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    Vice President, Human Resources, Microbiology Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific
    • Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors A business focussed, commercially aware HR Director with 20 years’ experience, 11 in leadership positions. • Extensive experience in change management, developing and executing strategy, managing ambiguity and influencing in complex organisations • Uses excellent interpersonal skills to build enduring relationships and gain respect with a wide range of clients • Builds and inspires winning teams, delivering results through people • Experience at working in global, European and UK roles. • High levels of employee engagement resulting in citations in the Financial Times Top 50 Best places to Work Specialties:Change management, acquiring and developing talent, Organisational design

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    Paul Fox CDir FIoD MBA PIEMA
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    Senior Director in Environmental/Hazardous Materials Sector, MD Corporate Governance/Strategy Consultancy, Executive Mentor, MBA Warwick Business School.
    I am a versatile and high energy director specialising in the environmental and construction sectors, with extensive experience in corporate governance, strategy & business development, and change management.  I have over 20 years experience of senior level experience in both PLCs and more recently SMEs.  My varied career has encompassed the B2B publishing and exhibition sectors, niche sub-contracting SMEs, environmental consultancy and six years as Managing Director of one of the country's leading hazardous material remediation specialists.  A Chartered Director since 2012, I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.  In 2018 I completed my MBA at Warwick Business School, graduating in the top 10% of my year, and I gained a distinction for my wide ranging dissertation on the state of financial education in the UK.  I have my own bespoke consultancy, Boardroom Evolution, and undertake ad hoc assignments in corporate governance, strategy and business development.  I have been a guest lecturer and guest MBA assessor at Bournemouth University Business School, and in 2013 was voted as South West Director of the Year for Corporate Responsibility.  I am an engaged environmentalist, a Practioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, and I have for many years mentored SMEs in bringing sustainability best practice into their businesses.  I served three years as a member of the IoD committee for my home county of Dorset, and volunteered for both Dorset Business Mentors (a free service to Dorset SMEs for them to gain access to senior professionals) and the Young Enterprise charity.

    Consultancy
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    Bryan Foss CDir FIoD FCIM FIDM MBA CEng FBCS CITP CDipAF DipM
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    Independent Non Executive Director, Risk & Audit Chair, Board and Business Development Adviser
    As 2014 progresses I'm pleased to have completed my IoD Chartered Director qualification and appear to be on track to add one or two Non-Executive Board or advisory roles to my independent portfolio, maintaining my strong links with financial services, risk, regulatory compliance, IT, B2B relationships (investors, partners etc) & 'CRM' - also exciting technology-based business innovation. My career has included continual personal development (CPD) to board level executive, leading to my current mix of non-executive and risk & audit chair roles - often linking my business and systems practitioner skills with a number of professional bodies and with academia too, for the benefit of the businesses and stakeholders I advise and support. Having worked globally for many years within IBM, one of the largest, most transformed and sustainable companies in the world, I am able to challenge and assist the directors and executives of organisations both large and small to achieve their objectives, whether these organisations are suppliers, clients or investors. I am extremely well networked and always work cooperatively with others within and beyond the organisation to achieve outcomes and shared goals. I also challenge business on behalf of the consumer, to achieve better outcomes through transparency and effectiveness, providing voluntary time to emerging SME's and groups, professional and academic bodies, also charities related to executive skills development and sustainable business.

    Non-Executive Director
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    Jeff Hudson MBA MRICS (lapsed) CMan FCMI CDir FIoD
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    President EMEA / Global Strategy at CECO Environmental Corp.
    Currently occupying a senior executive role with a NASDAQ quoted company I shall be leaving this employment in February 2016 to pursue the development of a non-executive portfolio along with SME business coaching and development opportunities with a particular focus on strategic alignment; process re-engineering; contract negotiation and management; corporate governance, business downsizing and change, stakeholder and risk management. Professionally trained as a Chartered Minerals Surveyor I left the coal industry in the early 90's to pursue my ambition of leading business and securing my first Managing Director role within five years. With a common thread of project management and contract negotiation my experience developed leading SME businesses across a wide range of industries including, nuclear, power construction and petrochemical. For the last 15 years i have occupied senior leadership roles in international businesses in the Power and Oil & Gas sectors, the last two years with responsibility for the EMEA region of NASDAQ quoted companies. In these positions I have influenced, developed and implemented corporate and company strategy and held membership of compliance, risk and disclosure committees. Managing Director of multiple SME s in the UK, Italy and Germany and director of a JV in India I have built, developed and mentored leadership teams to manage successful companies bidding, negotiating and delivering engineering projects to locations as diverse as Russia, China, SE Asia, Australia, South America, Europe and the US.

