About Us

about us
  • “Our world faces huge challenges in the years ahead. Climate change, race relations, social inequality, technology and a second wave of Covid-19 will continue to test us to our limits. All leaders, not just politicians, but those of us in positions of influence from business, to the arts, education, science and commerce, must take a look into an honest mirror about who we are and who we want to be.”
    Gurnek Bains
    CEO, Global Future

Changing the world means changing the way we think. We use psychology to provide fearless and original insight on the challenges facing our times. We believe that each of us needs to question our beliefs and assumptions, particularly when it may be counter-intuitive or uncomfortable to do so. We aim to guide leaders, from business to politics, arts and civil society, to ask bigger, deeper questions about how we can best serve our communities. With this courageous reflection, we believe we can achieve stronger and more meaningful change.

Our Directors

Gurnek Bains
Gurnek Bains was born into a Sikh family from the Punjab and arrived in Britain at the age of 7 to grow up in London’s East End where his parents worked on the railways or in local factories. The support he received from them, his teachers and fellow pupils gave him the confidence to flourish and he, along with all five of his brothers and sisters, went on to obtain degrees and post graduate qualifications. He was eventually awarded a doctorate in psychology from Oxford University.
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Our Advisory Board

Mike Coupe
Former CEO, J Sainsbury plc
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Professor Jonathan Portes
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, King’s College, London
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Akram Khan
Internationally-acclaimed dancer and choreographer
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Paul Roseby
CEO and Artistic Director, National Youth Theatre
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Professor Miles Hewstone
Director, Oxford University, Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict
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Laura Sandys
former Chair of European Movement UK and Conservative Party Member of Parliament
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Fiona Dent
Board Director, Advisor and Trustee
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