Alistair McLeod is a digital leader and strategist. He is passionate about partnering with and supporting SME businesses to grow through insight and action. Gray Fox was founded with one aim, to help clients achieve their goals using progressive business cultures and digital technologies.
Alistair serves a broad range of clients across multiple industries and functions with his work in strategy, culture, and digital enablement. He has extensive knowledge of architecture, engineering, construction, property management, social housing, and professional services. He is a frequent speaker on business and digital topics at events and forums across the UK.
Before founding Gray Fox, he spent 28 years working for several large
corporate businesses and as a Consultant and Director at a global IT and Business Consultancy, instrumental in growing the business to 200 people across 4 locations.
When he is not working, you will find him spending time with his children, pursuing his passion for sports and his thirst for understanding the world around us. He is a long-suffering Newcastle United fan, part-time golfer and vinyl fanatic.
"At a crucial time in our business plan, Alistair developed an IT strategy for us and took us through a great process which allowed me to win over key stakeholders and develop out a pragmatic investment plan for IT."
"Alistair helped us create a vision for how we could leverage the best value from technology and a roadmap to ensure we had the right priorities and a clear understanding of the investment required."
"Alistair helped us develop a digital and technology strategy that could be understood by the key business stakeholders and help them judge the merits of this investment in the context of the future digital vision to support the business plan."
Head of IT
"I am inspired by my clients who want to build progressive businesses with people and digital technologies and I want to inspire them with ideas, advice, fresh perspectives and solutions that meet their goals."
Alistair McLeod 2019
To challenge traditional approaches to business strategy and provide fresh perspectives and ideas to our clients in pursuit of their goals
To reduce time and money wasted in pursuing bad strategies or investing in the wrong solutions
Be champions of progressive working cultures and show how they create long term value for the economy and wider society
Unlock the power of data to drive performance, provide new insights and to help make better decisions
Encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas from different industry sectors, in order to learn from each other and drive further innovation
Be an active voice in challenging the technology sector to focus on speaking plain English and describing the business value for new and emerging technologies
We believe that industry has a responsibility for inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders and influence the national syllabus to incorporate relevant skills for our economy to thrive in the future. We created "Think Business!" as a way of giving something back
The Gray Fox climbs trees to scan the horizon and uses speed and agility to thrive. They are one of the worlds most adaptable mammals. We help our clients adopt these principles to succeed in an uncertain world. This is why we are Gray Fox.