Chris Grant

Chris Grant has a background in strategy, change, organisational culture and group dynamics. He has worked with more than 1500 boards, management teams and operational groups over the course of his consulting career.

Chris chaired the Board of the Chip & PIN Programme, which is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful multi-stakeholder initiatives of recent years. For ten years, he has been the lead facilitator on UK Sport’s Elite Coach Development programme, working with multi-medal winning coaches across the Olympic and Paralympic sports. As a consultant, his work has spanned retail, the motor industry, media, healthcare and education.

Chris is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading facilitators. He developed a body of knowledge relating to group dynamics and facilitation, called MeWe, which he shared with hundreds of senior leaders through workshops and seminars. He has also moderated and spoken at events ranging from the inaugural World Cities Forum to the NHS Medical Directors’ Conference. Since 2016, he has chaired the judging of the BT Sport Industry Awards.

Chris became Vice-Chair of the Board of the International Inspiration Foundation, which delivered the first ever international development programme run by a host city, reaching more than 20 million young people around the world in partnership with UNICEF and the British Council. He sits on the Board of Sport England and is a leading advocate of the power of sport to bridge divides and transform lives. From 2014 – 2018, he was CEO of Sported, the London 2012 legacy charity, which supports more than 3000 local groups across the UK, using sport and activity to improve communities and lower the barriers faced by many of the country’s young people.

He moderated the European Retail Real Estate Conference in Barcelona. He was able to provide a uniquely comprehensive, engaging and up-to-date overview of the state of the industry.

Chris aims to make everyone an active participant in the generation of ideas and tangible actions.

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