Fifteen years of P&L responsibility as CEO / Chairman on several boards. Multisite business with hundreds of employees (UK main board for Trelleborg Automotive a £1Bn+ global business).
I have extensive experience in management of complex projects and business operations with high technical content in primarily Automotive, also Aerospace & Rail.
I have managed the closure of a unionised business I ran as MD with hundreds of employees and led an MBO of a manufacturing business which we relocated in 2014.
Demonstrable history of challenging the status quo, success via teamwork, achievements in innovation for product, process and finance.
Confident and competent as a presenter and a negotiator, presented internationally on the subject of innovation and creativity - a particular passion.
Various management “head of” roles in the early years including engineering/purchase/ sales account / continuous improvement/quality.
I have one face (only). Of the five forms of power, I prefer influence and expertise. I use command & control only in a crisis situation.
I am respectful to all employees, I don’t discriminate, don’t hide from difficult conversations or conflict. Very strong ability to influence, negotiate/persuade.