Experience 2018-06-28T15:09:42+00:00


Business Adviser – Facilitator – Author – Speaker – Change Catalyst

Campbell Macpherson has been enabling organisations to successfully instigate sustainable change for almost thirty years across the UK, Europe, US, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

He has a remarkable wealth of experience across a variety of industries and business disciplines.

He has been a trusted adviser to CEOs and leadership teams, board member, Strategy Director, HR Director, Marketing Director, eBusiness Head and internal change leader.

Campbell believes passionately in the power of clarity and aligning people to deliver. Your people are the only ones who can deliver your strategy.

What drives him is a burning desire to make a positive difference to the way that organisations work – and the impact they have on their customers, employees and shareholders.

Campbell is an adjunct faculty member of Henley Business School and a HBS Subject Matter Expert on strategy and change.

Campbell’s experience includes:

  • Senior Adviser to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest Sovereign Funds.
  • Strategy Director, Zurich Global Life Emerging Markets & Zurich International Life
  • Board Director & HR Director, Sesame (UK’s largest IFA Network)
  • Head of eBusiness, AMP Group (Pearl, Henderson Investors, NPI, London Life, Cogent, Virgin Direct)
  • Marketing Director, Virgin Wines, Smartlogik and Brightstation
  • Senior Manger, Change, Andersen Consulting

He has also advised dozens of other companies on strategic and organisational change including IFDS (State Street & DST), International Personal Finance, Friends Life, Aviva, Gocompare, iPipeline, James Hay, Cofunds, Sesame, Misys, Openwork, Centaur Media, Capital Radio, BBC, Telewest, American Express and Lazard.

He founded one of Australia’s first multimedia marketing companies.

He was a director of BP Northbound, a family-owned business that grew to be BP’s largest independent Queensland forecourt.

He also flew jets (poorly) in the RAAF.

He has a Physics degree from Melbourne University.

Campbell has written feature articles for numerous publications including IOD Director, AMBA Ambition, I Magazine, ICAEW’s FS Focus, PM Today, Management Today, The HR Director, Strategic HR Review, Money Marketing, FundWeb, CIMA’s Financial Management magazine, ACCA’s Accounting & Business, CCR Magazine, Minute Hack and many others. To peruse the published articles, go to the ‘In the Media page of this site.

Campbell is the author of the 2018 Business Book of the Year – ‘The Change Catalyst (secrets to successful and sustainable business change)’. Published by Wiley and available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Booktopia.com.au.

He is an accomplished, insightful and acclaimed motivational speaker in demand worldwide. Go to the ‘Speaking‘ page of this site for more information.

Campbell lives in Oxfordshire, UK, and is married with two adult children. He divides his time between the UK, Australia and wherever his clients need him to be.

Download a PDF of his experience and services here: Campbell Macpherson Experience & CSI Propositions

Some Career Highlights:

James Hay: Leading change workshops and strategy clarification and documentation

ADIA: Conducted consulting/advisory projects for the Investment Committee and IC members on matters of portfolio investment strategy, approach and governance. Led international peer reviews for the IC leadership to leading peers, major asset managers and institutional investors. Enabled transformation of the impact and value that the Evaluation & Follow up Division added to the Investment Committee. NB: The division reviews and comments on every submission and investment proposal that goes before the Investment Committee.

IFDS: Enabled the establishment of two new market-leading businesses for this JV between State Street and DST: IFDS Platform Solutions and IFDS Retirement Solutions. Aligned the new leadership teams and led business development as an ad-hoc executive.

iPipeline: Enabled global CEO to enter the UK market through acquisition and assisted with the development of the newly acquired business.

Cofunds: Worked with CEO, Commercial Director & Exco to clarify strategy and align leadership team, senior management team and organisation to deliver

BP Northbound: Director of this family business from 2011-2015. Assisted MD to replace manager and invest in the business, doubling the revenue to $1m per week and tripling EBITDA over 5 years. BP Queensland’s largest independent forecourt. Business successfully sold in 2015.

Zurich Life: Strategy Director for Zurich International Life and Global Life Emerging Markets across ME, Asia, CEE and Latam. Led expansion office and commercial team. Researched CEE and India. Opened offices in Taiwan and Doha. New propositions. Established Business Plan for entry into Indonesia.

Sesame: Led the creation of the UK’s largest IFA Network out of the 5 that Misys had acquired. Then joined board. Transformed HR into an award-winning department. Guided the business through several transformations.

Virgin Wines: Marketing Director and part of founding Exec Team that designed and launched this successful e-tailer

AMP UK: Head of eBusiness across Virgin Direct, NPI, Henderson, Cogent, Pearl, London Life

Andersen Consulting: Senior Manager, Change – education of the AMP leadership, the creation of AMP global eBusiness department and transformation of AMP’s approach to eBusiness across insurance and online banking.

InterMark: Founded Australia’s pioneer multimedia marketing agency

‘The Change Catalyst: secrets to successful and sustainable change’ published worldwide by Wiley.

Available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Booktopia.com.au.

“Essential reading for CEOs and leaders of change” Martin Davis CEO Kames Capital

“One of the most informative and influential books you will read this year” The HR Director Magazine

“If you are looking for some pacey pages packed with insight, tools and know-how to ensure your next change is the 1 in 8 that succeeds, pick up this book.” Institute of Leadership & Management

“The most accessible, entertaining and insightful book on change I have read in many a year.  David Pitman, Global Finance Partner, Boston Consulting Group

The Change Catalyst