“Active listening, reflecting, and challenging: these are the keys to getting to the heart of and resolving the business challenges for any organisation.”
Bruce’s career spans financial controlling, strategic direction and executive management. He has multi-cultural management and business transformation experience, which informs his consultancy work. He has led successful performance improvement, strategy development and implementation, and leadership development initiatives in Germany, Austria, France, USA, and the UK. With results-focused insight, Bruce is more than comfortable engaging and motivating people at every level of a business – from the boardroom to the shop floor.
Fluent in French and German with substantial pan-European experience, Bruce has a unique ability to work with and understand different cultures. His extensive experience in delivering performance improvement has been gained through managing multi-national businesses, including 20 years for Lafarge Group, across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. He was also Managing Director for Lafarge Plasterboard Ltd, a £140m business covering the UK and Ireland. Bruce is a former Trustee of CRASH, the construction industry’s charity for the homeless. A USA / UK dual-national, Bruce holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Professional Certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School.
A previous client of Value Partnership, Bruce leads our strategy and results-driven operational performance improvement practices. Successes include recent projects for clients as diverse as Groupe SEB, Tyman PLC, CNN and GS1.
“I am passionate about building strong client relationships and partnering with my clients to understand the challenges a business faces and the desired changes / outcomes. It’s important for me to get a holistic view of what is going on from deep within the organisation to the boardroom so that I can help leadership teams ignite and harness their people’s passion to build powerful, successful and more rounded businesses. Businesses where everyone is united by a common purpose and pulling in the same direction. The key is helping leaders unlock their own conviction and bringing it to the table to drive the business forward.”