Ketan Varia, founder of kinetik solutions, having over 15 years of Management and Consulting experience, is focused in leading strategy and improvement teams within an operational context. Ketan is a non-executive director for North-West London Hospitals Trust, a mentor in the Prince's Trust and a Chartered Engineer.
Ketan has led change assignments for a variety of FT Global 500 companies, whilst at Capgemini and Ernst & Young. He has managed project teams of up to 20 senior management staff and worked for substantial periods in Italy and Germany.
His extensive experience includes improvement projects with Abbey, BAE, EMI Music, Land Rover, Marconi, Network Rail, Motorola & Xerox.
Ketan is currently working with a range of NHS Primary Care Trusts in analysis and planning to develop a world-class commissioning culture.
Herald has over twenty years of consultancy and management experience, both private (food industry and service sector business) and public sector (national government, diplomacy and education & culture sector).
As a Master Lean Practitioner, he helps to manage change in complex organisations. His main aim is to do more with available talent and resources. His approach is focused on motivating and empowering people at all levels to develop leadership and ownership for (continuous) improvement of day-to-day work processes.
He has an MSc in Geography (1992) and an MBA (Hons) (2005). He lives in the Hague, the Netherlands, and has worked abroad for over ten years. His working languages are Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Christian Lucke is an economic graduate with over 20 years of experiences in consulting, training and coaching various companies in Germany and The Netherlands. His specialism is in process and quality improvement.
With clients from the healthcare and service sectors, the construction industry, public administration and retail, he has worked with companies such as Hertz, Compass Group and OBI.
Christian Lucke is a member of the international Association for Social Development.
Christian’s approach connects the improvement of processes and structures with the peoples' learning processes, to create sustainable changes in the client organisation.
Maria has 15 years consultancy and management experience, specialising in Lean Operations. She has delivered Lean solutions in OEM’s within the aerospace, automotive industries as well as FMCG, food and the public sector whilst working at Capgemini and Ernst & Young. She is a specialist in developing and delivering Lean Training throughout the world.
She has a BSc (Hons) in Production & Operations Management and a Ph.D. in Establishing and Delivering the Enablers of Manufacturing Excellence.
Ian has 16 years of consulting experience, and specializes in managing change and coaching individuals and teams to achieve both personal and business results. Recently, Ian has led a process improvement training and coaching intervention within the Americas Sub Business Unit of a global coatings company.
Ian has a BSc Hons in Mathematics and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Design, Manufacture & Management from Cambridge University. He is a qualified Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified NLP Trainer, and he has high capability in methodologies to improve process and personal performance.
David is a learning specialist who began his career in banking. After 10 years teaching and a period of professional research in Cambridge, he took a senior management role which involved significant and challenging change management, working up-front and in-depth with 50 staff - improving professional performance and achieving world-class standards in the field.
He has been providing training and consultancy on strategy thinking, effective leadership, handling conflict, organisational learning and change management since 2001 for clients in the NHS, Educational & Business arenas. He works with MDs, senior management teams and staff to inspire new ways of working.
David's Cambridge MPhil is in implementing innovative change in institutions and highlights the fundamental role of the personal perspective in creating effective change. He is a member of the Society of Authors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Alan Clark has 17 years of experience working as a consultant, coach and mentor with managers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. In the previous ten years, as a General Manager, he successfully built up a specialist distributor of engineering products.
Recent assignments have included projects on treatment pathway improvement and service user employability profiling in a multi-agency environment for the NHS National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and analysis of trends in Quality Management for a consumer hi-tech multi-national. He is currently delivering Lean Six Sigma training in the insurance sector./p>
Alan is a chartered engineer and has been founding Chair of the Deming Special Interest Group at the Chartered Quality Institute for the last nine years.
Rob Worth has over 12 years of business and consulting experience. He has led major projects and change programmes in diverse fields such as health, investment banking, local government and facilities management. An expert in Lean and Systems Thinking, he has brought a fresh way of looking at and solving problems with the organisations with which he works.
Rob has recently worked with Deutsche Bank, Serco Defence and Aerospace, the Welsh Assembly Government and the National Renal Association. Rob is a MMath (Hons) in Mathematics and previous employment includes Chase Manhattan Bank and JPMorgan.
Paul Frobisher is an innovator, creative engineer, 6Sigma black belt and manager with achievements spanning product idea generation, R&D, through launch, factory layout, operation and improvement.
After being introduced to systematic innovation (TRIZ), he used the method to solve intractable production and design problems in the automotive industry. His love of TRIZ led him to leave corporate life and become an entrepreneur and innovation consultant.
As a director of Systematic Innovation Ltd, Paul's experience includes several years training and leading strategic innovation programmes across many sectors – notably automotive, FMCG, food and drink and medical devices. Skills now encompass understanding consumer populations, technology forecasting and IP landscaping.
Paul has recently been invited to teach a module on the MSc "Innovation & Technology Management" at the University of Bath’s School of Management.
Romeo St. Paul Effs
Romeo has over 15 years experience at a Senior Executive level in industry and consulting, in the areas of Supply Chain, Operations, Manufacturing, Corporate Strategy, Project Management, Consultancy, the 3rd Sector and Aviation. He has worked with some of the world’s leading companies, including Accenture, Air Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines, Caribbean Star, EC Express, Air Canada, ARC Systems, Rosslyn Analytics, Marks & Spencer, DHL, Change Capital, and MITIE. Throughout his career Romeo has always pioneered new and innovative ways to drive efficiency and excellence in the way things are done.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics and the Project Management Institute.
He has a BSc in International Business and a dual MSc in Supply Chain, Finance and Trade and numerous other Executive and Leadership qualifications. He is an author and an international speaker and has developed numerous methodologies and techniques to drive change successfully and efficiently.