prior to that, providing financial market advice to global investment institutions.

He was Chair of a policy committee providing input during the 2012 London mayoral election and has been a member of the fund-raising committee for Policy Exchange, a think tank.

Nick is a Trustee of the Children’s Radio Foundation, an African based NGO enabling young Africans to make radio programmes.

Member Supervisory Board of Rabobank, Achmea B.V. and Achmea Investment management, Pon Holdings B.V. Chair of the Board of Nyenrode Foundation, Chair audit committee and Vice chair supervisory board at Furgo.
Has held senior financial management positions at different organisations; partner at KPMG, group controller and later deputy chief financial officer at ABN AMRO Bank, division director of the Dutch Central Bank and chief financial and risk officer of APG Group.

Member of the Supervisory Board, Rabobank. Board Chair, Globescan. Chair Board of Trustees, The Shell Foundation. Chair and co-Founder, Savo Project Developers.
Formerly Director for Business Transformation, Business and Sustainable Development Commission; Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever plc; Group Customer Director, Old Mutual plc; Chair, Unilever SA (PTY) Ltd.

Ron advises senior management on sustainable business strategies, governance and leadership and has developed specific expertise on the role of the board in sustainablity and long term value creation. Ron also works with management teams and boards to evaluate and advance their performance and has a track record in navigating team conflicts towards solutions.

As Executive in Residence at INSEAD Ron leads a research project on ‘the role of the board on sustainablity’ in cooperation with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society. In addition Ron teaches sustainability in the INSEAD International Directors Programme and has given guest lectures at a variety of institutions including the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Edinburgh. He has contributed to books and written articles in media such as the (Dutch) Financial Times, Insead Knowledge, the Radix think tank, and Board Agenda.

Ron has extensive experience in leadership gained through roles in the executive management and boards of public and privately-owned companies throughout Europe, Middle East, India, United States and South America. He has served organizations in a variety of industries including financial services, private equity, high tech, manufacturing, ICT, professional services and various non-profit institutions.

He studied international management and business administration at the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom) and INSEAD (France), and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Non-executive directors programme.

He is a founding partner at Camunico, an Executive in Residence at INSEAD, and a member of the board of the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

Mike is co-founder of the business consultancy, Corporate Citizenship, now part of SLR, which advises large companies on their sustainability strategies. He is a co-founder of the RADIX Centre for Business, Politics & Society.

A chartered accountant by profession, he has combined his business career with public service, as an elected official in London government and in a variety of national policy-making roles. He was co-author of The Green Book: new directions for liberals in government.

Today his portfolio of advisory roles includes chairing the Restart Project, a campaigning charity on electronic waste issues, and the London Film Academy, helping young talent get started in their creative careers. He is also a longstanding trustee of the Institute of Business Ethics.

Head of the Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne. Previously Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science.

His current major interest is in forms of state organisation in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. For that purpose, Leon conducts research on how the expansion of “finance-led capitalism” has turned central banks into the most powerful arms of the state - institutions, whose techniques of governing are isomorphic to the current structures of financial markets. 
In his next book, he aims to confront this development with questions about political authority and the governability of 21st century capitalism.

Leon has lived and worked in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and France.

Joe has had extensive experience both in the business and political worlds and acts as an accomplished advisor to business leaders on how to thrive in an increasingly politicised world.

An author, public speaker and commentator in the international press, he has extensive experience in both the business and political spheres. His latest book is “The New Political Capitalism: How businesses and societies can thrive in a deeply politicised world” (Bloomsbury Business, 2022).

He is a co-founder of RADIX and the RADIX Centre for Business, Politics & Society, both public policy think tanks. His executive experience in industry spanned R&D, marketing, global brand management, strategic planning, industry economics and public policy. He then founded, grew and divested a market leading international management consulting firm with offices in Cambridge (UK), New York and Tokyo.

He is currently on the Advisory Board of the Singapore Forum for long-term investors and business leaders and an External Advisory Board Member at CEO World Magazine. He has acted as a Special Advisor to the Director General at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and was a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at the College of Arts, Sciences and Education, Florida International University.

He has lived and worked in the UK, USA, France, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Malta.

* Registered directors of Stichting Radix Nederland

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