Chris Hafner is President of Newton Enterprise Consulting, a UK-based global management consultancy using leading technologies like neural linguistics, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and gamification to help enterprises better organise for innovation, drive greater strategic value, and realise results faster.
Chris is an Ambassador for the GIANT Health Event, advocating for the formation of a nascent Wellness Industry. Chris is keenly focused on the economic and societal imperatives for a Wellness industry and passionate about the intersection of wearables, IoT, fashion, Fintech, and Insurtech as architectural components in the Wellness Industry.
As an entrepreneur, Chris successfully started and sold an innovative e-business in the property services industry. Chris has also worked in energy, chemical, technology, and materials sectors as well as spending several years in venture capital before entering management consulting.
Chris is the Lead Examiner for the director’s role in strategy at the Institute of Directors, where he is a Fellow. Chris is also a Fellow at of the Strategic Planning Society where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Chris is a member of University of Oxford, Saïd Business School’s Diploma & Accredited Programmes Committee for Strategy & Innovation; and sits on the Board of Directors at the Association for Strategic Planning.