Chris is an Executive who has worked in a number of FTSE 100 businesses, as part of the senior management team. He brings clarity and structure to organisations with a clear focus on commercial delivery. He has particular strength in leadership and engagement and has a proven track record of successfully transforming organisations. He has an extensive network of executive relationships across different sectors and geographies.
He has led major transformation programmes in operations, retail distribution and product management in businesses such as Direct Line Group, RBS and Ulster Bank. Having trained as a Corporate Lawyer, he is now also a Certified Bank Director.
At Opto, Chris drives our brand and client relationships by developing our executive network.
Chris is passionate about corporate social responsibility and is an advisor to Street Soccer Scotland.
In his spare time Chris enjoys cooking, running, cycling, snowboarding and spending time with his family.
Paul is passionate about bringing simplicity to complex business challenges and has been helping businesses transform for over 25 years. In addition to working in a number of large consultancies over his career, most recently he led an innovative business strategy team at a global services firm.
He has extensive experience across a number of disciplines and sectors including financial services, technology and utilities. He is especially skilled in business transformation programmes involving the development and implementation of visions, business and operating models.
At Opto , we often describe Paul as doing the ‘sciencey bit’. He has been the driving force behind our strategy design and transformation approach, bringing together our collective experience and drive for simplicity. He is pathologically honest and will always tell our clients what he believes they need to hear, rather than what they want to hear.
His expertise and quality of design and execution has been recognised by the industry, having been highly commended as strategy consultant of the year at the MCA awards, and having been selected to present at a Gartner conference. He also lectures at Universities.
Paul’s desire to help organisations extends to his out of work life where he supports a number of organisations and charities.
In his spare time Paul enjoys tennis, martial art and works as an acupressure therapist.