CEO, Unwork and Ungroup
Philip is an author, consultant and commentator specialising in the future of work. He predicts the way that new trends and forces such as emerging technology will shape how we work, live, learn and enjoy leisure.
He has worked with organisations such as Ernst & Young, Allen & Overy, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, McKinsey & Co, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nokia and Ericsson on future concepts for work and the work place.
Philip has spoken at conferences around the world including the Wall Street Journal Europe CEO Forum on Converging Technologies, alt.office in the USA and Corenet’s Global Summits in Beijing, Orlando, Auckland and Melbourne.
In 1994 he founded Cordless Group with the publication of The Cordless Office Report. He has written a number of books on the future of cities, work and workplace including The Creative Office, The 21st Century Office and Space to Work (all co-authored with Jeremy Myerson). He has also contributed to a number of other books including the Corporate Fool and the Responsible Workplace.
Advisory Board, Unwork
Cornelius Medvei is a consultant and Non-Executive Director with Unwork. Cornelius was Head of Eversheds Real Estate Practice Group, responsible for the team across the UK and international network, for 8 years before becoming London Managing Partner and a member of Eversheds’ Board and Executive in 2006. As London Managing Partner, Cornelius led the project team responsible for identifying, leasing and organising the fit out of their new international HQ at One Wood Street in the City of London to which they moved in May 2008. A key part of his task was to identify and manage the change from a cellular working environment to an open plan environment and to introduce a number of changes in working methods. Subsequently he has been London Senior Partner and Head of Eversheds Transport Sector Group.
External appointments include being a member of The Law Society’s Membership Board, The City of London Law Society’s Committee and the Court of the City of London Solicitor’s Company; he is a Governor of Southbank Centre; Chair of the Cheapside Initiative; Trustee of The Whitechapel Gallery; Chair of Cockpit Arts and a member of the Advisory Board to the Minister for the Arts.
Commercial Director, Unwork
Steve has worked in the IT and communications sector for over 25 years, and has led sales and commercial operations in specialised business and IT consultancies for over 10 years.
As Unwork’s Commercial Director, Steve works to drive the commercial presence and growth of the business in the delivery of holistic workplace consultancy and change management, from strategy to delivery and ongoing support.
Director of Workplace
Conrad is a thought leader and expert in the field of workplace strategy and change. He is passionate about people and the workplace, bringing together his skills and experience in workplace design, behavioural psychology, organisation development, change management and executive coaching to create ‘workplaces that work’ from a people, organisational and design perspective.
He works at a senior level with clients to develop informed workplace strategies and change/transformation programmes, playing a leading role in workplace research, user engagement, pre and post occupancy utilisation studies, space requirements briefing, design brief, building appraisals, and change management.
He has worked with numerous organisations including UBS, GlaxoSmithKline, Boston Consulting Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Henkel, HBOS, Moodys, BT, BSkyB, Deutsche Bank, IBM, DfT, FSA, Microsoft and Imperial College
He was a Committee Member of the Workplace Consulting Organisation (WCO) for 3 years.
Conrad is also a motivational speaker and executive coach and is sometimes found strumming a fairly mean guitar!
Luke advises on the future of work, enabling clients to understand the value of and business case for new ways of working and agility at work. He is committed to understanding the forces influencing work and the disruptive technologies, events and behaviours leading the change.
He is passionate about bringing together experiences, innovations and best practice from a variety of industries to each project that he works on – many of the challenges we face in property and workplace have been solved by other industries. Workplace strategy that only learns from the workplace world no longer works in our integrated world.
Luke studied Chemistry at Oxford University, and uses the scientific methods of data analysis and problem solving in his work.
Jane Ryan joined UnGroup in 2012 and became Finance and Operations Manager for UnWork in 2015. She manages all aspects of internal finance and operations procedures.
Prior to joining UnGroup, Jane worked with a variety of other clients as a freelance finance and operations consultant, specialising in helping evolving businesses to establish good internal structures and procedures which encourage and nurture growth.
Jane has a BA Hons degree in English, is IAB qualified and ACCA part-qualified.
Rhiannon joined Ungroup in February 2016 as Business Manager to assist with financial and administrative support.
After completing a B.Sc in Business & Management from Aston University, Rhiannon has worked within Digital Marketing and Recruitment. She has also enjoyed some time travelling around South America.
Owen focuses on helping clients understand their working practises through the application of data models and surveys. He has a commanding interest in the trends shaping the way we live and work, and has previously worked in a variety of research and consulting roles.
He holds a first class degree in History and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London.
While undertaking his degree, Owen specialised in quantitative methods, and graduated with a number of prestigious awards for the strength and originality of his statistical analysis.
Owen is also a Chinese speaker and has spent time living in both Hong Kong and mainland China.
Arraz holds an upper-second B.Sc. degree in Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London and a pass with merit in M.Sc. Neuroscience from King’s College London. He has worked on scientific projects including investigations into human visual processing and information processing in endocrinological circuits.
Arraz is interested in the interface between technology and behaviour, as well as how workplace behaviour changes with new methods and technologies.
Katherine is an Associate Director at UnWork. A dynamic and experienced consultant, technology writer, project manager and communicator, she is adept at tailoring her skills to the size and personality of the organisation. She has an excellent grasp of complex, technical and scientific processes and can manage systems relating to these as well as helping to make them understandable to stakeholders. Katherine is able to see the bigger picture and cut through jargon, organisational barriers and cultural prejudices to get results.
Recent projects include advising the UK government on technology within the Home Office and setting up a dashboard for the CIO to monitor performance against technology strategy. She has worked on a number of innovative workplace projects as well as futures papers and research.
In addition she is an experienced project manager, using robust programme management control frameworks to ensure delivery is managed in accordance with best practice principles. She is highly skilled at stewarding relationships with key stakeholders, managing and motivating a team, setting and assessing targets and board-level decision making.
Hannah has been working as a chartered interior designer for the past 20 years with specific reference to the workplace. During her career, Hannah has also trained in psychology which has enabled her to explore how people interact and work within a space. This dynamic between workplace strategy and design offers advantages to clients and our team. As well as thinking in solutions, Hannah can process the detailed strategy reports efficiently and ensuring nothing gets lost in translation. The psychology aspect bought to the process allows for basic strategies that ensure comfort to the occupants and a scheme that works on a functional level.
Over the years Hannah has researched alternate areas of workplace strategy such as swarm intelligence theories to try and ascertain ways of measuring productivity within the workplace. Working with clients, Hannah seeks ways to find matrix measures to identify how successful a project was and reassesses the workplace after project completion to ensure objectives were met and proved successful.
Hannah regularly conducts seminars on new ways of working and enjoys interactions with people. Qualified in change management practices, she is able to engage with staff at all levels to aid them in understanding the new workplace and the impact the change is likely to have upon their day to day lives.
Some clients Hannah has worked with include GFK NOP, Vodafone, Carnival Group, National Trust, Withers, Christian Aid and Save the Children. As well as working within the UK, Hannah has also worked internationally in the US, Canada and across Europe.
We are always on the look-out for skilled and dynamic people to join our growing team. Have a look at our careers page for more information.