Founder and Chairman at Pacific Equity Partners
Former Managing Director & Regional Chairman at Bain & Company
John Gilbert’s recent work for us has brought a successful conclusion to a complex and difficult project. He and his team built an effective case for change in an organisation with a cultural preference for the status quo. His relationship-building skills, together with his analytical abilities, helped him work across a range of disciplines and stakeholders. This allowed him to recommend workable but transformational solutions, which, with the full support of the Board, are now being implemented by the leadership team.
John possesses a powerful set of management skills, and uses them well. He has a winsome personality and a good bedside manner – an effective combination of listening skills, patience and opinion – and exhibits more discipline than most in managing the mix. He is intellectually curious and willing to think outside the box; comfortable with complexity, numerate and financially competent; a good communicator and an outstanding consultant.