Richard David Hames

  • Richard David Hames, Business Speaker

    Richard David Hames is a corporate philosopher, author and knowledge designer. Working at the interface between organisations and society, he is recently described as one of this century’s most foresightful corporate philosophers and by Forbes Asia as one of the smartest people on the planet.

    An Australian citizen, educated in Europe and domiciled in Thailand, Richard has been honoured with numerous awards including a French…

    Location: VIC, Australia
    Fee Range: 5001 - 10000

About Richard

Richard David Hames is a corporate philosopher, author and knowledge designer. Working at the interface between organisations and society, he is recently described as one of this century’s most foresightful corporate philosophers and by Forbes Asia as one of the smartest people on the planet.

An Australian citizen, educated in Europe and domiciled in Thailand, Richard has been honoured with numerous awards including a French Government Scholarship, a Leverhulme European Fellowship, the Mondadori Professorial Fellowship and the inaugural Lord Attlee Fellowship.

After early careers in academia and the arts, Richard was appointed Group Chief Executive to AMI, a position that was to earn him an enviable reputation as a charismatic and highly effective leader of change through the transformation of an almost bankrupt business into one of Europe’s most successful and dynamic media corporations.

Today, Richard works as a strategic adviser to institutions and multinational corporations in the USA, Europe, UK, China, Japan, India, South Africa, Dubai, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and advises governments on issues as diverse as whole system change, ecologically intelligent urban development, governance, security and alternative energy. Richard is a member of various Advisory Boards including Merryck & Co; Singapore Power; and the Graduate School of Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University.

As a foresight practitioner Richard has examined topics ranging from the future of conflict to microtechnology in everyday life, financial services, transport, urban development, terrorism, taxation, health care, social networks, political systems, energy, natural resource management and learning. A celebrated speaker and writer, Richard is author of the best-selling books The Management Myth, Burying the 20th Century and The Five Literacies of Global Leadership.

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