DYFRIG MORGAN JAMES
Blackmore End House, 10, Kimpton Rd, Blackmore End
Home Tel: 01438 832781 Work Tel: 0116 264 8001
Home Fax: 01438 832781 Mob: 0780 395 3538
1994 – Current LAFARGE SA. The world leader in construction materials. Valued at over €20 Billion, operating in 90 countries .
2007 - Current REGIONAL PRESIDENT Northern &Central
· Fully responsible for operations and development in 10 countries with turnover at over €1.4 B, some 550 operational units and 5000 employees managed through 5 M D’s and a Regional Functional team.
· Optimised short term performance whilst established strong positions in key markets for long term growth.
· Entry into new markets in Balklan coutries,
· Drove Health & Safety culture consistently across the Region
· Developed, coached and mentored talented managers to become high potential leaders
· Performed an ambassadorial role across the Industry in the
2002 – 2007 MANAGING DIRECTOR. Direct responsibility and accountability for T/O £500M/a. 200 operational units, 2.500 employees.
§ Responsible for the strategic direction and performance improvement of an integrated multi product business with 8 reporting directors.
§ Drive reconfiguration and performance improvement through value based management, international process in best practice sharing and performance enhancement.
§ Implemented a Customer orientated culture.
§ Balance core business strategic objectives with growing new opportunities
§ Experience of working with multi national in-house teams and consultants.
§ Transferred 4 offices into 1 central location for all backroom and service centre facilities.
1997 – 2002 CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER/DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR
§ Responsible for the operational activities of the core business run by 6 Regional General Managers and 2 National Product Directors.
§ Implemented Processes and a change management programmers to drive performance improvement (overall improvement of 50% in EBIT over period) Developed business by acquisitions, asset swaps and organic growth.
1994 – 2002 REGIONAL DIRECTOR T/O £130M, 75 operational units, 1000 employees
§ Rationalised the business, set up a major customer service centre and a more outward facing culture.
§ Representative on the boards of 6 joint venture/consortium companies
§ Improved both cash and profit by 30% in 2 years against difficult market conditions.
1989 – 1994 UK WASTE MANGEMENT LTD. Collection, transport and disposal of waste from public and private sector, a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc and Wessex Water PLC, until 1993 part of NFC plc, a leading distribution and logistics company.
1989 – 1994 VICE PRESIDENT / DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR T/O £100 million, 1400 employees, 870 vehicles
§ Following acquisition promoted to be responsible for merging two major companies and for acquisitions, development and growth, targeted synergy benefits achieved in 6 months.
§ Successfully negotiated 10 acquisitions in 14 month.
§ Negotiated major long term contracts e.g. Greater Manchester Waste, value £250 million.
§ Completed and operated Joint Ventures with private landowners, Local Authorities and PLC companies including one in Hong Kong.
1984 – 1989 Director Operations and Development
§ Developed business from a
§ Introduced company to privatisation of Local Authority Sector.
1982 – 1984 Development Manager
§ Implemented a professional management system for technical and development management.
§ Worked on JIT retail distribution projects.
1980 – 1982 Cheshire County Council – Principal Officer
§ Implementation of new system for granting permits and consents.
§ Developed two of the council facilities and generated income of £3 million/annum.
1975 – 1982 Water Industry (Welsh and North West)
§ Worked on special projects implementing new legislation
Qualification: BSc (Hons) in Geology, London University (1972-1975)
Strategy and Finance – Ashridge (1997)
Global Strategy & Marketing – IMD,
Customer Orientation – Ashridge (2004)
Membership Professional Bodies
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Geology, Chartered Geologist.
Fellow of Institute of Quarrying
Fellow Institute of Directors
Companion of Chartered Management Institution
§ . Current member of Lafarge Group Top 25 Global Executive Team.
§ Vice Chairman of Mineral Products Association.
§ Member of Industry Principals Council of Construction Products Association
§ Member of
§ 1995-2002 Chairman of QPA’s Public Affairs/Public Relations Committee.
§ 1993-1995 Chairman Trade Association committee on Clinical Waste
§ 1993-1994 National President of Round Table
§ 1993-1996 Non Executive Director of Greater Manchester Waste Ltd.
§ Freeman of the City of
Married with 2 Children
Fluent Welsh, passable French
Likes Rugby and Gardening.