A highly experienced executive with over 25 years’ experience within industry and the management consultancy sectors, working in senior management both in the UK and abroad. Phillip has held a number of director positions building an array of skills and real life experiences that add value to his continued work within the field of consultancy.
A skilled client facing leader, Phillips approach is highly inclusive, ensuring that the required results are delivered to time and cost. His contribution has delivered impressive results with companies such as LVMH, Glenmorangie, Premier Foods, Cadbury, Wickes, Burtons Foods, Constantia and Nestle.
'I utilised Phil’s talents as part of a major Company business improvement and restructuring project. I found Phil’s pragmatic, challenging and straight forward approach refreshing and ultimately highly effective.”'
Managing Director, Glenmorangie
Richard brings 12 years managerial and director level experience gained within blue chip manufacturing and the service industry and a further 20 years consultancy experience gained with food manufacturers, engineering companies, utility companies, print industry, logistics, government and energy companies.
He has a proven track record in delivering major change programmes (to tight deadlines of time and cost), achieving significant improvements in bottom line results, operational performance, quality levels and customer service levels. To date he has helped deliver in excess of over £20 million in sustainable profit improvements.
'The changes can be summed up by a 63 year old supervisor who has been with the Company for 45 years and was the most cynical at the beginning, who said when I praised him for a good day’s performance in his department: “I have done things which I would never have thought possible three months ago.'
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Managing Director, William Clowes
Mark is a talented implementation consultant with 20 years’ experience across many sectors, including retail, food manufacturing, aerospace and the NHS; working both in the UK and abroad.
His proven ability to deliver projects on time and full is also characterised by an approach highly inclusive of client personnel at all levels. This makes for strong client ownership and from that sustainable results.
Working with clients Mark focuses on the half dozen things that will deliver maximum results. This leveraging of energy and effort means that clients learn to focus on what is truly important and effective and become confident to let go of or delegate other activities.
'Mark is an excellent results driven project manager, offering insight, experience and knowledge to the business, but in a very personable way.'
A client focused and results driven operations and program management executive, having significant experience in leading and managing business operations and programmes both as an internal manager and as a consultant.
Tom has acquired a vast knowledge bank of tools, techniques and strategies for analysing and implementing operational improvement programmes across all areas of the value chain. Focused on delivering substantial customer and business value through developing client leadership, management and teamwork skills. Led a variety of operational teams (sales, marketing, software development and testing, implementation and support, finance and customer service) in the execution and delivery of a company’s operational and business strategy.
'Tom was a very supportive and knowledgeable CEO as we strove jointly to develop new channels to market for this innovative start-up software company. I regard Tom as a man of integrity, intellect and very good Irish humour. I recommend him to any company looking for an experienced operations and executive manager who will be able to rely on his many years of consultancy and software product experience in several market sectors'
Channel Partner Manager, Kinematik
A highly skilled and well regarded programme manager with over 20 years consultancy experience, Richard has experience across multiple sectors. Focused on supporting organisations to achieve better control of resources whether capital or human and deliver sustainable improvement directly to the bottom line.
Starting out with Peter Chadwicks in 1990, Richard has completed multiple projects including; Procurement in special steels, managing multi-site projects for international blue chip companies, due diligence on an international takeover, analysis work in the civil airline industry, performance improvements in the engineering industry, utilities and parcel carriers.
'I and my team had found out that Richard is very easy to work with and he had extremely good hands-on touch in this work. His work is very pragmatic and results are easy to put on practice. It has been pleasure to achieve results with him and I can truly recommend him whenever you think you can improve your efficiency by changing the way you have organized it now.'
Kaye has a passion for bringing the best out of people, teams and organisations having worked for the UK’s leading human resourcing organisation and continued to focus on employee motivation. An employee engagement and change management specialist, she has worked with a range of clients in the public, private and not for profit sectors. She has held senior roles in the public sector and has over 20 years consultancy experience. She has designed and delivered major change programmes with diverse clients including NHS Trusts, local authorities, national charities, and international companies.
Kaye has operated at a national level advising on policy development. She has also undertaken a number of international assignments supporting major change programmes within large complex public administrations in central Europe and Asia.
