An experienced business development professional with wide experience working with entrepreneurial teams across many industry sectors.

Most recently on a number of engagements with Paperlinx UK I developed a number of diversification initiatives, including launching a growth strategy for the Packaging Distribution business, adding £25m to revenues in the last 3 years and most recenty developing SE Asian supply chains to improve competitiveness.

I have worked across the energy value chain from primary extraction to retail, in the UK, Russia, Thailand and Brasil, including generation, trading, environmental management, energy retail, IT and business change.

I played a leading role in creating a major new player in the Russian power market, advising on developing the business model, establishing effective business and team performance management and preparing the business for western investment.

I have a strong track record in leading complex change programmes and in working with entrepreneurial teams to create and deliver compelling business propositions.

I have also worked with independent, VC funded businesses, helping them develop business plans, raise funds and coach the management teams in delivering new businesses.

Outside my mainstream career I have been a Governor at Arden Academy, a leading secondary school, and involved in working as the sponsor of the Park Hall Academy in Castle Bromwich, a major turn around story in education in Solihull, taking a failing secondary school to being one of the most improved schools in the country.