James Leek

Senior Consultant

Bio

James has a wealth of experience in advanced manufacturing technologies. A Chartered Engineer with a Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, James has led a number of innovation programmes focused on the implementation and operationalisation of emerging technologies including one that earned him and his engineering team the BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) Innovation and Technology Award. James also has a wealth of experience in people development and operational performance improvement in environments that integrate human processes with automation, and firmly believes in the importance of Future of Work skills development required for the future landscape of emerging technologies.
INDUSTRY PROGRAMME EXPERIENCE
• Food processing • Healthcare • Facilities management • Logistics • Manufacturing • New technology deployment Business turn-around & re-structure • Back office, call and service centres • Civil • High & low volume production & assembly
EXPERTISE
• Lean programme design and management • Change management & employee engagement • Leadership and management coaching • Facilitated rapid improvement activity • Design and deployment of balanced and effective operational measures • Stakeholder management Real time visual control methods • Process and information flow optimisation • Quick Changeover • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis • Organisational structure re-design • Structured programme management • Practical problem solving