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Expert in Productivity & Innovation Development

Expert ID: 728259 United Kingdom

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Expert has been involved in the productivity 'movement' for many years. He has written books and papers on the subject and made many conference presentations. Expert has wide project experience at all levels from advising national governments to being an expert witness to improving productivity at specific plants, factories, offices, warehouses, etc.

Expert networks extensively, blogs regularly and runs the 'Productivity Futures' group on the professional networking site LinkedIn.

Expert is Director of the National Productivity Centre, UK, President of the World Confederation of Productivity Science, President-elect of the European Association of National Productivity Centres and co-editor of the International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management.

Expert designed the M.Sc course in Productivity & Innovation Development offered by Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education and is a regular writer on innovation (and open innovation) topics.

Expert has also acted as consultant to a number of organisations, advising on innovation policy and practice (especially on creating and nurturing ideas), and on 'innovation spaces'.

Expert has worked with a major food manufacturer in the UK on energy awareness and management resulting in significant cost savings. Expert has worked with a major retailer on ethical sourcing of products, using productivity improvement in overseas factories as a means of raising local wage levels. Expert has worked with a major distribution company on establishing appropriate rest/relaxation allowances and work-rest regimes.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: B.Sc Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology
Year: 1969 Degree: DMS Subject: Management Studies Institution: Manchester Polytechnic

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for setting up the National Productivity Centre and for directing all services and operations.
Years: 1973 to 2007 Employer: Leeds Metropolitan University Title: Director Department: Information Services Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for a range of services including library, computing, audio-visual, print and reprographics.
Years: 1967 to 1973 Employer: BICC Ltd Title: Productivity Engineer Department: Management Services Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for a range of productivity improvement projects including work & performance measurement.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2009 to Present Agency: Ministry of Fisheries & Maritime Affairs, Indonesia Role: International Expert Description: Advising on reconfiguration of the value chain for Indonesian fisheries products
Years: 2008 to Present Agency: Government of Pakistan Role: International Expert Description: Advising on establishment of productivity infrastructure and support services within the framework of a National Productivity Centre.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
World Confederation of Productivity Science, Institute of Management Services
Professional Appointments
Co-editor, International Journal of Productivity & Perfomance Management
Medical / Professional
Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity sicence,

Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Management Services
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written two books, contributed chapters to many more and written numeorus papers and conference presentations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has worked nationally and internationally on industrial cases involving rest & relaxation alowance policies, and work-rest regimes.
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed a range of workshops and seminars in both the productivity & innovation fields and regularly delivers custom workshops for specific clients.
Vendor Selection
Expert has particular experience in sourcing, evaluating and commissioning software systems
Marketing Experience
Expert writes regularly on the impact of technology on industry, and on working practices. Expert also comments on changing attitudes including the move towards addressing multiple (social, environmental and economic) productivities.

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