Kaye is currently Vice Chair of NHS Midlands and East, responsible for one third of the NHS. She has a Masters degree in Human Resources Development, is an associate of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and a visiting lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
'Kaye is an outstanding communicator and consultant who understands how organisations tick and how to make change happen through effective and strategic communications. She is enthusiastic, energetic and personable and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to organisations looking for challenging advice.'
A member of the Libra team since 2010, Conal specialises in performance improvement, succession planning, organisational transformation, facilitation and mentoring with the objective of enhancing peoples impact within organisations.
Conal has a track record of delivery in industry working as HR Director for Mitsubishi Corporation, TDG Contract Logistics and Ireland and as European Business Director with TDG. His experience covers Pan European acquisitions, due diligence, European payroll and labour cost improvements, key account management, project design & delivery, training and development, graduate recruitment and business continuity management
'Straight talking and knowledgeable. Good to have on your side particularly when times are tough. Gets on with people and sets high standards. A great asset to any team.'
Supply Chain, Strategy & Trading Director, Mitsubishi Corporation
An ambitious, dynamic and highly energetic professional; with the expertise, knowledge and hands-on skills to support clients to deliver sustainable step change improvement in operational and financial performance.
John has a proven ability to identify and capitalise on cross-functional business opportunities to improve work flow and communications, delivering pragmatic solutions to ensure improvements are owned by client stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. A client-side consultant with a track record of improving systems and processes, developed alongside the core competencies of the client management team via the promotion of best practice procedures.
'I have worked with John for over 15 years and he has always demonstrated the ability to identify issues and work with clients to resolve them at all levels . His integrity, humour and work ethic have always impressed our clients'
CEO, Libra Europe Consulting
Ian combines an easy, inclusive style with intellectual strength allowing him to quickly grasp complex issues and establish his credibility in a variety of business environments. Ian has a sound understanding of how to work with and get the best out of those around him. He forms good, lasting working relationships at all levels and is equally at home communicating with line personnel as he is with board members.
After gaining a 2:1 from University College London, Ian began his career as a management trainee with WHSmith Group. After four years’ experience as a supply chain manager he moved into management consulting. Ian has seven years management consulting experience specialising in project managing the design and implementation of Change in a variety of industries (Retail, Distribution and Manufacturing).
'Ian is an incredibly talented individual who is able to utilise his analytical and people skills to great effect. I am very confident that Ian will be able to quickly start adding value and adapt to any challenge thrown his way. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Ian again'
Programme Manager UK and Services, Carphone Warehouse
Chris graduated from Cambridge University with a Ph.D in Medical Biochemistry specialising in Parkinson’s Disease. Following a stint as a Post-Doctorial Researcher, Chris moved back into the biotechnology industry where a chance meeting with a group of consultants led him to become a full time consultant.
Chris started out supporting a group of £200M capital projects in the dairy industry and quickly took on his own portfolio of projects. From there he went on to conduct numerous analyses, in the horticultural wholesale, food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, using his skill as a scientist to identify £2.5M of realisable ‘shop-floor’ savings for clients. Adept at working with clients at all levels from MD to shop floor and his fluency in Polish has enabled him to train and develop talented workers into supervisors and managers.
'I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris. His ability to work with teams at all levels was a major asset. He has underpinned the foundations of the business with a set of management tools that will be used by the relevant teams on a continuous improvement programme. The outstanding features of his approach are his extremely high levels of both professional and personal integrity.'
Operations Manager, Landgard UK
The majority of Andrew’s experience has been in improving operational performance in Food Manufacturing, IT Services and Financial Services, by helping clients to realise opportunities to improve that they have either not previously seen, or are the result of problems they have been unable to resolve.
Doing this in a way that is sustainable requires a transfer of knowledge. Andrew has trained and coached a number of managers in tools and techniques that ensure they can reduce or eliminate business problems, as well as in the management control systems and routines required to underpin them.
He is an analytical individual who can develop or enhance management systems, is able to understand the needs of the client quickly, and will hit the ground running