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  • nStratagem was founded for the most discerning, brave and forward-thinking leaders and organizations in the 21st century. Entities who are deeply concerned about survivability and longevity in the midst of the ebb and flow of tumultuous change in the world. Entities who want effective solutions to actual threats today and preventative solutions to perceived future threats. Entities that want a clear and predictable path ahead for the success of their organisation and their people.

    To assist both our organizational and personal clients, we are organised around the following 5 Divisions: CONSULTING, COACHING, TRAINING, COUNSELLING and RESEARCH

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Solutions

We bring over a 1000 years of Consulting, Coaching, Training, Counselling and Research experience to bring to bear on creating and executing solutions for companies and individuals worldwide.

We work in the STRATEGY, OPERATIONS & CULTURE space with Organisations, the PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL & COGNITIVE space with Individuals and the ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT space with Countries.

Below are 15 acute challanges of the 21st Century (The backdrop of our work)

So, what challenge are you facing today?

Solutions

Below are the 15 most critical challenges facing companies in the 21st century that we help resolve.

So, what challenge are you facing today?

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Uncertainty

Uncertainty

Uncertainty Problems Solved By nStratagem
Globalisation

Globalisation

Globalisation Problems Solved By nStratagem
Innovation

Innovation

Innovation Problems Solved By nStratagem
Government Policy & Regulation

Government Policy Changes

Government Policy Regulations Problems Solved By nStratagem
Technology

Technology

Techlogy Problems Solved By nStratagem
Diversity

Diversity

Diversity Problems Solved By nStratagem
Complexity

Complexity

Complexity Problems Solved By nStratagem
Information Overload

Information Overload

Information Overload Problem Solved By nStratagem
Strategic Thinking/Problem Solving

Strategic Thinking/Problem Solving

Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving Solved By nStratagem
Investment & Finance

Investment & Finance

Investment & Finance Problems Solved By nStratagem
Talent Management/Leadership

Talent Management/Leadership

Talent Management Problems Solved By nStratagem
Reputation & Brand

Reputation & Brand

Reputation & Brand Problems Solved By nStratagem
Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility Problems Solved By nStratagem
Mental & Emotional Fitness

Mental & Emotional Fitness

Mental & Emotional Fitness Problems Solved By nStratagem
Supply Chains

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Problems Solved By nStratagem
  • Uncertainty
  • Globalisation
  • Innovation
  • Government Policy & Regulation
  • Technology
  • Diversity
  • Complexity
  • Information Overload
  • Strategic Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Investment & Finance
  • Talent Management/Leadership
  • Reputation & Brand
  • Social Responsibility
  • Mental & Emotional Fitness
  • Supply Chains
  • Uncertainty

    Uncertainty in the global economy, uncertainty of Brexit, uncertainty in the credit markets, uncertainty in how new government regulations will affect business, uncertainty about what your competitors are doing, and uncertainty about how new technology will affect the business—these are just the start of a very long list of challenges.

    In summary, uncertainty leads to a short-term focus. Companies today are shying away from long-term planning in favor of short-term results, with uncertainty often the excuse. Initially this may feel right, we believe that a failure to strategically plan 3 to 7 years into the future can end up destroying value and creates even more uncertainty.

    The problem to be solved, therefore, is to balance the need for a more reactive, short-term focus with the need for informed, long-term strategies.

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  • Globalisation

    Understanding foreign cultures is essential to everything from the ability to penetrate new markets with existing products and services, to designing new products and services for new customers, to recognizing emergent, disruptive competitors that only months earlier weren’t even known.

    The problem to be solved is to better understand international markets and cultures through better information gathering and analysis of what it all means.

    Similarly, the incredible degree of government intervention in nearly all major economies of the world is leading to much greater uncertainty in the global marketplace, making international operations ever harder to manage.

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  • Innovation

    The rise of the innovation culture brings many challenges to small and medium size companies which includes investment decisions, funding and the management of risk.

    Even big companies today are struggling with innovation and building an effective process to innovate. This is at the top of the agenda for most CEOs, but the idea of creating a more dynaimc and inspiring innovation culture appears too frightening to many.

    The problem to be solved is how to become more innovative while still maintaining a sense of control over the organization.

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  • Government Policy & Regulation

    A changing regulatory environment is always of concern to industries, but uncertain energy, environmental and financial policy is complicating the decision making for nearly all companies today.

