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 Expert  728493

Expert in Interim Management, Company Turnaround and Related UK / EU Regulations; Major Organisational Change

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has successfully turned round a range of mid-market companies on an international basis and across a number of sectors over the last 20 years. Organizations have varied in size up to ca. 6000 employees and £0.5BN fixed assets. Common themes have been operating within complex environments, re-building executive teams and establishing working capital control from a position of virtually zero cash availability. Experience extends to dealing with fraudulent activity within company, within the locality, region and nationally. This included using 'forensic' analysis. Successful legal action was taken against a state at international tribunal. Expert has been able to secure excellent working relationships both inside and outside the client organization, through the sector value chain to achieve major improvements in performance and continuity of business operations. Clients have included Private Equity backed, publicly quoted, wholly owned subsidiaries and privately owned companies.

In situations beyond severe turnaround, Expert has obtained significant value for clients with companies in crisis, in bringing organizations into "soft landing" administrations, realizing £'00s Millions of value and preserving thousands of jobs.

Expert has over 40 years of corporate experience to bring to bear on delivering effective executive management. His experience throughout this time has been to take organizations through major change and to encourage the executive team to give clear leadership to achieve the aims of the organization.

Crucial areas for Expert's attention have been establishing the team and the mission for the organization; agreeing on the success criteria organization-wide; ensuring alignment of work, organization structure and reward; emphasizing effective working across functional and geographic boundaries and dealing with the 'soft' issues of cultural change that underpin and secure any change programme.

A rather unusual blend of functional and industry/sector experience gives Expert a very particular skill set that is applied in a highly productive manner. Overall, a collegiate approach is adopted, based on world class training and development whilst at the Mars Group and DEC amongst other international concerns. Expert has considerable experience of working in a number of functions, especially R.& D. (he is a graduate scientist), value added operations, HR (strategic and operational), marketing and IT.

Expert is comfortable managing both generalists and specialists, being able to empathize across a broad range of situations and bringing clarity of purpose in terms to which a distributed, culturally diverse team can relate.

With a real 'feel' for both process and content, Expert can apply his ability to think strategically and deliver operationally to achieve the agreed goals for the business.

The use of various business planning tools has proved successful in a variety of circumstances to focus the work of the company on value added operations only.

The efficient application of resource to the core work flow achieves a 'lean' approach that optimizes the cost base and makes the organization most responsive to meeting customer needs on a timely basis. In linking to the turnaround work mentioned elsewhere, this approach enables Expert to ensure only the necessary costs are applied, ensuring profitable performance at the earliest possible time. In turnaround this also means that Expert takes out the right costs, so that, when upturn comes, they do not have to be put back.

In summary, Expert's businesses benefit from an integrated approach to planning, with intimately linked marketing and operations plans, properly resourced, practical and stretching. Expert has the personal goal of delivering what is promised.


corporate turnaround




crisis management


cash management


interim management


executive management


business management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   B.Sc. (Comb. Hons.)   Chemistry and Botany   Leeds University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to





Owner / Managing Director


Expert worked for a personal Service Company to deliver Expert's contracts for service to clients' organizations. Principal activities are: operating as interim CEO; providing management consultancy, undertaking operation al due diligence, mentoring/coaching.

2008 to 2009


Hf Eimskipafelag


Innovate Logistics Group


Interim CEO


Expert was requested to achieve a 'soft landing' administration of the company.

2006 to 2007





Interim CEO


Expert was contracted to turn the PE backed company around and prepare it for sale.

2006 to 2006


Advanced Fluid Connections PLC



Interim Executive Director


Expert was contracted to identify the most effective and timely route to enable the business to continue trading.

2005 to 2005


Typhoo Tea Ltd.



Interim CEO


Expert was asked by the new owners (private Indian company: Apeejay Surrendra Group) to provide immediate pre- and post-acquisition leadership to establish the independent business.

2005 to 2005




Lex Multipart Ltd.


Interim Managing Director


Expert was asked to undertake a company re-structuring, turnaround and preparation for sale.

2003 to 2005


Tate and Lyle PLC + Sudzucker A.G.


Eastern Sugar B.V.


Interim CEO


Expert was asked to prepare the businesses across 3 EU accession states for market entry, involving turnaround, establishing profitable growth and alignment to effective operation under a tightly regulated EU market.

2001 to 2002


Nomura Investment Bank


Tofan Grup International


Interim President/Director General


Expert was asked to deliver a turnaround of a high profile privatised, but publicly quoted, national industry in Romania.

Career Accomplishments:




Professional Appointments

Director, IIM

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2002   Romania   Expert ran what was the national tyre industry, bringing it from a broken hulk to a value added business that was divested by the investment bank to time.
2003 to 2004   Hungary   Expert took independent companies in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia through turnaround and preparation for competition within the EU regulated market sugar regime.
2005 to 2005   Slovakia   Expert returned to run the sugar group for a period as his successor had been tragically injured in a car accident. The objective was to establish the Annual Operating Plan for three countries, stabilise the international executive team and prepare scenarios for alternative futures for the company's leadership.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert has basic skills only.

Market Research:
Expert is a fully accredited member of the Institute of Interim Management. He has run businesses across a range of sectors including: capital goods; plastics; steel; security; food; FMCG; vehicle after-market; logistics; electronics; cabling; POS; tyre manufacture and distribution; hydraulics; paper products; IT; chemicals; textiles.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has delivered a number of seminars and presentations on the subject of interim management, the market and associated issues. He has also delivered courses on Performance Management, aspects of turnaround management and undertaken a number of years of process facilitation at senior organisational level.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is a Director of the Institute of Interim Management. He has a public role to further the interests of the sector and has a good working understanding of the supply side of interim management.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has experience in working with non Newtonian fluids (e.g. chocolate); flavour and texture evaluation; synthetic polymer chemistry and physics for commercial exploitation and various forms of drying technologies including the use of microwave cavities on a commercial scale.


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