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As the UK prepares to emerge from the shadows of lockdown, Host Pat Lynes catches up with Chief People Officer Paul Cutler on what is next for individuals and organisations.
Pat is the Founder of S&S and created the “The Change Society” movement to shake up tired recruitment and consulting models.
Pat’s personal mission is to change the way the world engages with Interims and unite them globally through our proprietary “Teams as a Service” (TaaS) model. Pat believes interim teams can solve all business problems in today’s rapidly changing environment, which he has brought to life in his book, “the interim revolution” – How interim teams can transform your company”.
He has been placing interims for 15 years for companies of all shapes and sizes, has resourced over 50 successful transformations for the likes of Burberry, Argos and Sky and recently won Global Interim Recruiter of the Year by a major industry body. Father to Sullivan and Stanley and Husband to Helen, Pat enjoys a nice Pale Ale, fishing at a variety of locations around the world and is an avid Arsenal fan.
Kevin’s role as Chief Operating Officer is to complement Pat in his Chief Executive position driving the S&S vision, whilst building, implementing and operating a scalable and sustainable business, that supports the needs of our customers today and in the future.
Outside of work, when Kev is not spending time with his wife Helen and their three kids, you’ll find him playing a round of golf or fishing on a quiet lake. Kev also enjoys mountain biking, motorsports such as F1, baseball, rugby and is a big fan of Sci-Fi.
Adrian is a Transformation expert and Executive Coach. His career has always been focused on delivery – projects, programmes, transformations, agility, omnichannel and change management. He has worked across most departments of most industries (Life Sciences, Retail, Telco, Broadcast/Media and Financial Services). He therefore has a unique breadth of experience across business and IT that is hard to replicate, and valued highly by Executives.
Outside of work, Adrian has a passion for photography, clay pigeon shooting and motorbikes (3 hobbies not easily combined) – and raising 2 little people to be fully rounded global citizens.
“Solving problems is easy, knowing which problem to solve is brilliant.”
I thrive helping organisations identify the right problems to solve in order to help them overcome some of their most complex strategic challenges in growth, innovation/product & service management, turnaround, transformation, and post-merger integration.
Jacqueline is a senior consultant here at S&S, working mainly client-side with the likes of Mastercard, Three and BCG. An experienced Change and Transformation Lead across multiple industries, she specialises in strategy to execution, people and culture and being ChangeReady.
Jacqueline strongly believes that the only way to be sure of success in a world where 84% of transformations fail, is to have strong foundations in place – allowing organisations to navigate through the complexities of change and ultimately deliver sustainable value.
Leading customers for life strategy; driving customer centricity that permeates through the clients we support to deliver change along with the community of expert teams that enable this change. “Customer Service shouldn’t be a department. It should be the entire company” (Tony Hsieh).
Mat is the vital connection between S&S and its clients, ensuring effective client engagement to identify and assure deliverables and outcomes. Building on S&S’ foundations of delivering continuous value, Mat ensures ongoing team orchestration with a laser focus on client value and outcomes. Mat brings over 20 years of experience in Professional Services, Consultancy and Delivery focussed on technology and business transformation.
Mat is married to Jen and has two young boys, Ollie and Jacob. They love to spend time being active outdoors; especially paddleboarding and rugby in Chelmsford, Essex where he is a coach from Chelmsford RFC minis. He is also a passionate music fan, playing the guitar and catching live music wherever possible.
Head of Product & Engineering at S&S, Matt develops cross-functional teams to deliver successful Products & Agile Transformations. He has ten years of experience in the software development market partnering with top companies to build high performing teams. He is passionate about driving deeper engagement with talent communities through knowledge sharing, crowd sourcing and community driven events. When not working Matt can be found on the golf course, at a wedding in Ireland or dabbling in politics over an ale.
Jacob is a Teams Partner at S&S and is devoted to providing on-demand services to the CxO suite and partnering in transformation and innovation. Having spent his early years specialising in Strategy & Architecture, Jacob utilises his network of high-performance interims to feed into S&S’s fresh teams concept.
Away from work, when he’s not jet-setting overseas, Jacob can be found sampling foreign lagers and attending sporting events.
My role at S&S is to spearhead the expansion of the business into the wider regions of the UK outside of the capital, first off bringing the brand, our people, our tools, our IP and our industry-leading thought leadership and events programme to Manchester.
As Associate Relationship Manager, my role is to create and drive value across The Change Society in the North of England and the regions, through bringing together the top 5% of interim talent to share and co-create thought leadership and value.
Further, whilst help build the regional capabilities of Associates, my role will see me collaborating with existing and future clients to service their needs with our Alumni of Change professionals.
As the Head of Digital, Callum ensures the business strategy is aligned with our digital and marketing output, leads asset development and tells the stories that are uniquely S&S. He has essentially been our head storyteller since we started in 2016.
Callum also works closely with our partners and consultants on developing their personal brands as well as building our ChangeMedia product client-side. Yet another Australian occupying London, he previously worked for 7 years in a sports governing body in Melbourne, also within digital and content.
Away from Sullivan & Stanley HQ, Cal can be found on the basketball court, jetting over to random places in Europe or heavily critiquing the best flat whites London has to offer. If you come to London Bridge, he’ll let you know where the best spots are.
It is Amy’s role to provide operational support across all areas of the business. She ensures ongoing development of strategy through building processes, implementing business structure and supporting programmes of work.
Outside of the office when she is not immersing herself in a gripping series, Amy is usually out and about trying new food and taking in all that London has to offer.
A Transformation and Change Manager specialising in organisational transformation and playing a critical role in enabling strategy execution, operational activities, communication and collaboration across client organisations.
I am deeply passionate about how transformation and change combine with new technologies to strengthen organisational resilience, enhance value delivery capabilities and increase the overall performance of modern businesses.
As the Compliance Manager, Sonia ensures that there is accuracy and compliance in everything that we do. She has seven years of experience in back office operations within the recruitment industry and is well equipped to answer the day-to-day contracts and compliance queries from our Associates.
Outside of the office, Sonia can be found exploring London looking for the best brunch spots and discovering new restaurants. She also loves to travel and is often planning her next adventure abroad.
I specialise in building long-term relationships with new associates, guiding and providing them with full support throughout the entire vetting process.
My mixed background in media and customer service allows me to be key in neutralising situations and resolving problems efficiently by combining my creative passion and ‘Think Outside of The Box’ attitude with my interpersonal abilities.
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