Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Inspirational keynote speaker

Unlock the ‘Secrets to Successful and Sustainable Change’.

“Love the energy!”  “Laugh and learn business therapy”  “Captivating!”   “Insightful!” “Awesome!”

Campbell Macpherson is an entertaining, motivational and thought-provoking public speaker and Master of Ceremonies in demand worldwide – delivering captivating, interactive sessions to make his clients’ events exceptional.

Keynote Speeches

2019 Business Book Awards, London.

“Entertaining, personal and funny” “Best keynote!” (13 min)

‘The Change Catalyst’ Book Launch. IOD, London.

Highlights of the launch speech and evening (2 min)

M&A Adviser. The Metropolitan Club, New York.

‘Leading & Embracing Change’ (28 min)

Titles and Topics

Subjects that Campbell can explore with your audience include:

  • The Secrets to Successful and Sustainable Change
  • Mission Impossible: leading change in successful organisations
  • The secrets to elusive M&A success
  • Change is inevitable: successful change isn’t
  • The Power to Change (embracing personal change)
  • The Power of Purpose
  • What does a great strategy look like?
  • Leadership in an age of uncertainty 
  • Leading change in the age of AI
  • 21st Century leadership 
  • Is your culture ready for change?
  • Culture change: Teaching people to walk in the rain
  • Responsible Capitalism: An oxymoron or a new dawn? 
  • . . .

Campbell’s self-deprecating style and natural humour brings his hands-on expertise, unique insights and global experience to life. Audiences leave with a smile on their face, a spring in their step and motivated to action! 

Download Campbell’s Speakers Bio here: Campbell Macpherson Speakers Bio

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Insight & Interviews

Disruptive TV Studios, London.

“How we react to change” (9 min)

Russell Square, London.

Business Book of the Year interview (7 min)

Lords Media Centre, London.

“Advice for leaders when people resist change” (2 min)

What his clients say …

“Unique ability to blend humor with deep insights into strategy and change leadership” “Campbell makes you laugh and think at the same time” “Mix of front line experience, great stories and good humour” “His humorous, confident, yet self-deprecating style kept us glued to his anecdotes” “You never forget a Macpherson presentation”  

Business Book Awards 2019 Keynote Speaker

“Brilliant speech” “Best speech I have ever seen” “Everyone was taking about your impressive speech” “Funny and personal” “Inspirational” 

“I won’t be as good as Campbell,” said the author of a winning book about public speaking during his acceptance speech.

U and U Recruitment Client Breakfast, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney Harbour

“Awesome speech this morning! You could tell by the number of people taking notes and photos that the audience was captivated. And we especially loved how you integrated mentions of UandU within the presentation. Thank you!” – Nicholas Tuckfield, GM UandU Recruitment NSW.

FS Forum European Executive Summit in St Paul de Vence, Nice

“An exceptional speaker – had the audience attention from the outset – mix of front line experience, great stories and good humour – one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.”  Rohit Talwar, CEO Fast Future

“From the moment Campbell came on stage at the Financial Services Forum European Executive Summit, I knew we were in for a treat!  His humorous, confident, yet self-deprecating style kept us glued to his anecdotes. Change is a constant in our lives and Campbell’s wise words were certainly an inspiration to me in the journey I am taking with my business.  It’s no wonder The Change Catalyst is business book of the year!  Thank you, Campbell.” Fiona Blades, President & CEO, Mesh Experience NY

“Campbell spoke very eloquently at the Financial Services Forum European Summit in September 2018. Faced with a fairly tough audience of outspoken and experienced Senior Brand and Marketing Executives, he had such energy, passion and honesty that we were captivated. Phones were constantly being used – to take photos of his slides, and we ran out of time for questions. He made us think about ourselves and our organisations. A most thought-provoking and enjoyable presentation.”  Sasha Dabliz Marketing Director Rothschild Private Wealth

“Campbell, the enigmatic nomadic Australian agent of change and strategy, spoke with humour and zest at the recent European Summit for FS Executives. Campbell has that rare charm of someone that has truly ‘seen it all and done it all’ whilst maintaining a credible air of humility and sense of forever improving by continually learning himself. He explains his craft and his experiences through the art of engaging, meaningful and relevant story telling. His real-life and personal anecdotes ensure that Campbell keeps his audience riveted and leaning in to hear more. A delightful, thoughtful and scintillating presenter – a delight to listen to and engage with. Who would have thought that change and strategy could be so interesting!” Bradley Gamage, Senior Director, Publicis/Sapient.

Real Estate Results Network ‘Principal Advance’ conference in Singapore

Courtesy of the ‘Thank You’ cards from the delegates: “Fantastic Session” “Thought-provoking and captivating” “Insightful and engaging” “Inspirational and relatable” “Love the energy!” “Great insights” “Excellent energy” “Super engaging and plenty to think about” “Great content” “Greatly appreciated” “Awesome presentation” “Very insightful and your passion and enthusiasm is very motivating” “Will certainly be implementing your ideas” “Loved, loved, loved your passion and energy” “You were so engaging and so relevant to us!” “Inspirational and timely” “Your insight was amazing” “Fabulously insightful. Huge take-home” “Fantastic thought-provoking day” “Can’t wait to read your book!

