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Beechwood’s world-class, multi-disciplinary team and associates seek clarity on the other side of complexity. Although these experienced practitioners are subject matter specialists, they prefer to facilitate and motivate those who then have to implement the strategy rather than instruct and dictate.

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DAVID PATERSON

STRATEGY, INNOVATION

David is a leading specialist in strategy and innovation, in both business and social contexts. He has served as Chief Strategy Officer for two international marketing services firms, Asia-Pacific Director of Strategy for one of the world’s major advertising and marketing agency groups, Director of Business Consulting for a ‘big four’ consultancy, and Chief Marketing Officer for a £1.92 billion health insurance organisation. He has led comprehensive strategy reviews, the implementation of market growth and organisational transformation programs, and advised a wide range of global corporate clients. David served as Director of Engagement and Chief Innovation Officer of a major international aid & development organisation and holds various Board positions. He is a graduate in Business (University of South Australia), has studied Social Science at the University of Natal, and completed courses in strategy at Harvard and strategic innovation and design thinking at Stanford.