John Mather

john mather

United Kingdom

Bio Summary

John is a dynamic change manager with over 25 years of managing transformation and Prince2 change projects in different cultures and commercial environments, often leading teams of SMEs on a suite of transformation projects from end-to-end. John started his change career in 1990, joining PowerGen before they were privatised, to trade their portfolio of 16 power stations, rising up to become their senior trader by 1995, managing 1/3rd of the UK power station capacity with a daily target of £6 million. Then, he was headhunted to be a retail energy trading manager for Powercor Australia, but when they were privatised 9 months later, he was asked to help restructure two major Government utilities, transform and privatise the component 20+ companies by the Victorian Government, for $30billion up to 2000. Subsequently, he led, managed or supported a variety of operational, transformation projects for energy companies and Regulators around Australia. Since returning to the UK in 2002, he has worked in several countries (China, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Oman, Ireland) working for various Consultancies, setting up PMOs and leading teams of engineers etc. on Business Process Reengineering /reform projects; John is proficient at ensuring that all projects are well-scoped to minimise risks, the required IT changes etc. are planned & executed with staff and actually embedded in the business. John has 3 degrees, is Prince2-certified, a partly-qualified accountant, available immediately to #wfh or travel as required

Employment History


Senior Manager, Privatisation & Restructuring


February 2005 - December 2005

John led a 4-man team at the State-owned oil company Saudi Aramco, where he was responsible for implementing a new financial system for a $6Bn JV with Sumitomo and the supporting training, financial procedures and job specs f ...see more

Power Generations


Power Generations

September 1990 - June 1995

John was a member of the Pool Trading Team, responsible for implementing the daily Pool Offer strategy, trading a 16GW portfolio of coal, oil and gas power stations and commissioned 3 CCGTs with a daily target of £6 million. ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:

We disaggregated two major utilities, one electricity and one gas and privatised the component companies over 3 years, for $30 billion, three times their asset value. We sold 15-20 separate companies by international trade sales

Industry: Energy

Topic(s): Performance Management, Restructuring & Turnaround


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Warwick Business School


Associate's in Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing


Bachelor's in Finance

University of Portsmouth


Language Skills


Economics, Policy, and Social Studies

Citizen Engagement,

Policy Development


Business Process Management,

Business Process Outsourcing,

Operational Excellence,

Transformation Management Office,

Change & Implementation,

Benefit Realization,

Organizational Excellence,

Project Management,

Interim Management,

Business Continuity,

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Strategic Management,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Contract Management,

Strategy Execution

Education and Training

Program Management

Marketing and Public Relations

Crisis Management