Born in Hong Kong and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, Hamilton became an entrepreneur before leaving college. Today he owns and runs a variety of businesses in publishing, property, financing, event management, resort management, training, coaching, membership and education.
He conducts 'Fast Forward Your Business' tours each year in Australia, Japan, China, Africa, England and the US on the Top 10 Trends affecting business, equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and future presence to navigate through the changes taking place in our economies.
In 2002, Hamilton launched the XL Group as a global movement of social entrepreneurship. It has grown to a network of entrepreneur network groups in over 50 cities and 28 countries around the world, with a value of more than $20 million.