• Profile picture of Paul Hooper-Keeley
    Paul Hooper-Keeley FCMA CGMA C.Dir FIoD C.Mgr MBA FInstLM MIIM FMAAT

    Managing Director at Intervallum Limited (provider of Interim Finance Director services)

    A commercially focused Interim Chief Financial Officer/Group Finance Director with Private Equity, Turnaround, Restructuring & Refinancing, MBO/Sale, Acquisition & Disposal (and subsequent integration), Profitable Growth, Management & Statutory accounts preparation experience gained across numerous market sector businesses up to £300m turnover (both private & plc). A strong board member (for over 23 years) with a track record of successfully leading businesses through challenging environments and complex organisational changes. A strong reputation for cash management and EBITDA/cash flow conversion rates in excess of 100% with excellent communication skills with both external and internal stakeholders. 20+ years involvement with the CIMA Branch/Area Network within the West Midlands including 4 years as West Midlands Chairman, 6 years as Branch President and 4 years as a CIMA Mentor. Recently seconded to CIMA UK Board.   

  • Profile picture of Bryan Foss

    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
  • Profile picture of Jeff Hudson
    Jeff Hudson MBA MRICS (lapsed) CMan FCMI CDir FIoD

    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
  • Profile picture of Neil Britten

    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

  • Profile picture of Gill White
    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 Carol Bolger

    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

  • Profile picture of David Furness

    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
  • Profile picture of David Doughty
    David Doughty FRSA CDir FIoD FCIM FBCS CEng MIET

    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
  • Profile picture of Steve Cappa

    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

  • Profile picture of Jay Gambrell
    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

  • Profile picture of Vernon Walker

    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.

  • Profile picture of Mark Ralf
    Mark Ralf CDir

    Non Executive Director & Chair

  • Profile picture of Kevin O'Brien

    Independent Non-Executive Director Fund and Insurance sectors
    I am an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) working, in Dublin and Luxembourg, with a portfolio of clients in the fund and insurance sectors. I work with both traditional and hedge fund companies, whose focus is on delivering value to clients through participation in equity, fixed income, precious metal, credit and derivative markets. On the insurance front I work with both insurance and reinsurance companies and in both the life and non-life sectors. I am Chairman of a number of Audit Committees as well as being a member of Investment and Risk Committees. A Chartered Accountant by profession I have an excellent knowledge of financial management and control. In 2009 I completed the Institute of Directors Chartered Director Programme and was awarded a Diploma in Company Direction. In 2013 I was admitted as a Chartered Director. Prior to becoming an INED I spent most of my career in the Asset Management and Insurance sectors at senior Executive / Director level. During this period I had exposure to business start ups, high growth companies, mergers, as well as companies that were downsizing and restructuring. In addition to my work as an INED my ambition is to work with a small number of companies who require the support of of an experienced executive on a short term or part time basis.

  • Profile picture of Nancy Holland

    Non-executive director at NCBI

  • Profile picture of Peter Lovell
    Peter Lovell C.Dir, FHKIoD

    CEO at G. H. Financials (Hong Kong) Limited
    I joined GHF in 2002 and was appointed CEO in August 2011. I moved to Hong Kong in November 2013 in order to establish the Asian subsidiary. My career in the Futures Industry began on the LIFFE floor in 1984 with Laurie Milbank (taken over by Chase Manhattan in 1986). I left Chase in 1990 to join ICS, a division of Pierson Heldring and Pierson, where I was responsible for futures’ sales and execution. It was at ICS that I first became involved with electronic trading, running a successful team executing futures trades on the LIFFE APT system. In 1994 I joined GNI to become a senior futures and options salesman, taking responsibility for all electronic futures execution as an Associate Director; an experience which has added significant value to GHF. Specialties: Clearing and Settlement Commodities Derivatives Electronic Trading Futures Options Remote Trading Connectivity Risk Management Securities and Derivatives Sales Securities and Derivatives Trading Straight Through Processing

  • Profile picture of Julia Clarke

    Chief Executive at Bristol Community Health CIC
    A personal reputation for integrity, intelligence, enthusiasm, energy, rational and persuasive argument; highly analytical ease, charm and influence with people at all levels in government and business; 'presence' an ability to open doors (any doors) at senior level in Government and business, high level and current contacts in the health service, rail business, central government, good local (Oxfordshire and Bristol) networks a strategic thinker who understands how to promote a cause or a company both conceptually and in terms of hard and persuasive argument, years of experience of working within and alongside government departments and in the private and regulated sector in the health service and the rail industry a good presenter (oral, written) able to make headway in complex environments and ambiguous, uncertain situations an effective non executive chair a coaching style and good communications skills empathy, experience and genuine interest in corporate social responsibility, stakeholder involvement and management, and consultation Specialties: strategy, marketing, market research, change management, corporate governance, board development, executive coaching, MBTI,

