Charles Vivian becomes Strategic Adviser at Gate One

15 March 2022 2 min. read
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Gate One has confirmed the appointment of Charles Vivian as a Strategic Adviser. The former Big Four consultant arrives as the latest in a string of appointments to the company’s internal strategy board.

Gate One is a digital and business transformation consultancy. Amid heightened demand for support with digital transformations, the firm has been able to grow rapidly in the UK, and recently expanded to France, Ireland and the US to serve its growing customer base. Recruitment is underway for experienced management consultants in all offices.

With the arrival of Charles Vivian, Gate One’s independent strategic adviser tally to three, including Sophia Hughes, formerly of McKinsey and PepsiCo, and Adil Khan, co-founder of Boxwood. Charles Vivian becomes Strategic Adviser at Gate One

Vivian’s background in management consultancy, know-how in scaling businesses in markets relevant to Gate One means the firm believes he is well placed to offer the necessary support, challenge and rigour that it requires as it embarks on the next phase of its growth journey.

Tim Phillips, Managing Partner at Gate One, said, “We are delighted to welcome Charles to the Gate One strategy board... Like our other strategic advisers, we are certain that Charles’ advice will be honest, thoughtful and with the very best interests of Gate One at heart. This gives us great confidence in our future.”

Vivian has first-hand experience of scaling management consultancies in both the UK and US. He ran North Highland’s business in the UK for over five years, launched North Highland’s Managed Service business in the UK and US, and latterly ran its North-East US Consulting Business. Having also spent a decade with Deloitte – where he was latterly a Senior Manager.

Commenting on his new role, Vivian noted, “I’m conscious of the responsibility that comes with this appointment and believe a sense of productive insecurity, paranoia and humility among strategic advisers is healthy. It drives a desire to contribute, challenge and shape thinking, heightening collective performance. It’s also important that you like the leaders of the business.”

“I’ve known the founders of Gate One for some time and they are good people and a great team. Given the aim is to make the business – and those leading it – successful, you have to want to drive the best outcomes for them.”