    Dealing with an unknown regulatory environment is fast becoming the new normal and companies are deciding to get on with it—whatever “it” may be—despite the angst and frustrations that ensues.

    Whether a demand from customers or shareholders to become more “green,” the threat of increased costs due to new carbon taxes, constant talk of changes to corporate tax rates, or the impending healthcare and pensions mandate for businesses today feel that much is unsettled.

    The problems to be solved are to understand the meaning of regulation and government policy in your industry, its implications for your business, and to develop the skills necessary to deal with it.

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  • Technology

    The pace of technological improvement is increasing exponentially. This pace makes capital investment in technology as much an asset as a handicap because a competitor may wait for the next-generation technology, which may only be a year away, and then use it to achieve an advantage.

    Of course waiting to be that competitor can be equally risky. What is a CEO or leader to do? Similarly, the ability for even the best of technologists to stay informed about emerging technology is in conflict with the need to master a company's current technology.

    The problem to be solved is to develop a long-term technology strategy while remaining flexible enough to take advantage of unforeseen technology developments.

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  • Diversity

    Diversity brings many challenges, as it makes it far more likely that people do not agree, and the lack of agreement makes running a business very difficult.

    At the same time, the lack of diversity within many large company leadership teams leads to a narrow view of an ever-changing and diverse world—contributing to groupthink, stale culture and a tendency to live with the status quo for too long.

    The problem to be solved is to first define what diversity really means in your company, then foster the expansion of differing ideas and viewpoints while ensuring a sufficiently cohesive environment that efficiently gets things done.

    There’s no doubt that life and business have become more complex, even as certain tasks and activities have become easier due to information technology.

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  • Complexity

    Business has become more complex, even as certain tasks and activities have become easier due to information technology. The pace of change is quickening.

    The global economy is becoming still more connected, creating a much larger and more diverse population of customers and suppliers. Manufacturing and services are increasingly targeted at smaller, specialized markets due to the flexibility that IT provides in these areas.

    The 3D printing revolution is a perfect example. We know from our knowledge of the patterns of evolution that, in reality, systems tend to become more complex as they evolve, then become simplified again.

    The problem is how to develop better systems-thinking capability so you can design your business models, processes, products and services in a way that minimizes unnecessary complexity.

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  • Information Overload

    It is said that the only true constant is change, and in today’s world nothing is changing more, or growing faster, than information.

    The ability of companies, much less individuals, to consume and make sense of the information that is available (and necessary) to make good decisions is becoming a nearly insurmountable challenge.

    The problem to be solved is to deal with this mountain of information of both technology and human know-how, then to convert and converge these two dynamic resources into useable knowlede that creates value.

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  • Strategic Thinking/Problem Solving

    The lack of sophisticated approaches to information acquisition, analysis and the development of unique insight leaves many companies at a disadvantage; they lack a long-term strategic imperative and instead jump from one strategy to the next on a year-to-year basis.

    Everyday problem-solving competency among today’s business leaders is also limiting their ability to adequately deal other challenges in their organization. This is why managers tend to jump from one fire to another, depending on which particular fire their executives are trying to put out, and in many cases the fast-changing business environment is what ignites these fires in the first place. So what is the problem to be solved?

    The problem to be solved is that, to navigate the future, companies must resolve that strategic thinking and problem solving are the keys to successful business, then develop a robust capability at all levels.

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  • Investment & Finance

    Budgets, borrowing, revenue, investments, growth, costs and value are all on-going challenges that require great vigilance and an inscrutable eye for details.

    Managing finances is one of the single most problematic challengees facing businesses in turbulent and competitive markets. So what is the problem to be solved?

    The problem to be solved is that companies need a clear strategy, sound leadership and a unified finance strategy that balances costs with revenue with investment.

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  • Talent Management/Leadership

    Talent acquisition, management and retention are 3 seperate issues that will challenge even the biggest companies in the world today. The world of Talent has changed with people thinking more short term about their career progression and more discerning of which companies they join.

    The problem to be solved is a clear stratagy that infuses these three constructs seamlessly

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  • Reputation & Brand

    Competition is hot and brand and reputaiton are often key issues in success and longevity. If your brand is not a household name then it may be a leading name within your industry. Brand and reputaiton is critical to attracting clients, talent, suppliers, finance and influence in the industry and beyond.

