Nick Griffith

Nick Griffith

Works at:

Ashridge Executive Education

Location in:

London, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Nick Griffith

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Works at:
Ashridge Executive Education
Location in:
London, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Bio

Following a successful career in the British Army and subsequent Project Management roles in the Public and Private Sector (NHS and Goldman Sachs), I have decided to further enhance my business experience through education.

I am currently undertaking a full time Masters in Business Administration at Ashridge Business School, in order to gain insights into the core functions of all business activities, increase my awareness of areas where I have not directly worked within before, with the aim of increasing my all round knowledge and improving on the strategic leadership skills inherent from my past career.

I am nearing the completion of my MBA and together with my final consulting project at BT I will now be focussing on my job search for positions starting in Jan 2013.

Please feel free to contact me either through linked in or directly on nickgriffith@hotmail.com

Nick speaks

  • French

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Work

2012 – present

2012 Full Time Masters in Business Administration

Ashridge Executive Education
  • The Ashridge MBA programme is unique. The class sizes are small (2012 is 18), all members of the MBA are highly experienced professionals from all over the world, and the teaching is personal and very interactive.
  • The core programme covers all business fundamentals and looks at the current and future challenges facing business.
  • The core focus underlying the course is on strategic leadership and personal development. The intensity of the course is also important to note - in essence a 2 year MBA condensed into 1 year.
  • This prepares individuals for the rigours of todays business environment and will build on the wealth of experience already gained from past experience to make them more effective leaders for the future.
  • Consulting projects undertaken for:
  • Openreach - Review of Fault Volume Repair Forecasting Process
  • Renewable Energy Systems - Strategic Review of Re-powering Opportunities.
  • Carpet Right - Value Creation Consulting Project
2009 – 2012

Senior Project Manager

Eta Projects Ltd
  • Lead project manager for numerous high profile infrastructure critical projects.
  • Managed simultaneous projects up to a combined value of £10m + across major London NHS Trust sites.
  • Full responsibility for manging the design team, and subsequent implimentation on site. Acted as client representative and liaised with all stakeholders before, during and post completion.
  • Full budgetary control and ultimate sign off responsibility.
  • All projects were completed on time, under budget, and to the high standard required for infrastructure critical upgrades, on many occasions working in "live" hospital environments without disruption to patient care.
2007 – 2009

Project Manager

ThamesPM Ltd
  • Thames Project Managements core expertise is in Project Management for key blue-chip clients, specialising in the financial sector, where it manages new build, refurbishment, special works and maintenance projects under a variety of procurement routes - In the London region but also at client sites globally.
  • My role comprises liaising with clients, managing the projects and co-ordinating consultant teams, site managers and contractors, finalising details and plans as well as developing designs and completing jobs in the most efficient and economical way.
2005 – 2007

Operations Manager

World Challenge
  • Provided support to over 350 WCE UK Expedition teams based in over 40 overseas locations (over 5000 individual expedition team members).
  • Ensuring the accurate and detailed reporting of all level of enquiry and incident - from minor adiministrative to major life threatening.
  • Providing accurate and researched information in a timely manner to in country staff and teams
  • Managing the Incident response team to ensure delivery of an exceptional standard of operational service
  • Training the duty personnel in WC operating and reporting systems
  • Post Expedition follow ups – evaluating and improving on current procedures - including financial resolution of Incident expenditure
2006 – 2007
(Jan – Apr)

Ski Instructor and Course Leader

Peak Leaders
  • Course Leader for Ski and Snowboard/Leadership Development/Instructor Course based in Zermatt, Switzerland, and in Whistler, Canada.
  • Managed 30 + Trainees ages ranged from 18-50 and all in resort providers (including food, accommodation, travel, Ski/Board School, ist aid providers, mountain awareness module, and examining bodies BASI/CSIA/CASI).
  • Both courses were the spearhead for Peakleaders in the respective resorts therefore careful management and planning were required to establish the course infrastructure/programme and Peak Leaders brand name. Subsequent courses have (and continue to be) been very succesful.
1999 – 2005

Captain

British Army - Grenadier Guards
  • 2004 - 2005 Information Operations Manager/Operations Manager (Media/Operations Officer, Captain)
  • Responsible for Information Operations (Marketing) campaign during six month deployment to Bosnia as part of NATO/EUFOR mission. Doubled as Operations Manager for 600 strong front line unit. Spokesperson for the entire organisation (600 persons), took lead with organising local and international press conferences while engaging with and empowering local entities.
  • 2003 - 2004 Communications/Specialist Support Unit Manager (Signals Officer, Captain)
  • Manager of 30 communications specialists in support of 600-1000 strong organisation. Managed all aspects of IT and communications within the wider organisation whilst deployed on exercises/operations and in barracks.
  • 2002 - 2003 Sub Unit Operations Manager (Company Second-in-Command, Captain)
  • Deputy Manager of a large sub unit team of more than 110 employees. Planned significant operations and specialist training projects. Managed all aspects of the sub units administration, career management, performance reporting, discipline and training.
  • 2001 - 2002 Training and Development Manager (Platoon Commander, Lieutenant)
  • Team leader of unit of 53 soldiers for 12 week basic training courses. Responsible for the testing and selection of future soldiers of the British Army.
  • 2000 - 2001 Operational Team Manager (Platoon Commander, Lieutenant)
  • Team leader of a unit of 33 soldiers during training and on overseas exercises.
1999 – 2000
(May – Apr)

