July 14th, 2016
Chris is a results-driven and professional Senior Executive with extensive experience in General and Financial Management. He excels at creating a vision and translating it into an achievable plan that teams can understand and follow to deliver improved profitability. He has a track record of successful growth strategies, acquisition integrations, performance improvement, and business transformation in IT, HR and supply chain. Chris is a strong leader who is able to assess complex situations very quickly, in order to develop and execute the improvement route. Please click here for LinkedIn profile.
Strategy and Growth: Drove and developed the Brammer group strategic planning process and ran it for 7 years, setting annual performance and reward targets for all management executive members including country managing directors. Sales grew by 76% and profits by 114%
Turnaround Management: Reversed the decline of a £280m business. Restructured the Senior Management team and improved the Sales and Key Accounts teams. Instigated an employee engagement programme to boost morale and improved customer service issues. Created the detailed plan for future growth.
Acquisition Integration: Led the research, selection, acquisition and integration process for over 30 businesses in Europe. They collectively contributed c40% of Bramber’s turnover. Provided post acquisition support, coaching and guidance for the acquired businesses to enable full integration and realise their full potential.
Price Optimisation: Instigated a pan European price optimisation program. Created a central pricing team to trial and then roll out revised pricing across Europe which successfully improved optimisable margins by up to 10%.
IT: Devised and created a Polish software company which developed the industry leading online digital platform including: systems integration, MDM, process optimisation and a pan European e-shop. Reduced annual IT operating costs by over £2m.
2018-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2016 Managing Director, Brammer UK Ltd
2009-2016 Corporate Development Director, Brammer plc
2002-2009 Acquisition Director, Company Secretary, Group Financial Controller, Brammer plc
1999-2002 Commercial Director, Asset Management Director, Managing Director, GPU Telecoms (Midlands Electricity)
1995-2002 Corporate Controller, Siebe plc
1982-1995 Senior Manager, KPMG
BA Mathematics Oxford University
Health and Safety NEBOSH (Distinction)