Charmian Love


Charmian Love is Co-Founder and Director of Volans.  She specialises in designing ‘breakthrough’ innovation strategies, working with intrapreneurs and corporate venture teams and brokering cross-sectoral partnerships between business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and policy-makers.

In addition to client work, Charmian is involved in Volans’ agenda-setting projects, including the Breakthrough Capitalism program.  She is a regular speaker at international events focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability and has written for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Stanford Social Innovation Review.  Charmian is a member of the Editorial Panel at Pioneers Post.

Charmian is a trustee of Shared Impact, 3DIF and the United Way of Canada. She sits on the advisory board of the Queen’s University Business School Centre for Responsible Leadership and is the Global Ambassador for CityWorks.  Charmian is also a Past Chair of the Flavelle Foundation.

Prior to joining Volans, Charmian was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She graduated with an Honours degree in Art History from Queen’ University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Charmian lives in London with her husband, Sam Gray, and her two sons Toby and Peter.