    The problem to be solved is a unified strategy that can clearly articualte your values and goals both internally and externally.

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  • Social Responsibility

    Globlaziation, employment law, social reforms are all critical issues that enable human beings to live in a fair and equitable world. The gap between the rich and poor keeps increasing as is the opporiunity for the disenfranchised to influence their own fate.

    If giving back to society and helping build your citizens or the citizens of the countries you operate in is a key value, then that needs to be a key part of your business strategy.

    The problem to be solved is coming up with a sound strategy that will suit the values of your company whilst providing a good return on your reputation and showing that you sincerely care for those stakeholders external to your organization.

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  • Mental & Emotional Fitness

    Stress is a major factor in performance. As life and work become more complex and fast paced an individual’s coping skills wane and they are in danger of burning out.

    The problem to be solved is that the psychological contract between employer and employee has to be re-established in a decisive and profound manner.

    Corporate Moral Responsibility starts from within the organization.

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  • Supply Chains

    Because of uncertainty in demand and the need to stay lean, companies are carrying smaller inventories than ever. At the same time, uncertainty in supply, driven by wildly changing commodity prices, an apparent increase in weather-related disruptions, and increasing competition for raw materials makes supply chain planning more challenging than ever.

    Smaller suppliers who, five years after the global financial crisis, still struggle to get the credit they need to keep up with their larger customers’ demand exacerbates an already unwieldy situation.

    The problem to be solved is to develop a supply-chain strategy that not only ensures the lowest costs, but also minimizes the risk of crippling supply-chain disruptions.

    The lack of sophisticated approaches to information acquisition, analysis and the development of unique insight leaves many companies at a disadvantage.

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  • Uncertainty
  • Globalisation
  • Innovation
  • Government Policy & Regulation
  • Technology
  • Diversity
  • Complexity
  • Information Overload
  • Strategic Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Investment & Finance
  • Talent Management/Leadership
  • Reputation & Brand
  • Social Responsibility
  • Mental & Emotional Fitness
  • Supply Chains

Our Products

Our products are based on our 1000 years of experience in 18 industries in over 20 countries.

From transformation to turnarounds and from consulting to training to coaching and counselling we have built it and delivered it.

We have the direct experience, know-how and passion to help you in ways that even you may not yet have imagined.

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  • nStratagem for INDIVIDUALS
  • nStratagem for COMPANIES
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  • nStratagem for INDIVIDUALS

    For individual leaders and professionals we offer COACHING, COUNSELLING and TRAINING programmes and resources related to performance and personal well-being. These include:

    • Career Management (how to climb the company ladder)
    • Career Transition (new role or new company)
    • Returnship Counselling (returning back to work after a long absence)
    • Stress Management (work related stress)
    • Time Management (managing projects and day-to-day acitivites)
    • Resilience Counselling for Psychological Strength, Perseverance & Endurance

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  • nStratagem for COMPANIES

    We provide tailor-made and exacting solutions to the following 15 key challenges (see Home page) that companies in the 21st century are facing. They are:
    • Uncertainty
    • Globalization
    • Innovation
    • Government Policy Changes
    • Technology
    • Diversity
    • Complexity
    • Informaiton Overload
    • Strategic Thinking/Problem Solving
    • Investment & Finance
    • Talent Management & Leadership
    • Reputation & Brand
    • Social Responsibility
    • Mental & Emotional Fitness
    • Supply Chain
    • What challenge are you facing today?

      We use our 1000 years of experience in Consulting, Advising, Training and Research (Feasibility Studies, Surveys, Due Diligence, White Papers & Data Analytics) to build a formidible strategy and then deliver that plan to frution.

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  • nStratagem for COUNTRIES

    NuVista Global is an Economic Development company working in both the developing world and in emerging markets. For more informaiton please follow the link below.

    To Find Out More Visit Country Solutions

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Our People

Our people are the real deal.  We are all highly experienced professionals with extensive experience in delivering results in exactly what you need delivered.  No rookies. No nonsense.  No embellishment. No disingenuousness. Just results. Delivered passionately.

