She was CEO, Director and a Fellow of SAMI Consulting (Strategy with a view of the future) from 2002 to 2017, with clients in the public, private and NGO sector globally from Mexico to Malaysia, including the European Commission and UK government centrally and locally. Projects She became an Emeritus Fellow in 2017 and has since been a Director of Ethical Reading and a Trustee of Newbury u3a. She is currently engaged in a project with the National Preparedness Commission on the impact of digital systems failure on the economy and society.
Gill’s early career included stints at the University of California, Berkeley and Oxford University. She has been active in seven start-ups and was responsible for building a £3bn new business over four years for computer firm ICL. She wrote Scenario Planning while responsible for strategy at ICL.
She has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, and is a Life Fellow of the British Computer Society. She is a graduate of Stanford University’s Senior Executive Program, an ICL Fellow Emeritus and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science. She is a Liveryman of the City of London. She was co-opted to the UK Science Research Council’s Computing Science Committee, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and to three separate European Commission High Level Expert Groups on Foresight.
She has over 100 publications and contributes globally to conferences and workshops. Her books on scenario planning and strategy are used at Business Schools including Harvard. Her most recent published book, the 9th, with Patricia Lustig, is New Shoots, published in 2022. She regularly publishes thought pieces and blogs through the BCS, Long Finance and Radix, often with Patricia Lustig, and their next co-authored book is in preparation.