The GP team - International Experience, Passion, Innovation, Creativity


Gavin Dixon, Co-Founder and Consultant

Gavin is a communication, cross culture and innovation trainer with over ten years experience in the corporate world in Japan.  Having travelled to and worked in more than 65 countries he has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by companies wishing to expand their presence in the international environment.  He has worked as a Cross Cultural Communication Trainer with some of Japans biggest corporations and Government agencies including Sumitomo Bank, Mizuho Bank, NEC, Toray, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Deloitte Consulting, The Bank of Japan, and The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry amongst many others.

Gavin is passionate about unlocking the potential of business professionals to navigate the turbulent waters of international business through deep cultural understanding, effective high impact communication strategies and a progressive, innovative global mindset.

He has additionally worked as an MBA consultant assisting many of Japan’s best and brightest gain entry into the worlds leading MBA programs including Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge, in preparation for becoming the next generation leaders of Corporate Japan.  


Tove Kinooka, Co-Founder and Consultant 

Tove has lived and worked in Japan for around 12 years, helping major Japanese and Japan-based multinational corporations to develop their human resources. She has worked with clients in many industries, including The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, The Japanese Red Cross, Pfizer, Fujitsu, Citibank, Isuzu, Japan Gas Corporation, Sojitz, and Itochu Trading Corporation. She also worked with multinational companies in the UK as a business communication skills trainer for 6 years. 

Tove's passion, and particular areas of expertise are intercultural awareness and communication, and organisational culture change. She has also helped many clients prepare their senior managers for executive education programs at leading global business schools, such as IMD, Harvard, INSEAD and Wharton, as well as for overseas postings. 

An intuitive and inspiring facilitator and coach, she also has extensive experience in program design and planning and project management. Tove is a certified Business Cultural Trainer and Organisational Change Consultant, and is licensed to provide the IRC intercultural competence assessment tool.