Michael trained as an economist before working as a research fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute, and economics consultant with the World Bank in East Africa. He and his wife Auriel have 3 married children, and 12 grandchildren. Michael is now a social entrepreneur and has launched many charities whose work includes international peace-building (Concordis International), alternative finance (Allia) and social policy (Credit Action). In 1994, Michael launched the Relationships Foundation; he is also on the board of Relationships Forum Australia. He is co-author of The R Factor (1993), Jubilee Manifesto (2005) and The Relational Manager (September 2009) and has contributed to a number of other books looking at social issues from a relational perspective. He is an experienced speaker who has addressed audiences all over the world, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s new year honours in 2009.
Clive has spent over 30 years in the financial industry as bond trader; 14 years at Morgan Stanley, 12 years running a small hedge fund and now delivering training to the financial services industry. Outside of his work interests he has been involved with a variety of youth organisations; Scouts, The Rona Sailing Project, Chislehurst Youth for Christ as well as business mentoring.
Prabhu was for fifteen years Executive Director, Organizational Development, for Wolfsberg (a subsidiary of UBS) where he was responsible for Think Tanks on global trends which had the objective of adding significant value to the bank in innovative ways. He has run projects for the World Bank and other international companies and organisations, in China, Tajikistan, and other countries. Born and educated in India, he is Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Management and Public Policy at William Carey University (Meghalaya, India), and Honorary Chairman of the Career Innovation Company, Oxford, UK, though he served earlier as a governor of the Polytechnic of Central London (now The University of Westminster) and as a member of the Council of the British Institute of Management (now the Chartered Management Institute). He was the Founder-Moderator of stars (the Stein-Am-Rhein Symposium) as well as of the Zermatt Summit (Switzerland), and invited to Chair the Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, Austria, in 2016. Author of several books, he has contributed widely to radio and television in the UK and other countries, and has written for The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Journal of Japanese Trade & Industry, The Times and other publications. He is included in Debrett’s People of Today.