As a Future of Work Architect, I go beyond design, actively collaborating with organisations to transform their ways of working. This involves designing and embedding digital working practices while boosting the adoption of digital tools. With a profound focus on streamlining information access, optimising digital tools, and fostering a culture of remote-first excellence, I contribute to enhancing communication, productivity, wellbeing, and work flexibility.
Honoured to be recognised as one of the top 50 experts in the Remote Innovator Category in the Remote Influencer Report – the ultimate guide to the most inspiring and influential thought leaders in the world of remote work.
Co-author of "Ready for Remote," a quickly digestible playbook crafted long before the pandemic made remote work a necessity rather than a choice.
Passionate about fostering wellbeing and championing humane technology, I collaborate with leaders to reshape work cultures and foster vibrant digital environments for the future of work. With over two decades of experience in steering the strategy, design, and delivery of digital products across various sectors, such as financial services, telecommunications, and start-ups, I offer a rich knowledge base. Having effectively built and nurtured remote-first teams for more than ten years, I bring the expertise needed to guide and assist you in achieving similar success.
Future of Work Consultancy, specialising in empowering teams through purposeful knowledge management and digital transformation. My mission is to enhance your digital employee experience by streamlining information access and optimising ways of working and digital tools. With a focus on diagnosing issues, identifying tailored solutions, and facilitating effective change management, I'm dedicated to helping your organisation thrive in the dynamic world of the future of work.
Digital Employee Experience & Knowledge Management
Elevate your work experience with this purpose-driven knowledge management expertise. This service focuses on empowering teams through purposeful knowledge management, streamlining information access, and simplifying the digital employee experience. By diagnosing issues, identifying solutions, and actively collaborating to transform ways of working, I ensure increased adoption of future-of-work practices and digital tools. The outcome is an environment where employees can easily and quickly find the information they need, leading to reduced chaos, enhanced productivity, and improved clarity.
Customised Company Handbook
Experience a future-of-work way of working with a customised company handbook. My expert guidance will help your organisation embrace digital-first ways of working, asynchronous communication, reduce meetings, and optimise digital tools for increased efficiency, focus, and reduced distractions. This tailor-made playbook, designed in collaboration with your team, equips you with the knowledge to navigate the future of work seamlessly, ensuring a cohesive and productive work environment.
Digital Tools Analysis & Adoption
This comprehensive digital tools analysis and adoption service evaluates your current toolset, optimises them, and provides expert advice on enhancing communication, collaboration, meetings, and employee well-being. As a Future of Work Architect, I actively collaborate to transform your digital landscape, streamlining processes, and elevating the overall employee experience. This leads to increased productivity and fosters a positive work culture, aligning with the principles of the future of work.
Your Remote Work Partner
I bring an extensive network with diverse expertise across all aspects of the future of work. From knowledge management to digital tools optimisation, my collaborative approach ensures that I actively contribute to transforming your organisation, helping it thrive in the dynamic digital landscape.
“Gary is a world-class operator and innovator. He played a pivotal role in implementing and scaling a knowledge management system + culture at Andela, taking the company from zero to one in an area that's critical for shared understanding and collaboration. He then led function leaders to build out Team Workspaces, spearheaded AMAs and Office Hours to bring the team along for the journey, and worked cross-functionally to ensure alignment. He also led the interview and creation process for Andela's Enterprise Guide to Remote Work — a comprehensive resource for getting distributed environments right.
As anyone who has partnered with Gary will tell you, there's no scope too narrow nor wide for him to up-level when it comes to strategy, operations, ways of working, and collaboration.”
Darren Murph— VP Workplace Design & Remote Experience, Andela
(Now Technology Strategy Communications at Ford)
“Gary’s work at ACCA to lead the adoption of Microsoft 365 and Teams and to develop the strategy and content for future ways of working was effective and impactful — he led the work bottom up, creating buy-in through the development of an adoption community whilst also providing a strategic steer at leadership level. Gary quickly established himself as a go to person for people at all levels within the organisation.
His ability to quickly build rapport, establish credibility and add value is impressive. He has a calm and understated manner, he listens actively and delivers high quality content, guidance and analysis in response to business problems.
Gary is a pleasure to work with, he is exceptionally talented and a pioneer in the world of remote / hybrid working — he would add value to any organisation and I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
Nicola Parkes — Head of Market Execution, ACCA
"Gary understood the aims and was able to help us position the technology to support our culture change. It was not technology for the sake of it; Gary was able to help us use the technology in the best way for the purpose of meeting our objectives.
Very quickly, Gary became a trusted partner, working alongside all our people but especially those in our Culture & Engagement and People teams. He worked not only as a partner, delivering some of the change, but also as a trusted advisor to many. As a result, we moved the needle much faster than we otherwise would have and always felt we had an expert on hand."
Julie Hotchkiss — Executive Director of People & Transformation, ACCA
"Gary's leadership and vision made the launch of a crowdsourcing platform at Three possible. He saw the potential for open innovation and had the knowledge, expertise and influence to make it happen. He was instrumental in providing technical and strategic support, always giving us his time and attention to solve problems and offer ideas. It's always a pleasure working with Gary."
Brooke Rutherford— Director of Marketing, Comms and Operations, London App Developers
“The Wellbeing in Tech session was amazing. Honestly, even better than the LinkedIn Learning courses. Super actionable with great ideas!”
Stacey Overturf — Director, Training and Enablement, Ansira
"Gary has been instrumental in changing how teams at ACCA work. Through a period of huge disruption and change his ability to inspire, advise and support practical changes has seen us completely shift our ways of working to become remote first. He was pivotal in the creation and rollout of our ways of working playbook which teams across the globe use as a reference point to improve meetings, productivity and better adopt the technology we've invested in.
Gary seamlessly connects the dots and encourages use of the tools to ensure that remote and digital first are not at the expense of work/life balance."
Amber Kirkbride — Change & Implementation Lead, ACCA
"Gary is a great ideas person. He is constantly in touch with new innovation in ways of working and technology. He's business savvy with a strong delivery mindset. Gary grabbed the opportunity to build the people digital tools area in Three, creating a digital employee experience and fully distributed teams from nothing."
John Hayes— Director of Engineering, Spotify
"Gary spoke at our Employee Experience Forum in London and was the most highly rated speaker among his peers. Both his content and presentation style were excellent and he added valuable experience and knowledge to our 100+ senior HR attendees looking for ways in which to enhance their employee experience."
Sakhi Spencer — Gartner