Officer Cadet

Royal MIlitary Academy Sandhurst
  • The Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst covers military, practical and academic subjects and is both mentally and physically demanding.
  • Leadership potential is developed by expanding an Officer Cadet's character, intellect and professional skills. At the end of the course a newly-commissioned Officer is qualified to lead and manage soldiers while at the same time upholding the British Army's core values of selfless commitment, respect for others, loyalty, integrity, discipline and courage

Work

2012 – present

2012 Full Time Masters in Business Administration

Ashridge Executive Education
  • The Ashridge MBA programme is unique. The class sizes are small (2012 is 18), all members of the MBA are highly experienced professionals from all over the world, and the teaching is personal and very interactive.
  • The core programme covers all business fundamentals and looks at the current and future challenges facing business.
  • The core focus underlying the course is on strategic leadership and personal development. The intensity of the course is also important to note - in essence a 2 year MBA condensed into 1 year.
  • This prepares individuals for the rigours of todays business environment and will build on the wealth of experience already gained from past experience to make them more effective leaders for the future.
  • Consulting projects undertaken for:
  • Openreach - Review of Fault Volume Repair Forecasting Process
  • Renewable Energy Systems - Strategic Review of Re-powering Opportunities.
  • Carpet Right - Value Creation Consulting Project
2009 – 2012

Senior Project Manager

Eta Projects Ltd
  • Lead project manager for numerous high profile infrastructure critical projects.
  • Managed simultaneous projects up to a combined value of £10m + across major London NHS Trust sites.
  • Full responsibility for manging the design team, and subsequent implimentation on site. Acted as client representative and liaised with all stakeholders before, during and post completion.
  • Full budgetary control and ultimate sign off responsibility.
  • All projects were completed on time, under budget, and to the high standard required for infrastructure critical upgrades, on many occasions working in "live" hospital environments without disruption to patient care.
2007 – 2009

Project Manager

ThamesPM Ltd
  • Thames Project Managements core expertise is in Project Management for key blue-chip clients, specialising in the financial sector, where it manages new build, refurbishment, special works and maintenance projects under a variety of procurement routes - In the London region but also at client sites globally.
  • My role comprises liaising with clients, managing the projects and co-ordinating consultant teams, site managers and contractors, finalising details and plans as well as developing designs and completing jobs in the most efficient and economical way.
2005 – 2007

Operations Manager

World Challenge
  • Provided support to over 350 WCE UK Expedition teams based in over 40 overseas locations (over 5000 individual expedition team members).
  • Ensuring the accurate and detailed reporting of all level of enquiry and incident - from minor adiministrative to major life threatening.
  • Providing accurate and researched information in a timely manner to in country staff and teams
  • Managing the Incident response team to ensure delivery of an exceptional standard of operational service
  • Training the duty personnel in WC operating and reporting systems
  • Post Expedition follow ups – evaluating and improving on current procedures - including financial resolution of Incident expenditure
2006 – 2007
(Jan – Apr)

Ski Instructor and Course Leader

Peak Leaders
  • Course Leader for Ski and Snowboard/Leadership Development/Instructor Course based in Zermatt, Switzerland, and in Whistler, Canada.
  • Managed 30 + Trainees ages ranged from 18-50 and all in resort providers (including food, accommodation, travel, Ski/Board School, ist aid providers, mountain awareness module, and examining bodies BASI/CSIA/CASI).
  • Both courses were the spearhead for Peakleaders in the respective resorts therefore careful management and planning were required to establish the course infrastructure/programme and Peak Leaders brand name. Subsequent courses have (and continue to be) been very succesful.
1999 – 2005

Captain

British Army - Grenadier Guards
  • 2004 - 2005 Information Operations Manager/Operations Manager (Media/Operations Officer, Captain)
  • Responsible for Information Operations (Marketing) campaign during six month deployment to Bosnia as part of NATO/EUFOR mission. Doubled as Operations Manager for 600 strong front line unit. Spokesperson for the entire organisation (600 persons), took lead with organising local and international press conferences while engaging with and empowering local entities.
  • 2003 - 2004 Communications/Specialist Support Unit Manager (Signals Officer, Captain)
  • Manager of 30 communications specialists in support of 600-1000 strong organisation. Managed all aspects of IT and communications within the wider organisation whilst deployed on exercises/operations and in barracks.
  • 2002 - 2003 Sub Unit Operations Manager (Company Second-in-Command, Captain)
  • Deputy Manager of a large sub unit team of more than 110 employees. Planned significant operations and specialist training projects. Managed all aspects of the sub units administration, career management, performance reporting, discipline and training.
  • 2001 - 2002 Training and Development Manager (Platoon Commander, Lieutenant)
  • Team leader of unit of 53 soldiers for 12 week basic training courses. Responsible for the testing and selection of future soldiers of the British Army.
  • 2000 - 2001 Operational Team Manager (Platoon Commander, Lieutenant)
  • Team leader of a unit of 33 soldiers during training and on overseas exercises.
1999 – 2000
(May – Apr)

Officer Cadet

Royal MIlitary Academy Sandhurst
  • The Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst covers military, practical and academic subjects and is both mentally and physically demanding.
  • Leadership potential is developed by expanding an Officer Cadet's character, intellect and professional skills. At the end of the course a newly-commissioned Officer is qualified to lead and manage soldiers while at the same time upholding the British Army's core values of selfless commitment, respect for others, loyalty, integrity, discipline and courage

Additional Info

Website
www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Muno