I am a performance driven, team-orientated leader who is totally focused on continuous improvement through professional development and achievement of ambitious goals.
I believe in collaboration and a team culture turning problems into opportunities and delivering sustainable people-oriented solutions.
An experienced engineer, project manager and Executive, I am responsible for setting, and achieving, multi-million-pound budgets, and can generate detailed technical specifications, tender appraisals, sales and procurement of equipment, provision of mining contacting services and holistic recruitment strategies.
My achievements include the establishment of a legal entity in India, delivering first year sales in excess of £2 million. I have won mining services and consultancy contracts in China, Colombia, Iran, Norway, Poland and Turkey, and was part of the first UK Coal management team to secure 'Investors in People' accreditation.
I started my career with the National Coal Board in 1975 and was awarded an MBA from Sheffield Business School in 1997, have been a Chartered Engineer since 2005 when I received a post-graduate award in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University. Four years later I was awarded European Engineer accreditation by the Engineering Council and became a Chartered Environmentalist.
I was President of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers in 2005-2006, is the author of two technical papers published in the IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining) Journal and was awarded Bronze medals for two technical presentations to the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire branches of the IOM3.
I am president of ABMEC and contributes a wealth of experience in the development and nurturing of business relationships. I have attended several ABMEC overseas exhibitions and presented at many international mining conferences. Having delivered a presentation at last year’s annual conference, I am a member of the ABMEC Conference Planning committee.
I enjoy spending quality time with my family, playing golf and gardening. I have a wonderful wife, Karen, two grown up children Byron and Natasha and a granddaughter Elora. I enjoy cooking for them all and when the weather is fine, spending time outside barbecuing.