Personnel Drector initially, then Operations Support Director Director, Alvis Ltd.,Coventry 1983-1987 T/O £50 m– 1,800 employees
Products: Fighting vehicles, defence systems, precision engineering.
Alvis was a ‘cost-plus’ supplier to the MOD, the first part of British Leyland to be privatised.
Activities & Achievements:
. Implemented ‘best practice’ personnel policy and procedures.
. Introduced new collective bargaining and consultation arrangements enabling issues to be
. Recruited a large number of managers and specialists.
. Managed a series of redundancy programs without disruption.
. Played a major part in transforming productivity and effectiveness through initiatives in
job design, working practices and pay system renewal.
. Reorganized the functional organization into three market centred business divisions and
took responsibility for managing the decentralised service functions.
Extensive experience in industry and commerce at director level. First appointment in OD consulting followed by 6 years as an HR executive. Subsequently HR Director in major companies. Recent career in general management and in sales and marketing. Presently working in an SME company to manufacture and market a medical device in the UK with worldwide distributorships now following. As an Associate, I continue to undertake consulting assignments in OD. Many years spent as a University Governor resulted in the conferment of an Honorary Fellowship. International experience has included working in a JV company in Mexico and a regional directorship for Latin America. Business development experience in many countries and cultures.