Wayne Clarke, an economics graduate, has, over the last fifteen years, helped improve organisational performance by improving people engagement. Wayne travels the world over, designing and delivering strategic people engagement programmes. This role has seen work with over 250 CEOs and boards spanning a variety of private, third sector, and public organisations. He is also a co-founder of the ‘HR In The Boardroom programme. This programme is delivered in conjunction with Xinfu, who are Chinese CEO advisory specialists.
The co-chair of the UK Government’s taskforce on International/Cross-Cultural employee engagement, Wayne is also a visiting lecturer to undergraduates and MBS students at both Cass Business School and Westminster University.
Wayne started his career at Deloitte. From there, he joined BDO, the fifth largest accounting network, helping them achieve a top 20 ranking in the Sunday Times Best Companies list. The founding partner of the Global Growth Institute (GGI), which is based in the UK and Netherlands, Wayne was the managing and international partner of the advisory arm of Best Companies from 2007 to 2012. This organization produces the Sunday Times Top 100 Company lists.
“…if you look at what we can do from investing in different technologies to diversifying business strategies, through to cost-cutting and operation improvement – all the levers you’ve got to pull in terms of making a business successful – I certainly believe that employee engagement is the most effective.” – Wayne Clarke
Wayne as one of the founders of GGI has advised and enhanced managers abilities, teams, leaders, governments, and NGOs for years spanning different industries, sectors, and countries. He has learned the commonalities that exist in each of these.
Besides his day job, Wayne Clarke regularly writes HR Magazine’s ‘Global View’ column. The same magazine has recognised him as one of the UK’s 25 most influential thinkers.
“Wayne is an exceptional visionary. He has great knowledge in the field of creating positive value in bottom line and market reputation, both internal and external of an organization. His presentation qualities would rival the leading global speakers and he is very inspirational. A great mentor and capable of bringing positive change to any organization.” – Amir Hussain, UK&I Marketing Manager, Oild & Gas at Ernst & Young
As a globally recognised speaker, Wayne Clarke brings insights into the thinking of CEOs and management crossing a multitude of different organisations. His focus is on designing and delivering strategic growth focused programmes within all sectors.
“Wayne’s engaging delivery style and real insight into what works for other businesses has been key to our breakthrough this year. – Alex Horne, General Secretary, The English Football Association
“I've worked with Wayne for the last two years, over which time we’ve gone from nowhere to being 25th in the Best Companies survey as a great place to work. With wit and charm, and a huge amount of common sense and experience, Wayne has been a fantastic source of advice, always delivered in a way, which is constructive although challenging. He recently spoke at a conference with all of our managers, and was the star turn of the day, with feedback from managers at all levels that Wayne made them think, and left them inspired.”
“We have had the great pleasure of working with Wayne on a number of occasions over the last 2-3 years. Wayne's expertise in the field of employee engagement is second to none. He is also an amazing and inspiring presenter and has the ability to capture the hearts and minds of any size of audience when speaking about what drives employee engagement. I would highly recommend Wayne to any organisation wishing to get leaders and managers motivated around how to get the best from their people and how to become great leaders.”