A seasoned, independent professional with extensive business change, programme, organisational, procurement and commercial, technical and line management experience. Continuously involved in the IT industry since 1973, John specialises in the provision of strategy-led guidance, advising clients on large programme management, recovery and commercial issues, business operational review and providing IT expert services to the legal community. He has wide experience in operating successfully at board level in blue-chip companies, and with the most senior civil servants in the public sector.
Previously he was a founder and senior principal with Charteris plc where he undertook a wide range of assignments in Government, finance, retail and utilities, focusing on business change and complex IT programme management. Before this he was Technical Director of Logica plc, responsible for the development of the company’s project methods and skills, for the direction of its product developments, the supervision of its largest projects around the world and for handling complex contractual and commercial matters, including disputes and litigation.
John has deep experience in the government and defence and energy and utilities markets, and broad knowledge of the financial, manufacturing, healthcare and retail and distribution sectors.
A leader, communicator and enthusiast with strong analytical skills and a commercial mind; a confident public speaker on technology and business subjects; above all, a pragmatist who enjoys getting things done and seeing the results.
“You injected much needed common sense and discipline to the horse trading that went on during the Operational Change Programme here at Reuters. I would be happy to let any future prospective employer know how impressed we were.”
David Grigson, CFO, Reuters plc
“an independent expert witness tour de force”
Andrew Green QC, Blackstone Chambers
“You fundamentally shaped the Executive’s thinking about the new organisational model for BTS, by providing us with advisors who had a deep, practical understanding of the nature of our business and the challenges we face. The relationship will be of lasting value”
David Cartwright, Chief Executive of Barclays Technology Services
John Millar – Partner
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