More Testimonials …

“Excellent work at the Sovereign Investor Institute Global West Government Funds Roundtable. You did an awesome job.  I heard nothing but enthusiastic comments from the delegates.” Scott Kalb, Chairman, Sovereign Investor Institute. 
“You … were … awesome!!”   Tim Wallace, CEO iPipeline after the Executive Luncheon Keynote at iPipeline’s Connections conference in Las Vegas.

“Campbell was the keynote speaker at the 2017 European Mortgage Summit. He delivered a fascinating presentation which drew on the insights set out in his book, The Change Catalyst. I’ve been leading change for over 30 years, including 10+ from the C-Suite and thought I knew everything there was to know on the subject. Campbell opened my mind to a whole new way of thinking and really brings to life the content of his highly practical book.” Peter Hill, CEO, Leeds Building Society “Exceptional speaker. Campbell’s presentation at the M&A Advisor Summit demonstrated a unique ability to blend humor with deep insight into strategy and change leadership. Clearly a leader in his field, he drew his audience in and captivated them with his mix of oratorical skill and obvious subject matter expertise.” Steven Klemencic, CFIUS Practice Leader, PwC

“Campbell is very genuine and brings a lot of realism and practical thinking to his work. His ideas are much more than a ‘motivational’ speech on change. His session was an inspirational and energising discussion that provided us with the tools and insights to manage change within our department, the wider organisation and in our personal lives as well. I am confident that those who apply his experience-based tips will improve their performance.” Rod Evans, EMEA Director, Intel

“We have had Campbell do the motivational, thought-provoking last session at a number of our business leader conferences. With the energy of a whirling dervish, he grabs the audience by their intellectual privates and takes them on a white knuckle ride which shatters their tired paradigms. He then reassembles their thinking and leaves them believing that successful change is possible. All this is done with wit and real life examples. I can only describe it as ‘laugh and learn’ business therapy.” Bharat Sagar, CEO AE3 Media“Campbell Macpherson does not hold back. At the launch of his book, The Change Catalyst, I was impressed by the energy and passion that he gave to the subject and also by the clarity and ease with which he turned complex and controversial matter into a clear and comprehensible form. His audience awareness was excellent, and with his easy Australian charm even those in the room who were probably guilty of the corporate issues he was articulating were nodding in agreement. Campbell makes you laugh and think at the same time. A thoroughly enjoyable presentation that left me feeling wiser than when I entered the room.” Duncan Finnie, Managing Director, MFS Investment Management“Campbell is a truly engaging speaker, who delivered a faultless performance. Campbell’s technique engaged with the audience and kept them captivated with anecdotes. He portrayed a succinct message throughout the speech, indicating a convincing love for and complete belief in the subject matter.” David Munday, UK Group Treasurer, Innogy Business Services“Campbell is an adroit Chair, using his extensive experience and knowledge as well as the ability to think quickly and react to comment both from panellists and the audience. He carries an event with charm and élan.” Luke Broadhurst, Managing Director, Shard Financial Media

“Your moderating was excellent and full of energy, which brought out great content from the panels.” Andrew Tosh, Conference Producer, Shard Financial Media

“Your chairmanship was brilliant – best I have ever seen. Thanks for helping make it a great day.” Ben Goss, CEO, Distribution Technology

“Campbell is an engaging public speaker who conveys his passion for the subject. He uses tangible examples to illustrate the topics and his key skill is that he manages to make complex topics accessible.” Adrian Gibb, Partner Life Sciences, Roland Berger

“I heard Campbell speak at the M&A Advisor Summit in NYC and I wish I could hear his talk again right away. His talk was so engaging and rich with insights that I struggled to decide if I should focus and listen, take photos or take notes, knowing I couldn’t do all three at the same time well. I have been a speaker myself at over 200 events and attended many more, and I am aware of the skill and knowledge it takes to stand out and deliver value like Campbell did.” Benjamin Joffe, Partner, Hax Venture Capital

“Campbell Macpherson’s presentation “Embracing and Leading Change” at the 2017 M&A Advisor Summit in New York was definitely the highlight of the summit for me.  His presentation was so compelling that I promptly purchased his book “The Change Catalyst” and I am already sharing the insights and strategies with my Executive Leadership Team.” Kathleen B. Shreiber, VP Finance, Chugach Government Solutions LLC“Campbell is a dynamic, engaging presenter.  Never frightened to challenge his audience, always focused on delivering useful and insightful material with the ability to make the listener think.  You never forget a Macpherson presentation.”  Alastair Conway, CEO, James Hay Group

