“David was an exceptional addition to the team, he brought a much needed calming influence and helped establish many operational controls and procedures. He has a great attention to detail and strong leadership skills. I’ve learnt a lot from David and I think in return I gave him a few more grey hairs.”

Ruari Fairbairns CEO

Interim managementthe short-term assignment of a proven executive manager to deliver results during a period of transition, crisis or change within an organisation.

David Laud is available for interim assignments that require a senior management resource to assist with;

  • Planning & Implementing Strategic Growth
  • Recovery & Turnaround
  • New Business/ Service/ Product Launch
  • Restructuring & Tackling HR Conflicts
  • Improving Productivity & Performance 
  • Digital Transformation
  • Identification & Management of Risk
  • Cost Control, Cashflow Forecasting
  • Contractual Negotiation
“I had the pleasure of working with David to launch and penetrate the marketplace with a new software solution. David’s meticulous, passionate, and encompassed ways of working coupled with his extensive experience in the digital space were the perfect combination to initiate the growing success of the platform. I worked very closely with David and not only from a professional experience point of view but also from his kind, compassionate and caring ‘team player’ nature, I would not hesitate to recommend him to any organisation wanting to make a genuine difference.”   Lauren St Hilaire – Director

David has over 25 years senior management experience gained from within a variety of organisations across numerous sectors. Positions have included Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Operations and Project Director.

David Laud with Steph McGovern during a career advice event at MacMillan College

David is one of a number of highly experienced executives  who’ve successfully navigated their career to the c-suite within demanding, highly regulated environments.   He has a Master’s in Marketing and is a  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Ever mindful of the need to stay on top of current trends and demands David actively attends numerous seminars and courses covering a wide variety of topics.  2021 examples include – Coaching for Success, OKR Setting & Implementation and a course for Advanced users of Google Ads.

Naturally happy to apply energies and considerable capability to marketing related projects, the hard yards invested as a CEO within the professional service sector helped David gain essential experience and success with a wide range of operational and strategic functions including;

Finance, Risk, HR, Executive Search, I.T., Client Care & Complaints and Compliance & Governance.

David has also successfully delivered key strategic and operational objectives through implementation of OKR’s and effective people, project & change management.

“It depends on what you’re looking for, but if that’s someone who listens, understands, and commands the brief, someone who will see it all the way through and guide you along the path of your convictions, someone to learn from, who will provide support and someone who will go the extra mile, you’ve come to the right place. I cannot recommend David’s exceptional services highly enough.” Archie MacKay Editor & Director

Through Interim appointments clients have the benefit of setting specific strategic or operational objectives against defined timelines and budgets.  Working with your organisation to achieve your goals, as an interim, frees the business from the stress and expense of finding an elusive “best fit” full time replacement or making a hasty selection based on “the best of available candidates”.

Examples of recent interim roles include:

  • Chief Executive – Digital / HR solution Health Sector
  • Chief Marketing Officer – Publishing Company / Charity
  • Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer – Professional Services
  • Chief Operating Officer – Membership organisation / education, fitness & wellbeing

But whats in a job title?  The reality is if the challenge and opportunity involves ambitious plans, a crisis within the business, increasing revenue and profit, managing people, products/ services, customer relations, operations there’s a good chance David can assist you.

Rates are negotiable dependent on the duration and scale of the appointment.

David works as an interim outside of IR35 through i2i Business Solutions LLP, carrying comprehensive professional indemnity insurance cover.

Call today 07880 794731 to discuss your brief and to determine if David may be able to assist your firm. Alternatively please complete the form below and he’ll get back to you within the day.