Douglas Ross

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Proven business transformation, driven by agility.

Bio:

SENIOR PARTNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR  

Douglas founded ADAPTOVATE to help business teams rapidly scale innovation across their organisations so they can adapt, grow, and sustain success in global markets.​ 

Douglas has had global management roles within JP Morgan, News, and Macquarie and has worked as a consultant with Boston Consulting Group and Accenture as well as becoming a serial entrepreneur and investor. He has helped start-ups and large organisations successfully transform the way they work in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe.​  

Douglas has​:  

Led executive teams in design sprints to solve large and difficult business problems, that lead to workable and testable prototypes and successful implementations​ 

Led large business transformations in retail banking, insurance, investment banking, media, telecommunications and public sector​ 

Supported start-ups and corporates from strategy to design of their business model, through rapid design sprints and implementation to scaled delivery​ 

Led corporate teams to change the way they work so that overwhelmed teams become high performing, collaborative and motivated to deliver valuable output everyday​ 

Led the turnaround of stalled transformation programs using a proven approach, based in agile execution and enterprise architecture, systems thinking and lean principles​  

Key facts:

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and Economics from the University of New South Wales.  
  • Founded, invested in, motivated and sold a number of start-ups from cloud technology to consulting to healthcare.

Expert areas:

  • Board

Locations

AUSTRALIA

Sydney (Gadigal people of the Eora Nation)


Simpson House, Level 5, 249 Pitt Street

Sydney NSW 2000

+61 2 7200 2530

Melbourne (Naarm is the traditional lands of Kulin Nation)


L7, North Tower, 276 Flinders St

Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 2 7200 2530

SINGAPORE

3 Temasek Avenue #18-01 Centennial Tower

Singapore 039190

+65 9012 8992

POLAND

ul. Czackiego 15/17 street

00 -043 Warszawa

+48 505 626 416

USA

695 Town Center Dr Suite 1200,

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

USA

+1 424 543 2623

CANADA

110 Cumberland Street Suite # 307

Toronto Ontario M5R 3V5

Canada

+1 647 631 1205

UK

5th Floor, 167-169 Great Portland Street

London W1W 5PF

+44 20 3603 1662

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