Aug 262015

Veteran industry professional and Chartered Director Flemming Dalgaard will lend his experience to drive Gulftainer 's global expansion

Gulftainer , the largest privately-owned, independent port operator in the world, has announced the appointment of Flemming Dalgaard, as the CEO of GT International, a division of The Gulftainer Group responsible for international operations.

chartered directorAs the CEO of GT International, Mr. Dalgaard will report directly to Gulftainer 's Managing Director, Peter Richards, and is mandated with driving the international operations of the Company, which already has significant presence in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Brazil. Gulftainer also recently marked its US entry with a 35-year concession agreement with Canaveral Port Authority to operate the port's first container and multi-cargo terminal.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Richards said: "Gulftainer has set ambitious goals to strengthen our international operations by exploring opportunities and other growth drivers. Mr. Dalgaard brings a wealth of experience that will add significant value to our expansion plans and ongoing operations."

Mr. Dalgaard added: "Gulftainer has already established its credentials globally through its vast network, efficient infrastructure and extensive partnerships. There is tremendous potential for the organisation to grow its footprint and build value that will benefit the industry as well as local economies."

Prior to joining Gulftainer , Mr. Dalgaard worked for over seven years at DP World Group, first as Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Europe & Russia region; and then as Senior Vice President of Strategy. Before that, he worked at Maersk Group, where he built up his career for more than 22 years, growing from Shipping through to managing all Maersk Line's activities in several regions, with his last position in the company being Managing Director of Maersk Line UK.

Mr. Dalgaard holds a BA degree in International Shipping and has completed numerous executive programmes, most recently at Wharton University, London Business School and the CSEP at Columbia University (New York.) He is also a Chartered Director at the IOD as well as a Chartered Fellow at the UK Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Aug 182015

Business bosses are being urged to boost their workplace performance by taking on the Institute of Directors' Chartered Director Programme.

Chartered Director

Boxing clever: from left, Lisa Keys of the IoD, Peter Martin of Director Development Ireland, and Fiona Hampton of Ulster Rugby

By John MulgrewBelfast Telegraph 18/08/2015

The organisation has launched this year's scheme and exam, which aims to give senior executives additional workforce skills, and help managers to become chartered directors.

Paul Terrington, chairman of the IoD in Northern Ireland, said: "Last year's results and the fact we were oversubscribed for the course is evidence that the business community recognises that leading professional qualifications such as the Chartered Director Programme will equip the directors of today and tomorrow with the skills which their companies will greatly benefit from."

The programme is delivered by Director Development Ireland Ltd, headed by former management consultant, Peter Martin.

Fiona Hampton, head of sales and marketing at Ulster Rugby, said the course had been "hugely beneficial".

"It must be the most practical, business-focused course and I thoroughly enjoyed it," she said.


Aug 182015

The next Chartered Director CPD Workshop on Thursday 17 September: EQ or IQ - which delivers good governance in the Board Room?

Venue: Sefton’s Barn, The Horse Trust, Speen HP27 0PP

Time: 15:45 - 20:00

chartered directorThe session will be lead by Sharon Constancon, CDir and CEO of Genius Methods.

Sharon will share with the group some of the challenges boards are facing today in the light of delivering leadership, the appropriate tone from the top, challenging the executive and holding management to account while remaining focused on the strategy set for the organisation. The session will be interactive based on a topic that covers a typical board room challenge for the delegates to debate and share in the plenary session with the group.  Under Chatham House Rule, Sharon will share some of the solutions that she has shared with Chairmen to improve their effective leadership and governance in board rooms today ranging from financial services, family businesses, housing trusts and FTSE companies.

The objective of the evening will be to empower delegates with some solutions to the typical challenges they are likely to face as executives, NEDs or Chairmen.

Sharon is known to many of us as an experienced businesswoman and entrepreneur who achieved a stock market listing with her first company. She has, or has had, executive, Chairman and non-executive roles in listed, SME and financial services organisations.

She specialises in governance and risk management and has a well attested reputation for providing confidential, straightforward, honest and effective Board Evaluations which have very successfully enabled Boards to improve performance. Her work encompasses very disparate sectors and organisational size including: FTSE, SME, Family, Regulated, Health Service, Financial Services, and the Housing Sector.

Sharon is a Chartered Director, Chartered Secretary and has an MBA. Until July she was a Non-executive Director of Buckinghamshire Building Society and was recently awarded Business Woman of the Year by the SACC.

The session will start with refreshments served from 15:45. The formal working session will close at 19:00 followed by a buffet supper with wine and informal networking until 20:00.

The cost for the session will be £35 inc VAT. (Cash on the day preferred) This event qualifies for 4 hours of CPD.

Directions to the Horse Trust, which is accessible from London, Reading and Oxford within an hour can be found here:

The workshop is open to holders of the Chartered Director qualification awarded by the Institute of Directors.

To reserve your place please reply ASAP to Neil Britten as places are limited.



Aug 072015

Chartered Director Tim Phillips wins IoD East of England Director of the Year Award

5 August 2015
Tim Phillips chartered director
Tim Phillips, Managing Director at Gate One, has been named ‘Director of the Year’ by the IoD, one of UK’s leading business networks. Phillips won the award in the ‘Regional Small Company’ category in the East of England region. As part of his triumph, Phillips will progress to the national finals, which will be held in October.

Every year the Institute of Directors (IoD), with over 34,500 members across the UK one of Britain’s largest network of executives and managers, organises the ‘Director of the Year Awards’. The IoD holds the awards to celebrate best practice leadership in big corporates, small businesses, the public sector, as well as charities and start-ups. Awards are handed out in eleven categories, with winners recognised as the best in their field by a jury consisting of more than 30 experts from the business, public sector and academia.

Director of the Year Award 2015

In the run up to the national finals, this year held in October at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel, the IoD unveils regional winners. In the East of England region – comprising of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire (includes Middlesex and parts of South Bedfordshire), Norfolk and Suffolk – one of the awards went to Tim Phillips, Managing Director at Gate One, a fast growing management company specialised in business transformation services.

Phillips co-founded Gate One in July 2013*, and since the fast growing consultancy has expanded to its current team of 25 professionals. Prior to setting up Gate One, Phillips was a global partner at niche consultancy Molten and an executive director at Moorhouse. At the consultancies Phillips led and contributed to high profile, complex programmes for clients such as Transport for London, Lloyds, GSK, a leading investment bank, Astra Zeneca, BP and GazProm. Before then, he worked for Marks & Spencer as a senior Programme Managers, where he led a number of high profile business change programmes, including the separation of M&S Money. Phillips joined Deloitte Consulting in October 1999 in the Programme Leadership/Strategy Management Consultancy practice and managed large-scale business transformation programmes for clients including; Defra, the Child Support Agency and BBC.

Gate one

The Gate One Managing Director has a Masters and a first class degree in engineering, an MBA from the Cranfield School of management and programme management accreditation (PMP, MSP Advanced Practitioner). Phillips is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultancy, a Certified Management Consultant, a Fellow of the Association for of Project Management and a Chartered Director.

“As a Chartered Director I am delighted that the IoD East of England has recognised me for this award. Gate One is a fast growing, innovative, management consultancy specialising in business transformation. Our ongoing success is down to the effective application of sound business management principles and a dedicated and talented team,” says Phillips on his recognition.

For Phillips it is not the first time he has been named a ‘Director of the Year’ by the IoD – in 2012 he won the Award in the London and East region for firms within the £5 million - £25 million revenue range.

* Other founders are Simon Dennis, David Holliday and Alex McEvoy.

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