Executive Management: extensive executive management experience in Human Resources, Operations (Engineering and Manufacturing), Business Assurance/Quality, Business Unit Management, Information Management & Technology, Military Vehicles, Maritime Sustainment and Commercial including procurement. Working at Management Board/Executive Committee level >25 years.

Operational Turnaround: proven track record at the business unit level in overall business performance turnaround

  • Military Vehicles Division of British Aerospace – April 96 to August 97
  • Force Awareness and Protection Business Unit – February 05 to June 08
  • Maritime Sustainment – October 10 to December 11

Functional Turnaround: proven track record in functional support/corporate providing turnaround in service levels with reduced cost

  • Human Resources across the Australia business – February 98 to July 01
  • Business Assurance – April 09 to October 10
  • Information Management & Technology – December 11 to July 15

Mergers and Acquisitions: significant success in business integration/rationalisation resulting from the acquisition process both at the Operational and HR Director level

For example:

  • AWA Defence Industries – into – British Aerospace Australia
  • Siemens Plessey (Sydney) – into – British Aerospace Australia
  • GEC Marconi (Sydney) – into - BAE SYSTEMS Australia

Business Transformation & Change Management: managed the implementation of a successful culture change program for 120 of the top executives in BAE SYSTEMS Australia ensuring that business performance was delivered while exhibiting the appropriate behaviours. This program included the deployment of several tools such as 360 Feedback and Peer Recognition. Both Operational and Functional Turnarounds above required a robust Change Management element to be effective.

Strategic and Operational Planning: extensive experience in both Strategic and Operational Planning including their implementation via cross-functional teams by participating in the global Integrated Business Planning Process. Participate in numerous Global Councils/Teams in BAE Systems.

Technology Transfer: successfully transferred numerous engineering/manufacturing operations and technologies from the United States and Europe to Australia. The same approach was successful in turning around the Functions above – find best practice then share it.

Forensic Analysis (Non-Financial): significant experience in the conduct of sensitive independent analysis of business and/or personnel issues leading to root cause determination and recommendations to address

Interpersonal Skills: very strong interpersonal skills which allow me to communicate effectively at all levels within an organisation. This is recognised in my personal 360 feedback as one of my key skills. This is reinforced by being a keen team player whose management style is that of a coach. Consistently rated in top percentile of annual Behavioural Performance Feedback.

>40 years of experience: in the Defence Industry gained in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia