An experienced CEO and CFO of multimillion dollar businesses, I am a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), hold an Executive MBA from UCT-South Africa and am an accredited Business mentor and Consultant. After a successful executive leadership career within the international corporate sector, I turned my attention to the SME sector and have worked with a range of businesses, assisting them to achieve their potential through coaching and business mentoring. An expert in business planning, change management, strategy development...
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February 2007 - To Date Albany, New Zealand
Business Consultant and Mentor
Business Mentoring for North Shore clients.
A few short-term consulting contracts.
Three-week interim Mentor Co-ordinator for North Shore Trade & Enterprise.
Monthly reports & Annual accounts and taxation for a number of small businesses.
August 2003 – February 2007 Wales & Northern Ireland Contracts – Business Consultant
Gordon & Associates – Swansea, August to December 2003
Feasibility studies, Valuations, Liquidations, Insolvencies
Dask Timber Products Ltd – Belfast, January 2004 to January 2007
Interceding Managing Director with a mandate to recover loss-making company and train Owner’s son into the role.
Re-structured and re-financed the business. Recruited functional management staff and removed or re-trained existing.
Wrote and implemented new ‘Terms and Conditions’ under ER requirements and wrote job descriptions. Managed the changes and negotiated with Unions. Company representative on ER Tribunals.
Developed a business plan and introduced Budgets/Costing and KPI’s to the business.
Produced monthly management reporting and variance analysis on self-programmed excel spreadsheets. Installed Sage multi-currency accounts system and Job costing, with MRP direct input. Designed computerised estimating system with schematic excel link to CAD system.
June 2000 – June 2003 Warkworth, New Zealand
Gulf Windows & Doors (Formerly Nebulite) – Shareholder and CEO
Completed due diligence and...
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