The NextGenPSF project team is comprised of academics working in design thinking, machine learning, management, innovation, operations and professional services, coupled with professional expertise of scenario planning experts of Normann Partners and the Managing Partners' Forum which brings together professional firms to share ideas on strategic leadership and management.

Our Team

Professor Tim Vorley

Professor Lucy Kimbell

Professor Martin Spring

Professor Bruce Tether

Professor James Faulconbridge

Mr Richard Chaplin

Dr Chay Brooks

Mr Gerrard Drenth

Dr Cristian Gherhes

Dr Nikos Aletras

Ms Hilary Smyth-Allen

Dr Makayla Lewis

Dr Atif Sarwar

Dr Carlo Cordasco

Zoƫ Hunter

Project Manager

Partner Organisations

Our Advisory Board

We are grateful for the support of our Advisory Board who bring substantial expertise from the legal and accounting professions, as well as experience of AI.

Jonathan Patterson

DWF Ventures

Paul Mosson

Law Society of Scotland

Austin Milne


Richard Seabrook

Neota Logic

Dr Sophie Dale-Black


Hugh Shields


Sophia Adams-Bhatti

Law Society

Professor John Armour

University of Oxford

Professor Daniel Muzio

University of York

Nick West

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Derek Southall

Hyperscale Group

Helen Baden


Debra Malpass


Becky Shields

Kingston Smith

Victoria Purtill

Cilex Regulation

Marcus Scott

The City UK