Norm Murray, Founder

Norm Murray

Gareth Jones, Associate

Gareth Jones

Jeff Little OBE, MBA CGIA FICPEM FSyI,   Associate

Jeff Little OBE

Neil Sampson, Associate

Neil Sampson

Christian Cleret, Associate

Christian Cleret

Chris Knights, Associate

Chris Knights

Dr. Olajumoke (Jummy) Okoya, Associate

Dr. Olajumoke Okoya

Brett Lovegrove, Associate

Brett Lovegrove

Gilly Crichton, Associate

Gilly Crichton

John Gunns, Associate

John Gunns

  • Norm Murray, Founder
  • Gareth Jones, Associate
  • Jeff Little OBE, MBA CGIA FICPEM FSyI,   Associate
  • Neil Sampson, Associate
  • Christian Cleret, Associate
  • Chris Knights, Associate
  • Dr. Olajumoke (Jummy) Okoya, Associate
  • Brett Lovegrove, Associate
  • Gilly Crichton, Associate
  • John Gunns, Associate
  • Norm Murray, Founder

    Norm is an acclaimed Executive Coach, Strategist, Transformation & Turnaround expert. He is an inspirational Speaker, Motivator and Writer & a Complex Problem Solver. He has counseled Executive Leaders and Executive Boards worldwide from start-ups to major corporations in the Middle East, Asia, North America and Europe to achieve transformation, adaptation and enhanced performance results beyond expectations. His expertise also extends to working with government ministers and members of royal families. Norm is an expert in delivering transformation projects that directly improve corporation-wide business performance including influencing whole industries of a country.

    Norm began his career as a clinical psychologist helping executives through personal and professional challenges and was noted as being the first executive coach in Western Canada. Norm has legacy business transformation, economic development and social psychology projects in several countries including the UK. He is very proud of these projects. Norm is noted for his innovative thinking, bringing practical solutions to problems and passion for his work.

    Norm has also held leadership roles in influential global companies managing multimillion dollar budgets and multibillion-dollar funds, assets and high performing teams. For example, he was Head of Global Talent Managment, Executive Leadership development for Saudi Aramco (the world's largest and richest Oil & Gas Company). He was also Head of Corporate Development for TMP Worldwide (the world's largest Search and Talent company). He has also delivered major projects for Allianze AG, Serco, Allen & Overy, GE, UBS and Canada BrokerLink, to name a few major global corporations. Norm has also built several successful businesses and has worked in varying industries including Oil & Gas, Engineering, Banking & Finance, Health Care, IT, Education, Insurance, Retail and Law. Norm’s experience has enabled him to possess a complete 360° view of business development and functionality.

    As a thought leader, Norm has also presented at a number of international conferences, symposiums and workshops and been a visiting professor in Transformation Strategy for several major universities in the US, Canada and the UK. Norm has a durable reputation for delivering innovative solutions to complex issues and thrives on achieving measurable results

    Norm has several legacy projects with companies and governments worldwide but also had the following early Pioneering Work with People:

    • Norm lead Canada’s second largest Anger Management programme for both men and women.
    • Norm lead the only psycho-therapeutic support group for female victims of domestic violence in Canada.
    • Norm designed and ran a unique, first of its kind, psychological service program for the long-term unemployed both in the UK and Canada to manage depression which has impacted thousands of men, women and ethnic minorities.
    • For the government of Canada, Norm provided long-term unemployed women with a unique approach to building confidence and personal presence.
    • Held the position of Chairman of a significant non-profit Canadian organisation set up to assist women in practical ways, who were disenfranchised by their families.
    • As a psychologist, Norm provided unique and purpose-built life-changing interventions in individual, marriage, family and group therapy.
    • Norm has extensive international coaching & counselling experience working with both male and female executives and a number of minority groups.
    • Norm has delivered comprehensive development programmes to Saudi women in Saudi Arabia to enable them to become business managers and leaders.
    If Norm has one consistent WEAKNESS it would be eating way too much Gelato anywhere along the sublime Amalfi Coast in Italy. Norm's authentic nature, energy, enthusiasm and steadfast values are the keys to his professional and personal success as is his passion and dogged determination for helping others succeed.

    As Founder and CEO of nStratagem Norm will continue to bring a powerful team, tools and resources to solving complex problems for organizations and their leaders enabling them to adapt and thrive often in face of great business and personal odds.

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  • Gareth Jones, Associate

    Gareth is a commercially focused Learning & Development/Talent Professional with extensive experience of working strategically and operationally in both the private and public sector, supporting globally based organisations. He is a strong, affiliative leader with high energy, drive for results, decisiveness and presence, balanced with the ability to build partnerships and influence others.

