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.
What is Your Organisation's Culture?
l move naturally towards workÂ that allows meÂ to create and develop original and innovative solutions to problems; work that allows meÂ to focus myÂ energy on the implementation of excitingÂ ideas, working in a logical and orderly way, and in a setting that rewards myÂ perseverance.
I achieve my workÂ through a unique blendÂ of skills and experience gainedÂ overÂ 24 years in industry across a wide range of disciplines, from hands-onÂ technical positionsÂ with roots as a time-served engineer through to operating at the highest level in a range ofÂ leadership and management roles in multi-national companies.
I amÂ a husband and a father and I live with myÂ family in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
Myers-Briggs:Â INTJÂ â€œThe Mastermindâ€
â€œINTJsÂ 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.â€
Enneagram:Â Type 5Â â€œThe Investigatorâ€
â€œTypeÂ 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.â€
Fascination Advantage:â€œThe Secret Weaponâ€
Nimble;Â unassuming; independent; reticent; autonomously creative. â€œCombines analytical and creative skills. Observes new situations and able to assess quickly what needs to change. Unhindered by traditional ways of working, determinesÂ own ideas of how things can be done differently. Communicates without fuss. ProvidesÂ rational arguments for ideas.â€
EZoG:Â â€œThe Architectâ€.
Planner, creates original designs, brings form to Â concepts,Â analyticalÂ and enjoys developing systems.Â â€œArchitects design functional solutions and take an analyticalÂ approach using intellect and logic to bring clarity to complexity and simplify the complicated.â€
Wealth Dynamics: â€œThe Mechanicâ€.
Optimiser, improver. Motivated to create a better system.
Positive motivator: Order, clarity,Â standard operating procedures. Organisational value: Technical, quality and detailedÂ specification. Negotiation style: Selling technical features. Management style: Rules,Â procedures, systems and precedents. Negative motivator: conflict, confusion or hassle.
Natural Strengths (StrengthsFinder 2.0)
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.
People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
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.
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.
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.
Developed a passion for understanding how things worked from a very young age.
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.
Eager learner throughout school years. Created work qualifying for Young Inventor of the Year Award.
StartedÂ engineering career in UK power generation industry, specialising in control and instrumentation.Â
Identified and implemented +2% improvement to overall emissions abatement plant efficiency. Became deeply passionate about computerised control systems.
Diversified intoÂ production roles toÂ expand understanding of power plant operation. Helped commission a new 24MWe gas turbine unit and created and deliveredÂ training for all site staff on its operation. Designed and created a 1300+ instrument database solution.
Moved into manufacturing industry and gained a more focused productionÂ perspective. Became site expert on specialist coating equipment.Â 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.
Returned to power generation industry. Identified, designed and implemented changes which resulted in 100% reduction in gas turbine start-up failures. Became site â€˜go toâ€™ personÂ for problem solving and understanding complex control strategies.
Identified business need and created a software tool for capturing significant operational losses. Recognised and adopted across entire UK fleet of power stations.
Moved into a leadership position, leading Â£14m Continuous Improvement project. Expanded passion for systems, processes, models and concepts into psychology and human behaviour.Â Steering committee member for widescale people performance improvement program.Â
AppointedÂ to compile a revised 4yr business plan, identifying Â£25m+ in cost savings and added value.
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.
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 aÂ Site Portal whilst in a senior management position ofÂ a new biomass-fired power station.
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.”
Power Plant Manager
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