Graham Dover joined Mindset in 2011 having completed his PhD in Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His thesis was on the topic of social innovation and is available here.
Graham has worked as a manager, consultant, project-manager, and tea-maker in all three sectors – private, non-profit and public. He started his career in the National Management Training Scheme of the National Health Service in the UK (apparently, the second largest employer in the world after the Indian State Railway) and cut his managerial teeth working with powerful doctors and even more powerful receptionists. Over time he founded a small consultancy company and then moved to manage and lead nonprofits – first on Boards and then to management. Along the way he picked up a Masters in Voluntary Sector Organization from the London School of Economics.
Graham has an eclectic role in Mindset – he is involved in the detail of many of our projects and he also plays a consultancy and advisory role – evaluating the performance of existing projects and assessing future projects and their potential “fit” to Mindset objectives and values.
Graham has always been interested in organizing social change and is particularly fascinated in transformative social innovation – novel solutions that lead to a significant shift in how social problems are understood and managed – especially solutions focused on complex and contested problems.