NickCook.Works – A Team with a Wealth of Experience to Deliver.
Writer & Broadcaster
John is a writer and broadcaster. On his first foreign assignment, to Lebanon in 1986, he was abducted by Islamic Fundamentalists and held hostage for over five years. This experience was explored in the book Some Other Rainbow (co-written with Jill Morrell). His other books are Between Extremes (with Brian Keenan), A Ghost Upon Your Path: An Irish Journey and You Can’t Hide the Sun: A Journey through Palestine. Alongside his writing John has worked in television for the BBC, ITV, Sky Arts and Al Jazeera, and on radio for the BBC World Service and Radio 4. He was awarded the CBE in 1992 and is a patron of the charity Freedom From Torture.
Journalist & Editor
Susie is a journalist and editor with solid experience of working for broadsheets, magazines, publishers and corporates in the UK, Central Europe and South East Asia. She has covered topics ranging from international humanitarian nutrition science to business and industry in Greater China/Asia Pacific, and how to live and work in the emerging nations of the former Eastern bloc. Over the years, her blue-chip clients have ranged from PwC to British Airways, Royal DSM and the UN’s Industrial Development Organization. She has also worked for media outlets as diverse as the South China Morning Post, the British Medical Journal, Thomson Reuters and the Geographical Magazine.
Business Analyst & Journalist
During the 1990’s, Simon worked at Jane’s Information Group as a Defence Business Analyst and Managing Editor of the aerospace/defence yearbook portfolio. After leaving Jane’s, he joined the Dynamixx consultancy as Senior Analyst, working with Nick Cook on workshop-based programmes and reports that helped to convert aerospace and defence sector know-how into skills and technology for solving global grand challenges such as climate change, renewable energy, food/water security and smart, resilient/sustainable cities. In parallel, Simon continued to pursue a career in journalism with Newsdesk Media (NM) and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
Bert has over 40 years industrial and consulting experience in the market analysis, product development, operations strategy and lean manufacturing fields across the high-tech, engineering and aerospace sectors. A former partner at Oliver Wyman, Bert’s international career has involved key engagements in the USA, Germany, Brazil, France, Norway, Italy, the UAE, Singapore and Russia.