Richard is a seasoned consultant, manager, facilitator and trainer who has worked across a wide range of industries and market sectors. He brings enthusiasm and energy to his assignments together with the benefits of his considerable operational experience. Richard’s key focus is on helping people and organisations to achieve improved performance.
As a consultant he has operated globally, marketing, developing and executing training courses and workshops in change and performance improvement and facilitating many meetings, mostly where the outcome was critical to the business bottom line and where design of an appropriate process was critical.
He also worked for SHL Group (formerly Saville and Holdsworth) in the global role of business partnership manager, being responsible for establishing and developing relationships with key HR software suppliers such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Microsoft with the aim of embedding psychometric testing in these suppliers' HR applications.
At ForthRoad, Richard was involved in designing and executing meetings and workshops focusing on change, for a variety of clients, and in running training sessions in project support, facilitation skills and meeting management.
In business operations, Richard worked mainly for a variety of software companies, including successful spells as operations director for Mantix Systems (now part of W S Atkins Consulting), European sales director of Holistic Systems (now Seagate Systems) and as managing director of Metier Management Systems UK & Middle East (now Artemis International), the world's first and leading supplier of project management software.
He has set up European distribution networks, implemented change programs in a number of companies and delivered outstanding growth results.
Richard has now formed Transforming People – an organisation which focuses on implementing the people aspects of change.
Richard has successfully undertaken assignments for these clients (among others);
- Anadarko (with ForthRoad)
- BP Angola
- BP Azerbaijan
- BP Digital Communications & Technology
- BP Retail (with Derson)
- Schlumberger (with W2)
- Network Rail (with W2)
- COLAS Rail (with W2)
- Vinci plc (with W2)
- AMEC plc
- Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
- Transport Scotland
- Falkland Heritage Trust
- NHS Scotland
- Nirex (with Facilitation for Change)
- Scottish Widows
- The Wood Group (with KFV Consulting)