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 Expert  723525

Expert in Organizational Design, Performance Management, Change Management, Training

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Expert is a graduate mechanical engineer and the founding and managing director of his company established in 1987. He has substantial managerial background in a wide range of industrial and commercial activities. His early employment included: heavy engineering, shipbuilding, artificial fibers, and food processing.

Expert has been involved with management consultancy since the mid 1970's. His first work in this capacity was in the Middle East, acting as an internal consultant within the Aramco organization in Saudi Arabia. After a two-year period in Saudi Arabia, he returned to the United Kingdom to become a management consultant with PA Management Consultants.

During his twenty-five years of consultancy experience, Expert has been responsible for undertaking and managing over 400 strategic assignments. Several of these have pioneered various consultancy services and are inbuilt to the product range of services provided by his company. He has presented a variety of papers and is a recognized authority and trainer in several fields.


business management


business analysis


business process management


business process re-engineering


business strategy


business system design


cross-functional team


decision support system


maintenance management


management decision-making


management information system


materials management


operations management


plant management


small business


organizational design


performance management


management training

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1972   BSC Hons   Mech Eng   Queens Belfast   2/2

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to






Managing Director


Business Development & Project Direction

1977 to 1988


PA Management Consultants


International Oil & Gas




Career Accomplishments:

BSc (Hons) (The Queens University of Belfast ‘72); Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants; Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers; Fellow of the Institute of Petroleum


Chartered Engineer

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • • State national oil company Middle East - E&P Directorate - Restructuring Exploration & Production Directorate responsible for (10,000 + staff) to deliver enhanced performance:As project director: scoping, team selection and strategic development of project methodology. Overall responsibility, team leading, development of strategy, ensuring delivery through audit of recommendations which were based on a value chain alignment. Presentation of recommended outcome for major performance and change management implementation plan to the CEO and senior executives.
  • • Restructuring two Exploration & Production Companies (each 2,500 + staff) Middle East.Project director of two major re-structuring studies reporting at board level – first study generating the second study based on the client's satisfaction with the outcome of the first study. Recommendations led to the breakthrough introduction and adoption of business performance driven culture based on a balanced score concepts. Extensive follow-on implementation with major performance management (KPI's, Performance Management Contracts, Service Level Agreements, change management and team building programmes. – this was a radical transition from a highly institutionalised command and control culture to an empowered business unit based architecture.
  • • Restructuring 4 Service Companies within group – Shipping, Port Operation, Drilling, Warehousing (Middle East) – collective size 4000 staff.Project director developing the strategy and methodology, selecting and leading the team. Development and presentation of the recommendations to group CEO, General Managers and BOD. Development of an implementation plan outlining an approach to performance and change management associated with the recommendations and the introduction of performance management.
  • • Power & Water Sector (Middle East). Restructuring study of 10,000 + staff for power generation and distribution company with water desalination and distribution.Project Director responsible for proposal, methodology development and overall direction of assignment. Analysis of strategic recommendations, development of final report and implementation plan. Impact: multi million $ cost reduction opportunity based on international best practice metrics. Recommendations for a major change management programme to support the restructuring, team building and performance culture proposed.
  • • Fertilizer Plant – manpower studyUse of benchmarking process to establish that the correct manpower levels and recommend a path for re-alignment with new plant coming on board. Identified savings potential of £30m
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in petrochemicals for consulting on petrochemical project management in Latin America .
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1994 to   UAE   Variuos strategic assignments - mainly organisational re-structuring - oil & gas
2000 to   QATAR   Variuos strategic assignments - mainly organisational re-structuring - oil & gas.
1980 to   Norway   Information & Records management - oil & gas sector
to   Canada   Information Management & Training - International Oil & Gas Sector

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Mother Tongue

Additional Skills and Services:

Presentations & Workshops – Recent & Future Public Events Delivered 2005/6

• MIA (Malaysian Institute of Accountants) – Paper on Organizational Performance Management at the National Conference (Expected Audience 600 People - Oct/Nov 2006)

• Human Resource Management (Vietnam) Oil & Gas Sector – 3 day in-house workshop (Nov/ Dec 2006)

• Value Driven Maintenance and Reliability for Process Industries – Abu Dhabi (Sept 06) – Paper on “Reaping HSE Benefits Through a Strong Maintenance Programme” & 1 day Workshop on “Using the SPEAR Methodology To Reduce The Potential For Human Error In Industry”

• “Outsourcing Maintenance” Workshop, Maintenance Conference – Singapore (IQPC) (April 2006)

• “The Technician of the Future” Paper Maintenance Conference – Singapore (IQPC) (April 2006)

• “Strategic Approach to the Introduction and Management of Competencies in the Oil & Gas Sector” 2 Day Training, KL Malaysia (IQPC) April 2006-03-12

• “Enterprise Governance” – IAAM, Malaysia, April 2006

• “Delivering Corporate Performance” Business Owners & Directors, Asian Academy – KL Malaysia, (April 2006)

• “Go Global” – Presentation & Workshop for Business Owners, and Business Development Managers on Internationalization Strategy in the Oil & Gas Sector – Scottish Enterprise (Jan 2006)

• Conference on Defect Elimination in Oil Gas & Chemicals – KL, Malaysia – 1 Paper on the “Psychology of Defect Elimination” and a Half Day Workshop on “Alignment of Business Strategy and Maintenance Function” (IQPC) (Sept 2005)

• Conference on Enterprise Risk Management (Thailand, Bangkok July 2005) – 1 Half Day Workshop and Chairman for Second Day (Marcus Evans)

• International CEO Conference Malaysia (600+ attendees) – Topic: “Achieving a Culture of High Performance” (March 2005) (ASLI)

• Institute of Internal Auditors Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Topic: “Compatibility of Corporate Governance and Performance Management” (April 2005)

• Unicom – London, UK, Project Management Conference – “Role of Performance Management” (March 2005) Unicom


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