    Non-Executive Director
  • Profile picture of Andy Murray

    Owner, Outperform UK Limited
    I am a director of Outperform, a registered consultant (PPM, PRINCE2) and was the lead author for PRINCE2 2009. Of particular interest for me is the area of project/programme governance and assurance. I've helped organisations implement audit/assurance schemes and update their project/programme management processes to comply with governance legislation (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley). In 2004 I started the Chartered Director programme with the IOD as a means to link good practice project/programme governance with corporate governance requirements. In 2006 I gained Chartered Director status. I have been using maturity models as a consulting aid for some 10+ years and find them an invaluable tool to help diagnose the root cause of problems to help formulate cost-effective improvement solutions. In 2007 I was appointed by OGC to be the Lead Author for the PRINCE2 refresh. The revised method was launched on 16th June 2009 to much acclaim. I was a contributory author of P3M3 v2.1. I manage the PRINCE2 group on LinkedIn. http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=40653 I am a member of the Association For Project Management (APM) and sit in the APM Governance SIG's committee. I was a contributor to APM BoK v6 and Directing Change. About Outperform: Outperform is an Accredited Consulting Organisation (ACO) licensed to consult in the use of OGC best practice products: PRINCE2 (projects), MSP (programmes), MoR (risk), P3O (project, programme and portfolio offices), P2MM/P3M3 (maturity models) and MoP (portfolios). Outperform is a corporate member of the APM and the Best Practice User Group (BPUG). Outperform is ISO 9001 certified. Outperform has an ongoing commitment to the development of ‘best practice’ as evident in providing authors for various best practice publications, white-papers and vodcasts. More information including white-papers, newsletters and vodcasts can be found on the Outperform website www.outperform.co.uk Specialties:Scalable services • Publications (books, white-papers, vodcasts) • Assessments (audit, health-check, benchmarking, P3M3) • Training workshops/business games (PRINCEOPOLY) • Facilitation (kick-off, benefits mapping, risk reviews) • Coaching • Embedding frameworks/methods (PRINCE2, MSP, M_o_R, P3O, PfM guide, Governance) Expertise • Bids • Projects (incl PRINCE2 2009) • Programmes (incl MSP) • Portfolio & change (incl PfM guide & Gateway) • Risk & governance (incl MoR, GoPM) • PMOs (incl P3O)

  • Profile picture of Keith Cornell

    Executive Chairman, EnOcean (Germany); Chairman, poLight (Norway)
    Keith brings 20 years of executive management, sales/marketing and corporate development experience in the international telecoms/technology/software market. Keith recently completed the successful turnaround and subsequent trade sale of Nanoradio (WiFi chips for mobile devices; Sweden) to Samsung. He currently serves as Chairman of poLight (micro-optic autofocus components for mobile device cameras; Norway). In 2010-11, Keith was SVP, International for Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR; US) and Senior Advisor to Vortal (e-commerce platform; Portugal and UK). Previous positions include: Interim CEO, Moravia; Director, MobiComp (sold to Microsoft in 2008); Chairman, End2End (sold to MACH in 2006); Director, Intellisync (NASDAQ: SYNC; purchased by Nokia in 2006); and CEO of Empower Interactive, a mobile messaging platform software company. He served as O2 President for European Operations, responsible for Viag Interkom, Telfort, Digifone and Manx; as well as Board member overseeing SFR and four other mobile operators. While at O2 he served as Interim CEO of O2 Germany (4M subscribers; Munich, Germany; €1.5B revenues; 4500 employees). Keith held the positions of VP International Operations for AirTouch and Director, Southern Europe, for Vodafone. There, he was a director on the Boards of Omnitel (5-10M subscribers; Italy), MobiFon (Romania), Europolitan (Sweden; publicly-traded) and Airtel (5-8M subscribers; Spain). He became an IoD Chartered Director in 2005 and held non-executive roles in the wireless industry: Amper (publicly-traded; telecoms/homeland security; Spain), MobiComp, Oplayo, End2End, Dot Net Solutions, Bluenowhere; Digital Rum, Intellisync, Celltick, Startrak and Cellglide. Prior to joining AirTouch, Keith was with consultants Marakon Associates in San Francisco, New York and London. He received his MBA from Carnegie-Mellon Tepper in 1980 and has a BS in engineering/economics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Keith lives in Maidenhead, UK.

  • Profile picture of Robert Smyth

    Chief Financial Officer at Regal Petroleum plc
    CFO and General Manager in upstream E&P Oil & Gas Broad variety of sector experience ranging from complex multi-site operations to SMEs and early stage/start-ups. Spent last eight years specialising in technology businesses in the CleanTech / Energy Sector. AIM main board director with Corporate Finance, IPO and fund raising experience and a wide range of City and Sector contacts. Problem solver, solution provider and excellent at managing complexity. Creates order out of chaos.

  • Profile picture of Richard Smith
    Richard Smith CDir FIoD C.Chem, MRSC

    Managing Director Surfachem Group Ltd
    Global leadership at board level within different fine and speciality chemical industries Specialties:Strategic business development, change managment

    Non-Executive Director