What I'm working on
Start Up Idea Development - From the Kitchen Table to the Office Table
Highly confidential development of equality, diversity and inclusion enabler. Ideation, Business Hypothesis, Identification of markets and market personas, and associated value propositions. End to End product market fit. Work on grant and private capital funding.
Non Executive Director
Long term Board position, going on for 7 years. Appointed by shareholders on purchase of a distressed business with the objective of creating value. Strategic direction, governance and fund raising. Currently involved with merger, which would exit the company at x20 initial value.
As alumni of London Sport's incubator programme, Sport Tech Hub, a couple of years ago, I was invited to be a mentor for successive cohorts of the programme. Mentoring and advice to start ups and scale ups founders and CEOs joining the programme.
Experience & achievements
BUSINESS GROWTH AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT as Interim CEO
Absolute was a small disruptive insurance claims BPO organisation that had secured investment from a plc investor to significantly develop their business. The investors board invited me to take the role on a part time interim basis as a condition of the final part of their investment and turnaround.
CHANGE AND TRANSITION GlaxoSmithKline, as Interim Project Manager
Project and change management of divisional transformation programme to Target Industrial Model (TIM); as part of the overall divisional strategy. This included organisational and business process change. Overall responsibility and accountability for timely delivery of project.
INTERIM COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR at Hamilton Bradshaw
I was hired to provide oversight, build processes, accountability and direction of all non recruitment companies; property investment portfolio, new real estate division, and social enterprise joint ventures and the Caan charitable foundation.
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR at WRLD Inc.
To advise on WRLD Inc's (previously Eegeo) next stage of growth, providing leadership, strategy development, change and transformation, and performance and culture improvement. Ultimately to prepare the company to achieve larger growth funding rounds.
Turnaround of health tech scale up. Succeeded in overhauling company; developing an effective sales organisation and ensuring client centric culture throughout business. Direction and empowerment of sales, marketing, operations, client services and development teams in London and Cornwall.