I believe success for an organisation comes through a mixture of robust systems, processes and tools along with developing a team of engaged, empowered and competent people.

I am driven to help people and organisations evolve toward a truly generative state; one where everyone knows what to do, are able and want to do it and who work together to actively and organically deliver their objectives.

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Cultural Maturity Model

l move naturally towards work that allows me to create and develop original and innovative solutions to problems; work that allows me to focus my energy on the implementation of exciting ideas, working in a logical and orderly way, and in a setting that rewards my perseverance.

I achieve my work through a unique blend of skills and experience gained over 24 years in industry across a wide range of disciplines, from hands-on technical positions with roots as a time-served engineer through to operating at the highest level in a range of leadership and management roles in multi-national companies.

I am a husband and a father and I live with my family in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

My Personality

Myers-Briggs: INTJ “The Mastermind”

“INTJs are private, independent and self-confident. They strive for perfection and achievement. They are gifted strategists with analytical, conceptual and objective minds. They are flexible and like to formulate contingency plans. INTJs are able to see structure and underlying reasons.”

Enneagram: Type 5 “The Investigator”

“Type Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. They are visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.”

Fascination Advantage:“The Secret Weapon”

Nimble; unassuming; independent; reticent; autonomously creative. “Combines analytical and creative skills. Observes new situations and able to assess quickly what needs to change. Unhindered by traditional ways of working, determines own ideas of how things can be done differently. Communicates without fuss. Provides rational arguments for ideas.”

EZoG: “The Architect”.

Planner, creates original designs, brings form to  concepts, analytical and enjoys developing systems. “Architects design functional solutions and take an analytical approach using intellect and logic to bring clarity to complexity and simplify the complicated.”

Wealth Dynamics: “The Mechanic”.

Optimiser, improver. Motivated to create a better system.

DISC: “Perfectionism”.

Positive motivator: Order, clarity, standard operating procedures. Organisational value: Technical, quality and detailed specification. Negotiation style: Selling technical features. Management style: Rules, procedures, systems and precedents. Negative motivator: conflict, confusion or hassle.

Natural Strengths (StrengthsFinder 2.0)

1. Deliberative

People who are especially talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles.

2. Intellection

People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

3. Relator

People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.

4. Learner

People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.

5. Achiever

People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.

My Story

1975 –
Developed a passion for understanding how things worked from a very young age.

1988
Learned the concepts of structure, logic and repeatable outcomes by being self-taught in computer programming and found a creative outlet through the creation of bitmap graphics which spawned a life-long passion for computer generated imagery.

1991
Eager learner throughout school years. Created work qualifying for Young Inventor of the Year Award.

1992
Started engineering career in UK power generation industry, specialising in control and instrumentation. 

1996
Identified and implemented +2% improvement to overall emissions abatement plant efficiency. Became deeply passionate about computerised control systems.

1999
Diversified into production roles to expand understanding of power plant operation. Helped commission a new 24MWe gas turbine unit and created and delivered training for all site staff on its operation. Designed and created a 1300+ instrument database solution.

2001
Moved into manufacturing industry and gained a more focused production perspective. Became site expert on specialist coating equipment. Partnered to create a bespoke Permit to Work software solution following the injury of a friend and colleague. Optimised setting to work process and Safety Rules.

2005
Returned to power generation industry. Identified, designed and implemented changes which resulted in 100% reduction in gas turbine start-up failures. Became site ‘go to’ person for problem solving and understanding complex control strategies.

2007
Identified business need and created a software tool for capturing significant operational losses. Recognised and adopted across entire UK fleet of power stations.

2010
Moved into a leadership position, leading £14m Continuous Improvement project. Expanded passion for systems, processes, models and concepts into psychology and human behaviour. Steering committee member for widescale people performance improvement program. 

2013
Appointed to compile a revised 4yr business plan, identifying £25m+ in cost savings and added value.

2014
Moved into a key leadership role and optimised safety, health and environmental management systems, processes and support tools across two large gas-fired power stations.

2015
Designed, created and implemented an Integrated Management System, including a ‘ground up’ establishment of all management systems, organisational processes and supporting software tools in addition to the creation of a Site Portal whilst in a senior management position of a new biomass-fired power station.

Core Values

Clarity

Structure

Predictability

Elite

Meaning

Ideas

Harmony

Belonging

Awe

What People Say...

“Your involvement establishing the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental systems has been pivotal in delivering what I believe to be a first class Integrated Management System.”

Pete Smithson
Power Plant Manager

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