Robert Dickson

MA (Cantab), MBA

Robert Dickson designs and facilitates large scale organisation and leadership development interventions in global organisations. He works with senior teams and at Board level, supporting strategy development and implementation, and organisation culture change initiatives. Current and recent clients include the European Central Bank, Euroclear, KBC Group, HSBC, Novartis, Ipsen, Friesland Campina, Mann+Hummel, LV, Hapag Lloyd.

Prior to joining Ashridge, Robert followed a general management career in South America, Europe and the Far East. His last role was Finance, Strategy and IT Director of Coats Europe, the European Division of Coats Viyella.

Robert graduated in Engineering and Management Studies from Cambridge University and has an MBA (Distinction) from INSEAD. He speaks Spanish, French and German.

Robert Dickson


Launched - Four Practice Groups

Whilst some people reading this issue may be discovering Ashidge Consulting for the first time, many Converse readers have worked with us for a number of years. Just as we have seen so many of our client organisations flourish and grow, we too have been developing and evolving as a business, in order to meet the changing needs of our clients. We would like to take this opportunity to bring you up to date with the full range of activities that we now undertake. In particular, we want to share with you the way in which the structure and leadership of our consulting organisation have recently been redesigned to provide increased focus and clarity around our areas of expertise.

Smallwood, J., Rebbeck, M., Dickson, R. & Powell, M. (2007) Launched - Four Practice Groups, Converse, Issue 5, pp. 6 - 8

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Away Day Take Aways

Robert Dickson recounts how, for both consultants and clients, it's often the unscheduled conversations that provide lasting value for individuals and organisations.

Dickson, R. (2005) Away Day Take Aways, Converse, pp.16-17, June.

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Executive Coaching

Dickson, R. (2005) Executive Coaching, CriticalEYE FORUM , London, 26th May.

Consulting in Collegio

Over the last two years, Ashridge Consulting has been working with a growing number of universities, helping them to develop their leadership capability in the face of major changes in the higher education sector. This is new ground for Ashridge Consulting and often for the universities themselves. What lessons have been learnt, and what might this mean for the sector in the future?

Dickson, R. (2004) Consulting in Collegio, Converse, January.

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