Simon Mainwaring

Simon Mainwaring

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New York Times bestselling author of We First, Simon Mainwaring is Founder & CEO of award-winning strategic consultancy, We First. He is a Real Leaders Top 50 Keynote Speaker in the World.

Simon Mainwaring is founder and CEO of We First, a strategic consultancy accelerating growth and impact for purpose-driven brands. He’s a member of the Steering Committee of Sustainable Brands, the Forbes Business Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He is a Featured Expert and Jury Member at the Cannes Lions Festival for the Sustainable Development Goals in 2021, host of the ‘Brands With Purpose’ series with Harvard Business School Association of Boston, and his company, We First, is included in Real Leaders list for the Top 100 Impact Companies in the US for 2021 and 2019, as well as a B Corps ‘Best for The World’ Honoree. Simon Mainwaring was a Real Leaders Top 100 Visionary Leader in 2018, a finalist for the Conscious Company Leadership Awards in 2017, received the MAKE CHANGE, ‘Conscious Leadership’ Award for 2016, and was a finalist for Global Australian of the Year in 2015.

Simon Mainwaring's first book, We First was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller and named Best Marketing Book of the Year by strategy+business. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book and Sustainable Brands listed We First as one of their Top Sustainability Books of the decade. His new book Lead With We is available November, 2021.

Simon Mainwaring was a Real Leaders Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World in 2020, was voted a Top 5 Marketing Speaker by speaking.com for 5 years in a row, and was on the cover of the National Speaker’s Magazine (U.S.). He’s been featured in BBC World News, The Guardian, Advertising Age, Inc., AMA, Fast Company, and Forbes.

Prior to We First, Simon Mainwaring was a writer, Creative Director and Worldwide Creative Director at agencies including DDB (Sydney), Saatchi & Saatchi (London), Wieden & Kennedy (Portland) and Ogilvy (Los Angeles) winning awards at all major advertising festivals on clients such as Nike, Toyota and Motorola. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

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