Thomas has extensive international experience of improving business performance. Since 1997, Thomas has led successful business improvement and turnaround projects. He has a proven ability to identify, plan, implement and manage change in time critical, sensitive projects. Prior to Replus, Thomas spent four years in KPMG’s Restructuring Team where he concentrated on operational improvement of cross border and complex turnarounds. Thomas’s career has also included two years in South East Asia, where he restructured the operations of a footwear supply business. Before his involvement with under-performing businesses, Thomas spent six years in the British Army. Thomas has an MBA from Cranfield University.
Research & Intelligence
Gordon has worked in research and intelligence roles over the past 30 years. He has been a Partner at Colquhoun Associates, a market research consultancy, for the last 22 years and worked on national, European and global research studies in the private and public sectors. In 2006 he developed the IMRS approach to research projects for blue chip clients and Government. From this foundation he developed the Macro Living System Platform, the basis for Event Horizon. Prior to Colquhoun Associates, Gordon was a commissioned officer in the British Army, attending Sandhurst and Staff College.
David has over 35 years’ experience in advertising, communications and brand consulting. Prior to setting up StrategicFusion, he was European MD and founding partner of Luxon Carrà, the international corporate brand and communications consultancy that came to be known as one the world’s leading players, ultimately being sold to IPG and becoming part of Future Brand. During David’s earlier career, he was Executive Director for the European corporate and retail practices of Landor Associates, the world’s leading brand consultancy, where he worked on many of their largest programmes. He also gained extensive experience with two of the world’s biggest advertising agency groups - Ted Bates and Foote, Cone and Belding.
Transformation, HR and Change Management
Lindsay is an experienced and commercially focussed Transformation Director who understands the economic challenges and pressures of agility, pace and the impact of market disrupters on organisations as well as the need to innovate and change to compete in the global economy. Lindsay works with key stakeholder groups to transform businesses through building trusting relationships to deliver benefits. She consults with household names across wide industry sectors which include: Aviation, Charity, Financial Services, Private, Public Retail, Service Organisations and Utilities and has national and international experience.
Lindsay is a qualified coach who works with leaders and leadership teams to help them to align behind their strategy and goals to deliver clear business results.
She has a degree from The University of Leeds in Sociology, Social Policy and took Politics as a subsidiary subject, a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of the West of England and is CIPD stages I, II and III qualified.
Marketing and Communications
Ali is a Coca-Cola trained marketer, whose career spans business, politics, and digital. She runs Gisborne, a consultancy advising businesses and NGO’s on corporate marketing and communications. In 2016, Ali helped deliver the largest Government-backed education and advocacy campaign for a generation, as Operations Director for the EU Referendum IN campaign.
She spent her early marketing career with Exxon Mobil and Coca-Cola, before holding senior marketing and commercial roles in a £400m-turnover international division of Aviva. A digital native, she authored ntl’s pre-launch broadband strategy in 2001, and currently advises a number of Fintech businesses. Ali holds a degree in Politics from the University of Warwick.
Corporate Affairs Financial Services
Kishore has over 30 years of experience in insurance and asset management industries. He was most recently Head of Insurance Solutions at Aalto Invest/Man Group responsible for advising insurance companies in relation to the firm's investment strategies with a particular focus on asset liability, risk management and fund raising for real estate debt and equity. Prior to joining Aalto, Kishore focused on equity and credit related products at Tenax Capital (subsidiary of Assicurazioni Generali SpA.) and founded the Chief Investment Officers' Forum for insurance companies from 2008-2013. Before that he was Head of Corporate Finance & Corporate Development at Assicurazioni Generali SpA, and a Board Member of Europe Assistance (Paris). Mr Banger has worked for, among other firms, as a senior insurance analyst at Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse First Boston, James Capel and Fox, Pitt-Kelton. He is an Ambassador for Justice & Care, an international anti human trafficking organisation dedicated to rescuing & supporting women & children trapped in slavery. He has a Bsc (Hons) in Medical Science from the University of Bradford.
