Expert in unleashing superior performance in very large complex organisations. Deals with both the logical and emotional side of creating a new future.
I've been managing commercial strategy issues in large complex multinational corporates for over 10 years. One project increased margin by $45m in 9 months. I also deal with behavioural issues meaning you get actual results rather than just a lovely powerpoint deck. Particular expertise in digital disruption in the mobile phone industry.
A traditional 'brochure style' website won't work. Senior Executives in huge corporations mostly already have relationships with the traditional big name consultancies. You will reach them by making their gatekeepers look great. To do that you need to solve their gatekeepers' problems. Your website needs to provide huge amounts of help to them. Over months as you develop trust and understand their situation more then you will start to make progress. It is crucial to differentiate from the big name consultancies.
Over a period of 18 months I was engaged in three assignments as a consultant at Vodafone Australia. In establishing relationships with the senior managers I found Ben to be highly supportive in providing advice and helping ensure alignment between the corporate strategy and the execution of specific plans and initiatives I was responsible for.
Ben has a strong blend of intellectual firepower, commercial acumen and pragmatism - enabling him to provide a highly effective role getting the strategy right and getting things done.
Ben provided his services to a company I was a director of (Shirlaws Corporate Australia Limited) in which he performed the role of General Manager and Chief Operating Officer where he established new processes and procedures, implemented a new accounting system and ran all operations for a period of a year. In the process he uncovered some unpleasant matters which were brought to the boards attention in a professional and factual manner even though some board members were not open to frank and honest assessment of past actions that had taken place. Ben is a very reliable,honest individual acting with the highest level of integrity at all times.
Ben has that rare ability to listen intently, absorb complex information, ask the hard questions and repeat it back in a far easier to understand way. He is personable, reliable and his work is of the highest quality.
I enjoyed my time working with Ben immensely, he continuously exceeded my expectations with his cut through questions of the board and complete execution of some very tough tasks at times. Added to this was a wonderful, happy and bright family man who was a delight to be around.
Ben is a highly experienced strategy professional who combines sharp business insights with the soft skills required to move people into to action. His attention to people needs and supporting behaviour change to realise strategic and performance benefits is equally effective and powerful in large corporates as in midsized organisations.
I worked with Ben for four years at Midlands Electricity. I found Ben to be an exceptional worker. He was able to assume responsibility for highly complex, high value transactions and only required minimal direction. He was a pleasure to work with and a great team player.
Ben was a valued member of the Vodafone UK Strategy team and delivered work to a high standard.