Currently, the Director of Foresightfully Limited and formerly, the head of KPMG's Future Institute, Eleanor Winton, is an esteemed foresight and innovation specialist. She has worked directly with boards and executive teams in multiple sectors and industries to uncover where, how, and why they and their markets are being disrupted - and what they should do about it.
As a foresight and innovation specialist, Eleanor’s career has spanned legal policy, money laundering investigations, innovation and future thinking. She designed, built and led KPMG’s Future Institute in the UK, the firm’s first foresight capability, and has worked with the senior leadership teams of organisations spanning multiple sectors and industries from healthcare through to mining, logistics and financial services.
Today she is the owner of Foresightfully, a boutique consultancy, which specialises in supporting C-suite leaders to think and act differently in the face of rapid and unpredictable change; that might include refreshing strategy, motivating the leadership team, bringing the ‘outside-in’ perspective or providing one to one challenge.
Eleanor specialises in creative thinking on strategy, leadership and culture and brings experience, insight and provocation around global trends, future ready leadership, scenario planning, strategy, innovation and disruption.
Eleanor helps her clients to develop clear short and long term action plans when responding to the impacts of external change on their sector and industry dynamics. She provokes her clients to be curious about what’s changing and to be bold in taking advantage of the opportunities that change presents.
She is trusted by clients including British Airways and the NHS and many others, to provoke different thinking and inspire action.
Whilst Eleanor’s work today is focussed on foresight, she spent the early part of her career specialising in hindsight as an investigator of misconduct, fraud and money laundering at the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman, the Financial Ombudsman service and in KPMG’s Forensic group.
Through this she has developed an ability to quickly assess and understand a client's business and bring analytical thinking to her projects. In 2009, she was invited to join KPMG’s first ever innovation group, where she was part of a select team of ‘Innovation Mentors’ driving the growth of an innovation culture within the firm. Her work required close collaboration with specialist teams to integrate innovative thinking and creative approaches into existing projects and new pursuits. As a result, she has a proven ability to quickly get under the skin of a challenge, no matter how complex it seems on the surface.
Eleanor went on to design and lead KPMG’s first ever foresight capability, which worked directly with the Executive teams of key clients to identify and act on disruptive trends and to create live opportunities for both clients and the firm.
In 2017 she set up Foresightfully in to continue this work through speaking, facilitation and coaching. Foresightfully has a passion for, and focus on, sustainable business and the urgent role of business leaders in designing an equal and inclusive future.
Eleanor is also the co-author of the esteemed, The Disruption Game Plan: New rules for connected thinking on innovation and risk, which was released to rave reviews.
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