Dr. George Downie
MA (Hons) MBA (Cranfield) PhD ACFE Dip.M MCIM FRGS



George is an experienced accountant, company director and management consultant. After graduating from the University of Glasgow, he trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in the City, before moving into industry. 

After several years working in Europe and the Far East, he returned to Ernst & Young's consulting practice, focusing on corporate strategy, corporate finance and business turnarounds, before being head hunted by Bacon & Woodrow to run their business performance practice.

George has a keen interest in business education and publishes in professional and peer reviewed journals, as well as presenting regularly at international conferences. He is a visiting fellow at the University of Queensland Business School and an external examiner at Dublin Business School.

He is an experienced business mentor/executive coach and designs and delivers a range of short courses and workshops as part of his role within williams|grant Leadership and Executive Development .

He specialises in corporate finance, business development and turnaround strategy. He consults to a wide range of clients from SMEs to global banks and non bank financial institutions. He has a keen interest in entrepreneurial companies and business innovation.