Anton is a Senior Partner in FutureWorld International, having joined the global FutureWorld network in 1991.
A futurist, business strategist, public speaker, businessman and entrepreneur, Anton engages with clients across industries and around the world. He has gained step-change business experience in a varied and successful professional, entrepreneurial and business career. Anton delivers insightful value to global clients, across many industries and market sectors. Most recently he served as Managing Director of core divisions of Citadel Private Client Wealth Management. He has also served as Managing Partner of a large legal practice and Managing Director of a major property management business. He has served as President of a national property owners association, representing property interests worth $60 billion. Anton currently also serves as advisor to several businesses and families, and serves on the Board of Governors of an educational institution.
Anton passionately advises businesses on strategic thinking and future innovative growth imperatives to drive sustainable growth and long term relevance in a changing world. He has an insightful understanding of a wide range of industries, from services, the professions, property, law, financial services, resources, FMCG, logistics and energy.
Anton is an inspiring, spirited communicator and an acclaimed speaker and facilitator at corporate events and strategic initiatives. He has lectured at the University of Cape Town Business School and The Gordon Institute of Business Science. He lectures regularly for WITS Business School, Duke CE of the USA, Oxford University Business School, London Business School and the India School of Business in Hyderabad.
Anton's personal interests include scuba diving and underwater photography, wildlife, yachting, golf and international travel.
"Strategic success is created by thousands of small individual and almost imperceptible but aligned actions that permeate a business' psyche - developing into an invincible energy that permeates corporate activity and captures all before it."
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"Anton, your keynote was imaginative, thought provoking, mesmerizing, and left deep insights. Some of your ideas struck deep chord within us. To learn and relearn is something which we need to put in our mind to move forward. I am sure my colleagues in the strategic workout would have felt a bit of twist in their stomach. They would have realized that we are working in a box and there is a wide world outside which we need to look at in a more cognitive and different manner." - SN Subrahmanyan CEO Larsen & Toubro Chennai India
"Anton, The FutureWorld Strategic process was the most powerful experience of my entire corporate life. It was profound, life changing and will shift the future of our company in a way no other process could have. Thank you." - Mxolisi Mgojo: CEO Exxaro Resources
"Anton - We thoroughly enjoyed your brilliant, thought-provoking presentation. You ended our convention on a very high note, thank you so much. I have seen many, many presenters in my 27 years in the industry and you are most certainly one of THE BEST!" - Anton Swanepoel: Chairman Financial Planning Institute Convention
"Anton, I was reminded of how much energy you have. Inspiring and challenging as ever." - Scott Cormack, KPMG Lead Global Nestle Partner
"Anton, well done for delivering such an outstanding tour across Middle East and Asia!! Your ratings are very very high indeed and the verbal feedback was superb! Thank you!" - Victoria Cox, YPO, Middle east and Asia
"Thank you for the incredibly exhilarating sessions over the last 3 days. I returned from it - a wiser Banker and person. Look forward to the next sessions." - Avinash Raghavendra - Senior Vice President: Axis Bank India
"I want to formally thank you for delivering an insightful and thought provoking presentation at our Strategic Planning session. You have given us much to think about in terms of adapting to meet the future needs of our market." - Ravi Moodley: Head of Strategy Nedbank Corporate Banking
"Please know that you have played and is still playing a big role in our journey and we look forward to keeping you close and working with you even more in future!" - Eugene Strauss - CFO Absa Life
"Thank you very very much for the great session on Friday. Please know that we really consider you a part of our team and family! The feedback I received from the team is great. You really helped us to challenge the current status quo and think beyond the BAU monster that sometimes swallow us." - Eugene Strauss - CFO Absa Life
"Many thanks for a great session last week. It was, as always, very thought provoking, and we have had excellent feedback on your session." - Michael Elysee: COO KPMG ELLP
"Thank you again for your wonderful lesson last Friday at our KAM Program in London. It was really amazing!" - Paolo Camuccini - Key Account Manager: Ericsson
"Anton was Energetic, Insightful, Innovative, visionary and motivating." - Senior Indian Diplomat
"Anton's session was Brilliant. One of the best sessions I've had in 27 years!" - Senior Indian Diplomat
"I thought the energy, both intellectual and physical, that you generated in the session was exceptional." - Ed Will, Breakfast Agency London
"Anton - your 'Strategic Thinking' session was really stimulating and brilliant. All of us enjoyed every minute of it. We shall be in touch to discuss future path forward." - Salil Raghavan Senior Executive: Great Eastern Shipping Co. Mumbai
"There were a number of top quality speakers on show and if I may, I would like to bring your attention to one in particular. His name was Anton Musgrave of FutureWorld and he talked about the customer of the future. I've heard many talks like this before but he really caught the attention of the audience when he spoke of a "beyond zero" concept." - Brian Riley - CEO of WesBank
"Anton it was indeed a pleasure and an honour to have you as our guest speaker at our recent senior management conference. Your highly energetic, dynamic and insightful presentation into the future (and fact based provocative examples and engagement that challenged our thinking filters and paradigms) really captured the hearts and minds of all the participants. We had 5 key note speakers and you were the most highly commended!" - Dr. George Nyabadza - General Manager: Marketing & Public Sector Divisions, WesBank
