GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Alan-Calder

Alan Calder

United Kingdom

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Alan Calder

Professional Background

  • Highly experienced performance improvement consultant.  Working at CxO level with large corporate, mid-market and SME clients.  Specialist in IT.
  • Consultant for KPMG, Deloitte and as an independent
  • IT leader for distribution business
  • IT project manager for National Westminster Bank and for British Telecom
  • MBA and a degree in Engineering
  • Native English speaker
  • Worked on projects in the UK, US and across Europe​​

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Programme leadership and turnarounds 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Cost reduction
  • Target operating models
  • Supplier commercial and contractual negotiations, including with TSAs
  • Outsourcing
  • Extensive financial services experience: banking and insurance.  Other sector experience includes: Professional Services, Utilities, Retail B2B, Technology, Manufacturing and Public Sector.

Project Highlights

M&A related experience includes:

  • IT lead for merger of Bollington and Wilsons insurance brokers 
  • IT workstream lead for merger between Atos Origin and Sema (separation from Schlumberger)
  • Workstream lead for determining post merger direction for IT applications and infrastructure for Scottish Water (created from merger of 3 old regional water boards) 
  • Projects to identify IT cost synergies for acquisitions by Banking and Insurance clients and to create post deal 100 day IT plans 
  • Many IT assessments pre-deal to identify any key deal issues and necessary post deal IT improvements.  

Relevant experience includes:

  • Leadership (and turnaround)on many IT and business change programmes, including ERP implementations and regulatory driven change.

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