High Impact Advisory

Better performance, efficiently delivered.

Current long term advisory Portfolio:

Previous long-term advisory

  • Strategic Adviser, FutureGov
  • Strategic Adviser, APM UK

Recent independent work:

  • Critical friend advice to two councils who are proposing significant change
  • Strategic Reviews of three charities providing services and leadership to local government, with repeat engagement
  • Curation and facilitation of expert sessions on data and digital for elected members and senior officers of local authorities
  • Strategic facilitation support to the board of a new local authority spin-out company, again with repeat engagement
  • Workshop on approach to commercialism for trustees of a charity
  • Board evaluation, Internet infrastructure company
  • Facilitation of corporate management team to help them determine a new operating model following significant changes
  • Strategic Advice for, four companies considering, or growing into, UK local government (not listed above)

Areas of Interest:

  • Facilitating decision makers to resolve a strategic issue
  • Evaluation of Board effectiveness
  • Teambuilding/fixing underperforming teams
  • Helping a senior player work through a specific change issue where they need a spare brain, a sounding board and some support – this includes the “away day for two” – a structured and intensive day to work though a large number of issues
  • A focused and action-oriented review/report on a specific issue
  • Go-to-market strategies for new propositions aimed at public sector/local government, and networking relevant contacts
  • Executive recruitment advice and assessment.


  • Understanding of how large organisations work – and change – from the perspective of the top team
  • Board and top team facilitation throughout career
  • Insights into how turn-of-the-century ways of working can be replaced by internet-era methods
  • Active engagement with those building new public services
  • Board evaluations e.g. at publicly owned commercial trading company and an internet infrastructure company
  • Multiple consultancy roles at NatWest and at Veredus in particular
  • Public sector sales experience at Veredus and Capita
  • A wide range of useful tools, models and frameworks acquired through work experience and formal training/exec development