Alistair Higgins

Basic

London, United Kingdom

Skills

Turnaround and change management
Culture change
Team leadership and communication
Interim Management
Operational Improvement
Restructuring
Multi-channel business/sales development
Start-up
Cost reduction
Acquisition negotiation and integration
Business and financial control
Coaching
Leadership

Timeline

Professional experience for Alistair Higgins

  • Current 7 years and 8 months, since May 2014

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Allgood plc

    Allgood plc is a leading specifier and supplier of solutions for doors and door openings, offering a carefully selected range of high-quality products including door-sets, ironmongery, security systems and wash-room.

  • Current 12 years and 3 months, since Oct 2009

    Director & Founder

    AHA Limited

    Interim management and consultancy business. Several successful assignments undertaken covering manufacturing and distribution problem diagnosis and turnaround, acquisition integration, international start-up (including raising both equity and loan finance) and strategy development.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jul 2011 - Jan 2013

    Chief Executive

    MicroShade A/S

    MicroShade is an early-stage clean technology business, focussed on energy efficiency, and based in Denmark. It has developed and markets MicroShade, a specialised, glazing-integrated and passive solar shading product. During this critical start-up phase the key priorities were to secure the immediate funding as well as the development capital for the next stage of the business, and also establishing the product in early markets, building a €20m sales pipeline.

  • 6 months, Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

    Interim Managing Director

    Algeco Scotsman Modular UK

  • 6 years and 6 months, May 2003 - Oct 2009

    Group Managing Director

    Glassolutions Saint-Gobain

    UK subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest construction products group. Glassolutions UK manufactures, distributes, transforms and installs glass and glass products. Sales of £168m with 1,500 employees operating out of 40 locations across the UK. Responsible for manufacturing, distribution, contract glazing and emergency glazing operations.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jan 2001 - Apr 2003

    Managing Director (Installation)

    Glassolutions Saint-Gobain

    Full profit and operational responsibility for Contracting Glazing and Emergency Replacement Glazing businesses, with combined turnover of £65m, operating across 15 UK business units.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Oct 1998 - Dec 2000

    Group Financial Director

    Saint-Gobain Glass

    Group FD for Solaglas Limited (£170m) and Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd (£70m turnover). Responsibilities: Finance, IT, Purchasing, Transport, Secretarial, and Taxation

Educational background for Alistair Higgins

  • 1981 - 1984

    Geography

    Cambridge University / Jesus College

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • French

    Fluent

Interests

Real Tennis Formula 1 Rugby Union Classical and Jazz music Fine Art

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