Carl is an energetic, commercially focused senior leader who has held a number of Board and Director level positions in sizeable organisations. He was named Sussex Businessperson of the Year in 2018 & has an excellent track record in business transformation, growth and change leadership.
Carl works alongside the Corporate Finance and Business Growth teams at EMChaving had considerable experience in both. He specialises particularly as a business advisor, delivering growth strategies across all areas of business and taking a hands-on approach to ensure improved performance and value.
Recently Carl has been CEO of an organisation generating over £100m of gross sales annually where he led the evolution of a previously loss-making traditional mutual into a fully commercialised and diversified business model, delivering 30% growth and profitability in a three year period achieved in all areas: organic, operational efficiency, diversification, disposal and acquisition.
In addition to being CEO, Carl also held Executive and Non-Executive Chairmanships with two FCA regulated companies and brings this experience – integration, governance, due diligence and strategic agenda delivery – to assist SMEs in the South East.
Carl’s corporate finance experience includes the selling of a £36m road rescue product to LV=.
Expertise and Skills
- CEO & Managing Director
- Business development – strategic review, operating models, restructuring, delivery plans
- Acquisitions & Disposals – post-integration support, cultural alignment & management
- Owner & Manager mentoring
- Operational & Project management & delivery
- Interim leadership roles
- Corporate Finance – preparation, business plan review, succession planning
- Crisis turnaround & troubleshooting
- Effective governance – Chairman, Non-Exec and Executive
Carl has worked with a number of companies from all sectors specialising in the Services Sector.
As well as being named Sussex Businessperson of the Year in 2018, Carl was also a winner of CEO Today’s Hospitality Award 2018 and is a Chartered Director.
Outside of work, Carl enjoys all sports and is a passionate supporter of Sussex County Cricket Club where he is a Players’ Club Member. His other interests include driving his classic cars (he is an active member of the Goodwood Road Racing Club), eating out, experiencing new food, spending weekends away, and, when he can find the time, cooking with his wife and children. He is also a keen (but rather poor!) fisherman.