Andrew Curry has worked as a futurist for twenty years, leading a wide range of projects across the commercial sector, the public sector, and the non-profit sector. He has recently left the Futures Practice of Kantar Consulting, and joins the School of International Futures in June. At Kantar Consulting he was until 2018 managing editor of the company’s Future Perspectives thought leadership series, and also co-host of its podcast, The Future of Consumption.
His clients have included the UK government’s Foresight Programme and the UK Environment Agency, where a set of 50-year scenarios informed the Agency’s 50 year water strategy. Other scenarios projects include ones on economic development, regulation and sustainability. He was also lead author of the Henley Centre’s 2001 report for the Cabinet Office, “Understanding Best Practice in Strategic Futures.”
He has published extensively on futures subjects, including – with Wendy Schultz – “Roads Less Travelled”, on the strengths and weaknesses of comparative scenarios methods, and – with Anthony Hodgson – the first academic paper on the Three Horizons method. He also edited, for the Association of Professional Futurists, their tenth anniversary essay collection, The Future of Futures. A critical history of the idea of scenario planning is scheduled to be published later this year in Lancaster University’s Handbook of Social Futures.
His Futures Company report, The 21st Century Business (co-authored with Jules Peck), won the 2015 WPP Atticus thought leadership award in the Strategy Category, while his earlier report, Unlocking New Sources of Growth, won the Atticus Grand Prix in 2013. His Foresight paper, “Africa 2010-2020: Poverty Beyond The Global Crisis” (2012, co-written with Joe Ballantyne and Andy Sumner), was Highly Commended by Emerald editors.
Andrew is a member of the Advisory Board of Lancaster University’s Institute of Social Futures. He served for five years as Vice Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists, and continues to edit the APF newsletter, Compass. Before joining The Henley Centre in 1999 he worked as a financial journalist for the BBC and Channel 4 News, as a television producer, and in interactive media.
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