Experienced board level advisor and former board manager
I have a strong international commercial background in the private sector, combining strategic leadership with experience and insight across strategic operations, business development, corporate financing and change management. With a high appreciation for risk, I am accustomed with operating with complexity in unfamiliar environments.
|Current and previous Board-level experience||
Founder, Brain Advisory Partners (2014 to current) – Corporate Financing Advisory Services
I act as a board level advisor to businesses across Europe covering areas around governance, strategic operations and corporate financing. Typically, there is an ongoing and evolving engagement as these clients develop and grow their businesses.
We assist businesses to develop and execute strategic operations in areas such as JV’s, M&A’s and other important business development.
Associated British Foods (2012 to 2013) – Advisor to AB Mauri board & Interim MD for the Italian facility
My role was to support the transformation of the baking ingredients (AB Mauri) division following the acquisition of a competitor division and develop a turnaround for the Italian facility with a longer-term vision to recover that business unit. This role progressed to supporting the group develop a future vision for the division in Europe with consideration to wide ranging scenarios.
Reorganisation of European management teams, including the divisional board
Morgan Crucible PLC (2009 to 2010) – Advisor to the group & Interim MD for the Italian facility
Divisional transformational strategies, including divestment and spin out programs.
Divestment assessment of two European units
Metris N.V (Nikon Metrology) (2009 to 2010) – Advisor to the divisional board & Interim Country Manager for the Italy
Divisional responsibility to oversee the acquisition, integration and growth in of two Italian businesses. Successively to spin out and consolidation following the 2008 crash.
Acquisition of Italian start-up and accelerated growth by 20-fold
O.A.S Srl (2006 to current) – Founding Partner
Legal entity behind Brain Advisory Partners, was founded supporting start-up companies attract funding through VC, Angel and development Grant sources.
O.A.M Srl (2002 to 2006) – CEO & Founding Partner
Purchase, turnaround and sale of Cavallin Srl, specialised machinery for the precious metals processing industries,
Eurotherm PLC / Invensys (1998 to 2002) – Divisional development manager
Reporting to the main board supporting strategic operations internationally.