Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking and execution demands understanding the alignment, engendering the right culture and attitude and building the skills and capabilities.


Business simulations, both industry and customised together with experiential-based solutions  develop and change high-leverage behaviors and enable effective strategic thinking and execution.

IDG helps organisations become better at strategic thinking and execution by leveraging business simulations to create a workforce that is aligned behind the strategy, has the right attitude to approach it with purpose and urgency and is able to quickly master the capabilities

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Principal Consultant

Iain works across all of IDG’s major clients bringing a real commercial focus to any programme he delivers. He is responsible for managing one of IDG’s largest financial services accounts, using a global team to deliver workshops in 20 countries across three continents. Iain is also part of the team who design and deliver IDG’s bespoke business simulations.

He joined IDG in 2003 after spending seven years in practice in a Big Four accountancy firm where he was also responsible for the training of the 600-strong graduate intake. During his time at IDG he has worked primarily within financial services, leading long-term leadership programmes both at first line manager and middle management levels. Early in his IDG career Iain led a large-scale assessment and development project in Bahrain which has subsequently been used in both Abu Dhabi and Jordan and he remains engaged in IDG’s work in the Middle East.

Iain is a qualified chartered accountant with a degree in Philosophy and Psychology from Wadham College, Oxford. Since joining IDG he has passed the Securities Institute Islamic Finance Qualification as well as being accredited to Level B with the BPS.

Clients value Iain’s ability to challenge them individually and collectively and his willingness to push them to deliver more. They also appreciate his global experience and intellectual rigour!