“I’ve worked with Campbell over a number of years and really like his clear thinking but challenging approach which he gets across in an engaging way. When you listen to Campbell you always learn something.” Julia Hobart, Partner, Oliver Wyman“Campbell had the unenviable task of leading the last hour of our annual Mortgage Summit for senior lenders across the UK. His talk was packed with insight and wisdom and delivered in a fast-paced, highly engaging manner that held the attention of everyone in the room. The following Q&A session was highly interactive when Campbell continued to discuss the quasi-academic subject with humour and passion. The feedback was excellent and it was a great end to the Summit.” David Cowan, MD, Financial Services Forum

“Being able to explain in simple, direct and actionable language what change leadership actually means is a great skill.  Most firms fail because of their inability to understand what change involves and very often speakers lose their audiences because they do not get the message across.  Campbell has a unique ability to engage and communicate complex ideas in ways which makes them straightforward and relevant.  His in-depth knowledge of change and setting business strategy and his motivational delivery makes him a must for all firms adapting to change in their marketplace.”  Stephen Davie, Founder, Bard London (ex Dragon)

It’s not easy to grab and hold the attention of busy Type-A investment leaders. Campbell Macpherson has a passionate, truthful, and powerful message that cuts to the core of what all businesses need: a framework and pragmatic approach to achieve successful change. After he spoke, I watched a swarm of people gather around him eager to learn more: a true testimony to his leadership and expertise. Vern Oakley, author of ‘Leadership in Focus and CEO of Tribe Pictures.

Engagements worldwide

Some upcoming engagements:

  • London: League Managers Association – ‘Secrets to Successful & Sustainable Change’
  • UK-wide: UK Police – ‘Leading Change’
  • London/Frankfurt: Invesco – ‘Embracing Change’ workshops
  • St Paul de Vence, Nice: FS Forum European Executive Summit – ‘Leadership in an age of uncertainty’

Some previous engagements:

  • Windsor: Mazars – ‘Secrets to Successful and Sustainable Change’
  • London: Invesco – ‘Leading Change’ workshops
  • Henley Business School – ‘Leading Change’ for Insight Investment
  • Leeds: Plexus Law – ‘Leading Successful Change’
  • The Henley Partnership: ‘Mission Impossible – leading change in successful organisations’ workshop
  • London: Axians client dinner – ‘Leading Change’ dinner keynote and round table
  • London: 2019 Business Book Awards – keynote speaker at the gala awards ceremony
  • Sydney: U & U Recruitment – CEO Breakfast Seminar keynote – ‘Leading Change’
  • Henley Business School – Leading Change workshop for Uponor
  • Zurich: Invesco EMEA – Leading Change workshop
  • Henley Business School new client: Leading & Embracing Change Pilot
  • London: Hope & Homes Charity – ‘Leading Change’
  • St Paul de Vence, Nice: FS Forum European Executive Summit – ‘Meeting the change challenge in FS’
  • Marrakesh, Morocco: IFSWF Annual Conference – speaker and facilitator. ‘What does it mean to be a long term investor?
  • Singapore: Real Estate Results Network Principals conference – keynote speaker. Leading Change, Embracing Change, What is your DNA?
  • Cirencester: St James Place Senior Management – ‘Leading Change’ seminars
  • London: Sovereign Investor Institute West Roundtable – Keynote Speaker: ‘What does it mean to be a genuine long term investor?’
  • London: Corporate Growth Summit CNBC Interviewing Heinrich Zatlmayer about BlockChain & Crypto-Currencies
  • Las Vegas: iPipeline US Insurance Connections conference – keynote speaker
  • Florida: M&A Advisor ‘Power of Change’ – executive workshop
  • UK: Leading pension platform: ‘Leading Change for Leadership Teams’ workshop
  • Liverpool: Bibby Line Group Annual CEO ‘Leading Change’ Conference – Leading Change Keynote
  • New York: M&A Advisor Annual Conference & Awards Dinner – Leading & Embracing Change Keynote
  • Astana, Kazakhstan: International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) – Leading Change Keynote
  • St Paul de Vence, Nice: FS Forum Mortgage Summit – Leading Change Keynote
  • Amsterdam: SWFI Conference – Panel Speaker
  • London: M&A Advisor Inaugural UK Conference – Panels Moderator
  • London: The Change Catalyst Book Launch: ‘Change is inevitable; successful change isn’t.’
  • London: Private Banking Conference – Owen James: ‘Culture change: teaching people to walk in the rain’ – Keynote Speaker
  • UK: Wealth Adviser Conference – Owen James: ‘Building an effective advisory practice’ – Keynote Speaker
  • London: Distribution Technology Annual Industry Conference: MC and Keynote Speaker: ‘Building a change-resistant practice’
  • UK: Sesame Adviser Roadshows: Keynote address at innumerable venues.
  • Fiji: CASE Asia Pacific: Keynote address: ‘Creating Raving Fans in your business’.
  • Worldwide: MC and facilitator for innumerable client workshops, conferences and round-table sessions

Download a PDF of Campbell’s speakers bio here: Campbell Macpherson Speaker Bio.