Kevin Power MSc
Partner

kevinpower@metalogue.co.uk
+44 7802 615523

Kevin is a highly experienced and qualified OD consultant-facilitator who can draw on over 30 years of practice in an international business context. 

He has worked extensively across the commercial and not-for-profit sectors – particularly where issues relating to strategy, organisational design and cultural change have needed to be addressed. His recent clients have included Marine Scotland, Novartis, NHS, Department for Transport, Eakin, DWP, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Kings College and DHL.

His unique approach supports CEO’s and top teams as they navigate their way through complex and elusive organisational challenges. Kevin brings something different when the rational case for change is simply not enough. This involves creating a safe environment for when critical conversations become essential and to enable new ways of thinking.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Kevin had a long career in the world of international consumer goods and retail. A particular highlight was being part of the core design team that brought together the old Guinness and Grand Metropolitan businesses to create a fresh new entity called ‘Diageo plc’. He also had the privilege of being the Programme Director for the acclaimed ‘Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change’.

Kevin has an MSc (with distinction) and a doctorate in Organisational Change. His final thesis: ‘The Consultant as Curator’ was the result of an extensive research project into the art and science of curating as an alternative metaphor for consulting practice. He is a passionate advocate for the creative sector and has been an adviser and mentor to several arts organisations and artists.

Recent sector experience: Health, Public Sector, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Food & Drinks, Construction, Higher Education, Third Sector.

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Professional Publications

The Change Doctors: Re-imagining Organisational Practice

Kevin Power (2014). In King, K & Higgins, J (Eds.) (2014), The Change Doctors: Re-imagining Organisational Practice (pp115-136). Farringdon: Libri.

The Consultant as Curator: A Blakean inquiry into practice as vocation

Kevin Power (2010) The Consultant as Curator: A Blakean inquiry into practice as vocation. Doctoral thesis published through Middlesex University.

Developing leaders for a world of uncertainty

Andrew Day & Kevin Power (2011) Developing leaders for a world of uncertainty, Harvard Business Review, September

Positive Deviancy: Generating Micro Movements to create lasting change in large organisations

Barr, P, Kevin Power & Vanstone, C. (2011) Positive Deviancy: Generating Micro Movements to create lasting change in large organisations, Converse Ashridge Consulting Magazine

Developing Leaders for a World of Uncertainty

Kevin Power & Andrew Day (2010) Developing Leaders for a World of Uncertainty, Rotman Magazine, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Fall 2010

Developing leaders for a world of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity

Kevin Power & Andrew Day (2009) Developing leaders for a world of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Winter

In the Thick of It

Kevin Power & Andrew Day (2009) In the Thick of It, Converse, Issue 6, April

Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective

Kevin Power (2007). As Good As It Gets. In Critchley, B, King, K & Higgins, J (Eds.), Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective (pp. 83-96) London: Middlesex University Press.

Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective

McLean, A. & Kevin Power (2007). Framing Bateson. In B. Critchley, B, King, K & Higgins, J (Eds.), Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective (pp. 12-22). London: Middlesex University Press.

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