Jim Cowan

Strategy Consultant

Jim Cowan runs Cowan Global, a specialist strategy consultancy. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading strategy consultants, former athlete and elite level coach Jim is unique in his way of applying lessons learned from the development of elite sportspeople, combining them with accepted principles of corporate strategy and integrating lessons from military strategy. Cowan Global are also known for our ‘plain English’ approach to strategy and avoiding confusing jargon.

Jim is also recognised as an expert on equality and accessibility issues, advising business and other organisations on how understanding and catering to the needs of minority groups can greatly increase opportunity.

Jim has experience working with clients from the corporate, sporting and ‘third’ sectors across the UK and around the world in countries such as Australia, Kenya, Japan, Oman, Qatar, the United States and others. That experience includes corporate development, social intervention and sports development strategies.

Jim is also Chairman of People's Events, a not-for-profit social enterprise specialising in developing and staging fundraising events for good causes. His many creations include such popular fundraisers as the Race for Life. Events created, launched and staged by Jim have raised over £1 Billion for good causes.