Lionel Pead

  • Manchester Greater Manchester

Interest

Cooking, wine, languages, yoga, Pilates

Language ability

English : Native

Afrikaans : Fluent

French : Intermediate

German : Intermediate

Nationality

Dual French/South African

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office and Exchange

Pastel Accounting

Quickbooks Accounting package

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Apr 2013

General Manager

Wilderness Touring Cape (Pty)Ltd

Managing office with 17permanent staff and50+ freelance guides delivering inovative tour packages to high end consumers Assisted directly in setting out the orgainsiations mission and values and implementing this in a organised and planned way Managing a talented pool of staff in delivering services to overseas agents and discerning consumers Resolved outstanding financial pressure on existing budget through driving out inefficiencies and developing value for money services Programme manager/sponsor of several large scale high profile projects on behalf of the department; Payment of suppliers, management of cash flow and bank balances Overseeing supply and maintenance of vehicle fleet inclulding anticipating future service demands and requirements Responsible for recruitment and selection, carrying out investigations performance, management, development, appraisals, discipline, welfare, training and development of the departmental HR team; Acquiring, monitoring and responding to product feedback
Mar 2005 - Feb 2008

Property Manager

Bellville Properties (Pty) Ltd
Administration of leases, deposits for commercial properties and attending lease negotiations Accounting to Balance Sheet for 3 property owning companies and a share portfolio owning company, liaising with auditors for annual audit. Ensuring all rentals collected when due Tax calculations on share transactions Tax returns for all 4 companies Liaising with tenants and suppliers for maintenance issues Liaising with legal advisors to resolve disputes/non-compliance by tenants
Mar 2000 - Feb 2005

Consultant/guide

Tours & Trails (later became Wilderness Touring)
Compiling itineraries with pricing Booking all 3rd party services, vehicles and guides Liaising with overseas outbound tour operators and accompanying them on site inspections
Oct 1996 - Dec 1999

Concierge & Travel Service
Jan 1993 - Sep 1996

Freelance and various positions with tour operators
Sep 1987 - Dec 1992

Business Development Officer

Finance banking: Standard Bank, NBS Corporate

Financing property and asset acquisitions for medium sized enterprises Credit evaluation
Jan 1984 - Aug 1987

Management Trainee

Barclays Bank

Education

Education
Jan 1984 - Jun 1987

Licentiate Diploma

Institute of Bankers in South Africa
Jan 1975 - Dec 1979

Matric Exemption

Westerford High School

References

References

Brem Jackson

Lionel was employed by our office from 01 March 2005 until 28 February 2008 as Bookkeeper and Property Administrator. He has excellent verbal and written communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done.

During his tenure with Bellville Properties (Pty) Ltd, Lionel did all of the offices administrative and clerical functions, kept track of a substantial share portfolio, as well as managed our other properties. Many of the systems that he pioneered are still in use today.

Lionel was always willing to offer fis assistance and had and excellent rapport with our tenants and suppliers. He would be an asset to any employer and I recommend him for any endeavour he chooses to pursue. He left of his own accord to pursue other opportunities and assisted in the training of his successor. We wish him every success for the future.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.

Tessa Redman

I employed Lionel Pead on 01 Mar 2000 as a consultant/tourist guide for our company, Tours & Trails, which was still in its fledgling stages. During his time with Tours & Trails, the business saw huge growth. After a brief period away from the company during which Lionelpursued an alternative venture (01 Mar 2005- 28 Feb 2008) I was delighted to be able to re-employ him the position of General Manager of the company, which he re-joined on 01 Mar 2008. He reported directly to me as owner of the business until the company was sold on 01 Mar 2010, after which he began to report to the new MD, James Ramsay.

During my time as Lionel’s superior I found him to be a dedicated team player who took control of all the day to day running of the business. He had a keen eye for opportunities to trim expenses and also proved his creativity in the field of introducing new products to our portfolio. He developed strong relationships with our major customers, all of whom placed their full confidence in him. I always found him to be one able to see the bigger picture and find solutions to any problems which arose. He was always immensely popular with his work colleagues, all of whom reported to him.

I would unreservedly recommend Lionel to any prospective employer, assured in the knowledge that he would assimilate well into any team and help drive their business to new heights.

Please feel free to contact me via email should you require any additional information.

James Ramsay

Lionel has been an incredible asset to the business. In my capacity as Managing Director, I have been fortunate to have Lionel handlethe full day to day management of the business including marketing, reservations, operations and finance.Crucially, Lionel’s integrity is unquestioned and he is highly dependable. I fully trusted his decision making and where he required input he would ask. Lionel was integral to the development and management of our operating and financial systems and processes.

Lionel is a great leader and has excellent people management skills which hasseen him be well respected by all members of our team. Lionel has the ability to mix requisite firmness with a great sense of humour! Lionel has excellent verbal and written communication skills which has stood him in good stead in the high end service industry.

Under pressure, Lionel shows a calmness and problem solving ability that quickly gets the job done and rubs off on those around him.

Summary

Lionel is an individual of high character and integrity. He has a broad range of experience in the service and business maturity. Together with his people management and excellent communication skills, I would highly recommend Lionel for employment in a general management capacity.

Were Lionel to return to South Africa, I would gladly have him back as part of our management team.

Should you wish to have any further information please do not hesitate to contact me directly.