About the facilitator
Barrie is a multi-industry experienced business improvement coach and consultant that has focused his career on Lean and Six Sigma methodology to drive sustainable continuous improvement. Barrie is able to assist organisations to drive operational excellence and culture change through the coaching and mentoring of both individuals and teams and by assisting them to implement their learnings on real workplace projects.
Currently working with several global brand names in mining, manufacturing, recruitment and professional services, Barrie assists his clients to build sustainable internal business improvement capability by focusing on developing internal subject matter experts at various levels of the organisation in a wide suite of Lean and Six Sigma tools. Under his ‘Customer First’ business transformation program, Barrie focuses on developing the mindset, workforce and forecast planning to enable the culture to change from business operations to a customer centric view.
A key to Barrie’s ability to consistently deliver results is through his ability to engage with others and build whole of business engagement. He has strong communication skills and the ability to work at the board level through to the shop floor on business improvement strategy. This ability is further enhanced through Barrie’s commercial acumen helping business develop and envision their future state through clear solution definitions.
Being an experienced facilitator, Barrie uses his past 16-year career at Toyota (UK) car manufacturing and his 10 year Australian consulting experience to achieve results across organisations of all sizes. Trained by Master Japanese trainers during his time with Toyota Operations, Engineering and Pre-Production design teams, he understands the importance of collaborating with and engaging the workforce, influencing stakeholders and building professional relationships. Barrie is extremely motivated and passionate about developing and leading agile high performing and diverse teams and promoting customer centric thought processes. He thrives on the challenges working towards process and operational excellence.
Operational excellence clients include Bankwest, Bluescope Steel, Linley Valley Pork, Brunel and BHP
- Experienced facilitator
- Cultural change management
- Process and operational excellence
- Major project and program management
- Lean Six Sigma
- Mentoring and Coaching
- Change Management
- Mining and operations
- Service industries
- Manufacturing and operations
- Educational services
- Maintenance Fixed Plant
- Lean & Business Improvement