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Garry E Hunt

Garry E Hunt
Garry E Hunt
Garry E Hunt

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Imaginative, inspirational and engaging business, space exploration and climate change communicator.

Summary:

Garry Hunt is a uniquely skilled public speaker, facilitator & international businessman who has performed at such diverse places as the London Palladium, The Royal Institution, The Royal Society, company Boardrooms, Universities & TV studios throughout the world. He has a wide range of talents, as an international businessman, scientist, TV, radio broadcaster, author & speaker.

Biography:

Garry Hunt is a uniquely skilled public speaker, facilitator & international businessman who has performed at such diverse places as the London Palladium, The Royal Institution, The Royal Society, company Boardrooms, Universities & TV studios throughout the world. He has a wide range of talents, as an international businessman, scientist, TV, radio broadcaster, author & speaker.

In business, Garry has held many Executive Board positions with such organisations as Logica plc, ICL plc, non-executive and advisory Board  roles with companies ranging from EDS, ITN News, Ernst & Young, HW Group plc, SECPAY... Internationally he has been an advisor to many Governments, eg UK, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Guyana, while assisting many companies in all sectors throughout the world, such as Hewlett Packard, Cisco, GSK, Oracle, HMRC, IBM, Barclays, Verizon, Computer Associates, Walt Disney International and the BBC.

As a scientist, Garry has been at the forefront of space exploration of the Earth and Planets as a member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech, Pasadena and NASA and advisor to ESA. A member of many major missions, such as Voyager to the outer planets, where he was the only UK scientist selected by NASA, Viking to Mars and several Earth climate missions and continues to share these unique experiences audiences all over the world.

Garry is an experienced speaker, able to communicate with all audiences; from Boardrooms, company groups, conferences to schools. He spent more than a decade as the ITN Space Adviser appearing regularly as well as continuing to make regular contributions to many BBC programmes from Horizon to Sky at Night (co-presenter); anchoring coast to coast US shows and presenting a series for CBS, as well as numerous radio and TV contributions on four continents. He is a skilled &  experienced facilitator and chairman from dinner parties, small groups to large international conferences.

Some recent talks have been:

  • How well do you know your customer?
  • Conquering the Paper Mountain
  • Managing Business & Technology; Lessons for successful  Governance?
  • Management of Complex Project, Leadership & Motivation; lessons from the space programme.
  • Voyager mission; an inside view of the mission to the outer planets
  • Exploration of the Solar System; Mars, wanted dead or alive?
  • The Earths climate is changing; what are YOU going to do, NOW?

Garry richly varied career has taken him through academia & space science where he has held senior positions at leading Universities in the UK and US, Boards of many major companies to advisory roles with leading companies,  Governments & the Institute of Directors. He is also a visiting Professor at Business Schools in the UK & US. His varied career has been recognised through awards by NASA & the Royal Meteorological Society for his scientific and space science activities; by ITN/LWT (television); for his commutations skills by ICL for his business achievements;  as a Freeman of the City of London and in 2002 he received a Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for his community activities; an author of 9 books and more than 350 papers.

Some International Reports

  • Challenges & Opportunities for European Commission-India Business Cooperation; European Commission 1994
  • The IT Industry in Sri Lanka; European Commission 1996
  • Open University of Sri Lanka and Distance Learning; British Council 1997
  • Review of the Management and Operation of the Open University of Sri Lanka; British Council 1997
  • Exports of Information Technology related business services by developing countries- report for Commonwealth Secretariat (1998) and UN Conference on Trade & Development (1998)
  • Review of the Management, Staff and Operational Activities of Magus Malta; Magus International 2000
  • The Hunt Report; Guyana, Government in the 21st Century; A Strategy for Change; Report to President of Guyana; HM FCO 2001

Honours

  • Queens Golden Jubilee Award (2002)
  • Freeman of City of London (1991)
  • Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (1991)
  • Chartered Scientist (2005)
  • Chartered Mathematician (1979)
  • Gaskell Medal, Royal Meteorological Society (1983)
  • 4 NASA Awards for Voyager Project (1981, 2 awards, 1986, 1990),
  • ITV/ITN Scientific Award of the Decade (1989)
  • 1990 Jubilee Lecture, British Computer Society, "Challenge of 90s"
  • 1992, AIT Lecture, City University Business School, "Management Survival in 90s"
  • 1992 ICL plc World-wide Services Award

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Testimonials:

A dedicated & vastly experienced business man capable of delivering on his promises across multiple roles within an enterprise to generate real value.Whether he is mentoring, presenting or articulating & debating business issues he has the ability to hold an audience in the palm of his hand. His gravitas and professionalism whilst discussing and delivering corporate messaging are always at the forefront of strategic delivery.

Collaboration Specialist, Telstra

Working with kind, good and talented people, such as you, during my diplomatic career has meant so much to me. Without this support, I would not have been able to achieve so much. I look forward to our continued co-operation.

Edward Glover MVO, CMG, former British High Commissioner, Guyana

It is a great pleasure working with someone with such initiative, directness, and common sense.

Head of Business Security Solutions EMEA, Verizon

An excellent businessman who delivers on what he promises, time and time again.

Marketing Manager, Attunity