by Stephen Wells 2011-12 President of JCI Reading, and Founder of www.aimtosucceed.co.uk on July 4, 2011 13:39
Alex Garcez teaches time pressured city professionals to read twice as fast.
He was a slow reader himself and after a breakthrough experience he has learned to read faster.
Alex has developed a new system that helps ambitious professionals to gain knowledge quickly and after 7 years of experience he has happy clients from Companies including JP Morgan, KPMG and IBM.
With the Internet doubling every year, new information is becoming out of date faster than ever, whilst our ability to process information is still the same and the great majority still read like they used to as a teenager and can't read faster than they talk.
Most people don't question their reading speed because they don't know there is a way to measure it.
Alex delivers an intensive 4 hour speed reading training, teaching the tools and techniques to set his students up with a skill for life and he guarantees 33% improvement.
by Stephen Wells 2011-12 President of JCI Reading, and Founder of www.aimtosucceed.co.uk on April 16, 2011 15:38
George Yule - Dominion Gas
George Yule is executive chairman of ROMAR International Ltd, an Aberdeen based oilfield/drilling equipment company that specialises in magnetic separation and innovative technologies. George is responsible for plotting and delivering strategies to progress global expansion for ROMAR.
Until 2010 George was CEO of Dominion Gas. He was part of a business where he led an MBO and followed it up with a further two acquisitions. George then successfully internationalised the business, transforming a turnover of £5.1m into a £24m global oilfield service company in just four years. During this period the business won several accolades from industry peers. In addition, George received the 2009 Grampian Industrialist of the Year award for his business leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
George is a board director with SUBSEA UK and Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce. He holds an honorary position with University of Aberdeen College of Physical Sciences. He is also chairman of Aberdeen Sports Village, an appropriate role for this once-professional footballer.
Sir Moir Lockhead
by Stephen Wells 2011-12 President of JCI Reading, and Founder of www.aimtosucceed.co.uk on April 16, 2011 15:37
Sir Moir Lockhead - First Group
Moir Lockhead left school at 15 and started work as an apprentice mechanic. He followed a career in engineering until he joined Grampian Regional Transport in 1985 as General Manager, where he led a successful employee/ management buy-out of the company in 1989.
As founding Director and CEO, he saw the company grow to be the largest provider of rail and bus services in the UK and, with over 60,000 yellow school buses, the largest provider of school bus travel in the USA and Canada. From small beginnings in Aberdeen, the company now carries 4 million students per day and over 2.5 billion passengers a year, including the iconic Greyhound network in the USA and Canada. The company employs over 130,000 staff worldwide.
Sir Moir received the 1993 Grampian Industrialist of the year award for his business leadership and entrepreneurial skills. He awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1996. In 2008 he was awarded a Knighthood for services to transport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was named IoD Scotland Director of the Year. In 2009 he was again an award winner at the IoD Scotland Awards, being named Global Director of the Year. He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Aberdeen as well as being appointed Senior Governor of the University of Aberdeen Court. In 2010 Sir Moir was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Operations Engineers, a body of which he has been a member for over 40 years. In May 2010 Sir Moir became the President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. He is also a Board member of VisitBritain.
by Stephen Wells 2011-12 President of JCI Reading, and Founder of www.aimtosucceed.co.uk on April 16, 2011 15:35
Andrew Laing - Aberdeen Asset Managment
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE (AGE 58) Andrew joined the Group in 1986 with responsibility for private equity investment. Andrew was subsequently appointed chief operating officer, originally joining the Board in 1987 and was appointed deputy chief executive in 2008.
Andrew graduated from Aberdeen University with a MA in Politics and International Relations and a degree in Law. He practiced commercial law in Glasgow before joining a venture capital specialist in Edinburgh leading eventually to his appointment to the group. Andrew is a director of a number of Group subsidiaries