Colin offers an extensive range of consulting skills which he developed in a senior position with KPMG. He has particular skills in performance improvement, strategy development, options appraisal, business planning and financial management and has recently focussed on service improvement and cost reduction in respect of adult social care. Colin allies clarity of thought to a strong client focus and understands the issues of concern to senior management and politicians.  He is therefore able to develop and implement solutions which deliver real improvements in performance from front line services to the development of more effective back office and support services. His experience has a strong public sector bias including central government, NDPBs, local authorities and education. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Consultancy Assignments

Neath Port Talbot Council.  The development of a strategic business case to deliver new and highly flexible residential care facilities at a significantly reduced cost to the Council.  Colin went on to work with the Council to procure an external partner to design, build, finance and operate the new residential care facilities.

London Borough of Barnet.  The renegotiation of a significant contract for older adults residential and day care services with both the lead contractor and sub-contracted care provider resulting in a cost reduction of in excess of 25% of the annual budget.

Learning & Skills Council.  Managing the testing, piloting and implementation of the Framework for Excellence, a comprehensive performance assessment mechanism for all LSC funded education providers.

A Local Authority.  Assessed the options for the Authority to bid for a ‘super casino’ to identify the option with the strongest business case from a financial and regeneration perspective.

A Regional Development Agency.  Undertook a detailed appraisal of a new housing scheme, to Treasury Green Book standard, for submission to the CPRG for approval.

Employment History

2009-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2001-2008 – Partner, KPMG
1992-2001 – Senior Manager, Director, KPMG
1989-1992 – Principal Finance Officer, North Tyneside Council
1982-1989 – Various, Durham City Council and Cleveland County


Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy