Chairman / Board Advisor / NED / Mentor
Big Business Experience
UK Defence Contractor (NDA) – Turnaround
UK Wealth Management Group (NDA) – M & A
Small Business Experience
UK Professional Services Practice – £10m
Wales Infrastructure/Construction – £15m
A trusted, engaging, cross-sector ‘Leader & CEO, Board Member/NED and Results Focused Advisor’ who leads by example in supporting and taking companies to the next level with a fresh approach, clear direction, structure, and discipline.
Leadership mentor and thought leader. Coaching executive C-Suite teams with strong EQ.
A natural, compelling and passionate communicator – conformable in front of large audiences and also 1:1.
Battle-proven C-Suite executive, working across multiple sectors as an Interim CEO, Chair, NED, Board Member, & Business Leader.
Considerable experience in cross-sector crisis management and turnaround situations. A ‘very calm, measured and experienced leader’ in volatile, fast moving challenging circumstances.
Turnaround, crisis management specialist, enabling rapid 360-degree business and strategic reviews. Known for rapidly turning around and restructuring failing entities through identifying key priorities for future growth.
Foremost Interim C-Suite Cross-Sector versatile specialist working across multiple sectors – Infrastructure, construction; defence; Wealth Management; Professional Services
Visionary and strategic leader delivering stable platforms, ensuring sustainable growth, business development, & innovation/disruption. Key organisation wide transformation and change leader.
A visionary, ‘big-picture’ strategic leader achieving significant growth through clarity, purpose, and drive.
Driving change of mindsets from legacy to growth – cutting through procrastination, intransigence, dilemma and indecision: creating clarity of thinking and direction of travel.
Ability to challenge existing thinking, scrutinize decisions and coach executive leadership teams to break down barriers, gain board level consensus and change cultural mindsets.
Transformed many organisations across diverse and very challenging sectors into positive, sustained growth enterprises by reviewing and addressing core business and people functions.
Winner of Institute of Directors Director of the Year Ward – Medium/Large Enterprise 2016
Finalist Institute of Directors, Director of the Year Award – Medium/Large Enterprise 2017
Institute of Directors Board Member 2015-2017
Institute of Directors CPD Programme – Diploma: Board Governance & Director Qualified
Institute of Directors – Ambassador
Extensive governance experience from SME to corporate – embedding relevant agile processes fit for current and future needs.
Founded a successful, multi-award-winning SME and scaled growth to £15m turnover; 57% growth over 2 years, £45m pipeline; 300 employees.
Key Areas of Expertise
Over 20 years of cross-sector organisational business leadership. Mentoring executive teams and boards.
Start-up, scale, growth, transformation, turnaround C-Suite specialist – from SME to Small Cap.
Considerable people skills at all levels. Strong EQ base enabling executive and board level coaching along with managing diverse groups and executive teams.
Diversity & Inclusion champion; ESG & CSR Advocate.
Visionary and ‘big-picture thinker’, a strategic leader transforming legacy-based organisations into dynamic, fast paced businesses.
Strong digital technology advocate (SaaS, PaaS) – transferring key technologies into re-shaped target operating models: creating and adding real value to organisations.
Broad, considerable, deep business knowledge and understanding across every facet: strategy, sales, finance, operations, People & HR, Supply Chain, stakeholder management – enabling rapid 360-degree business and strategic reviews.
Robust and experienced SME and Corporate Governance Champion – operating as Chair, NED, CEO, Group MD.
Board level expert.
- IoD (Institute of Directors): Diploma (Board & Director, Dip IoD) | Board Member | UK Award Winner | UK Finalist x 2 | Ambassador & Champion
- University of Glamorgan: Business Management.
- SME of the Year – Construction/Infrastructure, Welsh Housing Award Winner.
- IIP Champion.
- Quality Assurance Benchmarks: BS EN ISO 9001; 14001; 18001; 27001.
Interim, Consulting & Advising
Fintech: Advised on early stage start-up. Early seed funding through two stages and anticipated scale FinTech start up UK focusing on SME market.
PE/SPAC backed IPO’s – UK Market.
Current advisor on large scale potential UK launches.
Interim CEO – Professional Services: Largest Independent Practice in Wales & South West UK.
Orchestrated in-depth strategic review across all functions and operations to understand company DNA. Conducted deep-dive analysis to scrutinise financial, commercial, and operational performance. Drove and implemented a 3-5-year strategic business plan and organisational re-design to transform a struggling entity. Optimized cost & operational efficiencies via continuous improvement. Led CAPEX investments (business cases).
Interim & Consulting
Client Projects: Worked with two major clients in Financial Services & Defence Sectors. Focus on strategy roadmap, growth plans, financial models, forecasting, critical path and business restructuring to achieve long-term objectives.
Financial Services: Consulted/Interim Board Member: Medium Regional FS Company. Modelled 5-year growth strategy with roadmap and critical path. Reassessed TOM, milestones and key trigger points within journey. Long term forecasting / growth with M&A.
Defence Client: Consulted/Interim Transformation Director: Regional International Defence Client on restructuring due high growth. Reassessed TOM with strategic roadmap to consolidate business. Enabled new strategic growth plan within agreed timeframes.
Experience – Full Time
CEO/Group MD/MD: Infrastructure/Construction/Maintenance: Scaled from zero to £15million turnover; £45million pipeline; 300 employees.
Medium sized regional award-winning SME within Construction/Infrastructure /Maintenance space
Led key strategic initiatives, change projects, and transformation plans across all business functions / regional group operations. Spearheaded strategic, financial, commercial, and operational review to drive future growth plans in collaboration with the Group Board of Directors and functional heads. Developed a new scalable business operating model. Transformed financial reporting, business intelligence, and data management processes. Led multi-site expansion plans and transformed capability (50% workforce increase).