Theo Keane

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Expertise

Strategy development and alignment, cultural transformation, change and mobilisation, innovation.

A supercharged team I have been a part of

A team of 10 friends cycled 112 miles through the night from Hackney to the Suffolk coast on the Dunwich Dynamo. We were a tight pack, communicated brilliantly, rotating the single file so everyone had a chance to lead from the front. We paused at key moments to let all of the team catch up, arriving together on the beach at 6am. It was about overcoming the challenge together, focused on a single goal, and most importantly having each others’ backs on hairy A roads in the early hours.

Business highlights

Leader.Consulting | businessthreezero

Leading project teams to shape and deliver strategic change programmes for clients that include Aviva, LV=, Centrica, IHG and House of Fraser.

Senior Programme Manager | Nesta

Design and delivery of innovation programmes to help international NGOs and national governments transform the way they deliver services, including Oxfam, UN Development Programme, U.S. Agency for International Development and Rockefeller Foundation.

Business Transformation | BT Global Services

Continuous improvement projects with internal teams to design & embed new systems & processes, working across functions including HR, Global Sales and Marketing. Also led the Community Investment campaign for a flagship CSR partnership with Unicef.

Why I love what I do

Businesses are powered by their people. I get genuinely excited about creating things that make a real difference to the way people feel about the work they do and who they work for - from big strategic breakthroughs to small shifts in day to day behaviour. The reward is seeing people with renewed hope try things out and take pride in their role in transforming the business.

A business result I'm proud of

Working alongside the Liverpool Victoria (LV=) exec team to shape a new blueprint for the business and mobilise all 6000 people around it. In a time of significant industry and regulatory pressure, we helped the team land the purpose, strategy and culture needed to build the firm into a challenger brand, delivering an iconic leadership event (in an aircraft hangar!) to engage their top 300. Key strategic decisions resulting from the work include a joint venture with Allianz and the formation of LV= Tomorrow, a unit focused on bringing new insurance products and services to market, helping customers to ‘Live Confident’.