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A highly adept and experienced NED with over 20 year’s track record of successfully applying expertise to create value for a wide variety of organisations. Key skills include managing growth and change in demanding business environments; business analysis, building management teams, cost reduction, strategic planning, manufacturing; business turn around, transformation and improvement; and leadership. Experience in the UK, Europe, US, Canada, China and India. Broad experience with particularly deep knowledge of the Aerospace, Automotive, Print, Food manufacturing and Technology sectors.
A confident and strong leader and team player, with a proven capacity to energise teams, read difficult situations and provide effective management through them. MBA, MSc, CEng MIET, Member Institute for Turnaround (IFT), 6 Sigma Black Belt.
Led the Transformation/Turnaround of several Organisations ranging from small business start-ups to multi-site operations with revenues over £100M.
Particularly skilled at quickly reading a situation, advising and if required implementing a sequenced plan of action to rapidly make a difference toward achieving key goals within cost constraints and skills available.
Fascinated by culture change, people development and Team creation. Particularly keen on giving young inexperienced Team members both skills and confidence to facilitate achievement of greater than initial expectations for both themselves as individuals and collectively for the Team and Business.
Fully bought in to the use of Technology and Digitalisation labelled Industry 4.0 using academic principles to identify and implement practical solutions that deliver true business benefit rather than using technology for technologies sake.
In parallel, the use of Lean and 6 Sigma principles, again targeted at specific business requirements rather than standard programme roll out.
Passionate about striving for Continuous Improvement of any business whether in the service or Manufacturing Sectors not only in turnaround situations but where maintenance of market leadership position is key.
Interested in non-executive directorships, NED roles and interim consultancy.
David's Career History
Industry 4.0 Software Start Up
Aviation - Aerospace
Aviation - Aerospace
Power, Oil & Gas
Power Oil and Gas
Cash Systems across Europe
Personalised Printed Products
Security Printed Products