I am a Senior Manager with 33 years experience within the Criminal Justice System and effective risk management. I have worked at all levels in the UK Criminal Justice System and Governed at CEO level a number of different types of prison establishment. I have a sucessful track record as a change manager in the most difficult environments and have sucessfully defended the need for change in both the courts and arbitration. I am Trained and experienced in the management of serious incidents, command of serious incident, Intervention Squad commander and self defence instructor. As a Prison Governor I have had sole responsibility for budgets up to 14 million pounds management of over 600 prisoners and 400 staff.
As EU advisor to Bulgaria I project managed and led the restructuring of the Bulgarian penitentiary system in preparation for EU accession from 2005-2007. I developed national policies for human resources, training and drugs prevention to support the change agenda. I have provided Senior Management training and mentoring to managers to underpin sustainability and delivery. I have delivered workshops on behalf of the EU on Total Quality Management in the UK, Latvia and Bulgaria. In addition I opened up the Private Public Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) agendas in Bulgaria and established a potential 10 billion pound (30 billion dollar) market.
In my present role in Bulgaria I am introducing a system of performance management supported by performance standards and delivering senior management training and mentoring. I am also project managing the delivery of skills uplift in drug treatment programmes, key and basic skills teaching and abstinance programmes across the country. Additionally I am introducing a national command structure to manage prisoner unrest and the setting up of Gold, Silver and Bronze command systems and providing training for Senior Managers.
I am used to working of my own initiative in a foreign country and gaining the trust of those around me. I am comfortable working at all levels to get my message across and well used to working with other Senior Managers and Ministers.
I now seek my next challenge at Senior Management/CEO level delivering change, driving agendas, project managing and delivering sucess