DVC Consultants was founded by our Executive Chairman, Quentin Anderson. He is a disruptor by nature. Throughout his 35 year career, he has driven companies that challenge the status quo to seize opportunity. He constructed L.O.A.F (Leadership and Organisation in Anarchic Flux), DVC’s proprietary methodology for managing disruptive transformation.
His career started out working for Marsh Mclennan in London and Houston working in Oil and Gas Risk Management. His clients included Exxon, Chevron, Premier Oil and LASMO.
After 5 years he moved into brand management and communication where he rose to be Deputy Managing Director of CGI Brandsense a EURO RSCG company. His clients included LASMO, Tesco, Guinness, Iceland and Safeway.
In 1995 he was asked by WPP Group to start a new company specialising in corporate marketing. Within 3 years this company had built a client portfolio which included Railtrack, Department of Transport, Citicorp, Bahrain Investment Bank, Avis. During this period he acted as a communications adviser on the privatization of Railtrack and flotation of Avis and built a business posting a £1 million PBT.
In 1998 WPP acquired Addison and on merger Quentin became CEO of the new entity. From then until 2006 he saw the successful development of the company into a broad based brand and communications group. Client wins during this period included NatWest, Novartis, Syngenta, Gazprom, National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia),Vodafone, Boots, EADS and Zurich Financial.
He was a frequent commentator on branding and marketing on BBC and Sky News as well as a frequent writer and contributor of articles in the FT, Times and Campaign. He also won a WPP Atticus Award for Original Thinking in Marketing for “Naturist and Veiled” in 1999 which predicted the rise of the sharing economy, dominance of content marketing, power of the pressure group, evolution of e-commerce and the zeitgeist social media.
In 2006 he formed Drummond Partnership Ltd, the holding company for his Property Development and Media interests. DVC Consultants is a wholly owned subsidiary of DP ltd. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of the FinTech Challenger Brand
which is focused on providing banking for the underbanked and unbanked in emerging economies.
Dr Peter Davis MA PhD FRSA FRGS
Peter and Quentin first worked together in the noughties at the WPP owned Addison Corporate Marketing. There, they pioneered Stakeholder Engagement Programmes & Thought Leadership Programmes for FTSE 100 companies.
Peter has made a career from working in some of the world’s more challenging places. In the 1990s he worked for NATO in central and Eastern Europe, and amongst other things, was trapped in the USSR during the coup. He was then a director one of the charities of HRH The Prince of Wales – the Business Leaders’ Forum – developing the organisation’s activities in China, Vietnam, southern Africa and Russia. Since then, Peter has worked with a diverse range of companies, governments and international agencies.
Peter advises corporations on addressing challenges to their operations in developing countries. Some of this work relates to managing the societal and economic impacts of companies’ activities on local communities. He recently advised a leading extractive firm on maximising the local economic benefits of the development of an on-shore LNG facility in Papua New Guinea. He also worked with Dangote Rice in Jigawa State, Nigeria to overcome local opposition to a new plantation. This involved using a completely novel approach to mapping local communities to minimise adverse impacts and create local employment.
He has also worked closely with companies on issues of human rights and labour conditions. He advised Rexam on these issues in China, particularly supporting the company in its business development and acquisition strategy there. He also worked closely with Northrop Grumman on developing their internal ethics policies and processes, and developed an international supply chain policy for the company.
Peter also works with leading international agencies on a range of issues related to economic policy and development of the private sector. Between 2014-16, he developed for the EU a 60 million Euro programme to support inward investment into Jordan. He has also worked extensively in the middle East with the OECD. He developed the theory of change for their MENA programme, and for a new component in Iraq, responding to the threat posed by Da’esh. Later he developed, for OECD and The Siemens Foundation the Enhancing Business Integrity programme in Morocco. Between 2013 and 2014 he undertook a private sector assessment of Vietnam and the wider Mekong region for the Asian Development Bank.
He has also supported international agencies and governments in responding to changes in international politics. He advised the IFC on how to leverage international investments in fragile states to create local jobs and a local supply chain. He developed, for the UK and Dutch governments their strategy for economic recovery in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of the Ebola crisis. More recently, he undertook, for the UK Government, an analysis of the Zimbabwean economy post-Mugabe. Between 2013 and 2017, Peter sat on the Global Advisory Board of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.
From 2006 to 2009 he co-chaired David Cameron’s Working Group on Responsible Business Practice. His book, Corporations, Global Governance and Post-Conflict Reconstruction was published by Routledge in 2014. A further book, The Corporate Sector in International Development will be published in 2019. Peter was an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and went on to gain a PhD in international relations from London University. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Royal Geographical Society.
Justin James CTO Advisory
Justin James has over 20 years experience in designing, planning and implementing data strategies in different industries, across global markets. He has as a firm track record in leading the design and delivery of data and technology solutions/roadmaps with a pragmatic approach to strategically deliver on business objectives. Vast experience in both senior client and internal stakeholder management, ensuring strong integration and best use of recommended data solutions and available technology platforms to drive business KPIs and value creation.
Some of his previous engagements were Ladbrokes Coral – working on Enterprise Architecture and transformation, Balfour Beatty Group PLC global transformation, Linklater’s Enterprise Architecture, BAE, SunGard (Availability Services) mainly working with financial services, HP, Microsoft and Oracle.
Justin’s last engagement was based around cloud PaaS hosting block chain and disruptive technologies providing business’s with key insights to capitalise on disruptive and industry changing technologies and echo systems to better enable and ready the enterprise. With a passion for technologies and how they can better all our lives is an exciting and rewarding place to be
Mee Wennman has an extensive experience in marketing and product development both agency and client side in London and Barcelona.
Mee has created multinational marketing campaigns for a wide range of industries and clients such as Autotrader, Ladbrokes, Dell, Apple, Dubai Properties, VMWare, Becks, Vodafone etc. Holding roles as senior positions such as Head of search, Head of Marketing and Product Director within Thomas Cook Group and eDreams Odigeo makes her seasoned in ensuring strategic creation, alignment and implementation within large matrix organisations.
Mee has a passion for creating creative and disruptive solutions making certain ongoing activities are aligned with overall company strategy as well as exceeding set financial targets. Her focus is guiding companies through digital transformations, leading the development of product processes and taking the business from me-too to industry first solutions cross device.
Damien Gervais M.A. Oxon
Damien studied at Oxford University and the College of Law. He qualified as a corporate lawyer, going on specialising in Investment Funds, including Real Estate, Private Equity and Hedge Funds. Damien worked private practice in London and offshore. He continues to act as General Counsel for a range of businesses and financial institutions.
Since 2011 he has also worked as a consultant for the Institute of State Effectiveness, Washington D.C, focusing on post-conflict state building and transitions.