Leadership and change
Flint has a wealth of experience working at the top of large, global organisations helping leaders set direction and think through big decisions. Many of the issues leaders face are a complex web of politics, strategy, commercial imperatives, relationships and personalities. We know how to navigate through these.
Many companies face organisational challenges posed by external turbulence and politics. We help business leaders to manage change so that they can respond to these challenges and ensure their organisations are structured in the most effective way to deliver their public policy priorities.
- Support leaders to think in an integrated way about policy and commercial challenges, and engage effectively with government leaders.
- Enable corporate affairs functions to gain traction with business leaders and work effectively within complex company structures.
- Build organisational resilience to deal with new challenges, especially in response to rapidly moving political events.
- Facilitate work on complex strategy and organisational issues and helping companies develop a single voice across different silos.
- Support companies in recruiting executives.
- Helping a financial services business review its governance arrangements and interactions with a key shareholder group to meet future regulatory requirements. The result is a position which commands the confidence of the shareholders, the company and the regulator.
- Giving leadership support and coaching to a senior client stepping up to a challenging new public leadership position. We helped define the major challenges and a set of strategies to meet them.
- Working with the Board and Executive Team of an infrastructure authority to chart the next stage of their development. This helped the authority move quickly into a leadership role in its sector.
Leadership & change team
Andrew joined Flint in September 2017 to build our Leadership and Organisational Change practice. He works with clients across a range of sectors. He brings 30 years’ experience at senior levels in government, the EU and the private sector.
Previously Andrew was a Director at Stanton Marris and a Partner at Towers Perrin/Kinsley Lord. He started his career in the UK Civil Service, where he worked for two Home Secretaries and in Margaret Thatcher’s office.
Sir Simon Fraser is a founder and Managing Partner of Flint. He supports clients managing complex European and international policy issues. Simon leads our teams helping clients respond to the challenges of Brexit. He is a respected policy commentator and adviser of senior corporate leaders.
From 2010 to 2015 Simon was the Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service. He has also led the UK Department for Business. Prior to that he was Chief of Staff to the European Trade Commissioner in Brussels, and Director General for European Policy at the Foreign Office. Simon is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London.
Based in Brussels, Gregor oversees Flint’s European network. He provides strategic regulatory and organisational advice to companies in sectors including energy, tech, financial services and manufacturing.
As a senior adviser and media spokesman for two European Commissioners, Gregor dealt with major regulatory initiatives and challenges for industry, trade negotiations and agriculture policy reform. After leaving the Commission, Gregor ran a leading Brussels policy consultancy.
Alex joined Flint in October 2017, supporting clients in policy engagement and strategy across a number of sectors including life sciences and financial services.
Before joining Flint, Alex worked in the Office of The Prime Minister in Uganda, as a strategist at Guardian News & Media, as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and as an aide to Gordon Brown, the former British Prime Minister.
Kiran joined Flint in November 2015. She is part of the core team that provides Brexit analysis and advice for clients. She also supports clients dealing with challenges in policy, regulation and organisational change in the UK and EU in the financial services, life sciences and manufacturing sectors.
Previously Kiran worked in the UK Parliament, with European parliamentarians and has consulted for energy company Hess and Barclays' investment team in New York.
Olivia advises on policy and regulatory issues and political risk. She supports clients in the media, telecoms and financial services sectors.
Before joining Flint, Olivia worked in the Communications and Advocacy team of the European Council on Foreign Relations in London. Previously, she worked for the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne, Australia, where she authored a report on the regulation of Australian trade unions. Olivia has a Master’s degree in European Politics, specialising in the politics of Central and Eastern Europe.