    Gareth has created innovative development programmes and talent initiatives, in partnership with business leaders that have enabled successful implementation and delivery of strategic objectives. Following a 3 year BEd teacher training programme, Gareth’s early career was as an officer in the Royal Air Force. Whilst having a ‘thirst’ for adventure and challenge he has always had learning and development as a constant passion. Upon completing an MSc in Training towards the end of his RAF service, he entered corporate life working both internationally and nationally in a number of Group Head of L&D and Talent roles across a range of industries within FTSE 100 companies that have included Market Research, House Building, Construction, Facilities Management and Waste Services.

    Gareth has significant expertise in designing and implementing career pathways, performance management, career development, talent management and succession processes, and enjoys seeing how a focused approach to these areas can help shape the high performing organisation. His work in talent management has been shortlisted in the past for a number of prestigious awards. He is also highly experienced in senior management and leadership development, including assessment, design, programme delivery and coaching support for senior high potentials. One particular area worthy of mention has been his leadership of Academy start­ups within companies, possibly the most notable being the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in Ilford, East London with Crossrail.

    As an Associate with nStratagem, Gareth brings a unique combination of skills and personal values. He is an accomplished leader with an approach that gets the best from diverse teams. This, combined with a well-developed understanding of contemporary management techniques and a track record in developing people in large organisations, at the most senior levels, has allowed him to systematically and directly contribute to sustainable business improvements and success throughout his career.

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  • Jeff Little OBE, MBA CGIA FICPEM FSyI, Associate

    Jeff is an entrepreneur, natural leader and he relishes new challenges. He excels at crisis management, business continuity and creating more resilient organisations. His career began in the army and he has undertaken operational tours in Turkey, Kosovo, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Brunei and Saudi Arabia. His diverse responsibilities have ranged from running multimillion pound procurement projects to masterminding the whole of the catering function for all 3 services. He has commanded at all levels from a troop of 30 soldiers to his Corps of over 19,000 regulars and 7,000 reserve soldiers. Involvement in crisis management situations such as the foot and mouth outbreak, the firefighters strikes and contingency planning for terrorism have given him a unique insight into leadership during crisis. He became a member of the directing staff on the army’s prestigious technical staff course and won the City and Guilds Institute Award for technology on 2001. He was made an OBE in 2005. He is a fellow of the Security Institute and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.

    On leaving the army, he completed an MBA and studied emergency planning and disaster management at Coventry University. After holding business development director positions in engineering companies in Kuwait and the UK he became the CEO of the UK’s National Security Inspectorate (NSI).

    Jeff is an expert in driving change in the security sector and creating situational and spatial awareness for companies and government departments wishing to increase their durability and readiness to cope with uncertainty and strategic shocks. He has planned and led some of the largest emergency planning exercises in the UK.

    Jeff is passionate about strategic leadership and the development of leadership skills at the highest levels.

    He is a qualified coach and mentor, keen to share his knowledge and experience with rising leaders across industry and government and develop team building activities to grow and strengthen teams at all levels.

    Jeff brings a uniquely diverse view of contemporary leadership and problemsolving skills to nStrategem. This is underpinned by his dynamic and energetic ambition to offer his best for our clients internationally.

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  • Neil Sampson, Associate

    As a coach and expert consultant Neil has designed and delivered formidable interventions which enable individuals, teams and leaders to improve individual and collective performance.

    Neil studied business and psychology, and built the foundations of where people and performance energies combine in Human Resources roles in the worlds of Chemicals, Retail and Manufacturing. Moving into Talent Management he successfully built consultancy teams in key sectors; Manufacturing, Energy, Government, whilst personally delivering executive resourcing and development assignments. Riding the .com wave inside the worlds largest integrated onlinetoexecutive search resourcing company, he championed culture change and led UK key client relationships.

    Neil has created new businesses which specialise in capacity building through talent resourcing, assessment and development both UK and internationally. Development programmes were designed, delivered and supported for whole organisations or key functions in the Energy, BioScience, Healthcare, Government, Higher Education and Professional Services sectors. His extensive network has allowed him to successfully compete with leading consultancies. His effective use of occupational psychology tools was recognised by an award from a leading psychology development business.

