Keith Pringle

Turnaround - Transformation - Programme Management

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Skills & Expertise

Performance Turnaround

Track record of step change improvements to trading and commercial performance

Sensitive but highly effective reduction and operational re-alignment to cost structures through service transformation

More efficient procurement/resourcing/ supply chain and general business logistics

Change Leadership

Driving performance improvements and transformations across organisations and corporate bodies within both public and private sectors

Particular skills in driving cost improvements and commissioning efficiencies within the public sector and NHS, including CIPs, QIPP and FRP

Business Strategy

Corporate restructuring, site distribution & product offering

Production of business plans for SMEs

Preparation of turnaround and recovery plans within regulated environments, and for major lenders/stakeholders

Programme Management

Successful management of multi-skilled teams in complex service implementation projects

PRINCE2 Practitioner. Programme Management Office establishment and operation

Sales & Marketing

Driving major sales and volume growth, and developing new business/ revenue channels including internet- and database-centric activity

Marketing and brand experience, creating leading UK retail brand, effecting site roll-out programmes

Tactical and strategic marketing campaigns

PR activity

Leadership & Stakeholder Management

Proven team-building, multiple stakeholder engagement and networking skills within complex operating environments, particularly in the public sector

Experience in bank-sponsored interventions and turnaround activity


  • Masters in Economics from University of Glasgow
  • Early career in hospitality and leisure retail with market-leading operators
  • Senior management roles in marketing and operations 
  • 20 years as accomplished independent in consultancy, programme management and turnaround 
  • Certificated Member of Institute for Turnaround, accredited since 2006
  • Highly experienced Prince2 Practitioner
  • Multi-sector experience, mainly within public sector, Healthcare, FMCG, food production and agriculture
  • Board-level turnaround roles across 32 NHS organisations (including AO role)
  • IfT Best Private Company Turnaround for work at Bernard Matthews