Interest

·New Technology, Travel, IT, Aviation, Photography, Chess, Swimming & Films

Summary

An enthusiastic and dedicated board level executive with international experience who enjoys leading, developing and motivating a successful and productive team. Has qualifications and knowledge within the Finance, IT and Marketing sector. A commercially aware strategy and marketing specialist with the ability to implement effective business strategies to improve turnover and profitability without compromising on quality. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and communicates well at all levels. Totally believes in hands on work.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2007 - Present

Finance & IT Director

Nikita Hair UK Ltd

·Control company’s total operational and financial needs. Implemented new procedures to eliminate errors and possibilities for fraud from all offsite locations.

·Totally restructured the company setup to save costs, reduce reporting times and show clear view of business performance. Introduced shared service centre concept.

·Co-ordinated, recruited staff, project managed and brought the accounts in-house.

·Was included in strategic development of the company and am now involved in marketing and expansion activities.

·Project managed multi-site EPOS and MIS systems. Worked with software developers to introduce Microsoft Dynamics Navision.

·Introduced procedures and systems in the Finance, IT and reporting functions to enable better control of cash flow and maximise profits. Deal with all compliance & tax issues.

·Dealt with HR issues and co-ordinated with ACAS and other statutory bodies in negotiations.

Jan 2005 - Oct 2007

Commercial Manager

Tiny Computers Lanka Pvt Ltd

·Responsible for all aspects of sourcing, manufacturing and marketing a new generation of computer systems. Establishing retail branch network.

·Controlling the research and development budget as well as the marketing budget to maximise sales whilst not compromising on quality

·Managing, motivating and leading the research and development team, establishing quality controls and achieving ISO 9001 2000 standards

·Negotiating OEM licences with Microsoft and Intel and managing the test process including the creation of end user documentation

Oct 2003 - Dec 2004

Management Consultant

Self Employed

·Providing consultancy services to corporations, charities & NGO’s (Red Cross, World Health Organisation, UNICEF) identifying potential improvements in efficiency, controls, reporting systems and profit margins and driving through change

·Building excellent ongoing relationships at board level with key clients such as JayQue Fashions, the Harcourts Group and The Model Network

Aug 1999 - Oct 2003

Managing Director

Goldcrest Post Production Facilities Ltd

·Successfully transforming business practices and driving the company forward to become one of the fastest growing corporations in the sector

·Working with top directors such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and winning deals with Twentieth Century Fox, Dreamworks and Universal Studios

·Researching the market, expanding existing studios and building new facilities to meet demand resulting in increasing turnover capacity by 30 percent

·Liaising with customers to establish requirements and developing quality controls to ensure complete satisfaction with services

·Evaluating the allocation of resources and restructuring job descriptions and responsibilities to more efficiently utilise skill sets and abilities

·Introducing new employee policies such as timesheets, job breakdowns, task completion certificates, appraisals, incentives and a company newsletter

·Responsible for all marketing activities including brochure and website development, press releases, premiers and news articles

·Organising events and venues for openings, new service launches and promotional activities

·Designing and developing a computerised database to more effectively monitor purchase orders, suppliers and marketing responses and providing management reporting facilities

Oct 1993 - Aug 1999

Finance Director

Any Effects Ltd

·Initially appointed as a Management Accountant and gained promotion to Finance Director after 4years aged 28, introduced professional standards and successfully doubled turnover

Jan 1990 - Sep 1993

Auditor

·Auditing a variety of SME businesses covering industry sectors such as engineering, retail, services, travel, manufacturing, entertainment and transport

Education

Education

ACCA

Deloitte & Touche
2005 - Present

Diploma

Turnkey IT
1996 - Present

Diploma

Association of Import & Export
Sep 1987 - Jul 1990

B.Eng. (Hons)

Skills

Skills

Maximising business effectiveness

Provides the best value by sharing resources, looks for value for money, sets realistic budgets and manages them effectively, considers the business implications of decisions, avoids waste and challenges under use of resources.

Managing performance

Sets challenging team and individual objectives and trusts people to get on with them, shares clear expectations about required performance levels, rewards success and addresses performance issues quickly and fairly, treats team members with honesty, respect and compassion.