Alan South
Director of Ripplewood Lmtd

Live on stage: Meet him live on Day 1 at the FLI Conference 2018.

About: Alan South is a career innovator and entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience. His work is to apply his expertise to support senior leaders build a profitable future in the face of uncertainty. He covers innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy, together with the associated leadership disciplines. For executive development he has a series of proprietary masterclasses delivered directly to his clients and also via a number of top business schools, including the Saïd Business School where he is an Associate Fellow. A recurring theme in his consulting work is the development of new service offers, particularly for professional services firms and he has proprietary methods for the creation of value propositions. His prior career has three main blocks, each of about a decade. Most recently at Solarcentury, he gained experience at a high-growth, venture capital funded business in the emerging industry of solar power. Earlier, at IDEO, he worked on state-of-the-art innovation methods within the entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley. His roles included leading IDEO Europe and founding their service innovation practice. Earlier, Alan led product development for Cambridge Consultants where he built his understanding of developing high technology and of taking it to market.