Brian is hugely energised by the intersection of business, people, and technology as described by Bloor’s Mutable Business™ blueprint.
He is proud to be bringing his decades of leadership and hands on experience to bear as Bloor seeks to help businesses and their leaders adapt to their own particular “constant state of re-invention”.
Brian’s experience encompasses multiple disciplines including general management, sales, business change, procurement, and of course IT.
He spent 15 years on the executive boards of global FTSE100 companies in a variety of different sectors. He has worked extensively in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, including China.
Tenures have included Global CIO at Allied Domecq, Head of Business Transformation and CIO at Burberry, CIO of Scottish Power, CIO and Chief Commercial Officer of Smiths Group, President of Smiths Business Information Services, and President of Smiths Detection.
Brian is Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, which includes the Peterborough, Stamford, Ely, Fenland, Huntingdon, and Cambridge chambers.
Previously he spent 7 years on the Executive Customer Advisory Council of AT&T In, advising the telecom giant’s leadership team in conjunction with other CIOs from around the world.
Thought Leadership & Speaking engagements
Brian has a track record of driving operational excellence, business transformation, and growth. He is passionate about people, service, and leadership, and has spoken on these and other subjects at London Business School, private companies, and in international leadership events.
Since developing his Leadership Framework in 2015 Brian has presented it at leadership events around the world. Recently he was invited to present on “Helping Leaders Get Better” at a Harvard Business School alumni event in Boston. La Fosse Associates, a Fast Track 100 company, has also formally adopted the framework as the blueprint for its own management and leadership development program.
In November 2019, Brian was invited to Shanghai to deliver a keynote speech to an audience of one thousand delegates at the state level Belt & Road forum for ICT Industry co-operation. His address ‘Succeeding Internationally in a Rapidly Changing World’ received high acclaim and has resulted in a TV appearance and future bookings in China.
Brian and his wife, Maggie, jointly own Alwalton Hall – a beauty and wellness centre set in their Georgian mansion south of Stamford, which has been their family home since 2004, and which they extensively re-purposed before opening it to the public in March 2017. They also own its satellite salon in the centre of Cambridge.
Brian is an alumnus of Abingdon School, the Royal Academy of Music, INSEAD, and Harvard Business School.
To enquire about Brian’s availability and full engagement details, please contact
Tel: 01494 898 058
Research from Brian Jones
- CDO Exchange Europe 2020 on 22nd October, 2020
- CDO Exchange 2020 on 17th September, 2020
- A Source of Help on 30th March, 2020