Director Commercial & Finance/Director Gateway Reviews 4ps
(The Gateway Review process is a peer review process applied to public sector projects).
Appointed to support the procurement of major ICT and BPR activities within the sector. Subsequently given responsibility to manage the adaptation of the OGC Gateway Review Programme into the Local Authority Sector. Role expanded again to include responsibility for finance (including generation of new income sources) and support services and expanded further to take responsibility for 4ps support to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Key member of senior management team and attendee at 4ps Board (Local Authority Members).
Developed strong supportive relationships with key government stakeholders.
Gained acceptance of the Gateway Review programme in the local government sector overcoming initial resistance and generating testimonials of benefits delivered and significant numbers of process champions.
Trained and coached over 1000 local authority reviewers and developed Cadre of Team leaders / Reviewers.
Secured substantially increased financial support for 4ps programmes by demonstrating benefit to local authorities.
Gained first authorisation awarded by OGC to non-central
government body for provision of OGC Gateway Reviews.
Lead 4ps development of the Gateway Review process which delivered over 500 reviews in the sector, operating both as a Review Team Leader and as a specialist adviser on BSF, Waste and Change Management Reviews.
Acknowledged as an expert on Private Finance options and appointed as an adviser to a formal commission (similar to Public Accounts Committee) that reviewed the Essex Waste Strategy.