Paul

 Name
Paul

 Position
Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor

 Location
Bristol

 Big Business Experience
Airbus Defence, Leidos Europe

Small Business Experience

Rotec Engineering, Object Matrix

 

Summary

A highly experienced CFO and CEO with strong strategic, commercial, operational and transformational leadership skills working at Board level

Commercial, Legal & Finance Director, Leidos implementing a £6bn MoD transformation programme

CFO of Airbus’s international Integrated Systems generating €1bn revenue

Proven track record for strategic implementation, business turnaround generating significant profitability and operational cash flow improvements, implementation of restructuring programmes etc

An adaptable approach to business which has allowed me to successfully achieve in a number of business sectors including manufacturing, high tech, defence and aerospace, telecoms, professional services,

Qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant,  IoD Diploma for Company Direction.

Qualifications

  • Qualified and member of Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • IoD Diploma in Company Direction
  • Airbus senior exec programme (EXPAND)

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced Finance Director and Chief Finance Officer
  • Implementation of Strategic Change:
  • Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
  • Kotter 8 Step Cultural Transformational Model
  • Implementation of bespoke strategic dashboard
  • Business fund razing for start-up and established organisations
  • Contract negotiation and implementation
  • Excellent leadership skills

Experience

Scaling up a medium sized engineering business,, based in Evesham.  The owner’s goal was “to transform from “Fred in the shed” to a properly run business”.  Areas that have been addressed:

Vision, strategic objectives, management quarterly prioritisation, communication

Implemented robust governance and strategic KPI dashboard

Introduced new management and developed existing in order to implement changes required to improve the business performance

Addressed a number of loss making areas within the business all of which are now generating net profit

Identified risk areas in the business and implemented mitigation plans

Refinanced the Company and changed invoice discounting supplierRaised £2m capital for further expansion

Increased sales by 15% and net profit by 20% in the first year

Raised £1m of funding for a Software Development business based in Cardiff through a number of channels in order for the business to develop its strategic marketing growth and to innovate a new product offerings

Developed successful strategic collaborative relationship on behalf of  The FD Centre including joint marketing events.