Wayne Clarke

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GGI's Founding Partner

Wayne Clarke is the founding partner of the GGI, based out of the UK/Netherlands. From 2007 until 2012 he was the managing partner of the advisory arm of Best Companies, who produce the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies lists.


He began his career at Arthur Andersen and went on to lead employee engagement for BDO, the fifth largest accounting network, who achieved a top 20 ranking in the Sunday Times Best Companies lists. Wayne is an economics graduate and has spent over 20 years helping to improve the performance of organisations through improved people engagement.

He works throughout the world designing and delivering strategic growth focused programmes within the private and public sector. To date he has worked with more than 700 CEOs/boards and thousands of managers in over 30 countries.


Wayne is an international keynote speaker and has been recognised for 4 years by HR Magazine as one of the top 25 “Most Influential Thinkers” in the world. Wayne is a visiting lecturer on the MBA and International Business Masters programme at Cass Business School in London and Dubai.

In 2012 at the New York JCI/UN Partnership Summit, he was formally recognised as a JCI Ambassador for his work in promoting the principles of JCI and the United Nations Foundation; previous recipients of this ambassadorship include former UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon.

“I've worked with Wayne for the last two years, over which time we've gone from nowhere to being 25th in the Best Companies survey as a great place to work. With wit and charm, and a huge amount of common sense and experience, Wayne has been a fantastic source of advice, always delivered in a way, which is constructive although challenging. He recently spoke at a conference with all of our managers, and was the star turn of the day, with feedback from managers at all levels that Wayne made them think, and left them inspired.”


Natalie Ceeney CBE, Chief Executive Officer The Financial Ombudsman Service

“Wayne is an exceptional visionary. He has great knowledge in the field of creating positive value in bottom line and market reputation, both internal and external of an organisation. His presentation qualities would rival the leading global speakers and he is very inspirational. A great mentor and capable of bringing positive change to any organization.”


Amir Hussain, Head of Marketing CBS Deloitte

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