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David Taylor

Capability statement

David TaylorDavid Taylor is an Associate at Morrison Low & Associates. He is an experienced consultant in business strategy and business transformation. His experience is wide ranging including 15 years with Ernst & Young- most of which as a partner in the consulting practices of Auckland and Johannesburg.

He has variously held executive management positions in finance, operations, business strategy, change management and as GM.

His sector experience is primarily in Retail Financial Services and in Local Government, but ranges across manufacturing, logistics and service industries. In recent years David has become increasingly involved in facilitating mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures with clients in these sectors.
David has held a number of commercial and not for profit directorships, most recently as the international chairman of ChildFund Alliance – a large global child centred charity. He is an IMCNZ councillor.
Website:    http://www.morrisonlow.com
Contact:    David Taylor
Email:    d.taylor@morrisonlow.com
Telephone:    +64 9 523 0122
Mobile:    021-677-351

Professional background

David Taylor is a Certified Management Consultant and a New Zealand Chartered Accountant. He holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of South Africa. He has completed in-depth courses in marketing, logistics, corporate governance and Kaizen.

He has presented many conference and seminar papers on topics ranging across business strategy, cost management, performance improvement, and benchmarking.

His career background includes positions as:

- Associate, Morrison Low & Associates
- General Manager, Financial Services, The Warehouse Limited
- Executive Manager, Strategic and change management, Countrywide Bank
- Partner, Management Consulting Division, Ernst & Young
- Executive Manager in various roles, Placor Group (RSA)
- Accountant and Auditor in ‘big four’ accounting firms

Professional associations

FIMC
CMC (IMCNZ)
CA (NZICA)
B Compt (UNISA)
IOD

Typical projects

Project leader, director and manager positions for various business strategy and implementation projects including:
• Financial management
• Strategy formulation and facilitation
• Acquisition, disposal and restructuring of businesses
• Risk management
• Marketing strategy
• Complex project formulation, prioritisation and management, including large technology projects and programme management

Enterprise effectiveness reviews, including business and financial implications of strategies and effective governance.

Negotiation of complex supply contracts and funding agreements, including partnering and JV arrangements.

Business transformation and corporate re-design programmes for improved profitability, improved performance and cultural transformation including financial reporting systems, back office optimisation, sales, logistics, management controls and policy to match changed business needs.
Strategic appraisal and implementation of restructuring options; with an increasing focus on facilitating strategic mergers and acquisitions.

Languages

Afrikaans
English

Country experience

Australia
Indonesia
New Zealand
South Africa

Sectors

Finance, Banking
Government, NGO
Manufacturing, Mining
Services
Trade, Commerce

Competencies

Accounting
Banking
Change Management
Facilitation
Feasibility Studies
Governance
Innovation
Leadership
Operational Review
Partnering, Alliances
Planning: Strategic, Business
Problem Solving
Project Management
Quality Management
Review, Survey
Transformation
Visioning
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