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ALAN BALL

DISTRIBUTION/LOGISTICS
Non-Executive Director/Chairman
GRANTHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
ENDORSED MEMBER

SUMMARY


A high calibre visionary NED and Chairman. Significant experience in sectors including E-Commerce,B2B, FMCG, Blue Chip, and SME’S, Manufacturing and Wholesale distribution. Experience in Private Equity.

Corporate Governance training at the London Stock Exchange and Media and TV training with the BBC

SECTOR EXPERTISE


  • Advertising, Marketing & PR
  • Building and Maintenance
  • Charity/Not for Profit
  • Distribution/Logistics
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • FMCG
  • Franchising
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Printing / Publishing / Media
  • Property & Construction
  • Retail
  • Sport, Leisure & Travel
  • Legal
  • Government - Central and Local
  • NHS & Healthcare
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

JOB DISCIPLINE


  • CEO
  • Managing Director
  • Non-Executive Director/Chairman

COMPANY SIZE


  • Up to £5m t/o
  • £5m - £15m t/o
  • £15m - £50m t/o
  • £50m t/o +

ENDORSEMENTS


CAREER HISTORY


Executive General Manager Tradelink November 2015 - December 2016

12 month contract in Australia to turnaround plumbing distribution business. 220 locations across Australia, loss making with sales of $700m (£400m). 

Developed a three year strategy, created and communicated cultural change program. Implemented business plan and with the 12 month period opened 20 new stores, took over $20m of cost out of the business delivering a profit of $17m.

Chairman Weaver Vale Housing Trust October 2015 - October 2016

12,000 social housing not for profit housing provider in Cheshire. Supporting CEO and Exec in delivering strategic plan. Commissioner for UK Housing review. Chair of the Audit and REMCO. Attend stakeholder events to support the Trust

Chairman Weaver Vale Housing Trust October 2015 - October 2016

12,000 social housing not for profit housing provider in Cheshire. Supporting CEO and Exec in delivering strategic plan. Commissioner for UK Housing review. Chair of the Audit and REMCO. Attend stakeholder events to support the Trust

Chairman Weaver Vale Housing Trust October 2015 - October 2016

12,000 social housing not for profit housing provider in Cheshire. Supporting CEO and Exec in delivering strategic plan. Commissioner for UK Housing review. Chair of the Audit and REMCO. Attend stakeholder events to support the Trust

CEO Spicers November 2009 - November 2014 Wholesale distribution in the Office Products Sector. Delivered increased profitability YOY for 3 years running and returned over £30m cash back to P/E investors from a £40m purchase price
NED Chairman Boss Federation May 2010 - May 2014 Chair of the BOSS Federation, the industry federation supporting the Office Products sector. Supporting the Executive team and managing the affairs of the board.
NED Rosebury Trust September 2009 - November 2011 NED for the Rosebury Housing Trust based in Epsom. Supporting the board and management team with Commercial experience. Ensuring the Board remained compliant in Corporate Governance.
MD & Exec Director BSS Groupl Plc June 2005 - October 2009 Trade distributor in the Building and Maintenance sector. Organically grew business from £300m to £700m in 4 years and increased branch network from 200 locations to 320 in same period. ROS of over 5%. Exec Director supporting CEO with Investor meets
NED Governor London College of Law May 2006 - May 2009 Governor for the LCL, the largest provider of Legal training for Solicitors and Barristers in the UK. Supporting the board and management team with Commercial experience. Ensuring the Board remained compliant in Corporate Governance.
MD Wolseley Plc December 2002 - June 2005 MD for the Spares and Climate business divisions within the worlds largest distributor of heating and plumbing materials. £300m of sales and over 1200 employees within the divisions managed