December 31, 2020

Why leaders get noticed: Alistair Kett PwC: Inspiring Leadership interview with Jonathan Bowman-Perks MBE

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Do the right thing – your morale compass is the best navigational support; Build a team of teams – everyone must know their position and be energised and incentivised to deliver; Stay humble, stay hopeful and stay hungry.

Alistair Kett – Partner PwC – “Why leaders get noticed”  Live interview with questions and answers.

Alistair served 20 years with PwC, has been a Partner since 2008, held a variety of leadership roles including Global Account Leader, Industrials Leader and Operations Consulting Leader for PwC Middle East. He has also been the People Partner and Commercial Leader. Previously was an Independent Consultant to the Airline Industry and an Infantry Officer in the British Army.

From 2011 to 2019 was a Board Member and Deputy Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council and is currently a Board Member and Vice Chairman of The Poppy Factory. Top Tip – Know yourself Alistair started his professional career in the Armed forces as an Infantry Officer, on transitioning to the commercial sector he established an advisory business to work with airlines in the risk and crisis management domain and subsequently joined PwC in 2000.

Over this past 20 year he has developed a deep domain knowledge of the Industrials Sector and has designed and delivered complex transformation programmes within a broad and global client base and he now works with some of the world’s largest and most complex organisations to deliver increased shareholder returns. Alistair’s belief system is driven by a simple principle. Do the right thing – your morale compass is the best navigational support; Build a team of teams – everyone must know their position and be energised and incentivised to deliver; Stay humble, stay hopeful and stay hungry.

Industrial Products Consulting Partner currently based in London

Specialties: Operations consulting expertise covering: cost based transformation, operating model design and transformation; procurement and supply chain optimisation; complex transformation programme leadership and deal support/project financing.

Deep domain knowledge in the industrial products sector with specific expertise in manufacturing, oil field services. aerospace, defence, transportation and logistics.

Alistair’s British Army infantry experience as an officer with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF) has served him well as a foundation to his success in PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was fortunate to service some very fine officers including Major General Paul Nanson CB CBE who ended up as the Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He and I also founded the Mufti Club in PwC for those who had worked with the Armed Forces.

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