    Consultancy, Interim, Non-Executive Director
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    Chief Executive at the Met Office

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    Partner at Britten Coyne Partners; Chartered non-executive chairman and director
    Britten Coyne Partners are advisors to Chairmen, boards and directors helping to improve skills and capabilities in the three key areas of director responsibility: - Setting direction and strategy - Governing strategic risk - Measuring and monitoring strategic performance Neil is a highly experienced Chartered non-executive chairman, director and board advisor, with focus on strategy, board performance, governance, risk and litigation. Also working with Private Equity firms on business growth and new venture support. Previously an executive and consultant with major multinationals in the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Financial Services, Technology and Consumer Goods sectors, amongst others, for over three decades. Also interested in non-executive opportunities and new ventures. Specialties: Board structure and performance; governance; strategy formulation and strategy deployment; strategic risk governance; strategic performance management; marketing strategy; strategic and commercial due diligence; performance improvement; new ventures support; litigation as claimant and defendant

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    Gill White CDir, FIoD, Chartered FCIPD

    Knowledge & Capability Director at CIPD
    Personal Profile: A dynamic and highly versatile Learning and Operations Chartered Director, who uniquely combines the ability to create and translate strategy into quantifiable actions and results. Renowned for integrity and warmth and an open and collaborative leadership style. Has an exemplary track record in people development and operational success delivered through influencing and building relationships at Board level onwards. Career Highlights:  Awarded by the Institute of Directors, the highly prestigious Chartered Director status, one of only 800 in the U.K. A Chartered Director is extensively examined on their abilities in the areas of Strategic Perception, Decision Making, Analysis and the use of information, Communication, Interaction with others and Achievement of results.  Headhunted by groundbreaking international leadership consultancy, IDology International Ltd. Put in place a growth strategy that resulted in a doubling of revenue within the first year.  As a Senior Regional Manager for Vodafone Retail was consistently a top performer across the KPI’s of sales, audit and customer service, for five years running.  As Global Head of Learning and Development for SME Business for Vodafone Group oversaw the introduction of an innovative relationship selling programme that was delivered across 17 Operating countries and resulted in an immediate sales performance uplift of 38%. Specialties:Key Skills:  Strategic vision and translation into action  Business Planning.  People Development, Teamwork and Emotional Intelligence –  Exceptional relationship and people skills –  Inspirational and Experienced Leader  Accomplished communicator, sales person and presenter

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    Chartered Director and Executive Coach
    A highly successful people leader with wide experience in banking, general management and business development. I have extensive knowledge of the SME market, delivering strategic business change and leading diverse teams to deliver superior results. Excellent interpersonal skills, with a broad network spanning many areas of Irish enterprise and Mentor to female-led SMEs. Chartered Director with a strong background in risk, compliance and governance with Audit Committee and Board experience. I am highly energetic with a passion for personal development and an accredited Executive Coach. Currently hold the following positions: - Member Advisory Panel, Alternatives Elect (www.alternativeselect.ie) - Board Member, Health and Safety Authority and Chair of Audit & Finance Committees - Board Member, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and Chair of Quality, Safety & Risk Committee - Member of Audit Committee, Department of Justice and Equality - Director of Institute of Banking and Chair of Audit & Finance Committees

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    Far East procurement and European logistics, specialising in screws & fixings
    Owner of Rapierstar Group of Companies, with 30 years experience in business development. Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Looking to build a non-executive portfolio to complement my executive roles. Expertise in forming strategies for business expansion and raising the necessary finance to support rapid growth. Strong management skills for controlling fast moving companies, introducing ISO 9001:2000, quality management system and Investors In People, training and development standard, customs (bonded) warehouses, developing a board and mentoring start-ups. Considerable experience negotiating with large commercial organisations and government bodies, as well as the SME sector. International experience includes establishing successful operations in the UK, Ireland and Germany, sourcing quality products from across the Far East and developing sales distribution channels throughout the UK, Ireland & also into mainland Europe. Purchased, developed and sold several large commercial premises and also multiple residential investment properties. Currently owner/manager of Star Business Park in Macclesfield, leasing eight high bay warehouse units and several modern office suites, totalling over 100,000 sq.ft.

    Non-Executive Director
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    David Doughty CDir FIoD FCIM FBCS CEng MIET
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    Corporate Governance Expert, Chartered Director, Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor
    Entrepreneurial sales and marketing specialist with strong strategic, analytical and commercial skills. Extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. Board level consultant to multi-national organisations. Significant experience working with NHS Leadership Development programmes at national and SHA level. Business Mentor MBTI Type ENTP Specialities: Sales and Marketing - particularly enterprise software. Social Media for personal and business branding Company start-ups - Fund-raising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts. Product Development, Enterprise software development Leading, motivating and developing teams and individuals. Leadership Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning. Board Evaluation and Development Approved and Registered GrowthAccelerator Coach Certified Mentor at EQMentor Inc.

