Finance and Commercial Lead, Finance Consultant

 London and South East

Reference #38


An experienced Finance professional specialising in finance modelling, business development, performance management and accounting and auditing. Has a track record of delivering business growth and profit improvement through strong leadership and risk management.


  • As Finance Director for Serco, was responsible for the financial strategy, stewardship, leadership & performance of three light rail systems in London’s Docklands, Copenhagen and Manchester.

  • Produced staff model for the MTR Corporation bid to operate Scottish Railways. Modelling of c.4,600 staff  and >£1bn cost over franchise life requiring flexibility of input for bid initiatives, analysis of output and technical payroll requirements.

  • Audit of High Speed 1’s car parking and commercial property portfolio and operations resulting in reclaims from subcontractors in excess of £250k.

  • Development and roll-out of reporting systems for First Bus profit improvement initiative targeting £15m recurring annual savings

  • Senior Financial Analyst for First Group’s Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern bid. Lead modeller for Commercial & Customer Service delivery plans comprising in excess of £150m annual costs and £50m annual revenues

  • Membership of Joint Audit and Governance Committee. Advising the Kent Police Commissioner and Chief Constable according to good governance principles, including independent scrutiny of performance of £320m annual budget and overseeing the financial reporting process

  • Finance Director Serco’s flagship Docklands Light Railway contract carrying over 70m passengers and worth c. £100m p.a. in contract revenues

  • Created a finance strategy for DLR that reversed a loss-making position in Copenhagen to drive actual profit margins up to 14% and through initiative implemented produced £15m additional profit


Has extensive experience in the rail and transport sector as well as the IT, Manufacturing and public sectors. Recently acted as consultant on three major rail franchise bids and extensions, IT infrastructure outsourcing projects, profit improvement initiatives and value-for-money audits as well as advising Kent Police on governance.


  • Central Govt
  • Transport

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