I'm an Advisory Partner in London and have 27 years of experience in advising management teams and wider stakeholder groups in change management, performance improvement and operational and financial restructuring. I have significant experience of complex cross border assignments working extensively throughout Europe as well as the UK.
I work with senior management teams, investors and lenders developing and implementing solutions with a view to preserving and enhancing value. Within Grant Thornton I have focused on developing our performance improvement and turnaround offering and, although versatile across a number of sectors, I lead Grant Thornton's Consumer Industry Group which includes Retail, Food and Beverage and Travel, Tourism and Leisure.
Recent assignments include:
- A strategic review and disposal of an upper upscale chain of branded hotels in Europe with debt level of €800 million
- The completion of a luxury branded hotel in Europe (winning prestigious industry awards)
- The turnaround of UK and European based bakery business (branded and own label products) delivering a sustainable £10 million EBITDA business from a loss of £5 million
- Business review of a multi-site food manufacturing business providing operational and strategic advice
Using my industry knowledge has resulted in many other successful Advisory assignments involving the project management and delivery of a diverse range of support services to clients. I adopt a solutions based approach tailored to the specific needs of a business to enhance profitability, cash flow and shareholder value.
I am also a happy season ticket holder at the Etihad Stadium (it has taken over 40 years to qualify as happy)!