Highly experienced with a successful track record in executive management as well as my initial speciality which was Human Resources.
Have operated at CEO and board level in listed companies, including manufacturing and trading, as well as a large franchise operation in automotive components.
Have also run a large livestock trading cooperative which also undertook the sale and capture of game.
Currently semi-retired, but I enjoy working with businesses seeking a way forward, or in need of care and maintenance.
Can help with strategic thinking, planning, restructuring. coaching and mentoring.
Business Coach and Mentor
Gold Academy Presenter
January 2012 - January 2012
Martin Parry Developments
From January 2006
I also assist
IIB and CMT
From April 2006
Business Advisory and Behavioural Analyst qualifications, and am doing Coaching/Mentoring of business executives and managers as well as business consulting. I am able to offer high-level strategic planning skills, and assist companies by providing a strategic planning facilitation service, followed by behavioural profiling and team building, as well as performance management, aimed at achieving the objectives identified by the strategic planning process. I also assist with company turnaround programmes. I also do specialised consulting in the field of offset programmes and Project Management.
The IIB network provides a significant underpinning of the service offered, as there are IIB associates with a wide range of skills and background, from accounting and finance to operational and technical. There are approximately 150 IIB associates in South Africa, and over 3000 globally.
I have developed with 2 colleagues the Enablis Gold Academy (a training programme for SMME entrepreneurs) which is aimed at assisting entrepreneurs to successfully grow their businesses. This programme is now being rolled out nationally by Enablis.
CMT offers a broad range of business tools, from behavioural analysis to business diagnostic tools.
My greatest satisfaction comes from assisting companies (and individuals) to perform at optimum level. I therefore seek to be able to work with companies who have a need to improve their performance, and who need to be able to develop management to sustain that improved performance.
I am about to turn 65, but am fit and healthy, with high energy levels, and have the ability to work with people and to inspire them to focus and develop their talents and capabilities.
Martin Parry & Associates
March 2005 - March 2005
Business Advisory Service, Accredited by IIB International, Certified Business Coach and Certified Behavioural Analyst with CMT International, Strategic Planning Facilitation, Trade Facilitation, Business Plans
Business Advisor, Coach, Mentor, Strategic Planning Facilitation, Business Plans
Martin Parry & Associates
January 2005 - January 2005
Offset Programme Project Director
February 2002 - February 2007
Development of projects aimed at meeting BAE's offset obligations. Expansion and greenfields projects aimed at improving exports from South Africa.
BAE Systems, Inc.
January 2002 - January 2006
Project Director BAE Systems
Overall purpose of this position was to find and implement projects to contribute to the offset programme related to the sale of the Gripen fighter planes and the Hawk trainer planes to the South African government.
Involvement with new ventures, new technology launches, as well as expansion projects.
February 2000 - February 2002
Largest livestock marketing organisation in South Africa at the time
January 2000 - January 2002
CEO StockOwners Cooperative, then non-executive director
Divisional Managing Director
January 1995 - January 2000
Automotive Components Manufacturing
Divisional CEO, Group Strategy Director
January 1994 - January 2000
Strategic Management Dorbyl Ltd
Member of Dorbyl Group Executive Committee
Appointed Divisional MD Automotive Aftermarket Division
CEO then Executive Deputy Chairman of Midas Group
Group HR Director, Divisional managing Director
T&N Holdings Ltd
March 1987 - February 1994
Manufacturer of automotive components
HR Director, Divisional MD
January 1986 - January 1994
Also appointed to head
Group Strategic Planning function
Also appointed Divisional MD Heat Exchanger Division
Group Personnel Manager Nampak
January 1982 - January 1986
Assistant Group Personnel Manager Illovo Sugar
Employment Manager Huletts Aluminium
Regional Training Manager KwaZulu Transport
1980 - 1981 Assisted mother on family farm after father's death
Assistant Personnel Manager
Schoolteacher at Port Shepstone High School
Growing Your Business
Helping entrepreneurs structure, strategise, and focus their businesses with the goal of profitablle growth for the business and the entrepreneur.
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business
Programme in Strategic Transformation
Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch
University of South Africa
Unisa School of Business Leadership
University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Institute for Personnel Management
Natal University Pietermaritzburg
UED Natal University
English and Psychology Majors
Port Shepstone High School
Chairman of School Governing Body (Northlands Primary School)
Institute of Personnel Management