Programme management of merger to create The James Hutton Institute by combining The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and SCRI to form the new public body from 1 April 2011. Provision of support to the new Board on the transition process and liaison with the Scottish Government on all matters relating to the creation of the new institute.
Management of strategic review process for the Institute and Faculty including facilitation of regular meetings for the Council and member consultation on strategic options.
Programme Director of merger which created a new charity in Scotland for older people. Establishment of new Board and negotiation of UK-wide partnership agreement with other national charities. Post merger integration proposals for new charity's community service and policy and influencing divisions.
Programme management of launch of claims management system into the personal injury insurance market, leading team of marketing, sales and systems specialists. Strategic review of health and absence management market and formulation of market entry strategy for new product.
Development of proposal for establishing charitable foundation for private equity fund. Project management assistance to blood transfusion assessment programme in developing countries.
Assessment of strategic options following ChildLine merger with NSPCC and recommendation of outsourcing arrangement for service in Scotland. Programme management for CHILDREN 1st of negotiation of outsourcing agreement with NSPCC.
Planning and facilitation of strategic review for the trade association, leading to an agreed rolling strategic plan approved by the Board.
Programme Director for demutualisation and sale with responsibility for the leadership and management of four project teams across the Scottish Provident Group, involving over 200 staff in four locations in the UK and Ireland. Reporting directly to the Board and acting as main interface with all external advisors.
Responsibility for the development of strategic plans for UK financial services business units - retail, intermediary, asset management and servicing business - ensuring stability and growth during a challenging financial period for the sector. Leadership of internal communications team to meet organisation-wide culture change objectives.