Interest

Church

Music

Family

Outdoors

Golf

Summary

Peter is an enthusiastic individual with a zest for life. His senior management roles cross functional and industry boundaries and he brings this wide-ranging experience to bear with a structured, yet innovative approach, to problem solving; combining strategic vision with a hands-on attitude. He combines gravitas with an approachable personality that engenders collaboration at all levels. He has worked as both a board member with line responsibility and a consultant, managing a practice. Peter is a catalyst for change.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - Present

Director

Pennine Holdings Ltd
Pennine Holdings is the new name of Assured Intertrade and is the working vehicle for the acquisition, improvement and disposal of a series of companies
Jun 2003 - Present

Director

eVision Services

eVision Services - far-sighted solutions. Provide practical but innovative solutions to a range of business problems. Currently involved with several start-up companies on strategy and operations. The main emphasis is on profit improvement but this may be through process redesign or technical investment. We offer a full range of services from independent facilitation through to turnkey projects and work with a range of compensation models.

Oct 2004 - Feb 2007

IT Director

Premex Group
Responsibility for all IT across 5 group companies. Board level strategy. Liaison with customers on improving communications and interoperability. Major programme of investment that included the introduction of workflow technology, the creation of the infrastructure for a WAN, and SAN storage for 400,000 cases and 250,000 sets of medical records.
2003 - 2003

Interim Optimization Manager

Welcom Software
As Interim Operations Manager I developed business processes to increase Welcom's 'maturity' on the CMMi model. I implemented Architecture Management, Project Lifecycle, 3 Horizon development strategies and advised and helped with business development processes.
2001 - 2003

Principal Consultant

Amey
I built a department from scratch to 12 consultants. Work mainly for the public sector included selection of e-procurement for DTI and procurement lead on a £1bn outsource bid for local authority services. Other clients included HSE, Crown Communications, Argyle & Bute, Qinetiq.
1997 - 2001

Principal Consultant

IBM Global Services
Confirmed Principal responsible for sales, delivery, profitability and team utilization for a succession of consulting practices delivering services and solutions to major corporates. Competency head for Rapid Application Development. Consistently over-achieved sales and utilisation targets. Typical engagements included: procurement for HSBC, ebusiness for United Utilities, farms management for Bernard Matthews, development processes for Garanti Bank.
Jan 1995 - Jun 1997

Technical Manager

MSG Business Systems
Project management and control of development, mostly on government and utilities projects
Mar 1989 - Jan 1994

Director

Affinity (Software Support) Ltd
Full p&l responsibility for company providing consultancy, software and hardware sales, training and bespoke development.
1984 - 1988

General Manager

Pura Foods
General Manager of site employing 250 people with a turnover of £100m. Full p&l responsibility for all functions of supplier of both branded and own label products to major supermarkets and food producers.
May 1980 - Apr 1984

Project Manager

Unilever
Project Manager responsible for major developments in Oleochemicals production
Sep 1976 - May 1980

Project Engineer

ICI
Graduate trainee, large projects, managing small projects - general chemiclas, maintenance of solvents plants

Education

Education
1973 - 1976

B.Eng (Hons)

The University of Sheffield
Sep 1966 - Dec 1972

King Edward VI School, Birmingham
1960 - 1966

Bromford Road Primary School

Skills

Skills

Process Improvement

I have initiated and led process improvement programmes for a wide range of companies from start-ups to some of the largest in the world. My profit improvement figures are over £200m

Management

Certified Management Consultant Member of the Institute of Business Consulting Led teams of up to 250 people

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Management Consultant

IBC

Chartered Engineer

Engineering Council
Sep 1973 - Jul 1976

Bachelor of Engineering

University of Sheffield

Top Secret/SCI

UK Govt