Devised the corporate services strategy and organisation to support the Regional MD of a professional services firm in integrating four independent country operations into a single business unit. Recruited a regional Director of Finance & Administration and supported them in implementing the strategy and new structures.
Interim ‘Chief Operating Officer’ for 5 months for the Japanese operations of a global management consultancy directly supporting the newly appointed Managing Director.
Advised on outsourcing the service support and facilities operations of a Dubai based consultancy in order to reduce costs by 15% and increase service levels. Prepared specifications, prequalified suppliers, negotiated contract, and supported local management in the new arrangements.
Created a new workplace concept for knowledge workers to reduce property costs by c35% and increase productivity. Piloted concept in London and then rolled it out in UK, US and Asia including planning for a new 4,000m2 office in Japan and refit of 12,000m2 in London.
Provided the operational and European expertise for a small team that devised and implemented a new global job organisational structure, talent management process and evaluation / compensation system for 6000 support staff across 70 countries.
Ran top team strategic workshops for three public sector organisations to enable them to develop a common strategy and to act as a Joint Venture on a major project.
Interim Leader and Change Agent for an global Business Services Organisation that was bidding for a $150million technical services contract and needed to develop a new operational strategy and change the behaviours of the international bid team.