Move of the month

Philip Hetherington has been appointed head of the new management consultancy arm at business to business adviser, Spada. Spada Consulting will help senior management teams address strategic issues. Hetherington is a former British Steel manager ex-McKinsey organisational consultant.

What is your biggest fear?

Losing my mental faculties.

Which company do you most admire?

Tesco: repositioned and changed from family dominated to a fully professional company.

What is your greatest professional achievement?

Persuading a complex institution to reform its governing council, appoint a CE from outside, and modernise governance and management.

What is your greatest professional regret?

Not becoming a lawyer.

Which phrase or saying do you overuse?

Don’t just talk about it – get it done.

What was your last cultural experience?

A day walking in the mountains and a concert in Brecon Cathedral.

Which organisation would you like to turn around?

The NHS: it’s big, important and said to be impossible!

Which two words turn your stomach?

Can’t do – with will and imagination (almost) anything can be done.

What would you like to be doing in 10 years’ time?

Climbing more mountains – and occasionally solving problems in complex organisations.

In conversation with Martin Coyle.


PMI Management Consultancy has recruited Richard Grice, a former managing director of AT Hudson & Co. Grice has considerable change management experience in both the public and private sectors.

Insight Consulting has made three appointments to its information security team. Senior consultant Dr Chris Cooke specialises in corporate security strategies. He moves from consultants Zergo. Piers Wilson and Kevin Watkins also join.

Business intelligence solutions expert Ray Norman has joined IT consultancy CITL as managing consultant in the company’s data warehouse consultancy practice. Norman moves from Prime Response, a vendor of customer relation management solutions.

Professor Peter Herriot has joined CSA as a consultant. Herriot who is an associate director at the Institute for Employment Studies, specialises in creating solutions for dealing with low morale problems following company restructuring and downsizing. CSA is a change management and human resources consultancy.

Druid has appointed Nick Archer as its enterprise relationship divisional manager. He takes responsibility for marketing automation. Archer previously worked at Gamut Technologies which was recently acquired his new employer.

KPMG has expanded its Y2K and EMU IT consulting team with the appointment of three new members. Stephanie Bordier joins from ICL Retail Systems Europe and becomes project manager responsible for process change in the logistics division. Bijan Olfati moves from Wall Street Systems where he has been involved with clients in euro currency implementation. Edward Shaw joins from BAeSema where he was an infrastructure projects manager.

Druid has appointed Brian Chawner as company secretary and commercial manager. He moves from Arthur Andersen where he worked for 11 years providing corporate and personal tax advice to clients.

The National Computing Centre has appointed Shane Panjvani and Ian Ross to its information risk management team. Panjvani moves from a consulting role at Ernst & Young where he was involved in information security. Ross joins from SMH Associates where he held a senior consultancy role.

Business consultancy the Beaufort Group has appointed Kenneth Harvey as non-executive chairman. He replaces Alan Plumpton who remains a non-executive director. Harvey is chairman of the Pennon Group, Intercare and Comax.

Industry management consultancy the Bourton Group has announced the appointment of continuous improvement specialist Simon Carr to its manufacturing consultancy team. He moves from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Industry Forum.

Jim Nicholson has joined Deloitte & Touche Management Solutions as director of business development. He joins from enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor Intentia.

Andrew Bonnett has joined EMC Management Consultants. Bonnett has experience across industry sectors on a national and international level.

Facilities consultants EC Harris has made three new appointments to its practice. Jon Dyson joins as a senior consultant, Robert Morgan as a quantity surveyor and Janet Crabtree as sales manager.

John Ramsay, the former head of strategy consulting at Ernst & Young, has been appointed chairman at Tyser Holdings. He will take responsibility for overseeing Tyser’s growth strategy. Ramsay has 25 years’ consultancy experience and since 1992 has worked with PJR, a consultancy specialising in business and organisational strategy.

Richard Preston has been recruited to the insurance division of IT services group CMG. He will provide management and IT consultancy to insurance companies at board level. Preston has previously been involved in business process redesign and change management programmes.

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