Vagn worked in the private sector for almost 35 years, mainly for Royal Dutch Shell in senior finance positions spanning a wide range of Shell’s businesses. Since 2010 he worked as an executive coach for senior leaders across numerous industries and advised businesses in transformation processes. He holds an Msc in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.
Vagn joined the Dartington Social Research Unit as a Trustee and Hon Treasurer in September 2011; a position he still holds for the Lab. He is also a Trustee for the Success For All Foundation UK, a charity that delivers an evidence-based school improvement strategy, focusing on literacy. Vagn has dual Danish and British citizenship and has lived in the UK (London) since 1996.