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Dick Baker

United Kingdom

General Counsel Fortune 500 Insurance Company

Dick supports organisations designing and facilitating change and developing new ways of working to better reflect the complexity of the modern work environment, helping them navigate sustainably into the future. He’s dedicated to helping individuals and teams make sense of their challenges and take the steps that best move them forward.

He has over 30 years experience helping organizations navigate through complex changes, having held roles in a variety of organisations, both in house and consulting. In a time of seismic change, in business and society, Dick is passionate about helping people engage in purposeful work in a meaningful way.

Specialties & Passions

  • Organisational design supporting individual and collective transformation
  • New organisational practices, self managing systems and the future of work
  • Designing and delivering learning and development programmes
  • Skilled group facilitator and Action Learning coach
  • Facilitating organisational transformation (Theory U) and other systemic processes
  • Effective board practices, corporate governance and ownership structures
  • Personal leadership development in young people

Work Experience

  • More than 25 years consulting with KPMG, independently and Future Considerations
  • Clients include Arup, Aegon, Zurich, Prudential, Vodafone, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls-Royce
  • Experience at board and senior management level
  • Head of Governance and Risk for St James’s Place Plc (FTSE 100)
  • Risk engineering consulting with AXA Global Risks, leading the UK Branch
  • Trustee at the Resurgence Trust, Teenage mentor and rites of passage leader (Journeyman)


  • Embodied Systemic Coaching
  • Organisational and Relational Systems Coaching (ORSC)
  • Theory U (Presencing Institute & MIT U.Lab with Otto Scharmer)
  • Social Presencing Theater (Arawana Hayashi)
  • B Leader (B Lab UK/B Corp)
  • Holacracy Practitioner
  • MSc, Energy Systems and the Environment (Cranfield University)
  • BSc, Manufacturing Systems (University of Hertfordshire)

Recent Posts by Dick Baker

Going virtual – how far can you go?

The global lockdown for COVID 19 means, quite rightly, for the first time, all meetings and events have gone virtual. […]


Taking a Long-Term Sustainable Business Perspective

In 2014 Pfizer launched a bid for AstraZeneca (about £70bn). AstraZeneca, sceptical of the business case for a deal, managed […]

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