Paul Thompson

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Paul has specialised in leadership development since 2005, much of it with a leading global firm of business psychologists. During seven years in their London office he worked with numerous Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 clients across many business sectors and functions. He profiled and helped to develop over 1000 senior executives. Since his move to New Zealand at the end of 2012 he has continued to support leaders in a range of enterprises, from the largest to the nimblest.

Previously a business leader himself, his career began in export, selling 'Old Spice' around Africa at 22. His marketing experience includes managing blue chip consumer brands and being director of a global export business. Subsequently a Managing Director, he led executive teams and strategic change. He then became a consultant to small and medium sized UK companies, with a focus on planning for growth.
He continues to draw on his commercial background as a Director of Auckland based Fresha Export.

Paul has DipPsych and MSc degrees in psychology and is a Chartered Psychologist (BPS).

Advisory areas

Leadership, Culture, Organisational Development, Strategy


Geographies - Africa, Europe, Asia including Japan, USA and Pacific


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