Adrian Simpson

Wavelength Co-founder and Chief Connector, Speaker

Adrian Simpson

Adrian Simpson

Wavelength Co-founder Adrian shares insights and stories gathered from over 25 years of visiting the boardrooms and shop floors of some of the world’s most innovative, successful and admired companies, including; Alibaba, Netflix, Apple, Tesla, Airbnb, LEGO, Google, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.


Customer Centricity
Future of Work

Travels from

London, UK


Adrian has spent much of his career visiting the boardrooms and shop floors of some of the worlds most admired, successful and innovative organisations.

In the last decade, Adrian has visited Silicon Valley titans including Apple, Airbnb, Tesla and Netflix, iconic service organisations such as Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, and Southwest Airlines, Chinese powerhouses including the likes of Alibaba and Xiaomi, famous European brands such as Lego and Pret a Manger, and India’s famous Aravind Eye Care System.​

He toured the first Apple Store with the legendary designer Jonathan Ive, engaged Al Gore to speak on sustainability, has interviewed numerous CEO’s and thought leaders in person as well as for our podcast, and has taken hundreds of leaders inside leading organisations in Silicon Valley, China, Israel, India, and throughout Europe. These include BBC, Dyson and Tesco’s executive boards.

Through their lens, Adrian has observed the defining elements of success. A true storyteller at heart, he brings to life how such organisations remain at the forefront and how truly authentic leaders lead.

Adrian’s experience as a Leadership Speaker

Adrian believes passionately in the importance of bringing the outside world in for leaders, and he speaks on this theme regularly. Common themes for Adrian’s speaking engagements include What Makes A High Performing Organisation, A Great Place To Work Culture, The Future of Work, Leadership and Culture, Customer Obsession, Authentic Leadership, Relentless Alignment, The Great Resignation, What It Takes To Be A Great Leader, and more.

Adrian has spoken to executive leadership teams, public conferences and bespoke events throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America, both physically and digitally. He’s also featured in a Radio 4 piece on China’s Digital Titans and has been interviewed on numerous podcasts – please see below for links to many of these.

Some of Adrian’s clients

Adrian is a very insightful and engaging speaker. Jardine Matheson, London Stock Exchange, NBC Universal, Emirates NBD, SAGE, Novartis, Coutts Bank, The Scouts and Rentokil Initial all count amongst recent clients.

He lives in rural Buckinghamshire with his wife Jessica, two teenage kids and mad spaniel Hugo and in his leisure time is a keen cyclist, walker, swimmer and enthusiastic but bad tennis player.

Check out some of Adrian’s recent podcasts here:

If you would like to invite Adrian to be interviewed for your podcast, do get in touch. Contact Claire.