I spent over 25 years leading international business at the highest level, ultimately a plc, putting me in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges.
I am now an, Oxford, UK based, award winning international motivational business growth speaker who inspires and entertains my audiences with my acclaimed Staying in the Helicopter® programmess. Over 10000 CEOs, business leaders and others have achieved transformational change through my thought provoking and entertaining talks laced with real-life stories, anecdotes and humour.
I am also an author, accredited SME business advisor, mentor, consultant and independent director focused on business development and success.
I have extensive experience across a broad spectrum of businesses - from small start-ups to large multinational corporations; from high tech manufactured products through basic commodities, to people based services businesses and not-for-profit organizations
I spent seven years as Group Chief Executive of a FTSE quoted, high tech industrial instrumentation group with 12 operations over four continents. The company was listed in the UK Government’s ‘Competitiveness’ White Paper and gained a reference in the US Forbes magazine as one of the top 100 overseas companies and has been used as a benchmark case study by two business schools on culture change and business re-engineering.
I have run businesses for major multi-national corporations and has been a tutor with one of the leading leadership and teambuilding programs for over 25 years.
I am a Past-President of The Professional Speakers Association, a former Vice-President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Liveryman with The Worshipful Company of Marketers.