Supply Chain and Trade Compliance expert with four decades of experience in optimising supply chain risk management, cost control and efficiency

Mike has over 40 years of experience working across all aspects of the supply chain. He has successfully delivered global projects in trade compliance, end to end supply chain, import/export control towers, broker management and shared service operations.

Supply Chain and Trade Compliance expert with four decades of experience in optimising supply chain risk management, cost control and efficiency; following a flawless career with global industry leader, now seeking Advisory / Non-Executive opportunities with start-ups, SMEs and established businesses across sectors.

Has led the strategic design of global supply chain and trade compliance solutions; draws on deep expertise in global trade management, compliance, production planning, distribution planning, S&OP development, sales forecasting and international trade.

Steering delivery of global, multi-year transformation programmes, with a wealth of experience in oversight of large, global, cross-functional teams. Ensuring benefits realisation and transition to BAU through rigorous programme design and controls.

Engaging senior stakeholders in ambitious change agenda; building consensus and facilitating sound decision-making, managing complexity and competing priorities in global, matrix environments against a backdrop of evolving business and industry requirements.

Examples of projects completed:

  • Created a standardised operating model which eradicated trade compliance risk; designed and embedded best-practice systems, processes and controls across all aspects of trade operations, assuring compliance with cross-border laws across a multitude of jurisdictions.
  • Automated and centralised key trade compliance functions for optimal quality and efficiency; transformed sanction screening from manual risk-based to a comprehensive automated process, delivering nine million screens in three years, and led major data cleansing programme which validated 250,000 records for the accurate origin and tariff classification.
  • Built optimal shared services model for duty management, achieving £20M savings and improving compliance; transformed local dispersed operations to standardised and centralised operating model with a robust governance framework, policies and processes across valuation, duty optimisation, tariff classification and other services for global customs operations
  • Created and implemented logistics operating model which transformed traditional above-site functions into shared service operations, with a global solution for import/export services covering Manufacturing, Commercial and R&D business units.
  • Managed CTPAT (Customs and Trade Partnership against Terrorism) programme to a CTPAT tier-3 company, one of only 200 companies in the US at this time.