Portrait of Rob Hayward

Rob Hayward is Chief Strategy Officer at Principia, where he also serves as Client Services Director overseeing our consulting and advisory engagements. Rob has fifteen years’ experience in C-suite strategy consulting engagements across FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies and civil society organisations including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum.

Before joining Principia, Rob spent a decade at Accenture Strategy, where he started his career in finance, private equity, and M&A before joining the firm’s growing sustainability and ESG practice. In this role, Rob led the development of Accenture’s work on ethical culture, as well as its longstanding partnership with the UN Global Compact on responsible and sustainable business.

Rob works principally in the financial, professional services, and nonprofit sectors, with a particular interest in supporting leaders to build and strengthen an ethical culture that enables their people to consistently do the right thing.

Rob is an experienced board director and charity trustee, serving on the board of Shelter, the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charity, and as Chair of Shelter Scotland.

Rob holds a degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford, and is based in Edinburgh with his wife and daughter.