Monday, 16 June 2014

Summary of Experience

Considerable depth of experience in:

1. Business Management - Analysis and interpretation of business models/results and recommending corrective action as appropriate.

2. Strategic Planning - Setting company goals. Resource management.

3. IT - Design and installation of information and control systems, both financial and commercial.

4. Budgetary Control and Statistic Analysis.

5. Local Government - Contributed significantly to supporting communities in Thanet through strong partnership work and effective committee involvement as part of the decision-making process to deliver the council's strategic priorities.

Major Contributions I could make:

1. Management -

  • Successful record in strategic planning and business process management.
  • Excellent organisational and community leadership skills.
  • Strong business analytical skills with the ability to grasp issues and key points quickly and put forward salient valid solutions and ideas.
2. Finance - Sound knowledge and experience in financial and budgetary control.

3. Commercial Services - Expertise resulting from many years experience in shaping business and public sector objectives.

4. Community Engagement - Actively involved with local charities and voluntary groups in preparing community bids and helping to secured funding and grants to support sustainable projects. Currently hold board management positions with the following organisations:

Millmead Children's Centre Partnership Limited, Margate (July 2015 - Date).
Trinity Resource Centre, Margate (July 2014 - Date).

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Hobbies and Interest

Architectural design and buildings
Arts including painting and visiting galleries
Writing poetry, go to link:


1991-1996 London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Business Studies

Community History

May 14 - present Spires Academy, Canterbury (Zero Hour Contract).

Exam Invigilator (May 2014 - April 2014).

Senior Exam Invigilator (May 2016 - Date).

Invigilator for British Computer Society (BSC) Qualifications (July 2016 - Date).

Dec 2011 - Feb 2016 The Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate - Independent Pension Trustee.


Career History

2005 - 2006  Trinity Resource Centre (Temporary) - Relief Minibus Driver

1989 - 2005  ABN AMRO Bank NV

2002 - 2005 Business Manager - Global Markets Business Unit
  • Prepared financial budgets, monthly business reports and dealt with regulatory issues.
  • Led management teams to develop business continuity plans.
2000 - 2002 Associate - Business Management, Structured Credit Markets

  • A track record of business development (products and services) driving business and culture change through implementation of a new account planning and performance tool for traders and relationship managers.
1996 - 2000 Associate - Global Relationship Management Team

  • Provided management support by writing marketing plans, presentations and credit proposals and attending client visits.
1989 - 1996 Supervisor - Trade Operations & Guarantees Department

  • Managed the agency role for a consortium of banks providing funding to build the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong, receiving a tombstone award in recognition.
  • Joined the Gemini Consulting project team in Amsterdam to develop the bank's cash management and trade finance platform called Global Transaction Services (GTS).
Tsing Ma Bridge under construction in Hong Kong

1987 - 1989  Al Baraka International Bank Ltd - Documentary Credits Officer

1985 - 1987  Citibank NA - Trade Service Representative

1977 - 1985  Shipping Agents - Various aspects of freight forwarding and documentation. 

Local Government

2009 - 2013 Kent County Council

Elected Member for Margate & Cliftonville
  • Served on a number of committees including: Adult Social Services, Kent Adoption Panel, Children, Families, Education - Learning & Development, Policy & Resources, Cabinet Scrutiny & Superannuation Fund.
  • Successful record working with local partnership groups, charities and disabled organisations in securing revenue funding and grants.
  • Community advocate for Kent School Games & Disabled Sport.

2007 - 2011 Thanet District Council

District Councillor for Dane Valley
  •  Served on three committees: Licensing, Planning, Overview & Scrutiny.
  • Board Member for East Kent Housing (shared housing services between four local councils - the first Arm's Length Management Organisation of its kind).
  • Trustee for Thanet Community Transport Association.

2011 - 2015 Birchington Parish Council

Parish Councillor
  • Chairman of Finance & Establishment Committee and Vice-Chairman of Planning.