HRMI 2022: Wayne Clarke, founding partner, Global Growth Institute

Wayne Clarke is the founding partner of the Global Growth Institute (GGI), with offices located in the UK, Netherlands, Turkey, Bahrain and Mongolia.

An economics graduate, Clarke has spent over 20 years improving the performance of organisations through enhanced people engagement. The GGI has now developed over 30,000 managers in over 30 countries using its World Class Manager programme, with Clarke personally advising over 700 CEOs and leadership teams globally.

Clarke began his career at Deloitte and went on to lead employee engagement for BDO, the fifth largest accounting network, which achieved a top 20 ranking in the Sunday Times Best Companies lists. Subsequently, he ran the advisory arm of Best Companies as managing partner for five years, before founding the GGI.

As well as leading the GGI, Clarke is a visiting lecturer at Bayes Business School and The University of Kent.

In 2011 he was appointed as ambassador for JCI at the United Nations in NYC - previous recipients of this honour include the past UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. In 2019 he was also appointed an export ambassador for London by the Department for International Trade.

He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.


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Wayne Clarke ranked 19th on HR magazine’s list of HR Most Influential thinkers in 2022.

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