About Jack Martin Leith

There is a gulf between how we think innovation and change happen, and how they really happen. Jack’s lifelong quest is to get as close as possible to the truth.

Getting ever closer to the truth

In September 2014, Futuregen Labs will launch futuregen, a holistic approach that helps enterprises create the future.

Futuregen enables enterprises to become ever more effective in their strategy, innovation and change work, thereby creating more value for their customers, other stakeholders and society as a whole—and, as a consequence, for themselves.

Getting ever closer to the truth

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Enriching the world: is it good business practice?

This is the title of Jack’s five minute Ignite Bristol talk. The 20 slides that accompany it auto-advance every 15 seconds.


Jack established his co-creation practice in the early 1990s, although he didn’t discover this term until 1994, when it appeared in the Shared Vision section of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook.

Over the course of more than two decades, Jack provided co‑creation consulting services and educational programmes to a rich assortment of private, public and third sector organisations.

His clients included ABN Amro Bank, Department of Health, European Commission, GlaxoSmithKline, Home Office, Imagination, McCain Foods, MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Shell International and WH Smith.

Jack has also done consulting work for a broad spread of local government bodies, arts organisations and professional services firms.

In 1999, he contributed a chapter—Creating Collaborative Gatherings Using Large Group Interventions—to the Gower Handbook of Training & Development.

He has led workshops at London Business School and London School of Economics and Political Science, and at University of Brighton, where they formed part of the university’s MA Change Management.

Jack has many contacts working in the fields of academia, management consulting and marketing services, and he is in touch with some of the world’s leading management innovators, authors and speakers.

He has been a practising innovator and change activist since childhood, and a serial entrepreneur for much of his working life, with Futuregen Labs being his most recent venture.

Jack lives in Bristol, United Kingdom.

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Contact Jack

Telephone: 07582 598548 (+44 7582 598548)


Director, Futuregen Labs