The discussion group of unherd insights.

UnHerd Insight is a new leader in global business and political intelligence. We bring together international experts and top tier research in the areas in international affairs, policy, media, finance and technology to help our clients navigate their way through a more in an increasingly challenging world.

For Institutional Investors & business decision makers: 
Drawing upon our global expert network of the leading economists, financiers, politicians and sector specialists we produce exclusive multi-media research and bi-lateral briefings uncovering the drivers of economic, societal and political change for institutional investors, asset owners and business decision makers.

For a limited number of our premium clients we facilitate a strictly private, peer-led discussion group with the most senior global political leaders and influencers to give our members the opportunity to engage and discuss privately.

Susan E. Walton, CEO

Susan is the Founder and CEO of UnHerd Insight. Susan is a senior finance and digital media executive with over 25 years of experience running the global institutional investment research franchises of top tier investment banks in London, New York and Hong Kong. Susan also is an investor and entrepreneur founding a number of start-ups in the technology and digital media space. She also serves as a board member and senior advisor to leading think thanks, universities, cultural institutes, social enterprises and charities. Susan was educated at Harvard University, London Business School and University College London.


Sebastian Giraud, COO

Sebastian is the COO of UnHerd Insight. He was previously the Chief Digital Officer at a number of digital publications and has co-founded a number of companies in various industries.

William Shawcross, Chairman

William Shawcross CVO, is a British writer and commentator and the former Chairman of the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Mr Shawcross was a Member of Council of the Disasters Emergency Committee; board member of the International Crisis Group; and a member of the UN High Commission for Refugees’s Informal Advisory Group. His previous books include the official biography of the Queen Mother and Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.


Sam Olsen, Head of Asia Pacific

Sam is a seasoned expert on the politics and business of Greater China and South East Asia, where he has lived on and off for the last two decades. He is a strategy advisor to technology firms across the region. Sam also served as a Captain in the British Army in Iraq.

The discussion group of unherd insights.