"New Game" Academy was founded, and is led, by collaborators Professor Gordon Hewitt and Garry Schulz.
PROFESSOR GORDON HEWITT CBE FRSE
In addition to being a co-founder and Chairman of the New Game Academy, Gordon Hewitt is Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, and formerly Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Business and Corporate Strategy at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His expertise covers the fields of global competition, corporate strategy and innovation, and the value added of executive leadership. His work over the last two decades, often in partnership with the late CK Prahalad, has been at the leading edge of thinking about corporate competitiveness and corporate governance.
He won the 2007 International Distinguished Faculty Award for Best Global Educator by the Institute of Management Studies whose members comprise leading academics and consultants worldwide. His many academic awards include the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, where he started his career. Gordon also holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Corporate Strategy at Duke Corporate Education.
As a consultant, he has extensive experience for over 25 years of working at CEO and Board level with many major corporations. He has been involved in business strategy conversations and top leadership development programmes with corporations such as Pfizer, Time Warner, PwC, Zurich Financial, IBM, Sony, Honeywell, Shell, Verizon, Adobe, Diageo, Bosch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Post/DHL, and Humana.
Gordon is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on the challenge facing business leaders of competing and creating value in dynamic, complex markets. Recently he chaired meetings of European and American CEOs and Board Directors to discuss the future of corporate strategy and corporate governance.
Born and educated in Glasgow, Gordon now works extensively throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. His principal home in still in Scotland, and he is a member of the International Advisory Board of Scottish Enterprise. He was also Chairman of Court, the Governing Board, at the University of Abertay Dundee from 2003 to 2009.
Gordon Hewitt was awarded the title of CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to business in the Queen’s 2007 New Year’s Honours List. He has also been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy of science and letters. Gordon is a former Scottish international amateur golfer, and supports charities for the theatre and journalism professions.
In addition to being a collaborator with Gordon, Garry Schulz is a co-founder of "New Game" Academy. Garry is also principal and founder of disrupt it, a venture focused on disruptive technologies and their implications for strategy and leadership. He is also founding investor and an advisor to the video-based online recruitment platform TalentBox.
Garry brings a strategy practitioners perspective to "New Game" Academy having previously been a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) through to late 2012 in a career with the firm spanning 22 years. While at PwC Garry served as strategy adviser and Chief of Staff to four of the firm’s CEOs (including each of the first three CEO’s following the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998). As a consultant at PwC, Garry served a range of external clients in the public and private sectors in areas ranging from strategic planning and facilitation, risk management, change management, performance improvement, corporate advisory, tax and accounting.
Garry was a Monbusho (Japanese Government) Post-Graduate Research Scholar (Osaka University of Foreign Studies and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo). He holds an MBA from Boston University (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master of Business (Accounting) degree from the Queensland University of Technology. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Garry is passionate about emerging technologies and their impact on business and is a recent graduate of Singularity University’s Executive Development Program at the NASA Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley.