Gary Fisher, FIoD, Dip PM
Highly experienced senior HR professional with a portfolio career of NED, advisory, trustee, consultancy and interim roles

With a solid background in operational HR, Gary has particular expertise in delivering strategic HR which is focused on the needs of the business. This encompasses change management, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, company rationalisations and closures, performance management and leadership development. He also has considerable experience in employee relations and Trade Union issues both in the UK and other European countries.

Gary’s background includes a successful career at Racal Electronics (now Thales) rising through different companies within the group during periods of considerable change to become HR Director for the Defense Electronics Group with 4000 employees and a turnover of £400m. He subsequently took senior level assignments as Human Resources Vice President at Bechtel, Vice President, Human Resources at Marconi Optical Components and Group HR Director at BBA Aviation plc. Working in an Interim Management capacity, Gary has carried out specific projects for KODAK ALARIS, YODEL, Vion Food Group, Duracell, General Dynamics UK, Gate Gourmet, the Legal Services Commission, Synad Technologies Ltd and the Strategic Rail Authority.

Philosophy

Gary believes strongly in ensuring a company’s HR strategy meets the business needs, and is an integral part of a business. He has a demonstrable track record of achieving this. His focus is on improving business performance through excellence in HR, particularly in sensitive situations such as mergers, acquisitions, disposals and company restructuring.

Interpersonal skills

Working with people at all levels in an organisation, Gary has developed strong communication and interpersonal skills.

A testimonial from Mike Baker, CEO of Synad Technologies Ltd:

“I first worked with Gary on a couple of difficult staff problems and following that more generally on HR matters. Always positive and professional Gary’s advice was both useful and accurate. He helped us avoid making expensive mistakes and became a figure that staff trusted to talk with about problems. He successfully facilitated relations between staff and management so that no HR problems ever became critical and people could focus more on the job of growing the company.”

Team player and adventurer

When he isn’t working, Gary carries his belief in working as a team through to his main hobby – hockey. He has played and umpired for Wokingham Hockey Club for many years and is convinced that involvement in sport brings out the team playing elements of  a person’s true personality, both during and after each game!  Gary also enjoys cycling and trekking, recently cycling in Morocco and London, reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro and trekking in the shadow of Annapurna. In quieter moments Gary is an avid collector of antiquarian travel narratives.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

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Contact Gary Fisher at: 07785 343399
Email: gary@gefconsult.com

Contact Gary Fisher
at 07785 343399

E: gary@gefconsult.com

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