The Director - Mr. Tony Lavender RD MBA FRSA FCMI ChMC C Mgr FIC

Tony Lavender is an independent Chartered Management Consultant and Chartered Manager who was previously a senior Government administrator in the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Cabinet Office, with extensive experience in management, policy, consultancy, defence, justice, project management and training areas.

Operating as Consultancy and Development International, providing consultancy advice and training in the UK and abroad as well as helping several British companies with their public sector marketing. An Approved Centre to provide the Chartered Management Institute’s Certificate in Professional Consulting.

Key Skills and Experience

  1. Management Consultancy projects - public sector reforms, restructuring Right sizing;
  2. Training and development - CMI courses, trained Assessor and Mentor for the Certified Management Consultant and Chartered Management Consultant qualifications;
  3. Public sector management and policy development;
  4. Market Testing and outsourcing;
  5. Change and Risk Management;
  6. Project management /evaluations;
  7. Charity work (pro bono) – management advice and mentoring, university briefings.

Consultancy and Training Projects

  1. International Consultancy
  2. Conducted public sector reform projects in over 12 countries. These included: Restructuring; Manpower Audit/ Right-sizing, Change management and Business process improvements Training. Conducted training and mentoring in over 10 countries on Management Consultancy, Manpower Audit, Project and Risk Management.

  3. In the UK
  4. Training: Devised and conducted training courses on public administration and Project management for: RIPA Ltd., (both general and for an Albanian Government group of senior central government officials and for Malaysian Ministry of Education); ran a public administration course for a Senior Cabinet Office group from Vietnam for Adam Smith International.An Approved CMI centre for consultancy and management courses. Conducted consultancy training in the UK, Asia, Africa and West Indies.

    Consultancy: Assisted British Telecom; Lorien and other UK companies with Public sector marketing. Advised Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) on an Ethiopian Revenue project. Conducted 2 projects in the House of Commons: Restructuring for the Serjeant at Arms and Job Evaluation for the Director of Finance and Administration. Undertook a legacy strategy review for the King George’s Fund for Sailors.

Major Clients in the United Kingdom and Overseas

  1. Central Governments Departments and Public Sector organisations;
  2. Charities (work done on a pro bono basis)

UK Government Career (Main appointments)

  1. Director/Deputy Director Market Testing /Senior Consultant. Responsible for MOD’s £1.2 million market testing programme. Developed policy and its implementation. Trained over 700 military and civilian staff. Led two major military studies to produce market-testing programmes.
  2. European Community Peace Monitor - Zagreb, Yugoslavia/Croatian. Assisted with peace-keeping operations in the former Yugoslavia as Senior UK MOD Peace Monitor.
  3. Deputy Director, The Civil Service College, The Cabinet Office. Responsible for training all Civil Service Internal Management consultants. Directed senior level courses, led consultancy service. As-sisted with the management of the College as an Executive Agency and with its wider marketing.
  4. Head of Central Services, Ministry of Defence. Directed the reprographics, publishing, stationary, photographic and graphics areas. Managed 1200 staff, £65 million budget, 3 depots and undertook a major relocation programme.
  5. Head of Defence Exports Secretariat Branch, Ministry of Defence. Developed and implemented policy on arms exports, controls and offset (counter trade).
  6. Principal, Directing staff of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS). Assisted the planning and direction of this course for senior UK and overseas staffs.
  7. Head of Naval Manpower Branch, Ministry of Defence. Controlled the manpower audit/job evaluation of 25000 staff in the fleet support area. Line managed 12 inspectors. Negotiated major staff changes with top management and unions.