Innovation That Matters

Meet the team

The Springwise team consists of researchers, journalists, editors, and content marketing experts. We are are supported by our network of ‘Springspotters’, which keeps us informed about the latest happenings in your sector around the world.

James Bidwell, chair

James Bidwell is the Chair of Springwise and believes strongly in the power of innovation and sustainability in redefining the role of business in society as a force for good.

James specialises in leading positive and transformational change in business and has held many Board level and CEO roles.  He outlines his philosophy in his book, Disrupt! 100 Lessons in Business Innovation, published by Hachette and now an Amazon best seller. He was listed in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, and named as one of London’s 1000 most influential by the London Evening Standard.  During his time as Marketing Director at Selfridges, he was described as the “ring master extraordinaire” and “a theatrical agitator”.

James is also a high-profile speaker and commentator. He speaks regularly on navigating disruption, the rapid pace of change, the role of innovation in helping solve the climate crisis and how to achieve cultural shift.

Hannah Hudson, content director, Springwise

Hannah Hudson, content director

Hannah Hudson is an editor and content marketing expert. She has more than a decade’s experience creating award-winning work for brands including British Airways, IWG, Mandarin Oriental, Eurostar, O2 and Tesco. She has a MA in journalism and is an alumna of the British Council ELA scheme, which saw her spend time living and working in Tianjin, China.

In her role as content director at Springwise, it’s her pleasure to engage every day with the latest cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the world. She is responsible for the overall quality of our  editorial content, as well as working with global businesses to harness the power of innovation for dynamic commercial content projects.

Matthew Hempstead, commissioning editor, Springwise

Matthew Hempstead, commissioning editor

Matthew is passionate about delivering great content for a positive purpose and has pursued this goal in a range of different contexts. He began his career advising FTSE 350 companies on their sustainability and investor-focused communications, before moving into museum design and interpretation. He now oversees the day-to-day editorial work of Springwise and is motivated by a desire to give the world’s most exciting innovators the recognition they deserve.  

Katrina Lane, contributor

Katrina is driven by supporting purposeful initiatives that advance global development, which she does through creating content and providing organisational development support. As a content writer for Springwise, her writing explores innovations across sustainability, health, food and agriculture. Katrina also loves interviewing inspiring innovators.

Innovation Reading List

  • Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux 
  • Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Lisa Magloff, contributor

Lisa has a long career writing on innovation and technology in a global context. She began her career covering business and test-driving Humvees in Egypt, before working as managing editor of publications in Dubai and Aspen, Colorado, She eventually put her degree in Biology to work in exploring – and explaining – the science behind today’s most exciting innovations. Today, her focus is on education and helping others to develop a deeper understanding of the way that technology can help – as well as hinder – broader global development.

Innovation Reading List

  • A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond by David Susskind
  • The Technology Fallacy by Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky and Garth R. Andrus
  • Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Andrew Hirsch, board director, Sprringwise

Andrew Hirsch, board director

Andrew has been one of the world’s pre-eminent voices in content marketing since before the term existed. For over 30 years he has developed the tone of voice, communications strategies, and world-leading content programmes for some of the world’s biggest brands. He believes in bringing market intelligence together with the editorial intelligence that comes from working with the very best creative talents in their field.