Purple Ops Team

||Purple Ops Team

Purple Ops Team

A specially selected group of consultants, who have achieved internationally acclaimed greatness within their field, and are deployed into special assignments where you need the very best.

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Michael Howarth

Michael Howarth

Michael is a highly experienced business improvement practitioner and change management consultant, with extensive Change, Strategy Deployment and Business Improvement experience. He has over 20 years experience designing, leading & supporting multiple transformational change programmes, consistently delivering significant sustainable business benefits and building organisational capabilities.

Michael has provided consultancy support, training and coaching to 1000’s of leaders & managers with multi-national companies across pharmaceutical, engineering, financial, insurance, food & beverage manufacturing, supply chain and outsourcing business sectors. Michael has experience working internationally with a diverse range of business cultures, extensively across Europe, Middle East and also globally.

Malik Sarwar

Malik has a great breadth and depth of expertise from Strategic Leadership through to what makes the difference on the front line. His approach is the key to winning great customer trust and winning that “Trusted Advisor” status. He has had a significant take on strategic and business-building roles at country, regional, and global levels. Including how to build a business ethos and support mechanisms to ensure organisational success.

As an industry expert and charismatic presenter, Malik is a sought after speaker at financial industry seminars (FundForum Asia, Hubbis, FT, US Hedge Fund Association), public conferences, and client events in the US, Asia, and the Middle East.

He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNN in Asia and has been quoted in the WSJ, Financial Times, and Huffington Post among others.

Malik Sarwar
Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin has had an exceptional history and over the last 17 years making a significant impact on many businesses. He has worked with the biggest and the best organisations your could name from the Motor, Pharmaceutical, Banking, Insurance, Airline, Technology, Telecommunications, Surveying, Accountancy industries – even developing other consultancies

His global work has resulted in:

  • Being requested as a coach to senior executives in blue chip organisations
  • Independently reported 1200% return on investment from his consultations and development interventions
  • The creation of acclaimed models which have transformed the learning experience of seasoned, high performing professionals
  • Working on all the most critical projects in his clients, including speaker sessions to energise and equip large groups to drive change and make a real difference

His is currently CEO of OnTrack International, and a director of Thinking Dimensions, who are an international management consultancy renowned for its problem solving & decision making processes. They deliver EBITDA impacting outcomes to clients through 3 distinct global offerings: Strategic Transformation, Continuous Service Improvement for IT and Critical Thinking.

Neil Mullarkey

Neil brings the innovation of improvisation theatre to some of the world’s biggest corporations; transforming businesses from the inside by encouraging communication, simplicity, collaboration, engagement and creativity. Far too often businesses approach communication internally and externally with the sense that if you throw enough spaghetti at the ceiling then some will stick.

This is no longer good enough. The perfect storm of commoditisation, over-capacity, the economic downturn and the arrival of new media has forced everyone to be more discerning with how they connect. Businesses are now judged on both the quality of the delivery AND the strength of their values and culture.

Neil has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest global names across the entire business spectrum. Their problems are uncannily similar. But the answers are always different. His style helps spark those conversations, build that momentum, facilitate the discussions between people and organisations to bring a cohesion and clarity to complex situations, arm them with the skills and confidence to close the gap between decision and implementation, and create compelling cultures and environments where ideas can flourish.

Neil Mullarkey
David Kermode

David Kermode

David Kermode is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster with two decades of experience in television, radio and digital news, both at the BBC and in the commercial sector. David enjoyed overall responsibility for BBC Breakfast on BBC One for almost four years, during which time he re-positioned the programme, integrating business news with a popular news agenda, and leading the show to the market leadership it still enjoys today.

David relishes a challenge and also relaunched Channel 5 News, produced at the time by Sky News, giving the programme a new identity, as ‘Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky’ and a new editorial tone of voice, which resulted in an audience increase in excess of 50%.

More recently, David was a change consultant with the BBC World Service, helping BBC Arabic develop a new digital identity in the crowded, noisy, Middle East media market.

With extensive management experience leading large teams, David is an accomplished communicator, who enjoys helping others develop their skills, and he is an experienced broadcaster himself, having presented shows on LBC and Capital Radio in the past.

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