ohn has more than twenty years experience working mainly in Information Systems and Technology as developer, analyst, technical consultant and project and programme manager. This experience has been attained in public service broadcasting, commercial and charity sectors, local government, and mining. For the past two years he has worked as a consultant specialising in project management, action learning, coaching and mentoring and facilitation. His practical experience is supported by formal qualifications and sound theoretical knowledge.
Project, Programme and Portfolio Management with MedAS, the BBC, Cancer Research UK and Working Time Solutions. Design and delivery of a tailored project management methodology for Cancer Research UK.
Design and delivery of project management seminars for Cancer Research UK, Working Time Solutions and the Wood Group. Facilitation of cross-functional project teams within the BBC, MeDAS and Cancer Research UK. Project planning a directorate-wide leadership development programme with Cancer Research UK.
Six years Action Learning set facilitation experience. ILM accredited Action Learning set facilitator. Organisation and facilitation of a development forum for experienced Action Learning facilitators. Training and coaching action learning facilitators. Practical experience as a set member of two sets, one an internal senior management set and the second a peer consultancy set. Executive committee member of the International Foundation for Action Learning. Action Learning facilitation experience includes: Cancer Research UK (Departmental Heads, senior and middle managers on internal personal development programmes), the London Housing Foundation (IT Heads), DEFRA (RPA), Ernst and Young, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, third sector directors’ set.
Ten years experience as a group facilitator, working at senior and middle management levels on projects, relationships, strategic planning, business continuity and change. Business continuity planning with the London Housing Foundation. Disaster Recovery facilitation with the BBC and ICL Fujitsu.
Facilitation of external suppliers and internal clients at Cancer Research UK. Design and delivery of team facilitation with Cancer Research UK. Project team facilitation with the BBC, EDS, Coopers and Lybrand. Project team facilitation with Cancer Research UK. Project Management facilitation and coaching with Working Time Solutions. Group facilitation for experienced Action Learning facilitators. Facilitated Leadership Programmes for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Five years coaching and mentoring experience supported by the CIPD Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (accredited by Oxford Brookes University). Individual coach-mentoring with Cancer Research UK, the Youth Sport Trust, MasterCard, University of London and the Treasury, as well as private clients in the United States and Canada. Volunteer mentor with the New Leaders UK programme and with the charity Timebank. Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and a member of a long-standing peer coaching and supervision group.
2005 – Present JPHeywood, Independent Consultant
2000 – 2005 Head IS Projects, Cancer Research UK
1997 – 2000 Project Manager, Media Accounting Services
1987 – 1997 Project Manager, BBC Television
EDUCATION AND RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS
Programme and Project management
Membership of professional bodies