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David Oliver

founding associate
David Oliver
email: david.oliver @ unlikeminds.co.uk
phone: +44 7970 900 640
skype: plodwellfarm


David co-founded Unlike Minds in 2008. His business experience is across markets and international, increasingly focused on personal and professional development (especially creative and constructive thinking), information engagement and technologies to support these. He is a leading exponent in designing ‘Breakthrough Performance Environments’ and ‘Holistic Enterprise’, advising public, private and third sector organisations.


Catalyst and coach in the co-creation of Breakthrough Performance Environments; ‘holistic enterprise’ designer; Catalyst and coach in innovation processes and in establishing extended enterprises; presenter, trainer (creative & constructive thinking) and facilitator; vision and strategy development; enterprise direction & governance; sales and marketing strategy development


2008 Unlike Minds Ltd
2003 2008 Director, Business Development, Synergy Insurances
2000 2003 CEO Nascent Form (digital navigation design studio)
1998 2000 The Performance Group, Oslo
1978 1998 General Manager, Interactive Learning, International Computers Limited (ICL,Fujitsu)

Company Directorships

  • Unlike Minds Ltd
  • Transform Thinking Ltd
  • Global Thinking Systems Ltd
  • Cloud Relevance Ltd

Clients and links to testimonials

  • Calderdale MBC
  • The Edward de Bono Foundation
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • STORM (Employment-based Initial Teacher Training Consortium
  • AQA
  • Cisco

Major projects

Digital Navigation
Together with Unlike Mind co-founder David Oliver, David continues to work on concepts and software to support digital navigation. While some of this must remain confidential, white papers and presentations can be found in the projects section.

Pro bono involvements

David serves on a number of boards and committees. Currently these include:

  • Chair of Governors, Cragg Vale Primary School
  • The Edward de Bono Foundation UK
  • Gorton Monastery
  • Calderdale Music Hub (Shadow Board)

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