A former project engineer and management consultant now focused on service design and open innovation, Sean has worked on oil platforms in the North Sea, pulp and paper factories in Norway and everything in-between. He has a strong track record in helping companies grow through innovation and change.
Sean currently runs his own service design and innovation practice partnering with a wide range of clients, leading projects to create new services, improve existing ones and build in-house capability.
Sean has been leading open innovation competitions for Geovation, part of Ordnance Survey, for the past six years, supporting start-ups and growth companies to pitch for seed funding.
He has been a coach on the Capacity Building Programme for Colombian start-ups, SME’s and accelerators as part of the £375m Newton Fund which, through science and innovation partnerships, promoting the economic development and welfare of deprived people in partnering countries.
Sean has also worked with National Grid as part of a team running a global innovation search to find new partners to accelerate their access to innovative technologies in response to 23 challenge areas.
Sean has lectured at Imperial College and Central St Martins and is a mentor at Bethnal Green Ventures, an accelerator programme for people who want to change the world using technology. He also sat on the Design Council’s Knee High Challenge advisory board.