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Roger is an inspirational strategic coach with experience of deep listening and discernment. He loves to help people understand their secret strengths and see them released to achieve their true potential. 

As a former international banking COO and an entrepreneur co-founder of the 4000 strong global financial solutions firm, Capco, he brings in-depth knowledge of the joys and stresses of top level business leadership.  

He is fascinated by the way in which mind, body and spirit are so integrated in considering how to unlock character transformation for leadership effectiveness. He has recently been coaching senior executives in the Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Financial services and Digital Retail sectors.



Roger’s wide range of leadership experience in the corporate and not-for-profit worlds helps him quickly understand the leadership context for his clients. With a combination of advanced psychometric analysis combined with a fascination for each person’s personal journey, he is able to build an understanding of an individual and their world.  

Through in depth exploration, he is able to help craft a vision for future development based on each person’s unique strengths. This is a dynamic process, because each individual leads in the context of the complex interactions within their teams. 



With degrees from Imperial College and Oxford University, Roger’s international consulting career was formed at Accenture, where he led strategic projects for financial services clients in Switzerland, Spain, Japan, USA and the UK. 

His banking operations and technology experience included product development, IT Director roles and COO roles at a number of financial services companies including Sumitomo Bank, Bank of America and NatWest/RBS. 

In recent years, he has been working in the not-for-profit sector as a Church of England priest, Archdeacon, Chair of St Rocco’s Hospice and a Director of a Multi Academy Schools Trust. 

In 2019  he was appointed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II to be the 68th Master of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, one of the oldest charities in the world (est 1147), that runs a retreat centre and meeting space in central London. Roger conducts retreats here and also oversees significant community work in East London.



Roger founded the Capco Institute which oversaw all the professional training for Capco staff world-wide. As part of this he developed and rolled out an internal coaching programme. Following his studies at Oxford University, he developed his own coaching framework; ThinkingLife - towards a Balanced and Effective Life. He has been coaching senior executives for over twenty years and brings a wealth of practical experience to his clients. 

He is certified in a number of advanced Psychometric tools including Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leader Predictive Role Profiling for High Performing Teams (British Psychological Society Registered Tool) and Cognadev’s Cognitive Process Profile. He believes that the Strengths Unleashed Triangulation process provides a unique window into self-understanding and team effectiveness.


Roger loves cross country and road running. He has been a semi-professional singer in the past  and, as a volunteer, is a mentor to a number of young musicians, producers and artists in their careers. He is a member of the Saab owners club. 

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