Harvey Dodgson is the Founder and leader of the Prospice 21 project in Bootle.
Harvey was born and brought up in Bootle. He went to Christ Church Primary School and Bootle Grammar School for Boys.
Harvey Dodgson’s career is based on solving large and complex business and organisational problems – breaking complexity down into order, flows, and logic for others to deliver as solutions.
Harvey Dodgson was between 2008 and 2012 a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, within the School of Social Science and Public Policy, Department of Management. His research area was on the capacity and productivity of the public and private sector service economy.
He was previously a co-founder and director of Spirit of Creation. In this role, he worked both in large corporations and in the public sector, operating as a consultant, facilitator and project leader on international projects in health, education, travel, financial services, telecommunications, e-commerce and publishing. His career has primarily been in marketing, especially focusing on implementing major changes in corporate and product strategy, and in corporate culture change.
His corporate career includes being Marketing Director for De La Rue’s then largest Division, Cash Systems. Operating with banking and retailing world-wide in the areas of cash handling and branch operations, he set the Division’s strategic market direction and developed a marketing organisation capable of implementing it. De La Rue was then the “cash to cards” company. The Cash Systems Division was then the leading provider internationally of teller cash handling systems and of ATM mechanisms.
Prior to joining De La Rue, he was with ICL-Fujitsu. He held a number of different roles including Director of Marketing for their world-wide financial services business. As Director of Business Strategy for the Services Division, he had been responsible for ICL’s direction towards becoming a services business. One major component of that strategy was the development of service standards and products, enabling the retraining of the large population of service staff worldwide to deliver the new services consistently and profitably. He had also developed their overall marketing capability, aimed at creating a market-led company supported by advanced marketing methodology.
Harvey is a graduate of King’s College London. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Middlesex University in 2000. He was appointed a Visiting Research fellow at King’s College London in 2008. He has been operating with international business for 40 years, including a period based in the USA. He has a wide range of material published through public presentations, articles, business books, and radio and TV interviews.
Harvey is married with three step-children and three young grandchildren.