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.
Tom joined The Future Laboratory in 2005. He works with teams at The Future Laboratory to help clients such as Jameson, VF Corporation, Google, UBS, Sony, Shiseido and DFS Group to create a better future.
Tom has been tracking consumer trends for more than 20 years and is passionate about the emotional connection that people feel with the world, and how organisations and governments will resonate more effectively with humans in the future. For the past decade, he has taught fashion textile students at Brighton University how to identify and use trend insights in their designs.
Tom has three children, and enjoys running, drawing dogs and portraits.
Tim leads The Future Laboratory’s Foresight strategy, which encompasses LS:N Global, branded content solutions, bespoke presentations and client reports. Heading up the products within our Trends Intelligence services, his team of researchers and analysts create work that ensures our clients achieve long-term business success.
With more than 10 years’ experience in senior-level editorial positions, Tim has worked on agenda-setting projects for a range of high-profile brands including Levi’s, Beats by Dre, Universal Music, and Nike. Prior to joining The Future Laboratory, he oversaw music broadcaster Boiler Room’s content expansion, creating programmes that reached more than 5m people, and was editorial director and editor-in-chief of Dazed & Confused and Dazed Digital, where he spearheaded the magazine’s transformation into a sector-defining digital publisher.
Cliff joined The Future Laboratory in 2014, and is responsible for leading the global sales teams, creating new partnerships, and devising and implementing the commercial strategy.
After qualifying in business management, Cliff has forged a career spanning more than 16 years, working for companies such as Dun & Bradstreet and WGSN. He has helped clients such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Vodafone and Amazon to anticipate the future and capitalise on the opportunities presented to them.
He is committed to developing a successful, fun and customer-focused sales team, and sees his work as an escape from the trauma that comes with being a Tottenham Hotspur fan.
Sam joined The Future Laboratory in 2013 as head of finance and became commercial director in 2015. She is responsible for ensuring we are effective and efficient in everything we do, and for devising and implementing the commercial strategy.
Her finance career spans advertising agencies such as Adknowledge, and a concierge company for HNWIs where she was finance director and joint managing director. Sam’s 13 years of finance experience has fuelled her passion for process and she thrives on making businesses the best versions of themselves.
She is fluent in Spanish, dabbled in a professional singing and dancing career, and is a self-confessed numbers geek.
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 sourcing the top talent while ensuring that employees’ professional ambitions are realised. In her spare time, she likes to explore tropical lands, read and run the occasional marathon.
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.
Jonny joined The Future Laboratory in 2018 and is responsible for leading the commercial and financial operations of the business.
His career started at Deloitte where he qualified as a chartered accountant before joining its corporate finance M&A practice, completing numerous transactions in the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Before joining The Future Laboratory, Jonny spent five years at AMV BBDO, progressing to commercial director and then finance director, where he was responsible for key commercial relationships and driving efficiencies throughout the business.
He lives in southwest London with his wife and daughter, and enjoys playing six-a-side, running in Richmond Park and devouring podcasts.
Nykeeta leads The Future Laboratory’s Client Services division and is responsible for building a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses so we can help them feel more inspired, confident about their decisions and fit for the future.
Nykeeta has been driving innovation and growth for brands for 20 years. She started on the client side as a brand marketer for global companies such as Kellogg’s and KPMG, and then became a client services director, working with multiple clients and sectors for brand, integrated, digital and future technology agencies. She has led a range of projects including Google’s VR project with The Natural History Museum, Boots’ loyalty programmes, a real-time content series for Beats by Dre as well as global brand campaigns for P&G, Virgin Media, Costa Coffee, Microsoft, Westfield, Brown-Forman and Volkswagen.
Nykeeta is a keen foodie, and has acted as a brand and marketing consultant for restaurants and members’ clubs. She is married to a chef, and in her spare time enjoys the role of chief taste tester in the Tish household.