Paul has over forty years experience in global supply chains, having held Senior roles at Geest, Bausch and Lomb and Johnson Matthey. He holds a degree in Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University, is a member of their Agile Supply Chain Research Club, and if a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Wyndham Solutions is a supply chain orientated Brexit consultancy, created to help companies analyse, create and implement solutions to the current range of Brexit potential outcomes. With a background of experience firstly in HM Customs Import and Export procedures and processes dating back to when border controls with our EU partners still existed, then through over twenty years of Senior level Supply Chain Management in industries such as Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive and FMCG , we have a wealth of understanding of what Brexit will mean to our client’s future supply chain strategy. Wyndham Solutions follow a path which involves understanding the customer’s current supply chain, not just with immediate partners but along the entire product flow. This includes analysing what the worst case cost scenario would be if WTO taxes were applied to current movements. We then look at supply agreements covering cost and service levels, and create potential network designs which reflect maintaining service levels whilst controlling costs. With an understanding of the latest options in HMRC regulations, we work with our customers on ensuring they are well positioned to introduce and operate the most frictionless border movements using processes and methodology which keeps products moving quickly, maintaining customers satisfaction and avoiding increased cost and cashflow risks.
TRP Associates Ltd
Corporate Treasury & Economics
From a grounding as a practicing business economist, Trevor travelled with UK and US international banks consulting on foreign exchange and other practical customer issues. Further application in international fund management and the capital market and treasury trading areas embedded his insight of the workings of the financial markets and the effects of big-bangs and black-day crashes. Through this work over a number of years, Trevor established relationships with many of the central banks and official institutions worldwide.
Trevor has since applied 25 years of strategic and hands-on experience in Corporate Treasury in UK manufacturing and service industries culminating as qualified Group Treasurer, looking internationally . Trevor has since focused on interim and turnaround assignments with a breadth of experience to include Chapter 11 situations, private equity involvements as well as start-ups and senior roles in the FTSE 250. His experience spans tax, legal, risk, capital, cash, applied technology and is particularly attuned to the interaction with operational areas and the convergence of finance and operations in working capital, competitiveness, supply chain and customer relationships.
Kartik has over thirty years of experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management - Cranfield University. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport; a Fellow the Chartered Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the Association of Project Management.
Over the last twenty years Simpleks has focused on implementing strategic Logistics and supply chain management projects, globally for multinations like American/Sola Optical, Avery Dennison, Bausch & Lomb, Dell, Energizer, Johnson Matthey, Polaroid, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Waterford Wedgewood and Wella.
The key would be to identify the organisation’s current status in regards to implication resulting due to Brexit from a Logistics and Supply Chain perspective. Then to provide the necessary expertise with support including project management to implement the processes which would ensure that organisations team can operate through an efficient supply chain. This would ensure effective Customer Service for your organisation’s long term reputations and reliability.
Linda Bazant is a Barrister and member of Gray’s Inn and the Bar Association of Commerce and Finance in Industry.
Specialising in corporate and media law with special emphasis on compliance and corporate governance, she advises major blue-chip companies on the implementation of legal process and procedures.
Currently she is focusing on advising businesses on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 25th May 2018 and the effect of legislation on businesses pre and post Brexit.
She has spoken extensively on GDPR and was invited by Vodafone as an expert panellist with Accenture on a recent industry focused webinar. She has spoken on GDPR at The Shard and continues to be a keynote speaker and panel member for Surrey Chambers of Commerce in addition to providing bespoke training for her clients and regular webinars.
Although, GDPR will still be law post-Brexit, the relationship between the UK and EU with regard to data protection continues to be negotiated to ensure that the information rights of UK citizens are not affected.
The Prime Minister continues to make the case for an ongoing for the ICO – whether that’s a seat on the European Data Protection Board with voting rights or some other form of relationship that will be decided between the government and the EU. Linda will continue to monitor the situation to enable keep her clients up to date.
Linda is also the co-founder of Business Connections Live TV, an internet business television channel, creative business communications agency and training company.
Hans Christian Iversen PhD
Executive leader, mentor and coach (consulting partner)
Hans Christian is a results-driven executive leader, mentor and coach (consulting partner) with more than 20 years of international business experience in Media, Financial services,(stock-broking, retail banking and Corporate Finance,) Retail, Publishing, Professional Services, Private Equity and Professional Mentoring.
He has worked as a leadership mentor and coach for the past ten years across Europe and UK in many different sectors including responsibility for building up Disney-Egmont publishing subsidiaries in 13 eastern and central European countries over 30 months, developed a regional publishing operation with a turnover of over US$ 25 million over two years for Disney and Warner Publishing, with a profit of US$ 2.5 million in year two.
As an International leadership mentor to FTSE 250 and leading private companies, primarily in TMT and Financial services, he has assisted in transforming the Board Directors from sector managers to strategically thinking business leaders, who are able to make more profitable decisions in particular in automotive and aerospace. He is able to operate as mentor in English, French and German.