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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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    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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    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

  • Profile picture of David Hughes
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    Director at The Quantum Innovation Centre Ltd
    A Chartered Director, currently running a new management consultancy advising CEOs on innovation strategy. In 2006, completed a four year term with DTI as lead Government official developing and implementing Government policy on innovation. Prior to this appointment, fifteen years senior level technology management experience within three major global businesses – Ford, Lucas and GEC-Marconi. Management of multi-national project teams. Change manager having shown successful exploitation of key corporate technology competencies to achieve commercial benefits. Effective communicator of complex technical issues. Now advises CEOs on the best innovation strategies for growth. Visiting professor in Engineering Management at City University Specialties:Innovation management

  • Profile picture of Steve Burrows
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    Chartered Director, Chartered IT Professional. FRSA, FIoD, FBCS. Director / CIO / CTO / Programme Mgr seeking assignment
    Experienced director, interim and consultant in business and technology, including operations, business process, finance, product & systems development, project & programme management, turnaround, executive management, and business consulting. Leads development of strategy, products, systems and processes, change, transformation & remediation / turnaround. Has served as CIO, IT Director, Finance Director, Operations Director & Development Director, Programme Manager and Project Manager. Operated in businesses ranging from 30 – 120,000 employees including General Business, Utilities, Telecoms, IT Manufacturers and Management Consultancy. Fellow of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and a Chartered IT Professional. Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Director. Fellow of the RSA. Qualified PRINCE Project Manager. Certified ScrumMaster. Specialties: Leadership, developing vision, people, performance & change Corporate Governance for performance improvement Data exploitation & information engineering Commercial, technology & information strategy Aftermarket, Reverse Logistics & Field Service Customer Relationship Management & ERP Programme & project management & recovery Technology acquisition & investment advisory Supplier management & relationships Commercial & legal negotiation Business & process engineering All aspects of ICT

  • Profile picture of James Green
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    I was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1949 Following schooling at the John Neilson Institution in Paisley I studied Western European literature in Portugal (Coimbra) before training as a tax accountant. After a spell working with offshore trust administration I spent two years at Birmingham completing a PhD thesis on Fernando Pessoa and working as a freelance presenter/producer for BBC Radio. I spent the next 25 years in the publishing, printing and bookselling industry as a director and editor. I wrote, edited or translated over 60 books. Search Amazon for J.C.R. Green for details of available titles. In the late 1980’s I changed direction and set up a corporate services company in London, later moving it and my family to Shropshire and the Isle of Man and with an office in Geneva. We provided UK and offshore formation and administration services for clients of accountants and solicitors. Having exited this business I set up James Green & Co an international taxation and business consultancy based in Douglas, Isle of Man. I am a member of the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association and am a non executive director of companies, both listed and unlisted, in several European and Carribean jurisdictions. Professional Qualifications Chartered Director (CDir) Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD) Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management (FCMI) Associate of the Institute of Financial Accountants (AFA) Holder of the IoD Diploma in Company Direction (Salford University and the Isle of Man International Business School). Holder of the Certificate in Strategic Marketing from Cornell University Graduate School of Management. I have wide experience at board level in large and small companies and was a senior elected member of a large UK local authority. I have been a member of a number of NGO boards currently including the EU Objective 2 and Objective 3 Program Monitoring Committees. Specialties:Recent projects have included the reorganisation of an international group of companies to minimise tax leakage. This resulted in a first year saving of over £250,000 and ongoing savings of at least £120,000. In addition, as a Chartered Director I believe that my professional skills as a director covering effective marketing strategies, leading strategic change, HR issues, strategic business direction, finance, company law, and board development is an asset to any type of company.

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    John Sheath CDir FFA FAIA FIoD
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    Non Executive Director at Antelle IT Ltd
    John is a Chartered Director, independent NED & business consultant, specialising in Risk & Corporate Governance, Business Development and Business Improvement. He is an Ambassador for the Institute of Directors Chartered Director programme and an experienced Funds director. With a wide international experience including banking, captive & mutual insurance, funds, fiduciary services, manufacturing industry and even the space sector. He has worked closely with professionals & Government representatives in the IoM, UK, Channel Islands, Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong and other European jurisdictions, maintaining strong relations with all relevant regulators and influencing bodies. He provides oversight and governance to several regulated businesses, engages directly with IoM Government and the Space industry. John is passionate about learning and technology.