- Organisation restructuring
- Culture Change
- Strategy & Organization
- Business Planning
- process reengineering
- Process Improvement
- Training and Development
- Organisational Change
- business transformation
- Vision and Mission development
- Business Case Production
- Performance Consultancy
- Change Management
- Team building
- Project Management
- Stakeholder Management
I am a versatile, high-achieving change management consultant with international experience in both the private and public sectors, including oil and gas, utilities, telecommunications, central and local government and the MOD. I now seek an NED role in a progressive company where my strong skill set and extensive practical experience can continue to deliver real value.
For over 30 years I have devised and implemented business-critical transformational change for blue-chip clients, including BP, Shell, ENI, Petrobras and Statoil, leading complex restructuring initiatives, delivering significant improvements, building revenues and reducing costs. Projects have included the total restructure of a business unit for a major oil company, implementation of a new billing process and service centre for an electricity supplier and the identification of a more effective funding structure for a large leisure centre.
My own independent consultancy, Azarel, which I launched over ten years ago, owes its on-going success to my solid strengths in change management, leadership, process optimisation and financial control. My approach is simple and extremely effective. I work with organisations to help them generate real, lasting and beneficial change. In short, I make things happen.
I take tremendous pride in all the achievements I have made throughout my career. I have streamlined the way companies operate, restructured and optimised complex business processes and, most importantly, engaged closely with the workforce to gain their whole-hearted support.
I specialise in: Business Transformation, Organisational Change, Performance Improvement, Process Reengineering, Career Coaching, Business Analysis and Business Case Development.
Schlumberger Business Consulting
Principal100+ Employees 2004 - 2005
SCHLUMBERGER BUSINESS CONSULTING
SBC is the management consulting unit of Schlumberger, a global leader in oilfield services; it was acquired by Accenture in 2015. Recruited into senior team to develop business and lead large projects with major oil companies in Europe and Africa.
Managing Consul;tant100+ Employees 2001 - 2004
Syntegra is a consulting and systems integration business and a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group, helping large commercial and public sector organisations change the way they work through the effective exploitation of technology.
Appointed to strengthen Syntegra’s consulting capability, working across a number of business sectors. Projects included the development of a business case for a CRM implementation, commissioned by a large UK local authority, and provision of business cases for several other IT projects. Acted as lead consultant to assist BT with the implementation of the company’s Finance Function business transformation.
Arthur D. Little
Principal (Partner)1996 - 2000
Headhunted to join company as Senior Manager in the Energy Practice; elected to Partner Group as Principal in 2000. Spearheaded a broad range of global assignments with major international oil firms, managing all aspects of strategic change, process improvements and organisational restructure. Realised specific sales targets and objectives as member of key account teams, and oversaw recruitment to European Energy practice.
University of London1991 - 1993
Master's degree in Organisational Behaviour. Developing an understanding of all aspects of organisation at an individual and corporate level and how they affect business performance.
Management and Business
Warwick University1973 - 1974
Postgraduate degree in business management, focusing on Finance, Strategy, Economics and Operational performance.
Nottingham University1968 - 1971
Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants
Clubs and Associations
I am a Trustee of the Nehemiah Project, a charity that supports the rehabilitation of ex-offenders with addiction issues.
I am a Member of the Independent Monitoring Board Wandsworth Prison.
Interests and Hobbies
Fly fishing. Banjo