"The session was really stimulating and brilliant. All of us enjoyed every minute of it. Shall be in touch to discuss future path forward." - Salil Raghavan Head: HR Great Eastern Shipping. Mumbai
"On behalf of the Wits Business School I would like to thank for the wonderful presentation. The feedback from the delegates was glowing. Your presentations are always a highlight and we appreciate your contribution to our programme as we believe you take education to another level!" - Conrad Viedge, Director Executive Education Wits Business school
"Thanks Anton for an excellent session. The Board were sufficiently galvanized into taking a fresh perspective on our business model. You achieved the desired effect." - Etherton Masingua, Director Delta Corporation
"Dear Anton, On behalf of the Wits Business School I would like to thank you for the wonderful presentation you gave to our Bankseta group. The feedback from the delegates I spoke to was glowing. Your presentations are always a highlight and we appreciate your contribution to our programme as we believe you take education to another level!" - Conrad Viedge: Programme Director Wits Business School
"Anton - thanks for coming to speak to us in such an inspiring and engaging way. Thriving on Turbulence really made us sit up and think about the future of our business, particular in relation to our next generation of clients." - Kate Turner, head of Private Banking, Coutts & Co, London
"Its been a pleasure and a privilege to host you in Hyderabad, India. The participants have been raving about your session!" - Professor Sudhanshu Palsule, India Business School
"Your session to our group of CEOs was perfect...you certainly gave them much to think about! Many thanks again." - Jean Mullen, Programme Manager - Leadership 4 Growth, Enterprise Ireland
"Thanks for an awesome presentation at the recent FirstRand conference. I had the pleasure in the past to hear FutureWorld speak twice and it was really great to be inspired all over again." - Angela Donelly, Learning and Development: RMB Private bank
"Ek moet vir jou baie dankie sê. Die span kan nie uitgepraat raak oor jou puik aanbieding nie. Onder die omstandighede waarin die manne verkeer was dit wat hulle nodig gehad het. Dankie vir jou entosiasme en energie - vir my persoonlik is dit ongelooflik aansteeklik. (I must thank you. The team cant stop talking about your superb presentation and it was exactly what they needed. Thank you for your enthusiasm and energy – for me personally it was unbelievably contagious!)" - Andre Uys Business Director, Overberg Agri
"I would just like to thank you most sincerely for the outstanding presentation yesterday. The feedback from the group was very positive and I think it helped many of the groups gain a new perspective on their Action Learning Projects." - Conrad Viedge - WITS Business School
"Thank you again for your absolutely terrific concluding Keynote Presentation at last week's 2009 IIA Conference in Johannesburg. I look forward to seeing you again at the IIA-Malaysia event in 2011 if not earlier. It is really wonderful for me to see the IIA organization be so progressive and forward-thinking as to invite people of your calibre to peer into the future and paint a silhouette of what might await us!" - Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti - Partner, Chicago Grant Thornton LLP
"Anton, thank you for a really excellent session on "Thriving in Turbulence" at our Global Conference in Frankfurt. Really top class! Well done and thank you." - Adam Bates - Global Chairman KPMG Forensic
"I thoroughly enjoyed your amazing presentation and the way you got us all so engaged in the challenging debates." - David Chernick - KPMG London
"Anton is a brilliant and inspiring speaker with a message from the future. Unparalleled out-of-the-box thinking that everybody should experience at least once." - Lars Anderson - Wartsila, Switzerland
"Thank you for a brilliant presentation and Innovation facilitation in Brazilia. The overall group energy was great. I am sure that the members will take good value with them. I am sure we can find ways to share innovation knowledge, experience and ideas again in the future." - Carlos Cavalcante - Superintendente IEL Nacional, Brazilia
"Anton, I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, your workshops and our conversations in Frankfurt. Your messages were inspiring in the true sense of the word, utterly out of the box and excitingly different from all conventional wisdom!" - Katja Ridderbusch, Business Journalist & International Media Consultant, Atlanta, USA
"I also want to say how much I personally enjoyed your session and how valuable I think the material is. I also thought you presented it extremely well. I know there will be other opportunities for us to work together at LBS and I am looking forward to that." - Larry Wallace - Programme Director London Business School
"Thanks again for your inspirational session in Mumbai. We had a seriously good week out there." - Jules Goddard - Professor London Business School
"Thanks for your time, Anton. Your session stimulated what proved to be a very fertile 3 days of brainstorming. Very pleased with the outcome!" - Graham Read - Roche VP Consumer Healthcare, Middle East, Africa & Pakistan
"As I wrote in the feedback mail, your part was the most interesting and valuable one in that week!" - Richard Wang - CEO Wartsila, China
"Thanks again for a wonderful experience and for your role as chief influencer in our new strategic direction. Thank you." - Tony Pheiffer, CEO Schenker SA
"Your talk was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC - I was delighted, so was the Masthead Exco and we've received only positive feedback. So, thanks a million for making it such a successful evening for Masthead. Really appreciated!" - Karen Thomas - Marketing Head for Masthead Financial Services
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