FORMER CHAIR, DIRECTOR: JOHN DUTTON

John originally qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant. After working as a consultant/lecturer at the University of Aston Business School, he developed his career in Finance in the electronics and automotive industries. During this period he also held two internal Organisational Development /Training Management roles where he led several major Organisation Development assignments in several countries, including UK, Italy, Germany and India. His final position before becoming an independent consultant was Finance and Commercial Director for a multinational automobile manufacturer, responsible for extensive subsidiaries and joint ventures throughout Africa.

John’s particular area of consulting expertise is the improvement of individual and group effectiveness via more systematic problem solving, decision making, business planning, quality management processes and Six Sigma. He also worked very closely with Peter Ward (co-founder of WDP Consulting) in pioneering the development and use of 360 degree feedback methods for personal development. His background enables him to offer clients an unusual combination of commercial management skills and insights into people/organisation development issues.

John was retained by Ford of Europe during the 1990’s as the subject expert on special cause problem solving helping develop their world class G8D process and training the in-company instructor/consultant team.     (back to board of directors)