My name is Gordon Tredgold and I help people achieve success faster!
Gordon Tredgold has excellent leadership skills, business acumen, is a strategic thinker, strong relationship building and the ability to get things done.
A natural leader who quickly energizes organisations, developing and motivating highly focused teams that successfully meet and exceed company objectives.
Able to influence at C-level & with strategic partners such as IBM, Accenture & AT&T.
Adopts simple and practical approach to implementing change that allows organisation to quickly invest in the process and deliver outstanding results.
Experience includes logistics, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, FMCG and air travel sectors working for major blue chip companies.
Proven leader committed to promoting employee development, fostering communication, and aligning IT and corporate goals. Fluent in French.
Gordon Tredgold's Background
Gordon Tredgold's Experience
Corporate Vice President Global IT Service Delivery at Henkel
September 2008 - Present | Dusseldorf
Successfully delivered major transformation program reducing operational costs by 40m per annum, signed contracts leading to over 280m saving over 7 years.
Significantly improved operational performance, on time Business Project delivery up from 35% to over 85%, reduced system outages by 70%,
Accountable for Global Service Delivery, including Projects, Application Maintenance, Data Centres, End User Computing and Network Infrastructure supporting 3 business divisions: Laundry & Home Care; Beauty Care; and Adhesives; as well as corporate functions. Supporting 40,000 end users in over 150 countries worldwide
Deputy CIO, Transformation Director and Head of Support Services at DHL IT Services
2006 - August 2008
Reduced operational costs by $20 per annum through rationalization, virtualization and optimization of 4000 servers. Including switching off 450 unused servers which DHL were being charged for.
Reduced external costs by $15m per annum, reducing headcount from over 600 to 300, with no drop in delivery quality or quantity.
Improved on-time delivery from 26% to 81% for projects.
Deputy CIO managing global customers and suppliers by directing daily operations, contributing to strategy and vision development, and overseeing 1100 staffs. Direct applications domains including transportation, finance and administration, customer support, business intelligence, technical services, and production services.
Programme Director at DHL Information Services (Europe) s.r.o
2004 - 2005
Responsible for major Operational Transformation Program looking to implement a standardized logistics system into the consolidate companies brought into DHL through acquisition. The $150m program was a major business transformation looking at standardization and simplification of processes which would lead to significant operational cost reduction.
Programme Director at Navis LLC
2002 - 2004
Turned around a failing program to implement a Container shipping Logistics systems at the Port of Rotterdam
Programme Director at C&W & NTL
2000 - 2001
Delivered a Solution Framework which allowed Cable & Wireless to reduce 'time to market' for new products from 18 months down to 3, which significantly increased their competitiveness
Programme Director at Cable & Wireless
2000 - 2001
Led a $30m program which delivered in 3 months a solution framework which normally took 18 months to develop. The solution included Siebel, Arbor, SAP, Clarify along with a dozen other systems. Standardising and simplifying processes we were able to use the framework to reduce the time to market from 18 to 3 months for new products such as Frame/ATM, WebHosting, VPN and ISDN for C&W customers
Programme Director at Britannia Airways
1998 - 2000
Reduced operational costs by over $1m, improved operational performances, ensured Y2K compliance and introduced Program Portfolio Planning which increased significantly the project planning, delivery and business benefit achievement/
Program Test Director at Kredietbank (Suisse) S.A.
1997 - 1998
Implemented Test Organisation responsible for Euro and Y2k Testing. Ensuring that over 240 systems achieved compliance.
Program Testing Director at Barclaycard
1996 - 1997
Led the overall Testing of the Triumph Credit Card System.
Project Manager at London Electric
September 1992 - June 1996 | London
Functional Test Manager at Barclays Bank
1990 - 1992
Project manager at CSC Consulting
1990 - 1991
Project Leader at Inforem
1989 - 1990
Gordon Tredgold's Education
Thunderbird School of Global Management
2009 – 2009
International Business Management
Concentration: International Business Management
University of Manchester - Institute of Science and Technology
1979 – 1984
Gordon Tredgold's Interests & Activities
Travel, Photography, Cinemas, Rugby, Football, Cricket, Running.
Currently training for a marathon to raise money for Cancer Charity