Extensive experience of business management, including:
Pennine Stone Ltd
2009 to 2021 (Retired)
Achieve budgeted profitability, achieve business growth through innovation and through incorporating new products and developing new markets. To set targets, to motivate and to challenge the core management team.
1999 - 2009
Produce financial reports and manage the financial function of the company.
Haddonstone USA Ltd
1998 – 1999
The role involved spending 2 weeks each month at a subsidiary in Colorado, in order to turn the business from a loss-making enterprise into a viable profitable manufacturing business.
HR experience as head of business, including extensive redundancy experience during a period of construction and house building sector contraction.
Extensive experience as an accountant and financial analyst within a number of manufacturing organisations.
Although I have little “education specific” experience, being limited to a PSG role during the set up of the UTC, I bring considerable experience of running both successful businesses and being parachuted into loss making enterprises during market downturns. My strengths include clarity of thinking, a confidence to question senior decision makers, and management and financial skills gained over decades of senior management roles. I would enjoy being the “non-educationalist” tasked with challenging the status quo, as well as encouraging the excellent.