Jim Maxmin - Advocate
The Demeter Network
Jim has been the CEO of Volvo UK, Thorn Emi Home Electronics International, and Laura Ashley Plc. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Progressive Insurance Inc, BAA Plc, Dawson Plc, Scottish Provident, and Geest Plc. He founded a consultancy, Informate Associates, as well as an early stage investment company, Global Brand Development. Jim has worked in an advisory capacity with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as governments throughout the world. In 2002 he co-authored a book, The Support Economy - Why Corporations are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism, with Professor Shoshana Zuboff. Since its publication, Jim has been working on developing support economy business models in such areas as healthcare, active aging, education, and social housing. He is a frequent speaker at major conferences. Jim was educated at Grinnell College, Fritzwilliam College Cambridge and earned his PhD in philosophy at Kings College London.