Ken is a large-scale international business and ICT Transformation Programme leader and Turnaround specialist with over 45 years of business experience. To date, he has been engaged on private and public sector, multi-functional, shared service business transformations, spanning more than 40 countries and 15 international technology company acquisitions.
Ken has also developed a reputation for being parachuted-in at very short notice to turn around distressed and stalled transformation programmes, mergers and business divestitures/separations.
When engaged on turnaround assignments, he has been able to draw on his extensive experience to assess and qualify cultural, business, technology, service delivery, supplier and governance root causes and capability or maturity gaps quickly.
Based on collated evidence, Ken has developed potent skills in steering, influencing, motivating and engaging delivery teams, stakeholders and business leaders to develop and implement essential and pragmatic restructuring actions grounded on best-of-breed technologies, best practices and programme governance that have consistently delivered successful turnaround outcomes.
Ken has contributed significant expertise to Rolls Royce, IBM, SAP, Canon, Siemens, ABB, Avon Cosmetics, Kodak, Anacomp, Deutsche Bank, Bayerische Hypoveriens Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, UK Cabinet Office, Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), Department for Transport DfT), Department for Education, and the Qatar Government.
Ken is Managing Director and Consultant at Palmares Consulting.