Geoff McDonald

Geoff is the former Global Vice President of Unilever and now Senior Advisor to the Global PR firm Buson-Marsteller and its Purpose Practice. He also consults to organisations in the area of mental health. He is a sought after speaker, speaking on topics such as “the Bipolar world of business – profit and purpose”; “Mental Wellbeing – a competitive advantage”, with the aim of inspiring and provoking organisations to put purpose and wellbeing at the centre of everything they do.

His vision is to “see purposeful companies with purposeful individuals commonplace one day” for the overall benefit of society. He speaks and consults at events and to organisations around the world, including Australasia; Europe; North America; and South Africa; Middle East.

Geoff is a very active campaigner for breaking the stigma associated with Mental Health in the Corporate world and has participated in a number of BBC programmes, as well as writing articles for the Huffington Post, FT and HR related journals. He is also a trustee of the Charity Family Links; the Global Campaign It’s a Penalty- combatting the exploitation of young children around the world.; and an advisor to a Global Mental Health Campaign.

Geoff previously convened a meeting with David Cameron and CEOs from FTSE 100 Companies to address their role and agree actions to break stigma in the corporate world and has provided support to the Royal Foundation (Prince William, Harry and Kate) in their mental health campaigns.

He is married with two girls and loves the outdoors, a passionate cyclist and swimmer and has completed a number of ultra cycling events both on and off road.

– Mental Health in work place

– Breaking stigma

– Senior Leadership

– Company purpose

– Resilience

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