Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor


Hampshire, West Sussex, Berkshire

Big Business Experience


Small Business Experience

Tait Communications



An experienced business leader and Director with both large company and SME experience who loves working with and advising diverse teams in a way that allows them to grow and succeed.

A Chartered Accountant; Qualified as a NED.

Extensive experience in complex financial and commercial models, new business development, M&A and venture deals – buy and sell side, new business start-up and new product introduction.


  • BSc in business Economics, University of Southampton
  • FCA – Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Finance Professional (BFP) – ICAEW
  • NED certificate – ICAEW/NEDA

Key Areas of Expertise

  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Business and product strategy
  • Business development , across EMEA
  • Financial controller
  • CFO
  • Restructuring teams
  • Complex negotiations ,
  • Business models, JV’s SPV’s
  • Bid management


Sector expertise includes Public safety (Police, Fire, and Health), security solutions and Telecommunications.

Led an SME business to double T/O over 2 years with improved contribution margins through a combination of major deals, sector focus and improved cost management.

Experience of restructuring a leadership team – to create a more functional, effective and happy team.

Start-up experience with a Wireless ISP business, including sale to a foreign listed company.

Extensive experience of new business launch and development in equipment sales, services, managed services and SaaS

Extensive M&A experience including due diligence (buy and sell side), business cases and integration.