John Chase

BSc Engineering (Chemical)


Advisor

I am passionate about the value that strong, visionary leadership and clear direction bring to any business. In my work with business owners I help them to grow as leaders even as we tackle today’s challenges.

I focus our collective efforts on the few things that make a real difference. I work with the owner to prepare a logical plan that includes everything that must get done to achieve their business goals and that avoids activity traps that waste time and energy. Then I make sure that we all stay focused until the goal is achieved.

Strategy Development & Execution 97%
Leadership & People Engagement 94%
Communication 93%
Change Management 93%
Operational Improvement 95%

Personal Profile


I have had the privilege of working in senior management roles and as a hands-on business advisor with more than 60 businesses in 8 countries over 35 years. I have gained a range of skills that I bring to my work with business owners and their teams:

  • Strategy – ensuring that the business direction is clear and that everybody understands the objectives and priorities
  • Business planning, preparing practical business forecasts, plans and budgets
  • Teambuilding – establishing clear roles and accountabilities and building a cohesive team with a strong sense of purpose
  • Financial analysis – Identifying the few factors that have the greatest impact on revenues, profits and cash-flow
  • Business processes and systems – building efficient, repeatable processes and systems that provide a solid foundation for profitability and growth
  • Change management, helping people to adapt and helping the business to ensure that the change is implemented without disrupting customers or losing profitability
  • Continuous improvement, improving productivity, service levels and profitability by eliminating all forms of waste
  • Project management – preparing the business case, managing project activities and budgets, ensuring that the focus stays on the business value that the project is designed to deliver.
  • Building strong relationships with shareholders, customers, employees and suppliers and ensuring that the company’s plans take account of their priorities
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