I’m Simon Berry and I am delighted to lead this Working Free Technical Topic focussing on Interim Management. You can read more about me below. I’ve known Charles Russam, Managing Director of Working Free for well over twenty years –and both of us have been intimately involved in the early days of Interim Management as we know it and the in-between years when it developed and become a major resourcing option for all well-run organisations as well as a burgeoning number of talented individuals keen to create new personalised careers on top of their mainstream employed careers. Charles Russam and myself have equally as progressive ideas about the line of travel of the Interim Management Sector and are keen to share these with you.
My task is to chair the everyday processes of managing the Interim Management section of the Working Free website. This includes helping to develop the content of this section on the WF website, overseeing all the Contributed Material that comes in, working with WF to decide how best to handle it and, importantly, answering any queries that you might have – which, in some cases, might mean referring back to WF.
“Simon has worked as an interim manager, consultant, coach, facilitator, trainer and speaker for the past eighteen years. Prior to that he was a UK director of NCR Ltd, a global computer company.
His clients have spanned many industries including technology, financial services, government, NHS and professional services and include organisations such as Intel, SGI, HSBC, Cobham, Polycasa, Thomas International, RBoS, Ace (now Chubb) and many more.
In addition, he has worked with over 2500 interim managers and consultants to help them build successful independent careers.”