logo logo

Our Management Team

Chris Payne

    Chris leads WCC. He started the company in 2006 to provide expertise through a dedicated working capital consultancy. He has worked in working capital and management consulting for over 35 years.

    He spent 22 years with a large consultancy as managing director and head of business development. He has helped develop working capital solutions, led teams and supported implementation for multi-national clients including Unilever, Philips, Rolls Royce, Reed Elsevier, IBM, GE, CRH, Sika, Schindler, BNFL, BAE Systems, Cargotec, Whitbread, Smurfit Kappa, Kingfisher, Metso, Gillette, Amcor, Hanson, Chemring, Balfour Beatty and Wolseley.

    “Working capital is about working with people, at all company levels, to help find where and how cash and process cost can be improved. It’s what I enjoy and take great pride in”.

Iain Wolsey - Non Executive Chairman

With over 40 years of experience spanning law, sales and marketing, retail, management consulting and international development Iain has a huge range of experience to call on. His career includes senior management roles with General Foods, Mars, WH Smith and Somerfield. Iain is currently an advisor to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and serves on supervisory boards of a number of their investments. He is also Chairman of Business West.

Iain says:

     

    "Working Capital Consulting has a unique capability to turn an understanding of a business into real improvements in financial performance. I am a consultant working mainly in the sales and marketing and customer relationship areas of business and I have been pleased to be involved in WCC working alongside the team as non-executive chairman. The skills and processes that WCC bring to a business create the results: the understanding and insights provided by the WCC team creates extra value for Chief Executives and the boards of client businesses. ”

Michael Blythin

Michael has worked at Director level in consulting for several years. He is an accounting and operating process specialist with significant IT Systems and software expertise. Michael has worked with our Aerospace, Facilities Management, Chemicals and FMCG clients. He has significant experience simplifying large and complex data structures to provide clear and straightforward identification of opportunities – then helping to deliver them.

Michael says:

     

    "I come from a finance and IT background with advanced skills in process and data analysis. WCC have put my skills to good use on a broad spectrum of projects from WCC standard analysis through to analysis of huge quantities of data, to identify improvements to a business’s cash or working capital performance. I enjoy working with WCC as they have access to high levels of the organisation to get the job done.”

Ian Kinman FCCA

Ian has had an international career of over 30 years. He has operated as Financial Officer and as external consultant. He has specialised in assisting blue chip corporations in delivering cash, optimising their processes and exceeding their expectations. Ian has coached Rugby Union for over 12 years, successfully mentoring and developing players of all age groups.

Mark McMenemy - Non Executive Director

Mark was Finance Director of major UK retailers Clarks Shoes, Mothercare, Monsoon and Shop Direct covering bricks and mortar, franchising and online pureplay. Additionally he has been non-executive director to a number of businesses from Logistics to Childrens' Nurseries and Credit Unions and has been an adviser on acquisitions, listings and performance improvement.

Mark says:

     

    "I was delighted to accept the invitation to become a non-executive director of Working Capital as I knew from when I had engaged them in the past that their experienced team had something different to offer. They not only provide independent professional analysis but superb project management skills ensuring new and improved processes are thoroughly trained into the operating teams making them enduring. From this they drive efficient practices and deliver results becoming a unique trusted friend of the CFO.”

Claire Garman

Claire has 15 years' experience working as a PA and Executive Assistant to Directors in global corporations.

Claire has been with WCC for several years, leading the client business development process and communication for the WCC management team.

Claire has a customer service led approach and organisational skills gained from her working experience at D&B and for other (Non)-Executives.

Claire says:

      “The WCC culture and service offering are established to deliver cost effective consulting expertise for clients”