Board Advisor/Mentor


 Big Business Experience

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

Balfour Beatty Plc

 Small Business Experience

Frank Haslam Milan Ltd

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce


I am an experienced director and versatile business professional with a strong commercial background and collaborative working style, together with a deep knowledge of strategy development, risk management and the management of change.

My advisory roles have provided effective independent assessment and balanced advice on a range of issues such as business strategy and commercial management, risk management and sustainable development. This has involved helping people to reach decisions calmly and clearly, backed up by evidence presented candidly and honestly to decision makers.


  • Fellow of The Institute of Directors (FIoD)
  • MBA (University of Durham Business School)
  • Chartered Construction Manager (FCIOB)
  • Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate in Project Management

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Adviser/Consultant
  • Communication
  • Business strategy
  • Commercial Management
  • Financial management
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainable Development [UN Sustainable Development Goals]
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Consistently enabled transformation through embedding robust leadership and direction that has enabled effective change/turnaround, growth, environmental sustainability in line with corporate governance and project plans.


I am a proven board level influencer with a consultative management style. During my career I have:

Delivered profit, growth and cash business unit targets in demanding market conditions in a variety of leadership roles in various market sectors.

Turned around failing commercial management functions/projects to maximize value and minimize risk to shareholders.

Performed advisory roles with regional business units/projects [average turnover £5 – £20m p.a. employing fewer than 250 persons] that directly affected these businesses from various perspectives such as change and transition management, strategy and people. This has involved personal integrity, resilience, judgement, cultural flexibility and problem-solving complex issues.

Designed, developed and implemented commercial & risk management systems to inform and influence executive board decision making. Providing financial reporting transparency and early warning of risk/opportunity on a diverse range of organizational, contract management and client accounts.

Designed and implemented effective contract assurance, governance and internal controls management systems.

A professional adviser delivering change, transformation and turnaround management, business improvement, crisis management and strategic development of regional businesses.