managing director, Cegos (UK) Ltd
Francis joined Cegos in 2001, following a 20-year career in financial services. During that career, he balanced multi-million pound budgets and was responsible for thousands of staff, as well as managing organisational change and driving sales and productivity. Working in all aspects of the business – including management, strategic planning, sales and operations – gave Francis a solid understanding of the business world; an understanding he now puts to use on behalf of Cegos and its clients in both the UK and globally. Appointed as Managing Director of Cegos UK in 2004, he also serves as a Group Committee Member for the whole group. His combination of real-life business acumen and training expertise make him a much sought after consultant, specialising in devising and delivering challenging programmes for senior and high potential leaders. He also trains in management, strategic planning, cultural awareness, communications, sales, negotiation and customer services, among others.