Post-merger integration consultant, Graham Ball, GPMIP UK

Graham Ball

United Kingdom

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Graham Ball

Professional Background

  • Broad Programme Management experience across multiple sectors with engagement at board/senior management level
  • Managed the development of logistics support operations for burgeoning eCommerce ventures for various Retail clients at CMG and Logica
  • Developed Consulting arm for niche software company (LexLogisticon) that provided WMS and other supply chain related systems 
  • General Management of Distribution Centres for blue-chip clients at Federal Express Business Logistics (3PL sector)

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Highly skilled at working in high pressure environments with tight deadlines
  • Ability to lead engagements either as the Programme Lead or Workstream Lead
  • Significant delivery experience, aligning and managing multi-functional, high performing teams to deliver critical high-profile programmes
  • Detailed knowledge of best practice principles/methodologies including Prince 2
  • Ability to lead Target Operating Model design process followed by subsequent mobilisation
  • Management of strategic procurement projects, 3rd party vendor management and negotiation

Project Highlights

M&A-related experience includes:

  • Consolidation and rationalisation of Finance Departments for two businesses acquired by DHL
  • Post acquisition business review aimed at identifying revenue leaks on behalf of 3i as an aide to contract renegotiation
  • Managed the divestment of Professional Development capabilities to a 3rd party on behalf of Sun Microsystems

Other relevant experience includes:

  • Transformation Lead of Philip Morris International’s exit from longstanding commercial relationship with Imperial Tobacco
  • Programme Lead for TUPE transfer of field sales force on behalf of Philip Morris International 
  • Recovery for redundancy programme at B&Q to enable closedown of home fitting (kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms) Business Unit
  • Programme Lead/PMO for business integration on behalf of Hachette UK

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