Wayne Clarke is a founding partner of the Global Growth Institute based out of the UK/Netherlands, and from 2007 until 2012 was the managing and international partner of the advisory arm of Best Companies, who produce the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies lists.He began his career at Deloitte and went on to help BDO, the fifth largest accounting network, to achieve a top 20 ranking in the Sunday Times Best Companies lists. Wayne is an economics graduate and has spent over 16 years helping to improve the performance of organisations through improved people engagement. He works throughout the world designing and delivering strategic growth focused programmes within the private and public sector. To date he has worked with more than 500 CEOs/boards and thousands of managers in over 30 countries. He is also a co1founder of the ‘HR In The Boardroom’ programme delivered with Xinfu, the Chinese CEO advisory specialists. Wayne is an international keynote speaker and has been recognised for three consecutive years by HR Magazine as one of the top 25 “Most Influential Thinkers” and is a visiting lecturer on the MBA programme at Cass Business School in London and Dubai. In 2012 at the New York JCI/UN Partnership Summit, he was formally recognised as a JCI Ambassador for his work in promoting the principles of JCI and the United Nations Foundation; previous recipients of this ambassadorship include current UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon. In July 2014 he was invited to speak alongside Chelsea Clinton at the UN in New York.