Ted’s experience spans blue-chip multinationals (Kingfisher plc, GrandMet/Pillsbury, Gucci Group, Bally, American Cyanamid), world-class strategy consulting (Booz Allen Hamilton) and his own start-up (Keyless DoorLock Co.). He has a sustained track record of delivering fast operational outcomes in general management and consulting roles. Ted’s functional expertise is in marketing strategy and delivery, based on new creative approaches in a worldwide context.
Over the past few years Ted has applied these skills as well to the Public Sector, working on similar issues for London Local Authorities. He developed the FAST Benchmarking methodology based on Public Sector experience and also does Strategic Development in this sector. He enjoys working on issues relating to both above-the-line growth and below-the-line costs.
Linda is a top level programme director with a track record in managing multi-million pound community, economic regeneration and public sector performance programmes. In the late 90s she managed the Heart of the East End URBAN Initiative, delivering over 100 community based projects in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. As a senior consultant at the acclaimed Stratford Development Partnership, Linda developed Islington Councils first Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy and directed regeneration programmes in North and East London. Her skills were successfully deployed by London Mayor, Ken Livingston and the Greater London Authority, to implement equality policies, develop corporate governance frameworks and conduct strategic and efficiency reviews across directorates and across the GLA group.
More recently, as Head of Corporate Performance, she was instrumental in steering NHS City and Hackney Primary Care Trust through numerous inspection regimes to deliver improved quality standards. She also assists private business owners in improving their business planning and performance management techniques.
Andrew began his consulting career at Alexander Proudfoot international consultants and has extensive experience working with organisations such as Triton Group, Invensys Group, Vetco International, CSSRs, Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities, Local Government, National Australia Bank, General Dynamics, Smiths Industries, EADS, and EADS Astrium amongst others.
He has completed over 30 major change projects and business reviews across Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia. He is a highly respected organisational change and transformation consultant, and also works to develop innovation and cultural change. Andrew’s background allows him great scope to develop creative solutions from an analytical and operational base.
Simon Barber B.Sc
Senior Advisor – Media, The Arts and Communication
Simon is a communications expert with skills in both public relations and photography. He has 20 years experience in the field of healthcare and public sector communications for organisations such as: NHS Direct, The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the National Treatment Agency, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster PCTs.
Also an experienced photographer, Simon works freelance and is a tutor at the Open College of Arts Photography courses. He was invited recently – as part of the LIDF film festival in May 2010 – to participate in a Magnum Workshop led by Donovan Wylie who shot the incredible Maze project, nominated for the Deutsche Borse Prize this year. His current projects include a focus on disability and environmental portraiture as well as working with Windsor and Maidenhead Boroughs on an ethnicity and cultural diversity project with young adults exploring stereotypes and views of different lives and cultures. His photography can be seen at www.simonbarber.org.uk
Tim Cooke MTech, DPhil
Senior Advisor – Software, Systems and Communications
Tim’s background is in software, telecommunications and systems sectors as chief executive of several companies. His many accomplishments include leading two companies in stock market flotations that each raised more than £10 million.
Tim’s work experience spans Europe, the UK, USA and in Australia. He rose to become Chief Executive of Logica Communications Ltd. responsible for all UK business in the telecoms, media, computer vendor, transport and central government sectors. As CEO, he helped float Oxford Molecular Group plc, computer aided molecular design software and drug design company raising £10M, and floated Intelligent Environments Group plc, a leading supplier of Internet enabled business solutions, as the London stock market’s first internet company, raising £16m.
Tim has held numerous Non Executive positions for small and large companies. He is currently a venture advisor to NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) in the UK and Chairman of NESTA’s portfolio company Six to Start. He has recently retired as NED of The Chesham Building Society, where he advised on IT strategy and internet banking activities.
Tim has a Chemistry DPhil from Oxford University and an MTech from Brunel University.
Rupert has over 35 years of senior executive experience in electronics manufacturing and outsourcing, IT services, and telecommunications. Recent significant assignments have included Interim CFO for an outsourcing services provider; Senior Vice President for Everest Group, overseeing sourcing strategies; and ICT General Manager International for BT Global Services as part of the BT International ‘Large Deals team’. At BT, his responsibilities included ensuring successful global outsourcing wins together with the transference of ICT outsourcing knowledge.
Rupert currently holds Non Executive director roles on a number of private and SME companies.
Dave has spent the last 25 years working in the Subsea Oil and Gas industry, culminating in a number of board level appointments. During this time, he presided over numerous mergers and acquisitions working with private equity and banks. He was previously Vice President of Subsea Production Systems at Vetco International and COO of the Triton Group.
Dave’s level of experience and depth of knowledge in manufacturing and engineering operations is profound. This allows him to get to the root of operational issues quickly and decisively. Private equity often calls upon his expertise to help with due diligence and planning M & A activity. He also holds a number of non-executive board level appointments.
Lee has an impressive track record in helping organisationsimprove their sales effectiveness through the application of value propositions, portfolio analysis, and relationship management. He is an expert in the application of ‘Lean Thinking’. Past clients have included American Express, AXA, Lloyds TSB and the Home Delivery Network.
He is a visiting Lecturer at the Ecole de Management de Normande where he teaches “Demand Management & Network Design” on their M.Sc in Supply Chain Management. He is currently the Chairman of the Manchester Business School’s North West UK Alumni Chapter and a Global Alumni Council Member.