    Leadership Development
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    Solves Problems, Provides Solutions, Transforms People & Businesses|NED|Special Advisor|Mentor|Coach|Speaker|Cancer Survivor|Loves Food|Eternal Optimist
    UK & International Boards, Directors, Senior Executives & Teams come to me because I work with them to create solutions that result in game changing personal & business performance. I work with companies looking to make their businesses more profitable. I work with companies wanting to grow their businesses in the UK & Internationally. I work with businesses struggling with major complex projects. I assist companies in buying or selling businesses. I advise companies on exporting products & services into the African market. I provide 1-1 and 1-many mentoring & coaching to individuals & teams moving to senior roles or Director level or with ambitions to do so. While I am happy to operate in most sectors I mainly spend my time in UK & International Telecommunications, Technology, Infrastructure, Low Cost Housing, Defence & Education. I specialise in 6 main areas – Strategy creation & execution; Business Growth, Effectiveness & Development; Change & Transformation; Major Projects & Programmes; Funding; Executive Mentoring & Coaching. I am a professional Non-Executive Director & Interim Senior advisor with a background as a Chartered Director & Chartered Quantity Surveyor. I have a broad and in-depth understanding of running successful businesses (at CEO level) and complex projects (at Director Level) with an ability to get the best from a team through collaboration. These skills have been developed in a career in which I have started, bought, run, turned-round, closed & sold companies & projects for myself & others in 14 countries while developing a network of high-level international contacts. My goals are simple - to work with people and businesses that I like & to provide clients & colleagues with the best possible solution to their problems. The benefits are always Game Changing. If you have a challenge – the more unusual the better – let’s have a chat to see if we can sort it out together. Call me on 07976889668 or email steve-cappa@teqsolutions.com

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    Chairman at nuhaus GB
    My mission is to serve where I can add value to the good governance and progress of Organisations or individuals

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    Sharon Constancon ACIS MBA CDir

    Board Evaluations, Board Development, Director Mentoring, Forex Outsourcing
    My business interests span two very different disciplines but both are underpinned by the view of business efficiency, business ethics and empowering those around you. My key passion is working with people - Boards to support their governance objectives and effectiveness for the future. My key skill is working with numbers - providing business with enterprise level foreign exchange risk management. Both drive profit to the bottom line through business efficiency. GENIUS METHODS – Corporate Governance & Business Efficiency My philosophy is that business efficiency starts with the Board and a learning Board is constantly improving. At Genius Methods we support Board development in many ways tailored to the needs and objectives of that Board. We support embracing Codes and best practice to enhance good leadership that drives the rest of the organisation. We provide Board Evaluations ranging from a very light touch “internal” style questionnaire, run on our confidential platform, to an “external” in-depth review that includes one or more of questionnaires, interviews and attending meetings. Each year a company needs something different due to learning needs, budget and business evolution. VALUFIN – Foreign Exchange Management Valufin’s foreign exchange risk management is for global trading companies. The understanding of what the company needs to hedge its risks, account for its activities and to cost its products to ensure profit margins. We help you understand your risks, your solutions, the market instruments, the recording and monitoring of exposures and accounting entries ensuring at all time adequate information to decision makers. Various parts of the process can be outsourced to Valufin or you access the online “Forex Risk Manager” service. Specialties: Governance Confidential robust and tailored Board Evaluations, practical Director mentoring Forex Enterprise grade outsourced forex treasury management

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    Jay Gambrell CDir, ICD.D

    CEO - Fits.me Holdings Ltd
    Jay joins Fits.me with more than 25 years' experience in operations, finance, technology, strategy development, implementation, turnaround and re-positioning with a long record of working with innovative technology companies and start-ups in the software, technology, new media and telecom sectors to successfully scale businesses on a global basis. He has lived and worked in Asia, North America and Europe where he has held a number of executive, investment banking and management consulting roles for innovative technology companies. Prior to joining Fits.me, Jay founded Atego as Executive Chairman after he led the MBO of Artisan Software Tools as CEO, which is the predecessor company to Atego. Before this, he was CEO of Adaptive, an enterprise software company providing the leading repository technology for Metadata Management, Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management solutions for Global 100 Financial Services companies and Governments. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Interregnum plc, the technology merchant bank where he provided value-added corporate finance, including M&A, strategic planning and principal finance services to the technology & venture capital sectors. Previously, he was President of London-based PowerChannel Europe plc, a joint venture with ITV / Granada Media and CEO of US-based Imagitel, a hyper-growth telecommunications service provider with more than $55mm in revenues after having served as the company’s CFO. He is a Charted Director from both the UK's Institute of Directors and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. He also has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the International School of Management - Honors (Paris, France); an MBA from Baylor University - Summa Cum Laude (Texas, USA) and an B.Sc. in Business Administration from State University of New York - Cum Laude. Angel & MBO/MBI Investor Specialties: Start-up, fundraising, turnaround, re-positioning, restructuring & managing rapid growth. Actively seeking another MBO/MBI opportunity

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    An experienced Finance Director within the SME sector
    An experienced finance director with technology, IT and engineering companies. A qualified accountant (FCCA) and director (IOD CDir) with a demonstrable record of success at the strategic level developing SME’s, UK and internationally, with roles that have encompassed all commercial aspects of starting and running successful businesses, including preparation for trade sale. Hands-on, highly commercial, providing strong leadership through collaboration, able to communicate in a consistent, clear, inclusive and fact based manner, influencing internal and external stakeholders. Overseeing diverse finance teams in privately owned and private equity backed companies where working capital management has been a key element together with company secretarial duties. Full responsibility for the finance function and all commercial finance issues in an international group. Redesigning reporting packs to keep them relevant and concise.