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Decision Integrity (DIL) is a research and coaching enterprise working on holistic approaches that benefit sustainable systems, projects, communities, organisations and societies with special emphasis on transformative resilience.

Anthony M. Hodgson, Ph.D., A.R.C.S., F.R.S.A.

Director of Research


Anthony is the founder of Decision Integrity Limited, DIL, a research company pioneering ways to facilitate better decisions through application of holistic thinking, systems mapping, integrative group processes and sustainable values. His current focus on decision integrity is based on investigating, mapping and modelling complex situations using a range of systems sciences. In addition to DIL projects he is also World Modelling Coordinator for the International Futures Forum . He has recently completed a Ph.D., Time, Pattern, Perception: Integrating futures and systems thinking at the Centre for Systems Studies in the Hull University Business School. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Dundee and Transformational Facilitator in Residence at their Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR). He is a founder and trustee of H3Uni, a university for the third horizon. He is a major contributor to their Resource Library

He invented, back in the 70's, the now well-known hexagon mapping method. Tony has worked over several decades in the fields of strategic management, scenario planning, organisation learning, strategic modelling, innovation and improvement of decision support methods. The foundation of this innovation is his five year period in the 60s as Senior Research Fellow of  the Institute for the Comparative Study of History, Philosophy and the Sciences, working closely with the polymath J.G.Bennett in researching qualitative systems thinking (Systematics as used in The Dramatic Universe) and learning methods for judgemental skills and creativity.


His consulting experience, includes projects with 3M, Agilent Technologies, Atkins, BP , BT, Boots, The Co-operative Group, Fujitsu, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, IBM, ICI, Jardine Pacific, the National Health Service, the Police Service, Rank Hovis, Royal Nederlands PTT, the Shell Group, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, The Scottish Executive, SITRA, Statoil, Storck, Unilever and the World Bank. He has also contributed to academia  at the University of Dundee, the Graduate Business School University of Strathclyde, and The London Business School.

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He has authored several technical papers and books.  Visual Thinking and Team Learning and on an elective programme, "The Art and Science of the Long View". He helped facilitate the foundation of SOL (the Society for Organisational Learning) International and the foundation of the International Futures Forum of which he is a member. Tony has published papers on various aspects of educational technology, systems thinking and facilitation and co-authored two books on Scenario Thinking and has contributed to a book on Cybernetics and Management.