GPMIP UK Post Merger Integration consultant, paul vallance

Paul Vallance

United Kingdom

People profiles

Paul Vallance

Professional Background

  • High Calibre Programme Manager, technically-able, versatile and commercially-astute, with experience of ‘world class’ business change across multiple sectors including government, finance, technology and travel & hospitality
  • Highly accomplished, with proven experience of leading the delivery of large-scale change/transformation programmes in cross cultural matrix environments, with expertise in supply chain disciplines, customer service & E-commerce
  • Based in the UK with extensive experience working abroad and leading global teams and projects across EMEA, Americas and ASIA

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Collaborative approach to successful business transformation, communicating with all stakeholders up to C-level.
  • Experience of managing and motivating teams, leveraging a hands-on approach to deliver services, new technology and process improvements to realise significant cost savings and achieve agreed business goals 
  • Sector agnostic with experience across multiple engagements in Technology, Internet, Travel & Tourism and Financial Services
  • Prince 2 Foundation, Prince Agile and PMP certified
  • Highly skilled at working in high pressure environments with tight deadlines supporting in-house and outsourced capability to achieve desired outcomes
  • M&A integration experience from both separation and merger perspectives requiring extensive cultural & cross-border interaction​

Project Highlights

Relevant experience includes:

  • IT Workstream lead responsible for leading the separation of GTA and GTS divisions of the Kuoni Group in readiness for the integration of GTA into Hotelbeds Group
  • IT Workstream lead for the integration of newly formed Hotelbeds Group consisting of Hotelbeds, GTA and Tourico holidays
  • Responsible for leading the successful consolidation and development of legacy technical capabilities, with a remit to strengthen technical capability,  stakeholders relationships to deliver fit-for-purpose operating models
  • Lead recovery for Telrock to deliver previously-failing programme to achieve PCI DSS Certification
  • IT Programme lead at Kuoni delivering transformational projects across multiple technologies
  • Lead successful global outsourcing & insourcing programmes (IT Global Service Centre & Finance IT)

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