    He has also deployed his extensive network to help entrepreneurs and special interest groups achieve their goals, and individuals who he supports through career transition, and performance coaching. He currently helps one such discrete networking group to bring UK Energy policy shapers and makers together including government ministers, financiers, CEO’s, Directors, academics and civil servants.

    Neil brings to nStratagem a breadth and depth of understanding of the human resource lifecycle and how this strategically underpins organisational success based on both his own personal experiences of adapting to the significant transformational changes in the global Talent Management industry, and that which he has observed through a 40 year career providing services to commercial, industrial, public/NFP clients. With a reputation for building relationships based on quickly grasping the interdependent challenges and opportunities faced by a business, and providing a solution that ‘hits the spot’.

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  • Christian Cleret, Associate

    Christian is a professional energy executive and entrepreneur. During a 35 year career spent in the oil and gas industry, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to instigate original solutions to business challenges, bringing about significant improvement to the profit line. Key to these successes is the strong belief Christian holds firstly in promoting staff awareness and adherence to a company’s corporate strategy, and empowering management to deliver on common objectives. Secondly, he insists on fluid communication with external financial and commercial partners, as well as transparency and consultation with government and regulators. An expert in the energy sector, he has managed many complex multi-million projects which have often involved innovative products, methods, and business practices, and the implementation of ground breaking partnerships.

    Having obtained a general engineering degree from the prestigious Ecole des Mines (France) and an advanced degree in chemical engineering from the French Institute of Petroleum, Christian began his career as a refinery engineer in Elf Aquitaine, a major oil company and worked his way up through technical, HR, commercial and trading assignments, culminating in his appointment to the position of Managing Director of Elf Oil UK. During his tenure as MD, he was co-opted by the major UK oil companies to act as chairman of UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association), which he did between 1998 - 2000.

    Christian went on to hold a succession of top executive and CEO positions in smaller, entrepreneurial companies, both quoted and non-quoted. Christian acquired considerable experience of corporate transactions (acquisitions/sales, joint ventures, mergers), and of dealing with private equity groups, investment banks and private and public shareholders.

    Christian brings a wealth of expertise in strategic and transformational leadership, and broad experience and knowledge of working effectively in many diverse cultures and political environments at professional and government levels. The strategic view he adopts encompasses long-term economic, human, political and geopolitical aspects of a project, together with its technical and commercial aspects. He will often propose non-conventional solutions whilst taking into account the practicalities of their implementation.

    Christian is a Fellow of the Energy Institute (UK). He is also Chairman of Omnisens, a Swiss high technology company specialised in optic fibre on-line monitoring and an advisory board member of Brahms Oil Refineries Ltd., a company which promotes modular refineries in African countries.

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  • Chris Knights, Associate

    Chris is an experienced international business leader with over 35 years of commercial and operational experience. His early career as a military engineering officer with the Royal Engineers included planning and delivering major engineering projects, and leading teams to achieve demanding construction objectives in a host of harsh and remote environments. These projects often required Innovative Logistics, Accurate Planning and Robust Leadership. Chris also held a number of operational and intelligence roles during his 13-year military career.

    Chris made the transition into commercial life by completing an MBA at Aston Business School followed by management and director level roles on UK and International Boards. He has a range of sector experience in Facilities Management, Security, the Built Environment, Professional Services, Oil and Gas, Renewables and Health. He has led businesses of up to 4000 people, operating across 40 countries throughout EMEA. Companies include Otis, Reliance, G4S, Johnson Controls, Cyril Sweett, Babcock International and Lorne Stewart. Functionally, Chris has extensive experience of delivering business growth through leading large bids (up to £250M), M&A, business integration and transformation, new business start ups, IPOs, new product development and as MD of multiple businesses in the UK and across EMEA. He is particularly proud to have been the founder of a JV in the UAE and subsequently led the growth across the Middle East with a further 5 JVs for a FTSE 100 business. Chris has extensive experience of selling and operating contracts with UK central government departments including MOD, NHS, DfID, FCO and the Home Office and UKTI. He has also achieved success with the US DoD and Middle Eastern governments.

    Since 2011 Chris has specialised as an interim and consultant helping companies execute their growth strategies. These have included defence contractors, energy & utilities practices in an international law firm, oil and gas manufacturing and R&D companies, a leading interim provider (NHS and infrastructure practices), local government FM operations and private equity. He feels strongly about supporting SMEs bringing innovation to the UK economy and has facilitated them in delivering safety, security, resilience and venue technology solutions into government and prime contractors. His interim roles have included MD, Programme and Project Director, BDD, Business Transformation and Change Director. He is a MSP Practitioner.

