Wayne Clarke

Founder and CEO, The Global Growth Institute and World Class Manager Programme

Wayne Clarke is the founding partner of the Global Growth Institute, with offices located in the UK, Netherlands, Turkey, Bahrain and Mongolia. Wayne is an economics graduate with over 20 years’ experience of improving the performance of organisations through enhanced people engagement and has been recognised 5 times by HR Magazine as one of the ‘Most Influential Thinkers in HR’ globally. The GGI have now developed over 30,000 managers in over 30 countries using their unique World Class ManagerTM programme and Wayne has personally advised over 700 CEOs and leadership teams globally. Wayne began his career at Deloitte and went on to lead employee engagement for BDO, the fifth largest accounting network, who achieved a top 20 ranking in the Sunday Times Best Companies lists. Wayne subsequently ran the advisory arm of best companies as their Managing Partner for five years, before founding the Global Growth Institute. Currently, as well as leading the GGI, Wayne is a visiting lecturer at Bayes Business School and The University of Kent. In 2011 he was appointed as an Ambassador for JCI at the United Nations in NYC, previous recipients of this honour include the past UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon.