About

I am focussed on bringing you visible, tangible results.

I am a trusted business professional known for driving improvement initiatives and delivering results with integrity. I am described by colleagues from many parts of the globe as strong, committed, high energy, and passionate about adding value.

 

I am:

• Skilled at developing and executing 

  detailed implementation plans that ensure the desired results are achieved and 

  sustainable.

• Highly process oriented, systematic and analytical.

• Focused on understanding and addressing the root causes of inefficiencies.

• Adept at assembling, training, and leading highly effective multicultural and 

  multifunctional teams.

• Skilled at planning and facilitating work shops with participants of differing opinions.

 

I am an approved CME SMART Program Service Provider.

My Credentials

Over 25 years of industry experience.

• MBA specializing in Marketing

• Chartered Professional Accountant, CA

• Honors Bachelor of Commerce Degree

• Completed Mahler Advanced Management Program

• Completed Management Program by IFL, Swedish 

  Management Institute

• Completed Senior Management Program, IMD Switzerland

 

• 16 years at a global mining and construction supplier

• 3 years at an EPCM contractor on a mine site

• 1 year at a general contractor specializing in hydro dams

• 3 years at a university

• 4 years at a public accounting firm

Roles & Accomplishments

President, Market Area Americas, Construction (Sandvik)

Created & implemented sales area structure across the Americas, filled key management positions, set the strategy & targets leaving the business poised to maximize sales & profitability.

 

Global Task Force Leader, Net Working Capital (Sandvik)

Analyzed the situation, determined the root causes of the problem, & led a team to execute a program globally that reduced net working capital by approximately $1 billion USD in one year, surpassing targets.

 

Vice-President, Business Infrastructure (Sandvik) 

Developed & implemented common systems, tools & processes, enabling the delivery of parts & services on a consistent, world class basis, to all customers across North America.

 

Vice-President, Finance (Sandvik) 

Provided financial expertise, identified, analyzed & assessed the financial impact of business alternatives & new opportunities.

 

Project Controls & Services Manager (H.A. Simons, now Amec) 

Managed all project cost control, accounting, financial reporting, estimating & scheduling. This $300 million mine development project, executed over 3 years was completed on budget & ahead of schedule.

 

Business School Instructor (Laurentian University)  

Taught marketing, auditing & accounting to University students in the Business program.

 

Controller (P.B. Rombough) 

Managed financial & controller functions.

 

External Auditor (KPMG)

Conducted external audits.

 

Global Compliance Operations Manager (Sandvik)

Established & trained anti-bribery & corruption compliance professionals around the globe, set up & implimented processes & completed the due diligence of approximately 2000 third parties.