Alistair

Name

Alistair

Position

Non-Executive Director/ Board Advisor/ Mentor

Location

Sussex

Big Business Experience

G4S

Foreign Office

Small Business Experience

Fireball Group

ADS Group

Summary

Alistair has been/is a Chair, NED and Board Advisor to over 50 CEOs/Boards supporting UK and International businesses, and government. He specialises in family businesses and start/scale-ups, thriving on establishing engaged, inspired and client-focused cultures.

Alistair supports leadership in realising potential through a collaborative and outcome-oriented approach. He covers all aspects of business including strategy, business planning, governance, investors, market development and trade readiness.
Alistair has delivered strong structures, revenue/margin growth, ROI, and jobs created.

Alistair has extensive Government and trade networks and is a member of the IOD’s Trade Expert Group and co-chair of the Governance and Policy group.

Qualifications

  • Institute of Directors: various including Board Strategy, Role of a Chair/NED, Risk
  • Foreign Office: various including Economics, Trade, several languages MNC: various including M&A, Trade, Finance
  • Languages: multiple languages including French and German

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Board Chair/NED
  • Market, Growth, Investment, and International Strategy
  • Family businesses, SMEs, Scale-ups
  • Governance, Policy, Risk, Due diligence
  • Service and Product Innovation
  • Stakeholders, Partnerships, Clients, Supply Chain
  • Structure, Culture, Change, Turnaround
  • BD, Sales, Marketing, Commercial
  • P&L, Budget, Revenue/Cost Management

Experience

  • Advisor to over 50 CEOs/Boards supporting UK and International businesses and government.
  • Specialises in family businesses and scale-ups, thriving on establishing engaged, inspired and client-focused cultures.
  • Supports leadership in realising potential through a collaborative and outcome-oriented approach.
  • Covers all aspects including strategy, business planning, governance, investment planning, market development, operations, and trade readiness.
  • Delivered strong structures, revenue/margin growth, ROI, and jobs created for a range of businesses across the UK and internationally.
  • Corporate experience includes senior roles at SMEs and a FTSE 100 MNC, and holds NED/advisory roles currently.
  • Corporate experience over 18 years included change management, turnaround, strategy, service and product innovation, supply chain, and new markets.
  • Led growth efforts, working in businesses from £1m to over £500m revenues.
  • Lived and worked across over 60 markets.
  • Extensive UK/international Government and trade networks and is a member of the IOD’s National Expert Advisory Group on Trade, and contributes to the APPGs on Trade and Freight & Logistics.
  • Former diplomat of 16 years in the Foreign Office including at the EU, and ending in a Trade role in India.