En résumé

Retired senior manager specialised in international sales, marketing and business development with wide experience in general management and operations.

Now qualified (Cambridge CELTA) to teach English and have set up a total immersion business English teaching facility at our home in central France.

My business background, including 15 years working for a French Company- Elf Aquitaine- with three years at their HQ in Paris - La Defense, now coupled with a formal teaching qualification produce a rare combination of skills to provide the ideal business English teaching environment.

Mes compétences :
Business english
English Teacher
Management consultant


  • Haddens - Travailleur Indépendant

  • Self Employed - Interim Manager and Consultant

    2001 - 2005 Various interim management and consultancy assignments mainly, but not exclusively in the energy sector
  • Powergen UK plc - Sales and Customer Director Powergen Acertus

    LYON 2000 - 2001 Senior member of team drawn from Powergen and Accenture to create a new, joint venture comany (acertus) providing metering, data and energy management services on a pan-European basis
    - Developed sales and marketing plan
    - Developed marketing communication plan
    - Established relationships with potential pan-European customers for the acertus service
    - Established relationships with other stakeholders e.g. European trade and industry organisations, EU and national regulation authorities.
    - Defined the customer service (post sales) function of acertus
  • Powergen UK plc - Sales & Marketing Manager, Industrial & Commercial

    LYON 1998 - 2000 Full responsibility for the Sales & Marketing function of Powergen's industrial and commercial operations. Managed a sales turnover of £1bn, 125 staff and a £5m operating budget.
    - Conceived sales strategies and plans for the new sales and marketing business
    - Exceeded challenging sales targets at above planned margins
    - Increased penetration of industrial and commercial gas market whilst increasing margin
    - Planned and implemented the integration of East Midlands Electricity sales force into powergen operations
    -Redesigned sales organisation, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
    - Implemented new marketing communication plan.
  • Powergen UK plc - General Manager Powergen Energy Management

    LYON 1997 - 1998
  • Powergen UK plc - Ntional Account & international Liaison Manager

    LYON 1992 - 1997
  • Powergen UK plc - Regional Sales Manager

    LYON 1989 - 1992
  • Elf Oil (GB) Ltd - Aviation Manager

    1987 - 1989 Senior executive controlling the avaition activities of Elf Oil (GB) Ltd

    - Negotiation of large value contracts for the supply of aviation fuel to airlines at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports
    - Evaluation of opportunities to expand avaition business to other UK airports
    - Member of management committees of airport hydrant consortia and into-plane companies at Heathrow and Gatwick airports
  • Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine - Middle East co-ordinator

    1984 - 1987 Based at Elf Aquitaine group headquqrters in Paris - La Defense

    Responsible to the Director of International Affairs for the co-ordination of Elf group activities in Saudi Arabia,Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Direct resposibility for running the Kuwait office.

    Development of trade links between Elf group companies and suitable partners in the Middle East through liaison with the companies concerned, potential clients,government departments and funding agencies.
  • Elf Oil (GB) Ltd - Export Sales Manager

    1977 - 1984
  • Elf Oil (GB) Ltd - Manager, Solvents Division

    1971 - 1977
  • Burmah Castrol Industrial Ltd - Technical Sales Co-ordinator

    1970 - 1971


  • City University (London)

    London 1968 - 1970 Chemical Engineering

    BSc Chemical Engineering


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