New leader for Monitor Deloitte’s Innovation Strategy practice

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New leader for Monitor Deloitte’s Innovation Strategy practice

Andy Bateman, founder of strategy firm Everyone and ex-Telstra marketing director, joins Monitor Deloitte to further build innovation strategy consulting services.

6 June 2017: Deloitte is further strengthening its market leading strategy consulting practice, Monitor Deloitte, with the addition of Andy Bateman from Everyone, the boutique strategy firm focused on driving dramatic growth through innovation, customer experience design and the application of technology.

Andy, the founder of Everyone, as well as ex-Telstra Marketing Director and Global CEO of research, innovation and strategy firm, The Leading Edge, joins Deloitte as National Lead Partner for Innovation Strategy. He will work closely with Monitor Deloitte Lead Partner Jeremy Drumm to further build this part of Deloitte’s consulting business, in which Deloitte is the global leader, according to ALM Intelligence1.

Andy will draw from Everyone’s extended collaboration group of innovation experts as well as the Australian arm of Monitor Deloitte, the brand for Deloitte Consulting’s strategy practice, with more than 3,000 strategy professionals globally. Deloitte will also be adding further capability from Andy Bateman’s extensive network with growth strategy and innovation expertise, across a range of sectors in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Managing Partner Consulting, Rob Hillard said “At Deloitte Consulting we are in the business of business transformation, helping our clients create radical change in their organisations in order to create and sustain competitive advantage in the face of continuous uncertainty and disruption. Innovation is a key issue that many executives and boards are grappling with, and we believe is critical to achieving true transformation. We are seeing increasing demand from our clients to help them connect innovation initiatives to their business strategy.”

Monitor Deloitte Lead Partner Jeremy Drumm, said: “Through combining our existing innovation design and execution capability in Deloitte Digital with an enhanced capability in innovation strategy, we are able to provide our clients with an end-to-end strategy through transformation experience as they look to drive organic growth in new markets, new customer offerings, new business models and growth adjacencies.

“Andy is perfectly placed to spearhead the continued growth of our Innovation Strategy practice in Australia. Over the past 25 years he has helped brands, businesses and teams around the world create the change that drives dramatic growth. We are thrilled to have him join Deloitte.”

Andy Bateman said “Joining Deloitte enables me to supercharge the vision I had for Everyone, to be a progressive innovation strategy and execution business. Scope, scale and culture really matter in this business and I see huge potential to build something really meaningful with Deloitte, with people I respect and feel a sense of shared values with.

“I think we are moving into the second act of innovation in Australia; from businesses experimenting with labs, funding start-ups and continuous product and service improvements, to recognising innovation as a core strategic capability that must be embedded in the organisation. Ultimately, if innovation is a core lever through which to drive profitable business growth, then innovation strategy is about applying strategic discipline and rigour to the innovation agenda within a client’s business end-to-end, to maximise growth potential.

“Most studies and many leaders around the world will attest to the fact that the majority of organisations and countries are under-weight in innovation. They are simply not doing enough to drive sustainable long-term growth - and that’s what we’ll be helping to solve.”

1. ALM Vanguard: Innovation Strategy Consulting, March 2017

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