Requested by the VP Business Operations & HR of a global defense company to overhaul the leadership, learning and performance management infrastructure of a Middle Eastern region of the company. Neil led a number of work-streams to consult on, design and implement transformational strategy for capability development processes. This included the re-design of a high potential leadership program designed to objectively assess and develop leaders from the indigenous population. Built complete Learning & Development infrastructure based around business needs and established effective contractual/operational role of outsourced training partners as well as establish the L&D team. Organization of 5,000 employees with annual L&D budget of $10m.
Designed and implemented the Learning & Development infrastructure for a global FMCG company in 100 countries for 120,000 employees to outsource and transform the way that HR services were accessed. Designed curriculum and outsourced 120 blended training programs as design authority and quality assurer, engaged global suppliers to deliver multi-language solutions including e-learning.
Designed a process around which to assess the quality of external executive coaches and to manage their engagements within a large N. American energy company. Sourced, interviewed and rated external coaches across USA and Canada against best-practice scoring rubric. Coached HR professionals in process to ascertain if ‘executive coaching’ was the best match for development needs of executives.
Transformed the operation of a national energy company’s Engineering Academy to become a multi-disciplined service provider to businesses operations, and leading the energy industry in the development of engineering capability. Re-energized the culture of the Engineering Academy and its leadership team into an open, confident and accountable part of the organization. This entailed detailed strategic analysis, stakeholder engagement, and recruitment / re-allocation of critical roles. Developed new organization structure, role profiles and training strategy.