I am a hugely experienced design professional. 30+ years of aiming to get it right for the customer. Creator of memorable shopping experiences. Mentor and coach to an army of design talent. Instigator, Arbiter, Achiever. Proud to be a generalist!
Director, Consultancy Services division. Provided niche bespoke solutions and high quality, large scale volume signage products for retailers, airports and transport hubs.
Leading the Design and Planning functions in 5 countries for the world’s 3rd largest retailer. Combined turnover for the region exceeded £9BN for 2013/14. Responsible for development for stores, shopping malls and workplace environments. Guardianship of the Tesco environmental brand standards. Mentoring a cross-functional team of in-country Design, Planning and Space and Range managers to interpret the group property and marketing standards for local products and customers. This involved spending 75% of my time in the local markets developing capability and reporting to country CEOs on the latest Property based programmes and initiatives.
Senior Manager leading the Design team in Central Europe and Asia reporting to the International Board. Design of the new organisational structure aligning Tesco Property under a single, unified Operating Model. Driving consistency, embedding common working practices and developing talent in 10 countries. Operational savings of +30% driven by relocating layout and merchandise planning CAD functions to Bangalore, India.
Responsible for all aspects of design for the Tesco Express and Metro formats. Managed a team of design managers in the development of both formats through an expansive period in the growth of the convenience sector.