When Genius Methods was established, one of our guiding principles was to arrive at a balanced and complementary skills set across the team. Only by ensuring that there was not even the smallest shortfall in our ability to add another dimension to the skill sets of management teams with whom we come into contact, could we guarantee delivery on our promise…
to facilitate the attainment of the perfect organisation, by ensuring the seamless transference of strategic intent into operational reality.
Our core team shares skills and experience, across a spectrum of industry types and challenges, so cross-representative of our clients activities they seem almost like a compendium of management best practice.
Well, in a way, we believe they are.
C Dir – Chartered Director, Institute of Directors
C Dir – Chartered Director
F.IMechE – Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers
IoD Diploma – Diploma inCompany Direction including the Certificate in Company Direction
FIoD – Fellow of Institute of Directors
VP PRG – Vice President of Professional Review Group (of CDir’s) for the IoD
Senior Executive Programme – Tektronix
Advanced Programme for Directors – Honeywell
Fellow of the Chairman’s Network
In addition to his Chairman role with Genius Methods, Alan is also Chairman of three other companies –
- ComplySoft Ltd which has developed frameworks to replace the inappropriate use of spreadsheets, diaries and task lists in governance and control environments.
- Trevor Baylis Brands plc which helps inventors to qualify their ideas and then take them to market.
- Valufin Ltd which provides foreign exchange risk management consultancy to importing and exporting organisations.
Alan conducts professional interviews for the IoD’s Chartered Director programme, on a pro bono basis. This work involves interviewing existing, experienced Board members, to determine their knowledge and experience in the field of Corporate Governance and Company Direction and therefore, whether they qualify for the status of Chartered Director.
Alan is Vice Chairman of the Professional Review Group at the IoD. This group is responsible for steering the Chartered Director interview process and sets the standards required for qualification by candidates.
A theme in Alan’s current career is his passion for helping Boards of companies to operate more effectively and efficiently. Alan’s interest in Corporate Governance stems from his belief that the “fish rots from the head”. He believes therefore that a well run Board is essential to ensure a well run, and therefore, profitable company. He is often heard to say “I wish I knew then what I know now”.
Alan works with a number of SME directors and business owners supporting their strategic planning and growth. As a member of the South East Chartered Director group he supports fellow Chartered Directors in ensuring continuous Board improvement. Alan works with related Chartered Director groups sharing the knowledge of the South East group, supporting members and promoting the visibility and value of Chartered Directors in business.
Alan has a sound understanding of business and long term strategic thinking which is complemented with his experience in company direction and corporate governance. He has an innate ability to understand and work with people, a good listener and a person who can distil the needs of the business clearly and accurately. Alan is a mentor to a number of directors.
An engineer by initial training, Alan spent 10 years in the aerospace and Nuclear power industries followed by 10 years in product development and marketing in Europe for Honeywell Control Systems Inc. The next 25 years he held positions as MD, CEO, or VP, in product and service companies across the UK, Europe and America.
Murray has forty years of international experience in Shipping, Oil & Gas, Telecoms, Water and Consulting. A board level operator for the last 20 years he has been a Managing Director and held executive roles in Marketing & Sales, Strategy and Commercial posts with Smit International, Cable & Wireless and Global Crossing. He has also held a number of non-executive roles in international companies. He has extensive experience in setting up and managing international joint ventures and alliances (UK, China, Japan, Indonesia). He has worked with the Brussels based Management Centre for Europe on Leadership and Strategy and currently delvers several programs each year for the Institute of Directors on Strategy and Marketing for their Chartered Director program. He has worked with companies such as Anglo-American, Alcatel, BP, Coca Cola, Alstom, KBR and T-Mobile and has been a choice consultant for Philips.
Murray is a Chartered Director, a Chartered Fellow with the Chartered Management Institute and holds an MBA. He received a prestigious government award for his work in China. He is the author of numerous papers and articles and his book, Leading High Performance, is published in October 2013. He is a keen sailor and qualified rowing coach.
Business Development Executive
B. Eng. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering – University of Toulouse (FR)
B.Eng. (Hons.) Manufacturing Systems – Kingston University (UK)
MBA – Macquarie Graduate School of Management (AUS).
Other studies include:-
Post Grad Cert. Sustainable Business at Cambridge University (UK),
Post Grad Cert. Strategic Sustainable Development – Blekinge Technological Institute (SWE)
Post Grad Cert. Sustainable Engineering – Blekinge Technological Institute (SWE).
Cyrille is also a certified practitioner of:
- PROBE Sustainable Business : Business Excellence Assessment & Benchmarking (PROBE Network),
- Social Return on Investment: Assessment of the Value of Social companies, CSR projects & Philanthropic initiatives (New Economics Foundation),
- Tipping Point Change methodology: applied change management (4-Perspective)
- Perspectivity Game Leader: engagement tool (Stichting Perspectivity)
- Ketso Facilitator : Communities engagement and planning tool (Ketso)
He has lived and worked in Europe and Asia-Pacific for the past 15 years, working for the Suez Group in various locations and positions, and as an independent management consultant.
He is now providing training and advisory services in Strategic Sustainability to Businesses, Communities, NGO and Governments in Asia, Europe and Middle East using The Natural Step Framework.
Cyrille is an adept of Integrative Dynamic Governance applied to businesses, civil society organisations, communities or any group of people with a common purpose.
He is also a visiting lecturer of Business Sustainability and Responsibility at the China Europe International Business School, the Raffles Design Institute and the Institute of Foreign Trade in Shanghai; Renmin University and the University of Chemical Technology in Beijing (PR China) as well as the University of East London in the UK. He regularly contributes thought provoking articles to various publications in Asia.
Finally, Cyrille is also an active member of the Perspectivity Network, SRoI Network, the Cambridge Sustainability Network as well as an Energy Saving Trust Ambassador in the UK and an expert advisor to the International Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Association in China.
Cyrille focuses on business development for Genius Methods in Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and South America for governance and sustainability solutions.
C Dir – Chartered Director, Institute of Directors
IoD Diploma – Diploma in Company Direction
M PRG – Member of the Professional Review Group (of CDir’s) for the IoD
IoD – Interviewer for the Chartered Director Program
Colin is a Chartered Director and has over 25 years experience at main board level working as Chief Executive and Main Board Director mainly in the FMCG sector.
Colin’s speciality has been in Business Transformation with particular emphasis on developing World Class Management teams that develop and add significant shareholder value.
Over the last 5 years Colin has specialized in assisting Start Ups and High Growth companies especially in the Technical sectors. Colin is passionate about the role good governance can play within this sector where good management practices combined with effective leadership can ensure the conditions exist for the best chances of success.
Colin is Senior Partner in his own Consultancy practice specializing in assisting high growth companies in meeting their development plans. Colin assists with development of good Corporate Governance, achievement of Finance and development and execution of their Sales and Marketing Plans
Colin is currently Non Executive Chairman and Director of a number of companies that operate within the online and renewable sectors.Colin currently sits on the Institute of Directors Professional Review Group and also interviews Directors for the Chartered status.
Fiona has recently graduated with a Masters of Research in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, completing her dissertation on ‘The Language of Corporate Governance: A Sociological Analysis’. She gained her BSc from the University of Bath in Sociology and her undergraduate dissertation on ‘The Cost of Board Leadership’. Fiona joined the team at Genius Methods in 2011.