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  • Dr. Olajumoke (Jummy) Okoya, Associate

    Jummy is an International Consultant and an internationally recognised Speaker on Organisational Development and Career Development. She is also a highly experienced Educator, Trainer and Researcher within the public and private sectors with more than two decades of experience. Jummy holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered academic member of the CIPD.

    She began her career with the NHS in the UK as a training and development facilitator, developing, commissioning and delivering complex new programmes. She has garnered extensive international experience in delivering Training in Learning & Development, Equality & Diversity, Talent Management and Leadership.

    As an Equality and Diversity (E&D) expert she leads on developing E&D strategy and develops programmes to improve gender parity, inclusive workplace and the monitoring E&D data. She was instrumental (in a major UK University) in launching of an internal staff network for women as a support system and a vehicle for developing a female talent pipeline to encourage more women into leadership positions growing that network to 350 members in one year.

    Jummy has also worked closely with professional bodies such as Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) in obtaining professional accreditation for several university programmes. She is skilled in programme mapping for exemptions and awards. She is highly skilled in setting up international franchises and managing multiple stakeholders. As a CIPD branch executive, she was instrumental in setting up the East London & Docklands branch.

    Jummy is passionate about Career development through her work with the CIPD and she works closely with Business in the Community to strengthen Employer engagement with academic institutions.

    She has also served as panel member and subject expert on several programme revalidation exercises, providing guidance on Quality Assurance, delivery and professional accreditation programme validation for Huddersfield University, Leeds Beckett University, etc.

    Jummy is also a visiting Lecturer at Imperial College Business School and a visiting professor at Universita’ per stranieri di Perugia, Perugia, Italy. She is a volunteer mentor for Mosaic, CIPD, Young Black professionals and Athena Swan. She is also a trustee for Newham Partnership for Complementary Education (NPCE), promoting the cause of teaching in more foreign languages and supporting supplementary education.

    Jummy has presented at several international conferences: (International Academy of African Business and Development( IAABD conference in Morocco & Ghana), Institute for small business and entrepreneurship (ISBE conference in Dublin), Emerging Research paradigms in Business and Social sciences (ERPBS, hosted by Middlesex university in Dubai).

    To nStratagem, Jummy brings a rich mix of academic and industry experience and her background in organisational behaviour and human resource management which underpins both her expertise and approach to business challenges.

    Jummy is a thought leader and an outcome focused individual who is passionate about helping others succeed and constantly seeking to be innovative.

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  • Brett Lovegrove, Associate

    Brett joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1978. After retiring as the Head of Counter Terrorism for the City of London Police in 2008, Brett is today the Chairman of the National Business Crime Forum; Chief Executive of the City Security and ResilienceNetworks (CSARN) covering the UK and Australia; Chairman of GeoReach Global Ltd;

    Managing Director of Valentis Bridge Ltd and a co-founder and Director at both Anquan (Cities2050) and TriTectus Ltd. As Head of Counter Terrorism, he also had national responsibility for countering hostile reconnaissance within a successful and continuing public/private partnership called ‘Project Griffin’.

    His work today address the full spectrum of counter terrorism, counter corporate espionage, business continuity, risk analysis and emergency planning issues featuring both nationally and internationally on defence and organisational solutions. He is the Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee in the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry; a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University (UK Defence Academy); a Visiting Professor at the Marshall Centre (US Military), Germany; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Fellow of the Security Institute; a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and lectures at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

    Brett was also the first senior officer in command of the policing response to the 7th July 2005 suicide bombings in London and sat on the Gold Group on this and other terrorist attacks. He trained as a Gold Commander to respond to Firearms, CBRN, Siege and Public Order incidents as well as operationally controlling covert human intelligence sources. As a senior investigating officer at New Scotland Yard, he applied his command training in coordinating assets to detect offences committed by paedophiles and bring them to justice.

    Today, he is frequently asked to advise international corporate organisations and governments on defence and resilience strategies including the US Con-gress, the US Department of State and House of Representatives, the Euro-pean Government in The Hague, the sovereign State of Georgia (OSCE mis-sion), The sovereign State of Lithuania (OSCE mission), has worked with the National Counter Terrorism Board in the Netherlands and briefed the Danish and Croatian Parliaments.

