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David Murray




Digital, Engineering, Management Consulting, Manufacturing

About David

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

October 2017 - Ongoing
New Intelligence Ltd


Industry 4.0 Software Start Up

June 2014 - July 2015
Dobson and Crowther Ltd

NED Chairman


July 2013 - October 2014
Sycamore Ltd


Aviation - Aerospace

June 2013 - July 2014
Cardiff Aviation Ltd.


Aviation - Aerospace

February 2013 - July 2014
KG Coatings Ltd.

NED Chairman

Engineering Coatings

January 2013 - October 2017
Hayward Tyler Group Ltd

Group NED

Power, Oil & Gas

October 2011 - January 2013
Hayward Tyler Ltd

Interim COO & Managing Director

Power Oil and Gas

January 2011 - October 2011
3Si Stirling Square Capital

Interim Operations Improvement Manager (Belgium)

Cash Systems across Europe

April 2009 - September 2010
Weetabix North America

Interim COO (USA & Canada)

Breakfast Cereals

November 2006 - March 2009
Bemrose Booth Ltd



October 2006 - November 2006

Interim Operations Consultant

Rail Servicing/Maintenance

September 2005 - October 2006
Doncasters Chard Ltd.

Interim Managing Director

Investment Casting

January 2002 - January 2005
Communisis PLC

Divisional Managing Director

Personalised Printed Products

January 1998 - January 2002
Communisis PLC

Managing Director

Security Printed Products

January 1996 - January 1998
Vickers PLC Trucast Ltd.

Managing Director

Investment Casting

January 1994 - January 1996
Vickers PLC, Vickers Aerospace Products Ltd and Vickers Airmotive

Managing Director

Aerospace Manufacturing

August 1976 - January 1994
BAE Systems


Aerospace Manufacturing