Dominic Alldis, conductor, jazz musician & business speaker

Musical Leadership, Teamwork & Creativity

How does a conductor lead a symphony orchestra? How do orchestral players listen to each other and collaborate to produce exceptional performances? How do jazz musicians embrace uncertainty and build on each other's ideas to produce spectacular musical results? How do composers and songwriters create new music? The world of music can provides a powerful lens for viewing a corporate environment, as well as a new vocabulary for discussing leadership, teamwork and creativity.

Dominic Alldis is an orchestral conductor, jazz musician and business speaker. He has been talking about music to corporate audiences for over 20 years. His speeches are illustrated with videos, with the option of a live performance by a symphony orchestra or a jazz band.

He is represented by some of the world's leading speaker agencies including London Speaker Bureau, Speakers Associates, Speakers Corner, Speaker Ideas and Premiere Speakers. He is an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and a Steinway Artist.



Music as a Metaphor for Business

Music and Culture Change

The Conductor as Leader

Collaboration and the Orchestra

Jazz Innovation and Agility

Jazz and Teamwork

Leadership Jazz



• Barry Callebaut (with CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique, 2019)

• Wolters Kluwer (with CEO Nancy McKinstry, 2018)

• Central Bank of Malaysia (with Governor Dr Tan Sri Aziz, 2015)

• Maersk Oil (with CEO Jakob Thomason, 2013)

• Merck Serono (with CEO Stefan Oschmann, 2013)

• Groupe Bel (with CEO Antoine Fiévet, 2012)

• Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (with CEO Jeff George, 2011)

• Kingfisher (with CEO Sir Ian Cheshire, 2010)

• eBay (with CEO Meg Whitman, 2009)

• Morgan Stanley Bank (with CEO John Mack, 2009)



Abbott • Accenture • AON • Arjohuntleigh • ARUP • Barclays • BBC • Booz Allen • CA Technologies • Cartier • Charles Stanley • Coca Cola • Credit Suisse • Danone • Dentsply Sirona • Deutsche Bank • Diageo • Dior • DSM • EADS • Elsevier • Egon Zehnder • European Investment Bank • EY • Ferring • GE • Gemalto • GSK • Google • Hammerson • Kimberly Clark • Kingfisher • Leica • Life Technologies • LVMH • Maybank • Nandos • Nestlé • NHS • Novo Nordisk • Nokia • Oracle • Petronas • Pfizer • PwC • Renault • Rolls Royce • Sandoz • Siemens • Teredata • Unilever • Vaillant • What If • WPP • Wyeth • Yamaha • Yorkshire Water


Business Schools & Organisations


• Columbia Business School (New York)

• Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants d'entreprise (Paris)

• International Monetary Fund (Washington)

• London Business School (London)

• United Nations (Geneva)