I am a former CTO at a billion-dollar multinational manufacturer, with over 30 years’ experience of delivering business growth through new technologies, and realigning business strategies for companies all over the world. I have led the development and commercialisation of $100m’s of new products across global markets. I have sat on the board of multiple international companies and have significant multi-sector experience. My career has taken me all over the world, including over 6 years living in China, where I launched several new businesses across Asia and built a number of new manufacturing facilities.
Success is always a team effort, within which developing talent and building strong networks are critical, and so throughout my career, developing individuals to achieve personal and career growth has become the heart of my approach.
I am a Coach and Mentor to people at all levels in a broad range of science, engineering and technology based industries. I deliver constructive and practical advice in a friendly atmosphere to those just starting out on their career, to junior managers learning to navigate the politics of corporate life, and to senior managers looking to make the next step in their career.
I can help you to develop the skills and network you will need to make your business and career a success, and I can advise and support you in identifying and overcoming your business challenges, whether you are setting up a business, developing and commercialising new products, scaling up, growing your sales, searching for new business or looking to access overseas markets.
I am the founder and CEO of TTIP, the global innovation consulting, training and networking group, where I work with some of the biggest companies on the planet, including DuPont, 3M, Johnson Matthey, and many more. I am a widely published expert in business growth through innovation and author of the ‘Innovation for Business Leaders’ series of books. I teach MBA and Exec MBA students at several top international business schools, including Warwick Business School, on the subject of unlocking innovation to drive business growth, and am a regular keynote speaker and host at conferences and events on the subject of ‘how to drive business growth through innovation’.