Alastair Beddow is a Trustee and Deputy Chair of Rhythmix. He is a Director at strategy consulting firm Meridian West, where he regularly provides strategic advice, research and training to leading global professional firms to help them strengthen their client relationships and understand their opportunities for growth. His recent clients have included five of the top six global accountancy firms, many of the UK's top 50 law firms and leading property advisers and wealth management firms. He is also a respected commentator on the strategic and commercial issues impacting professional and financial services firms and their clients, and an experienced executive-level interviewer and copywriter. He has co-authored a book on marketing for professional services firms, and has a book forthcoming on leadership strategies for professional firms. Alastair has an MPhil in American Literature from Cambridge University and a BA from Durham University. Outside of work he furthers his interests in arts and culture through regular visits to galleries, theatre and opera, jazz and classical concerts.