Chairman and Co-founder
George is an entrepreneur dedicated to bringing about positive change in society with particular focus on health and wellbeing.
George’s early training and experience was a multi-disciplinary blending of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and computer science. His first company, The Human Interface Group, was a pioneer in collaborative software and acquired by Lotus Development. George led the Lotus Institute and developed software and services to support high-performance, distributed teamwork. George then created TomorrowLab, which provided strategic guidance to internet businesses in the late 1990s.
At the same time, he became a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company’s leadership, and eventually joined McKinsey as CEO of TomorrowLab@McKinsey. Subsequently, as a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) and its International Board of Directors, George founded YPO Networks. In 2002, George founded Tapestry Networks, an organisation committed to improving leadership performance and governance effectiveness in regulated sectors. He still serves as Tapestry Networks’ Non-Executive Chairman.
George and his wife, Ekaterina Malievskaia, co-founded COMPASS Pathways in 2016 in the aftermath of their son’s mental health crisis, which brought into sharp and personal focus the failures of current approaches to mental health care. Convinced that there had to be a better way to help people with mental health conditions, George and Katya harnessed their experience and expertise in medicine, collaborative problem solving and entrepreneurship to launch COMPASS to discover new medicines and better ways to deliver mental health care solutions to people who need them. COMPASS is today the leading mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health.