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.
Associate Director, Unwork
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 also heads up Unwork’s wide-ranging and varied research programmes. Covering a broad range of work issues, he is responsible for keeping the group and its clients up-to-date through white papers, studies, interviews and articles.
Previously, he researched and ran events on new ways of working, future wireless technology, office relocations and refurbishments, sustainability in the workplace and the future of the retail sector for Unwired. Before joining Unwired, Luke ran a portfolio of international pharmaceutical conferences, across a broad range of topics including pharmaceutical logistics, pharmaceutical marketing, key opinion leader development and therapeutic-area specific research events. Luke studied Chemistry at Oxford University.
Associate (Head of Change), Unwork
An award winning designer, innovation consultant, TV presenter, speaker and workplace strategy advisor. Kursty’s particular passion is in helping organizations to cultivate the right cultural and physical environments to support innovation. In her book, I Wish I Worked There! – A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business, Kursty went behind the scenes of the world’s most innovative companies, uncovering insights that drive their success.
Her experience includes designing & running creativity workshops, driving innovation and internal transformation projects and coaching senior executives around innovation culture issues. Kursty routinely delivers high-energy motivating speeches to audiences from 20 to 1000 people in locations from Dubai, Moscow, Sydney, Seoul, to Burton-on-Trent. Her eleven years as an Aerobics instructor has come in handy from time-to-time!
With double Masters Degrees in both Engineering and Innovation Design, Kursty blends big picture thinking with an eye for detail, so she’ll make sure your project keeps its bold vision in sight, whilst keeping the nitty gritty in check.
Alex has spent his career assisting architects and designers in delivering solutions that work, through the development of comprehensive briefs that encompass all the project elements from Client Vision, Strategy, Business plan and schedule of spatial requirements.
He is a lateral thinker and his clients enjoy his ability to challenge the status quo and to seek and develop new solutions. He is a keen advocate of the power of bringing different skills and backgrounds together into focus groups and workshops in order to develop creative and innovative thinking.
Alex has transferred his Strategic Workplace consulting skills into other sectors and has been involved in developing briefs in the Museum, Education, Retail, Aviation and Government sectors.
Before joining Unwork, Alex was a Vice President and Head of Consulting at HOK International for 11 years, previous to which he was Head of Strategic Consulting at BDG McColl for 14 years. Previous clients include the House of Commons, SJ Berwin, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, Carnival UK, Museum of London, The Guardian, Telford College, Barclays, HSBC and BP.
Kit joined the Unwork team in 2013. He is a Researcher for the company, producing various white papers and other research reports that largely focus on news ways of working and the future of the workplace. His primary focus at this time is on our exciting Food @ Work project.
Kit recently graduated from the University of Manchester where he studied for a degree in Environmental Science. He has past research experience at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Other past experience includes time spent at Fortnum & Mason and Baker and McKenzie LLP.
Executive Assistant, Unwork
Bianca joined Unwork in May 2012, and is employed as Executive Assistant. She supports the Group CEO in all activities related to the business.
Before joining Unwork, Bianca owned an Italian Restaurant in South Africa and has also worked at Hertz Car Rental, South Africa, as a Sales Rep and Customer Service Rep. She has a degree in Organisational Psychology and Industrial Sociology, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (majoring in marketing) from the University of Cape Town.
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.