Our senior leadership team are experts in their own right – entrepreneurs, analysts, writers, editors, futurists and award-winners.
Christopher is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company‘s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and Trend Briefings, which he presents in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne and around the world.
Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include luxury group Kering, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, Marks & Spencer, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo, H&M, General Motors, BBDO, Design Hotels, Condé Nast Media and Omnicom.
Chris presented Channel 4 TV’s five-part series Home of the Future and is a SuperBoard member of The British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust.
Martin is co-founder of The Future Laboratory and editor-in-chief of LS:N Global. He has written several books, including crEATe, The Tomorrow People, and The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook, the definitive work on trends and trend forecasting.
He moved to the UK from Ireland in 1984, founded VideoGraphic and became an associate editor at Screen International. After editing and relaunching fashion business bible Fashion Weekly he spent four years at the London College of Fashion as a senior lecturer in fashion journalism. He continues to lecture at colleges throughout Britain and Ireland.
He is a regular contributor on trends and business for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.
Cliff joined The Future Laboratory in 2014, and is responsible for devising a strategy that ensures the commercial and operational performance of our business, creating new partnerships, and working with our clients to help them create their most prosperous future.
Cliff has forged a career spanning more than 20 years, working for companies such as Dun & Bradstreet and WGSN. He has helped clients such as Spotify, Nike, BSkyB and Amazon to anticipate the future and capitalise on the opportunities presented to them.
He is committed to developing an ambitious, innovative and customer-centric team, and sees his work as an escape from the trauma that comes with being a Tottenham Hotspur fan.
Rachele plays a pivotal role in nurturing the Strategy team and developing the quality of our strategic thinking. With nearly 15 years of experience, she combines her creative background and strong commercial acumen to define and realise future strategies for brands such as Shiseido, lululemon, Jameson and The Chalhoub Group.
Rodrigo joined us in 2015, and is responsible for developing a 360-degree marketing strategy across The Future Laboratory and LS:N Global. He leads a team focused on maximising the company’s brand awareness and marketing reach in a bid to generate new demand for all services. He is also responsible for the CRM strategy, and works closely with account managers, client directors and new business to ensure a client-centric culture is at the heart of everything we do.
With more than 10 years’ experience leading high-performing marketing teams, Rodrigo has a proven record of advising, planning and implementing B2C and B2B strategies for different brands, including Ogilvy, Farfetch and Condé Nast. Rodrigo brings a touch of Brazil to the Lab and is well known for his dance moves.
Martin has headed The Future Laboratory’s IT department since he joined the company in 2003. In 2005, he built the company’s first online portal, LifeSigns Network, and later its transition to LS:N Global. He is responsible for the digital strategy that affects all of the company’s business output from LS:N Global to client projects.
He oversees the IT team and is in charge of digital delivery. He is passionate about seamless communication and welcomes how technology makes all our lives easier. Based in Southeast London, he can often be spotted on a Saturday at The Valley, home to Charlton Athletic.
Fiona joined The Future Laboratory in 2016 to lead people management and talent acquisition.
Her interest in people management began at Macmillan Publishers where she worked in an administrative capacity. She then pursued a career in people management, and worked in HR roles at several advertising agencies. During this time, she worked with the leadership teams to deliver strategic HR advice while executing all HR processes.
As The Future Laboratory continues to grow, Fiona is committed to creating an environment where the team can do their best work while ensuring their professional ambitions are realised. In her spare time, she likes to explore tropical lands, read and run the occasional marathon.