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  • Gilly Crichton, Associate

    Gilly has a unique blend of experience in the leadership, project management, pharmaceutical and legal areas. She is a Justice of the Peace (JP) and senior presiding magistrate in Southern England; equivalent to a ‘Tier One’ judge specialising in adult, youth and probation justice. She recently chaired the Magistrate’s Association of Surrey. She has been closely involved in the Digitisation of the Justice System programme and is a Ministry of Justice digital champion.

    She began her career in the QA, manufacturing and research arena of the UK’s NHS. Her published drug research was inspired by Heriot Watt University and she gained membership of the Chartered Institute of Quality Assurance. She then pursued her career in the private pharmaceutical industry.

    She has extensive experience in delivering complex projects, particularly in the pharmaceutical and resilience sectors. Her skill as an innovative thinker and practical ability to deliver successful programmes is something of which she is most proud. She has extensive experience with haematology and oncology, where she not only exceeded the goals agreed with her companies, but also provided for the best interests of patients receiving treatment. This approach was rewarded with a European Innovation Initiative award for ensuring that the needs of patients were always at the forefront of medical intervention strategy. She was instrumental in bringing the private sector and the NHS together to achieve this desire.

    She leads a Government ‘Call to Action’ to ensure that all patients received genetic profiling prior to chemotherapy treatment. The correct genetic profile results in patients receiving bespoke and targeted treatment. This saw a government/private industry congress to gain agreement to establish the national program of testing. As a result work an electronic dual prescription and patient management protocol was implemented, leading to patients receiving optimal treatment.

    Gilly sits on a crime reduction steering committee at the UK Home Office focusing on new communications, surveillance and retail crime reduction initiatives. She provides technical advice and guidance about the use of new crime fighting technology. She is also part of a new government funded communications project. She has recently advised on a new CCTV standard for the Surveillance Camera Commissioner.

    Gilly is a director and part of senior leadership teams for a number of companies. She is the MD of a ‘not for profit’ membership trade association based in the retail sector. She is also a founder and director of an international strategic resilience organisation, and has worked with her co-founders to build a consultancy with the highest global reputation.

    She is the Commercial Director of the world’s first digital, online security portal creating a forum aimed specifically at the security and resilience sectors. She was integral in the launch of this organisation. This portal provides news, analysis, information, intelligence, digital learning and information about security related incidents and new products. This disruptive technology has been developed to highlight the expanding nature of the resilience market in a highly volatile and unstable World.

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  • John Gunns, Associate

    Jon is an enthusiastic, dynamic and versatile strategic designer, planner and an expert in the design of Corporate Doctrine and the delivery of training and live-exercises in the resilience and the counter-terrorist fields.

    During his time in the British Army, Jon gained experience in counterterrorist operations and qualifications in bomb disposal and technical searchand he has operational experience in sensitive operations.

    He also spent significant time in the training environment, including 2 years leading on developing the British Army’s training strategy. While leading the Command and Staff Trainer (UK Operations) he was responsible for the design and delivery of individual and collective UK multi-agency resilience training to strategic and tactical control headquarters and for providing validation assurance to the highest command levels.

    Jon has gained wide multi-agency experience in civilian emergency training and operations. On leaving the Army, Jon gained a MSc in Business Continuity, Security and Emergency Management and subsequently specialised in the design of doctrine and processes and in the preparation and delivery of resilience and emergency management training and exercising in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

    Jon is the author of the UK government’s Emergency Planning College position paper on Developing and Delivering Exercises. As an associate of nStratagem, Jon brings a wealth of experience in working with a wide range of organisations, UK Government Departments, Emergency Services and civilian public and private organisations, as well as with overseas government and private agencies and with operational experience in sensitive operations.

    Jon is a dynamic leader and communicator who knows how to get the best out of others and has added significant value to the many organisations he has worked with globally.

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  • Norm Murray, Founder
  • Gareth Jones, Associate
  • Jeff Little OBE, MBA CGIA FICPEM FSyI,   Associate
  • Neil Sampson, Associate
  • Christian Cleret, Associate
  • Chris Knights, Associate
  • Dr. Olajumoke (Jummy) Okoya, Associate
  • Brett Lovegrove, Associate
  • Gilly Crichton, Associate
  • John Gunns, Associate

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