Hamish Taylor is an award winning CEO whose career has taken him from the international consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, consultancy firm Price Waterhouse and British Airways to become CEO of the channel tunnel railway Eurostar, and then CEO of Sainsburys Bank…all before he was 40! In all ...
Hamish Taylor began his career with Procter & Gamble Ltd. Holding a variety of Brand Management positions culminating in responsibility for the household cleaner portfolio (Flash brands). Following this, Hamish was a Management Consultant
with PriceWaterhouse from 1990 to 1993 specialising in marketing effectiveness studies. He was appointed Head of Brand Management at British Airways at the end of 1993, innovations there included major product relaunches of Club Europe, Club World
and First Class (including the introduction of flat beds).
In 1997 he moved to Eurostar as Managing Director of Eurostar (UK) Ltd at the age of 36. His remit was to reduce the major losses the operation was suffering. After two successful years in this role he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Eurostar
In 1999 Hamish was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury's Bank, a joint venture between J Sainsbury's plc (55%) and the Bank of Scotland (45%).The ability to innovate and move away from traditional Banking approaches to behave more like a
retailer proved the key to the significant growth that resulted.
Since 2004 Hamish has focused on enabling organisations to achieve breakthroughs by looking outside their current environment. Processes, product and people development are all part of this mix. He has consulted or spoken for over 120 organisations in
more than 25 countries including Microsoft, RBS, BAA, Camelot, Inland Revenue, Kimberly Clark, Post Office, Ernst and Young, Diageo and the Economist.
Past awards include both Bobby Jones and St Andrews Society of Washington DC scholarships for post graduate study in the USA; Presidency of the St Andrews University Athletic Union and Scottish Junior International Athlete; Fellow of the Chartered Institute
of Bankers and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport,; Rail Professional Business Manager of the year in 1998 ; "Sheth Distinguished International Alumnus" award from Emory University and the Inspired Leaders Network award for the management
Hamishs energetic, thought provoking and humorous keynotes are based on a rare combination of real stories and a fantastic ability to inspire audiences with tailored advice and practical tools. Regularly featured in broadcast media, today Hamish
acts as an advisor to some of the worlds largest companies (and Governments) assisting with specific innovation projects, customer focus and/or people leadership.
As the self-appointed chief dumbing down officer in each of his roles, his approach is simple - but highly effective in delivering breakthroughs:-
but about how they benefit as a result of what you do - so use this as your key purpose.
in this area.
Hamishs keynotes will demonstrate the major breakthroughs that can be achieved by changing your approach. Hamishs message can tailored to a variety of topics and levels within any organisation.